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Puppy School Maidenhead

Puppy School is a 6-week course for vaccinated puppies under 20 weeks old.

The next Puppy School classes in Maidenhead begin on Saturday 18th May, these classes will be taught by Puppy School Tutor Melanie Matthews. 

This comprehensive course has been carefully designed to take you through all the essential early training for your puppy to give them a super start. All training techniques are modern and reward-based, my classes are relaxed and fun for you and your puppy. Each weekly class is 1 hour long and classes are kept small to ensure individual attention. Classes are held inside at Woodlands Park Village Centre, Maidenhead, SL6 3GW.

Please discuss your pup’s vaccination status and class attendance with your vet. 

Please ensure you have read the training class terms and conditions before booking your puppy’s place

The 6-week course costs £150 (plus £2 online booking fee) and comes with a voucher from Natures Menu, free treats before you begin the course, a booklet to support your training between classes, more free treats on week 1 of the course and useful information on canine body language, play biting, learning to be alone and more!

If your puppy is over 20 weeks old you might like to consider my ‘essentials’ group classes, please see the tab above.


During the course you will learn how to teach your puppy:

To come when you call
To walk on their lead without pulling
To greet people without jumping up
To sit, lie down and stand when asked
To wait or stay
To settle and relax around the adults, children and the other puppies in class
To take treats gently from your hand
Not to guard their food bowl, toys and chews
How to play with toys properly and not play bite you
To feel comfortable being handled and examined by you and also in preparation for the vet and groomer
To learn to meet other pups in a calm and non-confrontational way, allowing them to get used to each other gradually and safely and make friends

Puppy School extras

Puppy School is sponsored by Natures Menu and all attendees receive:
  • a Puppy School training booklet to support you each week
  • 60g Chicken Real Meaty Treats for puppies
  • £15 off Natures Menu voucher
  • please see for more information on the range of products available

Faye was an amazing trainer – she has been so helpful with our training of Henry. We would happily recommend her to anyone who has a new puppy.


Faye was a fantastic trainer and we really enjoyed attending.


Faye has wonderful energy and enthusiasm and she clearly knows her stuff!


Faye was wonderful. Our puppy is a nervous pup and Faye was so sensitive and aware of her needs in every class. Penny has come on in leaps and bounds as well as us as first time dog owners. We would recommend Faye any day of the week and I’m sure we will be back for more of her classes in the future.


We loved the classes from the first week and always looked forward to going, the first session was so well structured with learning how to settle and socialise pups properly. Faye is very knowledgeable about puppy training and also great with people. I would highly recommend attending with a new puppy.


Teddie really enjoyed his puppy classes and so did we. Faye was so good with the puppies and made the classes fun, making us feel more equipped to be able to understand and teach Teddie how to be a well behaved happy little pup.


Just wanted to say a huge thanks for the amazing course. We’ve both found it super useful and now feel much more like we’re doing the right thing!


Faye was a very good teacher, she taught us clearly & in a very friendly approachable manner without any pressure which was great, especially if you are finding certain things harder with your puppy.


Faye is an incredible trainer, whom is loved by the puppies and people equally! She is the best! My puppy is shy and absolutely loved her and learnt very quick, same as me!


Faye made the classes enjoyable, easy going and informative. She was fair with her time and attention to all the puppies and owners. Her kind manner put myself and my pup at ease. A brilliant experience.


Easy to follow and everything we were taught worked, relaxed and friendly atmosphere.


Loved our training with Faye, Lula also loved meeting the other puppies!


Faye was very informative and happy to answer questions. We both enjoyed the classes. The class size was small which enabled Faye to monitor our progress and offer help and advice throughout.


We just wanted to say we really enjoyed coming along to your puppy training classes. They were invaluable and helped us massively with being a dog owner for the first time. The sessions were informative, fun and your teaching style made it enjoyable. Poppy is doing really well and we are trying to apply everything you taught us which has worked so well.


Thank you so much for the excellent training sessions!


Faye is the most amazing person and teacher! Faye made every lesson an absolute joy, we love her and so do our dogs! Feel very lucky to have met her.


I just want to say a huge thank you for Puppy School Maidenhead and the one to one session, the help and information you have given me was invaluable, I honestly don’t know how I would have coped without it! 


 I am amazed of how far my puppy has come along just over the 6 weeks. Margo is extremely shy and timid which I was very concerned about, however Faye was super knowledgeable and helpful with dealing with this. The very first class we attended Margo wouldn’t even leave her bed, yet in the last class she was wondering off on her own and starting to check out the other puppies. Not only has Margo’s confidence grown, mine has also due to Faye taking the time for each puppy and owner to work out what’s best for the puppy. I can’t wait to attend the group classes to continue to build Margo’s confidence!


First and foremost I wanted to thank you so very much for puppy school! Monty and I cannot wait for group classes to start! You have been incredible and amazing!


Hi Faye, just wanted to say thanks so much for the puppy classes, we had a lovely time!


Thanks so much for the last 6 weeks, they have been absolutely invaluable to Mark and I as first time dog owners. Kora has loved getting to meet her doggie pals and her confidence has grown so much.


Thanks so much for a lovely course!! We loved it – especially Boo!!


We would warmly recommend Train with Faye. Our puppy really enjoyed the classes, Faye knew how best to help each dog, and would go above and beyond to help. A lovely trainer and a great school! 


Alfie and I loved the first session today – thank you very much, it was so helpful.


Thank you so much for Delilah’s puppy training course – you’ve armed me with so much more confidence for my very first pup.


Thank you so much for a lovely time at Puppy School. Toby gained so much confidence with other dogs. You made us feel as though we were achieving too! Thank you. 


I very much enjoyed my experience in training my 2 English Springer Spaniels with you. I was a naive dog owner when I had Finn, my first dog and thanks to you, I was completely in control and he turned up to be the best dog ever. Again when I had my second ESS, you helped with Bella who is a lovely girl. You made my life much easier because I understood better how critical were the first few months/years and how your training methods were crucial to my success. They are efficient and reliable. Now I have a 3rd dog, a Jack Tzu, it’s no brainer, I’m coming back to the best dog trainer ever. I can use the methods you taught me already, but I decided to come back because Puppy School provide a great opportunity for the dog to socialise. Besides, there are new tricks I might pick up. I recommend you to anyone who would like to learn more about dogs and their behaviour and more importantly how to change our behaviour to have a better relationship with our dogs. 


We have been delighted with Faye’s help in training our new puppy. We didn’t have a lot of experience and certainly needed some support, particularly with play biting. Faye visited us at home (pre lockdown) and demonstrated some excellent fun positive techniques, and reassured us in a very non-judgemental way. We also attended Puppy School in Maidenhead following this, which was brilliantly run (in person and then online due to lockdown) which we found very beneficial and good value for money. We will definitely be returning for the next stage of classes. Highly recommended.


I wanted to write you to let you know how wonderful I thought Puppy School was. We finished the 6-week course and I can honestly say we’re going to be lost without it! Faye was absolutely fantastic. I really can’t express how wonderful she was. Not only is she a fantastic teacher and extremely knowledgeable, she is also such a lovely person. She always made class so much fun and always made sure everyone felt comfortable. Her teaching skills were exceptionally high, she was always very clear and concise ensuring we all understood her instructions. Sidney has really come on leaps and bounds since Puppy School, we feel Faye has taught us so much and for that we are so grateful.


We just received a massive box of dog food and treats; this is a really good value course I will recommend it to others as am so surprised at how much you offer.


We just wanted to thank you so much for an amazing six weeks online training Bosun! We have learned so much to help us be good dog owners and Bosun is such a great dog who learns really quickly. You have made a huge difference to our puppy experience. We won’t hesitate to recommend you. Very best wishes and huge thanks. 

Emma, Mick & Bosun
We have just attended our last puppy class. Faye is amazing, she has taught us so much. Her training was clear and easy to follow. The classes are small, calm and relaxed. Faye’s is always happy to answer any questions, her love of dogs really shines through. Myself and Bobbie have really enjoyed each class. Going to miss our Puppy class. I highly recommend these classes.

Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for these past 6 weeks. Finnick has enjoyed all of your classes and much to our delight is managing to settle around other dogs a lot better now.


We are loving the puppy training classes, can’t wait for today.

 The sessions are so clear,  thank you.