Puppy University

PUPPY UNIVERSITY was added to our range of services in 2016 and was developed by renowned behaviourist Gwen Bailey, through the Puppy School franchise.

Puppy University is a six week block of classes suitable for puppies and dogs, who have completed the Puppy School course or equivalent e.g. Kennel Club Puppy Foundation. The course is specifically designed to tackle some of the challenges of owning adolescent dogs by developing self-control, general training and motivation, but is suitable for dogs of any age.


  • Distance control

  • Retrieve

  • Loose lead walking with distractions

  • Verbal markers

  • Leave

  • Focus exercises

  • Stay with distractions

  • Trick of the week!

And so much more……

All exercises are taught using only reward based methods, by Melissa Rivett who has undertaken specific training in order to offer the classes.

Just like at Puppy School the maximum number of dogs on each course is six, to ensure you receive individual attention and help when you need it. You will also be given weekly notes to enable you to practice at home.

You will have the opportunity to purchase training aids, toys and books at classes – all invaluable in helping you teach your dog essential life skills.

Exercises progress gradually over the sessions to further your dog’s knowledge & development. Each dog will learn at a different rate so there is no need to feel pressured if yours takes a little longer to grasp it.


Courses run in six-week cycles. 

Please click here for course dates


The Spencer Dallington Community Centre
Tintern Avenue,
Northampton NN5 7BZ


Special introductory price: £79 plus £1 booking fee.


If you would like to find out more please feel free to contact Melissa on 01604 752157 or email melissa@zestpositive.co.uk 

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