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Rising Stars Course (Teenagers)

This 7 week course has been designed specifically with adolescent dogs and their guardians in mind.

The point at which your puppy moves into their adolescent stage will vary. Usually, it begins around 5-6 months of age and ends between 18 - 24 months when they become adults. As a guide, smaller breeds generally start & end earlier than larger breeds but it is important you deal with the dog in front of you.


Adolescence can be a hugely challenging time for both dogs and their guardians.  ​It can bring with it more boisterous ​(​often deemed naughty or wilful​) behaviour, often making guardians feel as though many things they have worked on with their dog have significantly deteriorated.  Other dogs may exhibit fear, anxiety or a lack of confidence. There will be a lot going on for your dog physically, mentally and emotionally, and it's important not to label them as stubborn or dominant. They're not. They need your support during this time more than ever.


Our Rising Stars course can help you and your dog through this minefield.  Not only will it continue their training in the best and most productive way for the adolescent brain, tackling the common problems that guardians face, but it will also help you understand the adolescent and young adult phase that your dog will be going through.​​

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This course is run at Lacock Equestrian Centre, Bewley Lane, Lacock, Chippenham SN15 2PH. ​Class sizes are kept small (maximum of 6) so that you and your dog get maximum benefit from your time in the class. The price of the course is £170 and includes:


  • Access to an online learning portal containing videos and documents that not only supplement the class information so you don't have to remember everything, but also provide you with lots of additional information

  • A private group Facebook page, where you can post videos for review, and ask any dog related questions that arise

  • Seven 45 minute classes in a hall

  • A graduation certificate and rosette, along with a biscuit (handcrafted by Happy Hounds Bakery) to help your dog celebrate his/her success at the end of the course

  • Total piece of mind that you are using the right strategies and methods to help get your dog on the road to becoming the canine companion that you dreamt of!

Spaces are limited, so it is important that you book your dog’s space at the earliest opportunity in order to avoid disappointment. To book your space please drop us a line at

Please note that to ensure that all dogs have the base skills needed to attend the course, we may ask you to do a short online top up course (that is completely free), prior to commencement of the the Rising Stars Teenagers course.

We are unable to accept dogs that are reactive towards other dogs or people in this class.  If this is an issue that you face,  please get in touch via email so that we can offer you the best option for you and your dog

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