Established 2007

ABOUT PUPPY PREP SCHOOL AND ELAINE BOLTON

At Puppy Prep School & Further Education for Dogs we aim to produce happy, socialised, responsive dogs. The training is not just for the dogs; the handlers are shown the modern methods of training which they are amazed how easy and quickly their puppy/dog responds and learns.

There are no harsh methods used, no choke chains, no shouting commands, in fact in some circumstances silence works when everything else, (that has been tried according to the owner), has failed.

We are lucky to have a large hall to work in and areas for the stressed dog to observe the class from a distance, prior to joining in.

Handlers make friends and all are welcome catering for all disabilities including wheelchair users.

Informative leaflets are provided including advice on nutrition.

 

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I have attended seminars absorbing much information from some of the world's greatest dog trainers, ethologists, behaviourists and psychologists; including:-

Dr. Ian Dunbar

Dr. Roger Abrantes

Nina Bonderenko

Brenda Aloff

Turid Rugaas

Cesar Milan

Marie Miller

Geert de Bolster

Prof. Nicholas Dodman

Chirag Patel

David Ryan

Also 1-2-1 consultation with Dima Yeremenko

Denise McCleod

Muriel Brasseur

N.B. Although attending all the above seminars/talks I do not necessarily approve of all methods used by Cesar Milan.

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Seminar attendance history:-

 

July 2010 - 3 day seminar Milton Keynes

Dr. Ian Dunbar M.R.C.V.S

which included

1. Predict and Prevent Adolescent/Adult Problems

2. Quick & Easy, Reliable, Off-Leash Verbal Control

3. Science-Based Dog Training with Feeling

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  March 2011, Birmingham 

 Turid Rugaas 

'From the dog's point of view'.

We should all consider how our dogs feel and do our best to enrich their lives.

 

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 December 12th & 13th 2011, Buckingham

 Dr. Roger Abrantes 

"Brave New World of Dog Training - Science with a Brain and a Heart"

 

A most interesting, informative, educational and enjoyable 2 days. Amazing to see video footage of a trained rat searching for land mines, a cat doing heelwork and 'sit' when the handler halted, wolf behaviour, and also dogs in training. Dr. Abrantes discussed the myths surrounding 'leadership,' 'dominance' and 'aggression'.

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May 2012  Enfield, Middlesex

Geert de Bolster

'TRAINING PRINCIPLES IN PRACTICE & AGGRESSIVE COMMUNICATION, MANAGEMENT AND REHABILITATION'

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 October 8th & 9th 2012 Amersham, Buckinghamshire

 Dr. Nichlolas Dodman

 'Well Adjusted Dog' 

Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Phobias.

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 April 27th 2013 High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Brenda Aloff

 ''The Reactive Dog'

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  June 5th 2013 Trefeglwys, Powys  

Trevor Cooper

 'Doglaw: What every responsible dog owner needs to know' 

 

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September 21st  2013, Abergavenny

1st aid for dogs course.

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May 13th & 14th 2014  Maidenhead, Berkshire

Brenda Aloff

Instructors Workshop

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November 9th 2014 Cardiff

 Chirag Patel

Understanding and communicating to your canine companion

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June 27th & 28th Caersws

Sally Marchant

Film & TV Masterclass 

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 July 26th 2015 Ponthir

Dr. Ian Dunbar

Pros & Cons of the Five Reward-Based Training Techniques

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November 7th 2015, Birmingham   

 David Ryan  

Preditary Chase.

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April 11th & 12th 2016, Bedfordshire.     

Brenda Aloff 

Handling reactive dogs.

Training reactive dogs.

 

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November 19th 2016, Nottingham.

Denise Mcleod

Cadelac Turn & Face method for reactive dogs.

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April 21st & 22nd 2017, Ringmer, E.Sussex

Muriel Brasseur 

Interactive Behaviour & Training clinic

Abnormal Repetitive Behaviours.

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Puppy Prep School has Kennel Club Listed Status

We hold the KC Good Citizens tests in Builth Wells - enquiries welcome.

 

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KC Good Citizens - 28th May 2016 RESULTS

 

Congratulations to:-

 

Bronze - June & Susie, Laura & Roo, Zoe & Maddie, Sue & Rosie, Yvonne & Merlin, Toby & Yazoo, Zoe & Luna, June & Pip

 

Silver - Jeanette & Molly, June & Susie, Sue & Rosy, Zoe & Maddie, Sue & Kiti

 

Gold - Laura & Clyde, Sue & Poli

 

Pleased to announce our 100% pass rate.

 

 

 

 

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RALLY OBEDIENCE RESULTS

 

Whitchurch Rally Obedience Results 3/9/2011

Epaminondas (Nonny) 5th - 204

Gwen - 198

Charlie - 194

Jack - 185

Kizmet (Kizzy) - 184

Bob - 167

Nonny, Kizzy, Gwen, Charlie, Jack all qualified at the Whitchurch Rally Obedience competition on 3rd September 2011

9 month old Bob only just missed out by 3 points.

Nonny came 5th scoring 204 out of a possible 210 marks.

Well done to all.

 

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