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Foundation class – Dog Training Classes in Dorking, Surrey

If your puppy is over the age of 20 weeks or you haven’t done much training yet and feel could benefit from a bit of additional guidance when it comes to their training, our foundation dog classes could be for you.

At Els K9 Solutions, our foundation dog training will allow your puppy to learn the basic life skills, that will work as a great foundation for developing these skills as they grow into a polite, well-behaved young dog.

Our foundation sessions take place with a maximum of 4 dogs per class, meaning you can gain the most from the class with individual guidance whilst being able to develop your dog’s attention around other dogs and people. If your puppy struggles with nervousness, we also provide home visits and personalised 1:1 dog classes, to help boost their confidence.

If you’d like to find out more about our beginner dog training, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Els K9 Solutions today on 07940979936 or drop an email to

Master the Basics

Giving your dog or older puppy the chance to learn the basics is so important for their well being and development. This is why our foundation dog classes is designed to give you all the foundation skills your dog needs to move to the next level of their training. 

Our Foundation dog training class covers:

Sit & Down

Recall – Come back when called

Paying attention around dogs and people

Wait & Stay

Meet & Greet

Lead Walking

Settle when you are out and about

Door manners

Making good choices around the home with not stealing food

Leave it

Not jumping up

Motivating your dog to engage with you

Giving you confidence to develop your dog’s skills

Our classes take place in groups of no more than 4 dogs, which provides the best environment for your dog to achieve these initial skills. Not only will they get used to paying attention and listening around other dogs and people, we are able to provide proper attention to dogs who may be struggling, ensuring they don’t get overlooked which can happen in larger group classes.

As with all our training you will receive our full support package to help you as you practice between classes. This comprises:

-A dedicated Whatsapp class group for support and guidance

-Summary email with step by step guides and video tutorials after each class

-Membership to our members only Facebook group 


We also provide intermediate dog training classes, which are a great way to build on the basic skills acquired during the foundation classes.

Why Choose Els K9 Solutions?

We aim to allow your dog to take the most away from their dog training sessions. Our positive reinforcement-based training methods will help your dog or puppy learn skills effectively, allowing you to progress through the stages of dog training quickly.

Our friendly team will take you and your dog’s specific needs into consideration, often shaping your dog training to suit your requirements.

We also provide a comprehensive support package, allowing the training to continue when you leave the class. Practice makes perfect, and not only will you be able to access step by step guides covering what has been taught in the dog classes, you will be connected with a like-minded community where you will be able to interact with dog owners, sharing your tips and progress.

Get in Touch

If you believe your puppy is ready to learn their basic life skills, allowing them to grow into a happy, healthy, polite young dog, get in touch to find out more about our beginner dog training classes.

We provide a range of dog classes in Dorking and Epsom, but also operate in Reigate, Cobham and surrounding areas. Get in touch with Eleanor today by calling 07940979936, or drop us an email to to book your place or ask any questions you may have.

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