This class is designed for dogs over the age of 6 months.
The class involves teaching you to train your dog in basic obedience and good manners. It is for both family pets and dogs who will eventually be competing in formal obedience trials.
~ How to get and maintain your dog’s attention
~ Coming when called
~ How to use praise effectively when training
~ How to teach a dog to take treats/toys gently
~ How to sit and/or lie down when asked to
~ How to maintain a position until told they are free (Wait and Stay)
~ Walking on a loose leash (or heeling for performance dogs)
~ Keeping 4 feet on the floor (not jumping on people)
~ Choice of equipment to use for training for your dog
~ Advice on how to train your dog outside of class, how to maintain behaviours taught and how to add new behaviours as needed.
Minor distractions are used to ensure success.