Building on skills taught in our Obedience 101 class, this class is designed for those who want to continue bonding with their dog through training, as well as handlers who are interested in building a solid foundation for competition obedience and/or other dog sports.
The course is structured around the needs of those in the class. Fun, motivational exercises are used throughout. Specific skills include:
- a continued emphasis on teaching dogs to focus on their handlers, even with distractions
- solid loose-leash walking and an introduction to precision heeling
- teaching dogs to continue to work well in the absence of obvious food lures and constant treats
In addition to the above, the Spring session of this class also includes the exercises required for the Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) test, as offered by the Canadian Kennel Club.