Follow-on training FAQ

When is it?

Typically on a weekday evening. Times vary for each course, so please enquire to find out about our next courses!

What level is my dog?

Beginners - Those new to training classes, and completing LWDT Beginners Course. Improvers - The first step after the Beginners Course, and working towards to the Foundation GCA Award. Intermediate - A class for those that have completed their Foundation GCA Award, and are now working towards their Progress Award. Advanced - A class for those that have completed their Progress GCA Award, and are now working towards their Jubliee Award and beyond. If you would like to book on to a GCA Course but aren’t sure what level you are, please contact us to check prior to booking!

How much is it?

£35 for a 6 week course, each session is 45 minutes

Where is it?

Follow-on courses are based at one of our two training venues in Northamptonshire (details below), please enquire to find out where our next course is being held. Indoor venue: Dodford Village Hall, Dodford, Northants
Outdoor Venue: LWDT Training Field East Haddon, Northants

Do I need to book?

Booking is essential for this course, and can be completed through the online booking system. Please note: Due to GCA courses being offered for various standards, LWDT reserve the right to alter/cancel bookings should a booking be made for a course that is incorrect/inappropriate.

Who teaches the class?

Laura Wyllie is a member of the APDT UK with approximately 20 years of dog training experience. Over the years she has lived with a variety of breeds, from small fluffy ones to 40kg Shepherds. Laura has worked with a variety of breeds throughout the years, as well as experienced lots of training disciplines including obedience, flyball, agility, heelwork to music, rally and scentwork. Find out more about Laura and her class assistants on our "Team" page!

What is it?

These 6 week courses are the follow-on from the LWDT’s Beginners Course. We offer these at three different levels, with a focus of each dog completing their APDT UK Good Companion Award. Each award has different criteria, from loose lead walking to tricks, therefore keeping our training exercises varied!

What do I need to bring?

To each training session, please bring some small, tasty treats (eg- hotdogs, cheese or chicken), ideally in a treat pouch. We also ask that you bring your dog’s favourite toy, a small mat for your dog to lie on, poo bags… and your dog! Please do NOT bring extendable leads, choke chains or slip leads - these are not permitted in any of LWDT’s training sessions.

What else do we need to know?

Please arrive before your class starts in order give your dog the opportunity to toilet on the grass areas before they begin training. Please pick up after your dog and take it home to be disposed of, unfortunately there is no poo bin nearby. We often post photos of our classes on our Facebook page, please tell a member of the team know if you would not like to be included.

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