THE GYPTON DOG SCHOOL​

Dog training classes in Coney Hall, West Wickham BR4 9JW

With highly experienced and qualified instructors, our classes have been running in Coney Hall since 2004. Our training includes basic skills such as lead walking, recalls, etc. as well as life skills and body awareness exercises to help your young dog grow into a confident and happy adult.

COVID GUIDELINES:  Please do not attend any classes if you have symptoms of Covid infection  


Welcome to

THE GYPTON DOG SCHOOL

(Kennel Club Listed)

Dog Training Classes and Puppy Training Courses in Coney Hall, West Wickham

01959 509177

email: [email protected]

Chief Instructor :

Jenny Harknett, KCAI (Cd. Ob)

Kennel Club Accredited Instructor in

Dog Training and Canine Behaviour

(Jenny is also a registered Assistance Dog Trainer with the charity Dog AID)

LOOKING FOR DAYTIME DOG TRAINING CLASSES?

Classes are available on Friday afternoons throughout the year, including Puppy Courses, Adolescent Dog training sessions, and the Advanced Class for really smart dogs ! For more details about timings of classes, and dates of Puppy Courses, see the Friday section below

Or if you prefer to come to training classes on Monday evenings, please see the details below

The KCAI gold badge is awarded to instructors who have passed the Kennel Club Accreditation, which is run on similar lines to an NVQ and is accredited by City & Guilds. Only instructors who have been teaching classes for a minimum of five years can apply for Kennel Club Accreditation, and there is a rigorous assessment process. It is therefore a guarantee of good quality teaching and an assurance that up-to-date techniques are being taught from a sound knowledge base, in accordance with Kennel Club best practice and their own Code of Conduct for Instructors.

We are very proud to showcase our Friday afternoon Advanced Class who all undertook a "50 Trick Challenge" to raise money for the charity Dog A.I.D. 

Altogether, we raised the amazing amount of £600.00.   We would like to thank our sponsors and everyone who donated to help us towards this wonderful result.  And of course our dogs who have all achieved 50 tricks!


Jenny and her Cavachon Pixie, at one of our displays during the summertime.   Our classes include some fun elements such as recalls over low jumps, running through a tunnel, lying down on a mat, and stepping onto step stools.  It's very important to us that not only the dogs enjoy their training, but the owners do too.  Teaching tricks as well as the normal discipline exercises broadens everyone's horizons and makes the sessions more interesting.

The Gypton Dog School offers training classes and advice for owners of pet dogs, from the age of 3 months upwards.

Our structured puppy courses concentrate on life skills for puppies as they grow up, including advice on food and nutrition, the law relating to dog owners, handling and grooming, nuisance behaviours and how to avoid them, and all basic obedience exercises such as Sit, Lie Down and Come when Called. The courses, which also include some fun elements such as body awareness and tricks, can be followed by ongoing training for young dogs in our Adolescent Classes.

The training methods we teach are positive and motivational,using reward-based techniques within a framework of fair discipline and effective leadership.  Adolescent Classes are open to any dogs of any age who need refresher training or whose owners just want to expand their dog's abilities

The classes are held at :

The Assembly Rooms, 16 Gates Green Road,

Coney Hall, West Wickham BR4 9JW

Friday classes : from 12.00 pm onwards :

          NEXT 7-WEEK PUP​PY COURSE START DATE  22ND APRIL 2022

PLEASE CONTACT US TO BOOK ONTO THIS COURSE

12.00 – 1.00 pm

Puppy Course 

Please use the Contact Button above, or email me for an application form


1.30 - 2.30 PM

  • Adolescent Class : Follow-on class for young dogs, older puppies and newly re-homed dogs

2.30 - 3.30 PM

General advanced training session for adult, show and Obedience competition dogs

Monday evening classes : from 7.00 pm onwards :

           NEXT 7-WEEK PUPPY COURSE START DATE 25th APRIL 2022

ONE OR TWO SPACES STILL AVAILABLE ON THIS COURSE

7.00 - 7.55 PM

8.00 - 8.55 PM


Puppy Course 

Please use the Contact Button above, or email me for an application form


ADOLESCENT CLASS - for follow-on training from Puppy Course and any young dog that needs some refresher training


900 - 9.50 pm

ADVANCED CLASS



Jenny's co-instructor on Mondays is Jacky Carter.

Jacky has been a dog owner, trainer, groomer, and club instructor at various clubs locally for over twenty years, and brings her wealth of experience and knowledge to the Gypton Dog School.

Left: Jenny and her Border Collie, Chorus 

Below:

Our ever-popular Dog School Display Team performing at CONEY HALL VILLAGE FAIR on 12th May 2018