Classes at Buddies Dog Training Club


Our Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon classes are held indoors off Chorley Old Road, Bolton. These classes are run as 6 week courses with a limit of 12 dogs in each group.

Bookings are subject to availability and require payment of a deposit

For further information please see News & Events or contact us

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CLASS DAYS and TIMES for our courses at BOLTON

Puppies (dogs aged under 6 months) 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Intermediate (follow on training) 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Advanced 8.30 – 9.30pm


Beginners (dogs over 6 months old) 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Intermediate (follow on training) 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Advanced 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Turn-up and Train classes at Horwich
No need to book in advance - just turn-up and train -
but on your first visit please bring your dogs vaccination record.
Your dog must be on a collar (or harness) and lead - no choke  chains or retractable leads. It is recommended that you also bring some dog treats as our classes are reward based.
Classes start at 6.45pm and cost £5 payable on the night.
Blundells Daycare for Dogs, Unit 3 Enterprise House,
off Brunel Street (off Chorley New Road), Horwich, Bolton, BL6 5NX
Note: This is a different venue from Thursdays and Saturdays and our six-week courses are not held here.
There is a free car park on the left of Brunel Street.
The entrance gateway for Blundells is almost opposite.
Go through the gates and then bear left.

For more information contact

When looking for a Dog Training Class always check on the following.

Can I go and have a look at a class in progress without my dog beforehand?
Are the Instructors qualified with a recognised canine organisation?
Are the training methods reward based and kind?
Is the atmosphere a relaxed and friendly one?


About our classes...

We cannot train your dog for you - but we can show you how to train your dog. After all your dog lives with you and it is you that manages their behaviour every day.

If your dog is under 6 months old, and fully vaccinated, you can enrol on a Puppy course where you and your puppy will be taken along a path that will set you up for having a well behaved dog in the future. You will be taught basic obedience exercises and be given information that will help you to have a well balanced dog.

If your dog is over 6 months old, and fully vaccinated, you can attend Beginners classes where we teach basic obedience. It could be that your dog has developed some habits that you are not happy with; he may be jumping up, mouthing or have selective hearing when you call him. He may be in the process of training you! If you missed out on early puppy training it is never too late to start to train your dog but it may just take a bit longer to get him back on the straight and narrow.
If you have completed a puppy course this class may be your next step along the road by mixing him with adult dogs.

Once you & your dog have achieved the basics you may want to go further by joining the intermediate group. In these classes we look to progress dogs and train towards The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme bronze award.

In the longer term you could join the Advanced classes. This group trains towards The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme silver & gold awards and beyond.

For more information on The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme awards go to...