Puppy Hour Courses



We understand the importance of early learning and socialising for puppies.  These first weeks when your puppy is taken out into the world will help shape his/her future and attitude to life and the world he/she lives in.  We want to help you give your puppy the best start you can and give you advice on how to deal with the new situations you and the puppy will encounter.

Puppy Hour and Puppy Plus classes take outdoors to DogWise Rathangan.  Directions are available on the locations page.


NOTE - Group classes may not be suitable for dogs that are reactive towards other dogs or people.  Please contact us before booking to discuss this.


How does this differ from the Basic Level 1 Course?

A new course will start every few weeks to avoid long delays getting started with your new puppy.  You and your puppy will cover some basic obedience exercises with the addition of socialising with other people and dogs, dealing with play-biting, jumping up and getting your puppy used to certain distractions.

How many lessons are there?

The course consists of 5 lessons, 1 hour each.

How many puppies per group?

There will be a maximum of 5 puppies in each group.

What are the age limits?

Puppy Hour courses are for puppies up to 6 months and Puppy Plus is for puppies up to 12 months of age, once all vaccinations are up to date.  We recommend also getting the Kennel Cough vaccination, please discuss this with your vet.

What is the cost?

You will sign up for a course of 5 lessons, the total cost … 

Puppy Hour Course … €135.00 per puppy        Puppy Plus Course … €85.00

Who can attend class with the puppy?

We welcome as many members of the family to come along to class, it is important that everyone is involved in the puppies education.

How can I pay?

Please go to our ‘How To Book’ page, there you can download and print off the booking form or book online.

Anyone wishing to pay by bank transfer should contact me and I will send you the details you need.

What is the Puppy Plus Course?

Puppies up to 12 months of age, who have completed the Puppy Hour Course, can join the The Puppy Plus Course.  This Course consists of 5 x 1 hour lessons with a view to advancing what has already been covered in Puppy Hour and introducing a taste of some hobby sports such as Agility games (no jumping involved), Rally-O, Advanced Obedience etc.

Upcoming course dates -

PUPPY HOUR COURSE – Level 1 Social and basic obedience.

Start date … Thursday 10th October 2019 @ 7.00pm – COURSE RUNNING

Start date … Thursday 14th November 2019 @ 6.00pm – 1 space available


*** Please note – no classes on Thursday 7th November ***

5 Puppy Hour classes … €135.00 per dog

PUPPY PLUS – Level 2 class – available in Spring 2019

Advancing on from the Level 1 Puppy Hour course.

Start date … Thursday 26th September 2019 @ 8.00pm – 5 spaces available

Course fee – €85.00 per dog