The Blue Dog PAWfect Dog Programme

Our training classes are designed and delivered by Karen a qualified trainer who has been externally assessed.  She is a full member of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers and the Pet Professional Guild British Isles, and has studied Advanced Canine Behaviour.

We offer "happy puppy and dog training" and in our sessions you will learn how to train your dog using ethical, force-free and up to date methods.  We use fun games and activities to train behaviours, which are based on current scientific research into canine learning and development.  We want you and your dog to have a great time learning together.

These courses are suitable for pups and dogs over 6m old.

A group environment is not necessarily a suitable option for some dogs.  Contact us if your dog is nervous, excitable (including being very vocal), anxious or reactive please to discuss what best suits your pup or dogs needs.  

These classes are not appropriate for dogs who have behavioural issues or who require 121 training.

Click to see important information for group participants and terms and conditions of booking.

We attended the Bronze training sessions and had a 1:1 session with our lovable rogue Sunny.  Since our first session with Karen, Sunny has gone from strength to strength in her training, especially recall where we had huge issues with the terrier in her!  
I couldn't think of a more fitting review than today Sunny was running off her lead at Jesmond Dene with her cockapoo friend, chasing their ball and returning when asked!!  Thank you Karen and Phil. A couple of months ago we never thought Sunny would get to this point!

Sophie and Sunny
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Blue Dog PAWfect Dog Bronze 

  • Saturday 25th May 11.45am at Swalwell Cricket Club 
  • Saturday 29 June 11.45am

£60 for the course plus all supporting materials and training notes with exercises to do at home

These are five week beginners courses for dogs over six months old, where you will learn how to train everyday essential commands and important safety cues using reward-based fun methods that really work.  Session numbers are kept small to ensure you get plenty of one to one support and advice. 

  • Focus and attention on YOU not on everything else out there
  • Everyday quick training games to help keep your dog's attention
  • Recall that's reliable
  • Loose lead walking
  • Safety cues
  • Training calm behaviours to replace problem ones such as jumping up
  • Teaching your dog that it's okay to ignore other dogs
  • Sit, down, stand, wait, stay in one place, leave and drop
  • Mental stimulation ideas and how this can help reduce unwanted behaviour
  • Chilling out and calmness
  • Building your relationship and understanding with your dog
  • Having fun together when you are training
  • And more...
Just had to say how much easier life has been with our little Ivy since we learned how she ticks.  Having a very boisterous little dog who is full of fun and energy is very tiring, and learning how to interact on her level and understand how she thinks has led to huge improvements in her behaviour.
Ivy can now walk on a loose lead, sit, stay and leave very well after just 5 sessions and she is now giving us some much needed peace lying on her blanket. the world feels like a different place now. Thanks so much.

Jacqui and Ivy the Working Cockapoo

Blue Dog PAWfect Dog Silver 

Four week continuation course for pups and dogs who have completed Brnze

Wednesday 12 June 6.30pm

We have really enjoyed our sessions with our puppy Dexter. We have attended the Puppy Foundations course, and the Tricks and Training Bronze classes. Karen and Phil have been great, and very patient with our extremely excitable puppy. We have practiced our homework every week, and Dexter is really developing his skills at home, with the lessons us humans learned in the classes.  
Christine and Dexter

Blue Dog PAWfect Dog Gold

The final four weeks of the programme - date TBC

We have done two courses so far with Karen and Phil, with our puppy El Chapo, and have loved both. We've learnt so much from Karen who is an excellent trainer and makes the sessions really engaging and fun! Chapo has benefited so much from attending and is growing into a happy and confident dog with lots of new tricks learnt as well as us picking up great tips for home training. 
Amanda, Ian and El Chapo