Courses at Chipper’s School for Dogs

Puppy Foundation | Novice and advanced dog training

We run the 8 week puppy foundation course (see below for details), incorporating the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme (GCDS) Puppy Foundation Award. Completion of the Puppy Course will prepare you for the Novice and Advanced Classes with the opportunity of working towards and taking the Kennel Club Good Citizen Awards.

Owing to demand courses duration and times are subject to change 
(Please phone for course availability.)


Puppy 6pm Novice 7pm KC Good Citizen 8pm
Royal British Legion Hall, Kedington, Haverhill. CB9 7NR (view on googlemaps)

Puppy – 6pm Novice – 7pm     Advanced 8pm
Withersfield Village Hall CB9 7RX (view on googlemaps)



Puppy Foundation Course – 8 weeks

Puppies, like young children are so eager to learn, and learn they will, be it either self-taught or by cues and instruction from us. Here at “Chippers” we have designed our Puppy Socialisation Course with this in mind.

Using reward based methods, we will show you how to motivate and encourage your puppy to achieve a good level of basic obedience training, this incorporated with learning and understanding the importance of how puppies learn and develop and why they do the things they do.

Awareness of all these aspects will allow you to encourage the behavior you want and stop unwanted behavior developing, giving you the best chance of producing a happy, contented and well mannered companion.

Rosette and certificate on completion.


8 Week Puppy course £110

Pdf’s for downloading:

Booking Form
Chippers Toilet Training
Reward Based Training
Liver Cake recipe from Chipper’s Pantry!

  • Includes:
  • Appropriate dog toys/games
  • Barking
  • Biting
  • Chewing
  • Children
  • Collars & leads
  • Down
  • Feeding
  • Food/toy possession
  • Grooming
  • Health checks
  • Jumping up
  • Legal requirements
  • Meet and greet
  • Multi dog families
  • Play retrieve
  • Re-call
  • Sit
  • Sitting at heel (the finish)
  • Sit stay
  • Stand
  • Toilet training
  • Wait
  • Walking without pulling
  • Watch




Novice classes

Building on the foundations that you laid in the Puppy Course, developing basic exercises, leadership skills and introducing new exercises. Working towards the Bronze Good Citizen Tests, taking of the test is optional.

Kennel Club Good Citizen/Advanced classes

More new exercises, continuing to strengthen established exercises with added distractions. Working towards the optional Silver and Gold Tests.

Rosette and certificate on completion.

Pdf’s for downloading:

– Bronze
– Silver
– and Gold details


-Novice/Intermediate  7 Week course £90

  • Includes:
  • Control at door / gate
  • Return to handler
  • One minute stay
  • Controlled walk amongst people / dogs
  • Road walk
  • Food manners
  • Send to bed
  • Stop
  • … and many more, see pdf’s to left of this list for full details


Bev and Andy Stevenson, Louie the Cocker Spaniel and Nana the St Bernard with their awarded Kennel Club Puppy Foundation, Bronze, Silver and Gold Good Citizen Dog Scheme rosettes.