THE WORKING PUPPY COMPANY
PUPPY AND DOG TRAINING
Welcome to The Working Puppy Company
Puppy and Dog Training in Aberdeenshire
The Working Puppy Company is the premier Dog Obedience and Gundog Training School in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire and the North East of Scotland. We hold around 10 group classes per week, as well as 1:1 lessons with a team of 4 trainers who have a combined experience of over 90 years working, training and competing with working dogs.
Here at The Working Puppy Company our aim is to give you the tools to train your dog to become well-behaved, happy, and obedient using gundog training methods. Owner and head trainer Kirsten Rennie feels it is an important part of the process to ensure that the owners are as well trained as the dogs. We offer practical and informative lessons in a fun, safe and stimulating environment.
We believe in training your dog through positive communication, appropriately praising and reprimanding and using body language and play so that you create a strong and rewarding bond with your puppy or dog. You should be the most interesting element in your dog's life and the best way to create a bond with your puppy or dog is through stimulating training. Dogs don't see training as ’training’, they see it as fun time with their favourite human. The better you do it, and the more you do it, the more they enjoy it!
All obedience lessons take place outside in our enclosed floodlit paddock at Wester Fintray Farm, just outside Kintore in Aberdeenshire where there is ample space for both individual and group lessons, while we have additional training ground available for gundog lessons.
MEET OUR TEAM
Our team has a vast range of experience in all types of dog training and gun dog training.
Owner and Dog Trainer
Kirsten started The Working Puppy Company in 2012 with the vision of providing balanced, modern gundog training methods to all abilities and breeds of dogs and their handlers. She currently has a team of 8 Labs and Spaniels that are worked throughout the shooting season. Kirsten competes with her labradors in Field Trials and tests winning several awards. Kirsten is available for group classes, training walks, 1:1 and gundog lessons.
Lindsay has been around dogs her whole life and she and her husband have kept gundogs for the last 12 years with 3 labradors currently in their kennel. Lindsay takes some of our group classes and training walks and is also available for 1:1 lessons. She takes a special interest in our young pups focusing on making sure they have the best start to their training!
Babs has been with The Working Puppy Company since 2015 and brings a wealth of knowledge from previously training and trialling Springer Spaniels successfully at a high level. Babs currently has a mix of 8 spaniels and labs that she works throughout the shooting season.
Brian has a number of years' experience successfully competing and working HPRs and stalking with his dogs, so brings a wealth of experience with him. In his kennel, he currently has 2 GSPs that he works throughout the shooting season.
Brian is available for all general obedience training, working and pet HPRs and also to help train dogs for deer.
We have just completed an 8-lesson course with our 6-month-old Golden Retriever, Bracken. Kirsten offers an excellent class. She has an approachable manner and offers down-to-earth practical tools to aid puppy training. Although these are group lessons, she was able to offer individual advice too.
The setting for the classes also provides a good experience for the puppies and a more realistic setting for everyday life. If you have never had a dog before or if you have had dogs all your life, I would highly recommend attending these classes. Continued support via email or 1:1 classes is also offered and much appreciated.
BIBI RAINEY & BRACKEN