Robin Bates Training Info

Want to make sure your puppies and dogs are trained in an ethical and long lasting way?

Man Walking Dog

Book a 5-week indoor training class

All of our tutors have completed a rigorous training programme including an accredited OCN course and they have been carefully selected based on their experience, compassion and commitment to animal welfare. We have classes throughout Belfast and the rest of Northern Ireland and have new locations opening up all the time. 

We run 2 types of classes indoors: 

  1. Puppy socialisation which is suitable for puppies from 2nd vaccination up to 25 weeks 

  2. Dog Training which is suitable for an adolescent, a rescued , an older or an untrained dog from 6 months. 

Both classes run in 5-week blocks and last 1 hour per session once a week 

If you want to check out dates and availability for puppy and dog classes in a location convenient to you, please follow the link ‘book a class’.

All dogs will be trained using positive reinforcement and NO harsh methods. 

Small Dog

Puppy

Puppy training and socialisation are vital for a dog’s development. Positive experiences, proper socialisation and early learning will shape a dog’s life.

Early socialisation in puppies is vital as they can become more fearful from 12 weeks on. Puppies also absorb new information in training and learning and training can start from as soon as you bring your puppy home. However, you cannot start classes until after the second vaccination.

Our classes all use positive reinforcement which is scientifically proven to be the longest lasting training as well as the most ethical.

It also forms the best bond between you and your puppy.

Aims:

Our qualified trainers aim to give you the best advice, with training and socialisation and other puppy problems.

Classes:

The classes are well structured, with advice and training lots of exercises. The lessons are fun and relaxed and will include:

Walking on a lead, coming back when called, handling and grooming and we will cover toilet training, jumping up and play and play biting. As well as socialising with people and other puppies. There will be limited numbers at each class so that everyone gets the same learning experience and there will be class notes to help you afterwards.

Each block of classes lasts for 5 weeks at the same time/same location each week. After each class you will be emailed training notes for you to recap and practice at home.

Book a class in a location and at a time that suits you here by following the link ‘book a class’.

Remember if you can't attend a physical class due to your work/health/location restraints you can sign up to our online Happy Puppy class which you can do in your own time and from the comfort of your home. Preview available here by clicking Read More button

Dog in field

Dog

Our dog training classes are for those that have missed puppy training or have been rehomed or rescued. You may have an adolescent dog which is going through its teenage phase or a golden oldie you want to help enjoy their later years in life.

Whatever the age wee can work through this phase with our engaged and positive reward focused classes.

Our classes all use positive reinforcement which is scientifically proven to be the longest lasting training as well as the most ethical.

Aims:

Our qualified trainers aim to give you the best advice, on training, socialisation and other problems related to being an adolescent or golden oldie.

Classes:

The classes are well structured, with advice and training lots of exercises. The lessons are fun and relaxed and will include:

Walking on a lead, coming back when called, handling and grooming and specific issues to adolescent and older dogs. There will be limited numbers at each class so that everyone gets the same learning experience and there will be class notes to help you afterwards.

Book a class in a location and at a time that suits you here by following the link ‘book a class’.

Remember if you can't attend a physical class due to your work/health/location restraints you can sign up to our online Adolescent Dog (Preview available here) or Golden Oldie class (Preview available here) which you can do in your own time and from the comfort of your home. Preview available here by clicking Read More button.