Riverside Puppy School
rondebosch – Western Cape
Kieron Piper, Judy Post, Karen Sinovich
082 510 4107 : firstname.lastname@example.org
Dip.CABT nocn (UK) Cert.CAPBT Advanced dipoma in the Practical Aspects of Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy and
Training. I also have a Btech in Nature Conservation
Method of Training
Motivational, reward based training, positive reinforcement
Puppy 1: Saturdays 9am.
Puppy 2: Saturdays 10.30am
Duration of Course: 6 weeks
App Number of pups in class: 6 -8
Age of pups in class: Puppy 1: 8-14 weeks
Puppy 2: 16 weeks to 10 months
Proof Inoculation Required ; Prior Booking Required
About Our School
Our classes are called Confi-Puppy classes, as we aim to give
our pups the confidence to handle every situation they may find themselves in later in life, without being fearful and/or having to resort to aggression.
The aim of our classes are as follows:
1) To socialize the puppies in terms of teaching them how to
interact appropriately with other living creatures (other dogs, cats, children, people etc...)
2) To habituate or teach your puppy to become used to inanimate objects or situations such as riding in a car, visiting the vet, experiencing busy or loud places, vacuum cleaners etc..)
3) Social skills in terms of manners with other dogs and people
We achieve this using a number of techniques and tools:
a) Tellington Touch - a technique used to reduce stress, help to
pup to focus and develop the bond between the handler and the
b) Clicker training - A training tool used for obedience.
c) Obstacle courses (also known as confidence courses) to help
the pup to negotiate his way through potential
d) Playtime with other pups, to teach social skills and
All of our training is based on positive reinforcement i.e.
rewards for good behaviour (initially begins with treats, but depending on your puppies idea of reward, may progress to toys and or affection and praise). These techniques are proven to be the quickest and longest lasting forms of training, whereby your puppy learns that good behaviour or what is asked for, earns high value rewards.
Other areas we will cover in detail during the classes include
house training, jumping, chewing, biting, resource guarding, digging and many more.
These classes are meant to be great fun, but are also crucial for a healthy, well balanced (and bomb proof) puppy. The classes also do wonders for the development of the bond between owner and pup.
Other Services Offered
*Touch, clicker, groundwork (obstacle course)
*Socialisation, basic obedience, behaviour therapy, remedial socialisation, private classes
*Puppy 2/adolescent classes, behaviour therapy, remedial socialisation, private classes.