My name is Sox. I am 18 months old. I started going to Alex and Jim’s puppy class when I was 10 weeks old. I learnt all sorts of things at the class, how to sit, lie down, roll over, shake paws, commando shuffle. The best thing that I learnt was how to meet other dogs and make friends – in my case I roll over and make them think they are the boss!

After puppy class we went to big dogs class, and Alex helped me get my bronze and silver Kennel Club Good citizenship award! This means I’m a good citizen and can be trusted to behave in public! I hope to do my gold citizenship award soon.

I would recommend any new puppies that need to train their owners in how to behave take them to Alex’s class. She will help your owners. It’s really important to have a good start in life and puppy classes are the best fun!

Jody and Sox

Hello my name is Taz.

When I first met Alex and Jim I was a real hooligan. I can remember charging around the hall upsetting the other dogs and being a right nuisance. However, with their help and my human Bev we were shown the right way to do things. I soon learnt to respect the other dogs, to walk next to Bev and to do as she asked.

My reward is always to get my “wages” of sausage or cheese. I can do tricks now as well as all the usual sits, stays and down stuff.

I am seven now and still look forward to taking my human to training nights

I have fun training with Alex and Jim

Bev & Taz

Hi, I’m Alfie, a 2 year old Springer Spaniel. I moved in with my humans Danielle and Simon when I was 7 months old. They were my fourth set of humans, not that I was a bad lad! I’m a playful boy and am often told that I have a lot of energy so Dan and Si decided that I needed something in my life to help focus my mind. That’s when I met Alex and Jim. During my time with them I have not only been taught basic manners but other fun tricks too. My human Dan works really hard with me during class by keeping my rewards coming when I’m doing well and helping me remember when my mind starts to wander. I’ve done so well that in July last year I, along with other members of my class, were given a special rosette and certificate in recognition of our efforts.

Hi, I’m Amber, a 4 month old Springer Spaniel puppy. I just wanted you all to see that you are never to young to start learning. My humans are also Danielle and Simon. I met Alex and Jim soon after the vet gave me my 2nd injection and I love going to their classes. My humans wanted to make sure I started learning manners whilst I’m young as they know how difficult it has been to help my big brother Alfie. I think I’m doing quite well already as on the 19th of February I was given a rosette for passing my foundation course in recognition of how well Dan and I have worked but I’ll always work hard if there is a chance of some food!

Danielle, Simon, Alfie and Amber