The Dog School is currently a registered and certificated Kennel Club Breeder and run an active and full puppy scheme with over 80 pups currently in the system. The pups stay with our dedicated puppy walkers in family homes for environmental development and socialisation, coming into the school reguarly for training and development under the lead of Ian Mouland.
Before our puppies become operational Police Dogs it is important that they are exposed to as many things as possible. They live with our ‘Puppy Walker’ families from as young as 7 weeks old and stay with them for anything up to 12 months. The Puppy Walkers are responsible for their day to day care, exercise and wellbeing. Training and guidance is offered throughout the time in the scheme and someone is always on hand to answer any questions and queries.
Our puppies attend monthly puppy training classes at the Police Dog Training School. They are offered full training from our experienced Dog School Instructors and given any advice necessary regarding any other problems that may arise. From around 12-18 months of age our dogs begin their Police Dog training course.
The aim of our scheme is to produce a puppy that is happy, friendly, alert and socially well-mannered. This is achieved by raising the puppy in a family environment where it can be socialised with people, animals and different environments and noises.
Our ‘Puppy Walkers’ play a huge part in the scheme and we would not be able to do it without them! You do not have to be a Surrey or Sussex Officer or Police Staff to join the scheme and anybody can apply to be a Surrey and Sussex Police Puppy Walker providing they fit our criteria.
If you would like any more information about becoming a ‘Puppy Walker’ please contact us via email: [email protected]