Puppy School Online

A training course specifically for puppies under 20 weeks of age at the start of the course.

I am thrilled that we are currently making plans to return to indoor group puppy training from August /September 2020. As an alternative, for both puppies and juniors we are continuing to offer online training sessions as well as face to face consultations on a 1-1 basis. I want to thank you for your kind support during this difficult time and both my team and I look forward to meeting many of you soon.


What are the benefits of our online training package?

  • No lower age limit – puppy owners can begin receiving advice even if their puppy has not yet been vaccinated.
  • Easy access – owners simply need a device with a camera and internet access e.g. PC, tablet or smartphone, to join the online classroom
  • No distractions of a training class – owners can practise in the comfort of their own home, where their puppy will inevitably be more settled
  • Small groups – no more than 4 puppies are enrolled onto each online course, allowing lots of time for individual, live coaching
  • No travel – owners can train from the comfort and safety of their own home
  • Children welcome – I actively encourage owners to get their kids engaged with these easy and effective training techniques
  • Encouragement and support – not only from myself as their local Puppy School tutor, but also from their classmates

How does it work?

You will log onto your computer at a time and date agreed by us in advance – the programme runs for six weeks, each session lasting around one hour.  Once you log in (you’ll need a computer / phone or ipad with a camera), you’ll be able to see me and the other attendees, and we can all see you. There will be no more than four puppy owners joining any one course, in order to allow for lots of time helping and coaching.  I will play you a video of each exercise, whilst I give a running commentary of what is happening. I will then ask you all to practise the exercise with your puppy and I will coach you, watching the video to give you individual hints and learning points.  We will have around five exercises each week, each of which will also be written up in the free 28 page colour training manual that is supplied to accompany the course.

This unique course is specifically for puppies under 20 weeks of age. The course comes with a comprehensive training manual so that you can do work at home and  at the end of the 6 weeks you will receive a certificate and beautiful rosette. It is a safe and fun environment for you and your puppy to learn and socialise. At Puppy School only kind and positive methods are used to help you train your puppy to.

What your dog will learn:

  • Come when called from something they are doing
  • Sit, lie down, stand
  • Walk on a loose lead
  • ‘Stay’
  • ‘Settle’ when asked
  • Accept people near to food bowls, bones and chews
  • Stop play biting
  • Demonstrations on how to reduce  jumping up

Puppy School extras

For every Puppy that registers on Puppy School or Puppy School Online, they will receive a lovely goody box from Natures Menu containing £35 of food as well as a comprehensive training manual so that you can do work at home in your own time. At the end of the 6 week course every puppy and owner will receive a certificate and rosette. There are a limited number of 4 places on each course to ensure that plenty of individual attention is provided. If you would like to come along please book early to avoid disappointment.

Watch our Puppy School Online video

Training details:

  • Number of spaces: 4
  • Puppy age: Up to 20 weeks
  • Cost:  £55 for full course (Includes a Puppy School Manual to accompany the course, a free box of goodies for your puppy worth £35, certificate and rosette on completion)
  • Sessions: 6 Weeks, 50 minutes a week

Upcoming sessions:

The following live online classes will take place from your home with Catherine, unless otherwise stated.

  • Tuesday 16th June: 6pm
  • Monday 22nd June: 12.00pm
  • Tuesday 7th July: 7.00pm
  • Thursday 23rd July: 7.30pm
  • Monday 3rd August: 12.00pm
  • Tuesday 18th August: 7.00pm
Catherine Tomlinson Puppy Dog Training Taunton

What our clients say…

We really enjoyed it and it was so good to see what can be achieved through online training.

Maureen and Luca