At The Urban Pup, we offer a wide range of dog training classes, one to ones, as well as a variety of educational seminars, talks and workshops.

PLEASE NOTE THAT FOR SAFETY REASONS DUE TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK,
OUR TRAINING CLASSES ARE NO LONGER TAKING PLACE.
WE ARE OFFERING VIDEO CALL CONSULTATIONS AS AN ALTERNATIVE.
SEE BELOW.

Video Call Consultations

Video Conferencing

€45 for a 45 minute consultation.

The initial idea of launching our video call consultations came about with the start of the COVID-19 virus.

These consultations allow owners to begin or continue training with their dogs/puppies, despite the current pandemic. Over our 45 minute video calls, we discuss in-depth and prioritise each individuals’ issues and training plans we recommend. We put these training plans in place and send a follow up report including homework and exercises to work on.

We cover all types of training and advice including but not limited to:

  • Thinking about getting a dog: The ins and outs before you take the plunge

  • Perfect Puppy Training: The basics for you and your new canine arrival

  • Prenatal Pooch Prep: Preparing you and your dog for a new human arrival

  • Lead Reactivity: Does your peaceful walk turn into a frustrated nightmare?

  • Separation anxiety: For the pooch who hates being alone

  • Trick training: With all of this extra time, why not teach your dog something cool?

Perfect Puppy

Socialisation and Obedience Class

Perfect Puppy Socialisation Obedience Training The Urban Pup Galway

Classes run over a 5 week course.

Early socialisation is invaluable to your dog’s future health and well-being and it is vitally important that this begins very early in your puppy’s life (before 5 months old).

Our classes are in an upbeat and fun environment, suited to all ages and abilities. Classes are run by highly qualified and experienced trainers using the most up-to-date scientific techniques of positive reinforcement. Our class’s main focus is on exposing puppies to as many positive experiences as possible: people, other dogs, new environments and objects.

We cover all common puppy problems like jumping up, nipping, house training, etc. We also introduce both puppies and owners to basic dog training and obedience to help in day-to-day situations and to help in building the bond between you and your puppy.

Puppy Plus +

Advanced Socialisation and Obedience Class

A level 2 class, exclusively for graduates of our Perfect Puppy class. Here you will learn more fun and complex tricks and behaviours.

Classes run over a 4 week course.

Puppy Plus Training Galway

Puppy Plus +

Advanced Socialisation and Obedience Class

Puppy Plus Training Galway

A level 2 class, exclusively for graduates of our Perfect Puppy class. Here you will learn more fun and complex tricks and behaviours.

Classes run over a 4 week course.

Adult Dog Training Galway

Adult Dog Obedience

Obedience Class

A series of classes for adult dogs who may have missed or need to revisit the basics and help build your dog’s focus.

Classes run over a 4 week course.

Adult Dog Obedience

Obedience Class

Adult Dog Training Galway

A series of classes for adult dogs who may have missed or need to revisit the basics and help build your dog’s focus.

Classes run over a 4 week course.

Advanced Trick Training

Advanced Obedience Class

A level 3 class, exclusively for graduates of our Puppy Plus class. This is for the puppy prodigies and committed, hard-working owners.

Classes run over a 4 week course.

Dog Obedience Training Galway

Advanced Trick Training

Advanced Obedience Class

Dog Obedience Training Galway

A level 3 class, exclusively for graduates of our Puppy Plus class. This is for the puppy prodigies and committed, hard-working owners.

Classes run over a 4 week course.

Scent Training Galway

Super Sniffers

Advanced Scent Training

This is an introduction to scent detection. Ever wondered how dogs learn to sniff out drugs, cash or bombs? Well here you’ll learn how!

Classes run over a 4 week course.

Super Sniffers

Advanced Scent Training

Scent Training Galway

This is an introduction to scent detection. Ever wondered how dogs learn to sniff out drugs, cash or bombs? Well here you’ll learn how!

Classes run over a 4 week course.

Prenatal Pooch Prep

Workshop

Do you know anyone with a baby on the way and an unassuming dog at home? Then you need our workshop, “Prenatal Pooch Prep- Introducing your baby to their canine companion”.

This workshop covers the ins and outs of preparing both dog and owners during this exciting time.

This information packed 3 hour workshop covers three main topics:

1. Before the baby arrives
2. When the baby arrives
3. When the baby comes home

Workshops at The Urban Pup Galway

Prenatal Pooch Prep

Workshop

Workshops at The Urban Pup Galway

Do you know anyone with a baby on the way and an unassuming dog at home? Then you need our workshop, “Prenatal Pooch Prep- Introducing your baby to their canine companion”.

This workshop covers the ins and outs of preparing both dog and owners during this exciting time.

This information packed 3 hour workshop covers three main topics:

1. Before the baby arrives
2. When the baby arrives
3. When the baby comes home

Craig Ogilvie – Interactive Play

Workshop

Craig Ogilvie Dog Training at the Urban Pup Galway

The Urban Pup is delighted to announce that we will be hosting Craig Ogilvie‘s first ever Irish workshop!

Craig’s energy-filled Interactive Play workshops will leave dogs and dog lovers from all walks of life motivated to achieve their goals. Craig teaches all of the handlers how to create their own unique and amazing Interactive Play Experience with their dog. The workshops consist of a good mixture of practical sessions filled with content delivery and lots of room for Q&A to ensure everyone gets the most out of the event.

Craig works with all of the handlers and their dogs on a 1-2-1 basis, he adjusts and adapts his techniques to help every handler and their dog to solve their problems and develop towards their goals.

Some of the most common subjects that Craig helps his workshop attendees with are:

  • Enriching your relationship with your dog

  • Helping you to become the centre of your dog’s world
  • Non-verbal communication with your dog
  • Confidence building
  • Motivation
  • Learning how to communicate with your dog when they are stimulated
  • Redirection during play
  • Improving your existing play with your dog
  • Toy possession issues
  • Lack of interest in toys
  • Creating a high value experience as a reward for training
  • Creating a time effective experience to share with dog that stimulates their body and mind

Both Handler and Spectator places are available on this course. Call Paula on 086 1451910 for more information and booking.

Nando Brown & Jo-Rosie Haffenden

Workshop

The School of Canine Science at The Urban Pup Galway Dog Training Facility

The Urban Pup is delighted to announce that we will be hosting Nando Brown and Jo-Rosie from The School of Canine Science for two days of workshops in Galway!

Day 1: Behaviourism 101

  • Presenter: Jo-Rosie Haffenden
  • Date: 2nd November 2019
  • Duration: Full Day 9am – 5pm
  • Cost: €110

Behaviourism 101 is a complete one day introduction to how dogs learn within the framework of this discipline. There is no doubt that the cornerstones of practical canine training has evolved as a result of the hypothesis’ tried and tested within this paradigm. Without understand behaviourism it’s almost impossible for trainers to know where to start. However, so much of this field has been dumbed down over the years that myths such as Pavlov using a bell; and Skinner placing his operant diagnostic tools into a quadrant have become commonly held views upon which practice is placed. This causes commotion and chaos as well as poor training practice. Learn about the key concepts in animal training, the major experiments in behaviourism and learn the terminology to ensure your practice is purely science-based.

Day 1: Positive Bitework

  • Presenter: Nando Brown
  • Date: 2nd November 2019
  • Duration: Evening Talk 6:30pm – 9:30pm
  • Cost: €60

Whilst dog bites are a huge problem for dog owners, there are plenty of sports and types of professional work that encourage dogs to bite including IPO, French Ring Sport, Belgium Ring Sport, KNPV, Working Trials Man Work and Mondioring as well as protection dogs, police dogs and security dogs. Trainers and behaviourists around the world debate whether it is actually possible to train this without increasing aggression or a dogs likelihood of biting. There is also some debate about whether or not it is possible to train this without using intimidation or fear-based methods.
This talk covers the following:

  • A breakdown of bite work from a learning theory perspective
  • An overview of methodology posing the question: is it possible to teach bite work without fear and intimidation?
  • A look at drives – including predatory drive; fight drive and defence drive, what are these drives and do they exist?
  • An evaluation of application and how science can be used to explore the question: does bite work make my dog more likely to bite someone?

Day 2: Dog to Dog Aggression

  • Presenter: Nando Brown
  • Date: 3rd November 2019
  • Duration: One Day 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Cost: €110

With a focus on theoretical knowledge and how to apply it to a practical behaviour case, this course covers the following:

  • Our 5 useful labels for dog aggressive dogs
  • How dogs display aggression
  • Why some dogs may never become social
  • Nature or nurture?
  • Do some dogs enjoy fighting?
  • Diagnosis and prognosis
  • Set up; treating defensive (fear) aggression; treating non fearful
    aggression
  • Measuring success

Each event has been priced individually, however a trio ticket for all three events is available at a cost of €250.

€30 deposit is required to book individual workshops.
€50 deposit is required when booking a trio ticket.

THIS IS A HUMAN ONLY EVENT. No dogs may attend.
Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Call Paula on 086 145 1910 to book.