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Paws Control Puppy and Dog Training

Sharon Harris (Qualified Trainer)


Training Venues  in Barnstaple, Marwood, Ilfracombe and

West Down.


01271 325204 0r 07912 302916


Puppy School



Monday 23rd April at 6.30pm at Marwood Community Hall,

Sunday 13th May at 3.30pm at West Down, Ilfracombe.

Thursday at 6.45pm at South Molton

All the family are welcome.


Puppy School is a UK network of training classes for young puppies, founded by the renown author of "The Perfect Puppy" Gwen Bailey. I am proud that I am the Official Puppy School Tutor for North Devon. To find out more about Puppy School please visit the website 


At our puppy training classes we only use kind, effective techniques to ensure puppies are 'educated' to have good manners, be friendly with adults, children and other dogs, and to respond to commands. 


Puppy School is a set of six puppy training classes for puppies under 20 weeks that each last for 50 minutes. The comprehensive programme has been carefully designed to take you through all the obedience basics giving you a good foundation for life with your new puppy or for any dog training sport you choose to do later. The puppy training exercises gradually progress from easy to more complex, building on your puppy's understanding each week

If your puppy is too old for Puppy School, (over 20 weeks) we have an alternative Puppy training course available, please refer to Paws Control Puppy Plus Classes. Puppy Plus

During Puppy School you and your puppy will learn ::

  • Come when called
  • Sit, lie down, stand on command
  • Walk on a loose lead without pulling
  • Accept handling (including for vets and groomers)
  • Wait
  • 'Settle'
  • 'Leave' when asked
  • Accept people near to food bowls, bones and chew
  • Stop play biting
  • Be sociable with humans, children, and other puppies
  • Greet people without jumping up



Monday 23rd April at 6.30pm - Marwood Community Hall, Whiddon Lane, Milltown, Barnstaple, EX31 4HF 


Sunday 13th May at 3.30pm - West Down Parish Hall, West Down, Ilfracombe


Thursday at 6.45pm - Torbridge Vets, South Molton


Classes are limited to 8 spaces. Six 50 minute long weekly Sessions. Cost of Course £67.00 which includes all six classes, unlimited support throughout the course and a certificate and rosette on completion


At all our puppy school venues we have an indoor training space to ensure that you and your puppy are in the best environment for learning that is calm and relaxed. We are lucky to also have the facilities, that weather permitting, we can transfer some of the exercise outside onto a secure grass area for real life practise

We do like to include some Puppy Play. Puppies will be able to play in carefully controlled small groups to ensure they learn good manners around other puppies, do not get scared, and do not learn to play roughly or aggressively. We ensure that all puppies are matched for size, age, and experience, and play will be carefully supervised to ensure that all puppies learn to be confident with others.

Please note that, in some classes, the mix of puppies may make it impossible to conduct puppy play sessions safely. Puppy play sessions will only be offered if they can be run without causing harm

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