THE GYPTON DOG SCHOOL​

Dog training classes in Coney Hall, West Wickham BR4 9JW

With highly experienced and qualified instructors, our classes have been running in Coney Hall since 2004. Our training includes basic skills such as lead walking, recalls, etc. as well as life skills and body awareness exercises to help your young dog grow into a confident and happy adult.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT :   IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO OPEN UP CLASSES AGAIN FROM ABOUT THE 10TH JULY IF PERMISSION IS GIVEN BY THE KENNEL CLUB, AND IF THE HALLS HAVE REOPENED.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO GO ON A LIST FOR PUPPY COURSES EITHER MONDAY EVENINGS OR FRIDAY AFTERNOONS, PLEASE EMAIL ME OR GIVE ME A CALL.  THE CLASSES WILL BE RESTRICTED IN NUMBERS TO SMALL GROUPS INITIALLY, AND THE PUPPY COURSES WILL BE SHORTENED TO FOUR WEEKS AS A TEMPORARY MEASURE

Welcome to

THE GYPTON DOG SCHOOL

(Kennel Club Listed)

Dog Training Classes and Puppy Training Courses in Coney Hall, West Wickham

01959 509177

Chief Instructor :

Jenny Harknett, KCAI (Cd. Ob)

Kennel Club Accredited Instructor in

Dog Training and Canine Behaviour

(Jenny is also a registered Assistance Dog Trainer with the charity Dog AID)

LOOKING FOR DAYTIME DOG TRAINING CLASSES?

Classes are available on Friday afternoons throughout the year, including Puppy Courses, Adolescent Dog training sessions, and the Advanced Class for really smart dogs ! For more details about timings of classes, and dates of Puppy Courses, see the Friday section below

Or if you prefer to come to training classes on Monday evenings, please see the details below

The KCAI gold badge is awarded to instructors who have passed the Kennel Club Accreditation, which is run on similar lines to an NVQ and is accredited by City & Guilds. Only instructors who have been teaching classes for a minimum of five years can apply for Kennel Club Accreditation, and there is a rigorous assessment process. It is therefore a guarantee of good quality teaching and an assurance that up-to-date techniques are being taught from a sound knowledge base, in accordance with Kennel Club best practice and their own Code of Conduct for Instructors.

The fantastic Gypton Dog School Display Team after performing at the 2018 Coney Hall Village Fair

KENNEL CLUB GOOD CITIZEN AWARD SCHEME WINNERS :

On Friday 30th August 2019 all seven dogs and handlers passed their KENNEL CLUB SILVER GOOD CITIZEN test.

Congratulations to

Emma and Pixie

Trisha and Liv

Jackie and Winnie

Kay and Benji

Stella and Maisy

Jeanette and Ruby

Heather and Willow

Very proud of you all !

And the two dogs who took the KENNEL CLUB GOLD GOOD CITIZEN TEST also both passed.

Congratulations to

Jacqui and Merlin

Hilary and Kuba

The Gypton Dog School offers training classes and advice for owners of pet dogs, from the age of 3 months upwards.

Our structured puppy courses concentrate on life skills for puppies as they grow up, including advice on food and nutrition, the law relating to dog owners, handling and grooming, nuisance behaviours and how to avoid them, and all basic obedience exercises such as Sit, Lie Down and Come when Called. The courses, which also include some fun elements such as body awareness and tricks, can be followed by ongoing training for young dogs in our Adolescent Classes.

The training methods we teach are positive and motivational,using reward-based techniques within a framework of fair discipline and effective leadership.

The classes are held at :

The Assembly Rooms, 16 Gates Green Road,

Coney Hall, West Wickham BR4 9JW

Friday classes : from 12.00 pm onwards :

                  NEXT 7-WEEK PUPPY COURSE STARTS 17th APRIL 2020

BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN

12.00 – 1.00 pm

Puppy Course (6, 7 or 8-week duration)

Please use the Contact Button above, or email me for an application form

1.00 - 2.00 pm

Adolescent Class : Follow-on sessions from puppy course, or training for newly re-homed dogs.

Also beneficial for young dogs needing a refresher course

2.00 – 3.00 pm

General advanced training session for adult, show and bedience competition dogs

Monday evening classes : from 7.30 pm onwards :

                  NEXT 7-WEEK PUPPY COURSE STARTS 20TH APRIL 2020​

BOOKINGS NOW BEING TAKEN

7.30 - 8.30 pm

Puppy Course (6, 7 or 8-week duration)

Please use the Contact Button above, or email me for an application form

8.30 - 9.20 pm

Adolescent Class for young dogs

9.20 - 10.10 pm

Advanced class

Jenny's co-instructor on Mondays is Jacky Carter.

Jacky has been a dog owner, trainer, groomer, and club instructor at various clubs locally for over twenty years, and brings her wealth of experience and knowledge to the Gypton Dog School.

Left: Jenny and her Border Collie Chorus 

Below:

Our ever-popular Dog School Display Team performing at CONEY HALL VILLAGE FAIR on 12th May 2018