Training your puppy begins at home and should start immediately with toilet training. We strongly recommend that you take your puppy to puppy classes as this not only offers an excellent start to its training but provides a safe environment in which it can socialise with other dogs of a similar age.

If you have bought your puppy for showing, Ringcraft classes teach you how to prepare and present your dog so that it looks its best for the judge in the show ring. We recommend that show training is not overdone as this can create an aversion to showing.

It is important to realise in puppy training that, like a human child, puppies have a short attention span. Puppy training is best delivered little and often. Do not let bad habits develop, as they are best 'nipped in the bud'. Unnecessary barking should be discouraged to avoid problems with barking later.