Here at Puppy Steps, we understand the importance of having an obedient, well mannered, and happy dog. We also understand how worrying it can be trying to find a reputable breeder of healthy puppies. Trying to give you peace of mind and make enjoying your puppy as stress-free as possible is our aim.
Who are we?
We are an extended family run business consisting of Myself, Andy, my fiance Lucy, our 2 wonderful children, Harry 7, Libby 4, and our 2 dogs, who are a great help with the socialising of the puppies, here at the Sheffield branch.
Our Bolton branch is run by Lucy's sister, Laura, her husband, Tom and their 2 children who are 9 and 6 along with their own dog, and our Manchester branch is run by Neil and Michelle, the godparents to Harry and Libby, and their dogs.
How did Puppy Steps come about?
I've been involved with animals all of my life and have been working with dogs of all types in breeding, owning, and training many different breeds. From high drive German Shepherds for security and family protection through to laid back golden retrievers and yappy terriers. Over the past 20 years, I have built up a wealth of knowledge and experience across a wide range of breeds which has allowed me to achieve the levels of training we do in such a short space of time.
Back in 2017, we bred a litter of Sproddles from our Springer spaniel and a local health tested poodle stud. We had a fantastic litter with some going to friends and family. We decided to keep a couple of the puppies back to give them a foundation of basic training before advertising them for sale. They sold very quickly and we were asked to find and train other puppies as a result of this. Through word of mouth over the last 3 years we now have 3 branches and each train 2 or 3 puppies each month. With puppies going not only all over the UK but also Europe.
We offer a range of services from one to one puppy training sessions, right through to finding and training a puppy ready for their new family. All of our puppies live in the family home with our 2 dogs and 2 children learning valuable socialisation skills at this key stage of their development.
With our exclusive in house training, we only have a few puppies at each branch to ensure we can give maximum time and attention to each puppy and achieve the standards we strive for. We currently have branches located in Sheffield, Manchester, and Bolton.
During their stay with us, we crate train and house train the puppies. We also teach manners and basic obedience to sit, down, wait, recall, and lead walking. We also ensure puppies are fully up to date with worming and vaccinations before leaving for their new home. The end result is a well balanced and happy dog that can be enjoyed by you from the very beginning.
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