How much the course costs and where it is based.
We run indoor and outdoor courses in a number of venues depending on the time of year.
Online booking is not available as we like to ensure that dogs are booked onto appropriate courses.
Payment is required in order to secure a course or appointment. Once booked and paid, refunds cannot be given for non attendance at training. Where possible, alternative sessions may be offered.
Please Note: We currently do not accept credit card payments. Payments can be made via bank transfers or cheque.
Once dates are booked and paid, trainers are allocated and refunds cannot be given.
All prices below are inclusive of VAT at 20%.
This is a 7 week course. Lesson 1 is a specialist discussion about training, socialisation and problem solving. This allows the owners to ask many common questions about their puppies. The remaining 6 weeks are practical training and socialising for your puppy. No puppies over 20 weeks old (at the start of the course) are able to join Little Orchard’s puppy classes as this often mixes teenager problems into a puppy learning group. The groups are supported by weekly handouts and videos for reference.
This is an 8 week course. Lessons 1 to 8 are now all practical training. After completing the Course there’s an optional examination to achieve the Bronze Award. It covers positive learning using clicker training and trick teaching to encourage and motivate your dog. We provide weekly help sheets, a clicker (training tool) and a welcome pack.
** Booking priority is given to Puppies on our courses and 1-2-1 clients **
This is an 8 week course. Lessons 1 to 7 are practical training and week 8 is an optional examination to achieve the Silver Award. Each lesson individual objectives are set for each person to ensure all course elements are trained and in place by the examination. This allows the handler to work at their own pace. The Bronze Level Award must be achieved prior to doing the Silver award.
This is a 10 week course. Lessons 1 to 9 are practical training and week 10 is an optional examination to achieve the Gold Award. Course elements include tricks and obedience training along with many training commands. Lots of homework is required for you to complete this course as things really start to get a bit harder! The Silver Level Award must be achieved prior to doing the Gold award.
This is a 10 week course. Lessons 1 to 9 are practical training and week 10 is an optional examination to achieve the Platinum Award. Course elements include send aways, double retrieve, social test with dogs and people with advanced stays. Lots of homework will be required for you to complete this course! The Gold Level Award (or equivalent level) must be achieved prior to doing the Platinum award.
This is an 8 week course. This course is good for working or active dogs. It increases strength and body awareness whilst challenging their mind through clicker training. Reward based games and heelwork are key parts of this course.
Rally Courses are 8 weeks long. We focus on having a fun partnership with your dog and the Courses include learning the Rally signs alongside training level 1 & 2 courses and also learning about scoring and judging courses.
A training / socialisation assessment, which will be conducted in a controlled environment. This can be either indoors or outdoors, depending on your dog’s requirements. This ranges from dogs with social issues through to private training options. Tutor Dogs may be used. Note – This is not for dogs with aggression issues.
Theses are 30 minute follow-up appointments that may take place following an initial 1-2-1 assessment or following referral from a Course instructor. These appointments may also be booked for initial meetings if appropriate.
The Group Agility Course is booked in sessions of 8 weeks and each session lasts for 60 minutes. Group numbers are limited. The training is tailored to suit the group’s requirements. You do not have to compete in competitive Agility to join these courses.
Gun Dog Groups are limited to 6 dogs per session. Groups range from “Starters” to “Advanced” and cover Whistle introduction and use, holding items, teaching a retrieve and encouraging natural Gun Dog fun and games. Please email for further details.
If your enquiry relates to a behavioural issue that we feel may be better managed by a Clinical Behaviourist rather than through training, we will provide information on the route to referral.