Training Classes

At JEM Canine Coaching, our puppy classes will teach you various puppy training techniques to help you and your puppy have the best start in life. We also offer dog training classes in the form of the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme

Puppy Training Classes

At JEM Canine Coaching, we try to make the classes, helpful, informative and enjoyable.

Each class lasts for 60 minutes and in that time we will teach you various techniques including;

  • Calm Socialisation - Every week, the puppies are allowed to interact with each other, under supervision
  • Recall - Each week, during Socialisation, we practice Recall with the puppies
  • Lead Walking - After Socialising, we practice Lead Walking to get     your puppies walking nicely on a lead
  • Basic Positions - teaching your puppy how to Sit, Down, and Stand
  • Impulse Control - including jumping up and 'food manners'
  • Stay - How to achieve the perfect Stay from your puppy

Our classes are designed to work towards the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Foundation Award, with a view to moving on to Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.

We aim to have no more than 6 puppies/dogs in any class, but due to holidays/illness etc, there may be the odd occasion where there are 1 or 2 extra.

To join the classes, all we ask is that the puppies have had their 2nd vaccinations, are microchipped and correctly identifiable with a collar and tag, (tags must have owners Name and Address by law, any other information is optional).

Puppy classes are just £79 for a 6 week course. The booking fee of £19 (non-refundable) will secure your place, with the balance payable on or before your first session.

For more information, see GCDS Puppy

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Adult Classes

This class is aimed at dogs of any age. It follows the basic structure of the Puppy class, with some time working on other problems you may have. It is open to dogs of any breed/age (over 6 months) that may have some issues or just need some refresher training. The Adult classes incorporate the KC Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze Award, (see below).

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Bronze GCDS Class

The Bronze Award aims to produce a dog that will walk and behave in a controlled manner. It is a basic standard that all adult dogs can achieve with correct handling. Owners must show that they have means of picking up after their dog and that their dog is wearing a lead and collar with name and the address of the owner inscribed on the collar/disc to take part.

For more information, see GCDS Bronze

Silver GCDS Class

The Silver Award aims to build on the skills learned in the Bronze award whilst increasing the level of difficulty. It is a natural progression of practical dog training skills and introduces new concepts such as greeting a friend, vehicle control and a road walking exercise which are vital in everyday life situations.

For more information, see GCDS Silver

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Gold GCDS Certificate


Gold GCDS Class

The Gold Award is the highest level of achievement within the Scheme awards. It builds upon the skills learnt in the Silver Award and develops more advance training skills of the dog and handler. The Gold Award introduces new concepts such as sending a dog to Bed, Relaxed Isolation, an Emergency Stop and Heelwork off the lead, all of which provide greater understanding and control. This is for dogs over 1 year old.

For more information, see GCDS Gold

"Thank you so much to the team at JEM Canine Training. Our puppy Jasper has come such a long way since we joined! We will be brushing up on the skills we have already learnt and then we will be back for the bronze training. The help, tips and advice..."

Sabrina Massimo, Northants

"Professional and fun! Janine has helped our GSP through puppy training and Kennel Club Bronze award. Bruno loves making pals and looks forward to seeing them each week (especially Diggle) now on to the silver award xx"

Julia Taylor, Northants

"We did puppy classes and the bronze award! It was a great professional fun. Our Fergie loved it!"

Marta Marta, Northants

"Janine helped me train my bonkers, 2yr old Springer Spaniel, Elkie, to the Kennel Club GC Gold Award. Janine's professionalism, knowledge and love of dogs was our inspiration."

John Shave, Rushden

"Thank you to everyone at JEM Canine Coaching.
Foxtrot absolutely loved coming to training every week. The coaches were extremely good at handling my dog and would recommend them to anyone who is thinking about taking their puppy to the classes. I learnt so much from them that I decided..."

Kirsty Bradshaw, Northants

"Lovely friendly group. Athos loved the puppy training classes and we are looking forward to starting the bronze award."

Heather Bower, Northants

"Couldn't recommend JEM enough, great friendly people, great training, awesome tips and tricks AND so many puppies! Was like puppy heaven!"

James Whitaker, Northants

"Puppy training was fantastic! All the girlies were lovely, and our little Annie learnt a lot. See you next year for the Bronze."

Joanne Harris,

"Thank you to the team at JEM Canine Coaching for helping me understand how to train and teach our puppy Toby. He may have been a bit disruptive at times, but we have definitely made progress under your tutorage."

Robert Armstrong,

"Luna has completed her foundation training and has learnt loads. Janine and her team are patient and full of hints and tips. Each lesson was really enjoyable for both owners and puppies"

Cate Whiteside, Northants

"Have just completed our puppy foundation and I have certainly gained a lot as has my pup. The course is well organised and managed offering opportunities to try new skills and interact with other dogs and owners in a controlled environment. The leader Janine is very clearly passionate about what..."

Stix Lowe, Northants

"Highly recommended. Cooper has loved every minute and the advice and Janine and her team has been invaluable."

Charlie Dear, Northants

"Brilliant training. Kind, modern training, takes the time to listen to the owners requirements and frustrations. We are going back to do our silver good citizen in the summer."

Helen Sinclair, Northants

"Would highly recommend JEM Canine Coaching. Fun classes and good tips and we loved coming to training each week"

Diane Lane, Northants

"Couldn’t recommend JEM Canine Coaching enough! Such friendly people and such a great place to socialise and train your puppy!
Our Labrador puppy grew in confidence so much since the first lesson and has learnt everything we have taught her. Can’t wait to carry the training on!"

Rachel, Northants

"My pooch has just completed his eight week course and passed despite some issues on the way, but the trainer Janine, was very patient and knowledgeable and I would definitely recommend them."

Laura Frost, Northants

"SIMBA absolutely loves his treat lady and this is the best service I couldn’t be prouder of what our dog has achieved with Janine and I’m going to do the bronze silver and gold etc etc cannot fault her and the best thing what she said was
“I can only advise..."

Soph, Northants

"Had fab training and advice from Janine. We felt reassured and confident with what we were trying to achieve with our pup. Would definitely recommend!"

Wanwisa, Northants

"Janine was wonderful with my puppy and has such a natural connection with dogs. She covered so many things during our session. I can’t wait to see what my puppy learns at our next session. I would highly recommend JEM Canine Coaching and I’m really looking forward to continue to..."

Jac Carradice, Northants

"Couldn’t recommend JEM Canine Coaching enough! Extremely friendly people and such a great place to socialise and train a puppy!
My collie pup grew in confidence since the first lesson and has picked up everything we have taught her very quickly. We had some group sessions and zoom sessions, Janine’s..."

Charlotte Peachey, Northants

"We homed a lockdown puppy back in September and - as first time dog owners - had a lot to learn.
Janine was fab from the word go, fast and helpful with contact especially when things were up in the air with rules changing at short notice.
We had some in person..."

Natalie Trembecki, Northants

"Fantastic training, really felt that Janine got to know Mabel's personally and the best way to train very quickly, even in a group
Would definitely recommend, Janine is definitely a dog whisperer! but gave us the confidence to properly connect with our perfect pup!"

Neale Gamble, Northants

"Janine and her team are absolutely lovely. Always happy to help, full of good ideas and suggestions. Very knowledgeable. We learnt a lot. I am very happy I found her. ❤"

Csilla Lomer-Cross, Northants