Obedience & Puppies

Puppy/Basic Obedience 1
If you think it is important to have a well behaved dog that understands the basic obedience commands like sit, down, heel, stay and come, and have fun training your dog at the same time, join in for our basic obedience or puppy courses.

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Too many dogs end up in dog pounds each year because of behaviour problems that could be avoided by the owners learning about dog behaviour and what you can do to become a natural leader to your dog. In the obedience classes I will also teach you how to understand and improve your dog’s behaviour whatever your dogs age, breed or personality.

We’re training with the positive/reward based methods, food/toys/praise all encouraged in class!

BASIC OBEDIENCE 1:
– 6 week course / $ 150.00, payment per course
– Maximum of 12 dogs in class
– Certificate at completion of course
EXERCISES: Introduction, rewards and motivation, attention & focus exercises, name recognition, sit, down, no jumping on people, wait at the door or gate, attention with distractions, walking without pulling, sit stay, down stay, come + sit front, heel (walking on a loose lead and follow), next, meet and greet, games, hold/give a toy, find it (nose work), tricks, grooming/checking teeth/ears etc, leave it (food or item refusal), agility: tunnel, tyre, weave, jumps, long jump. Evaluation.

BASIC OBEDIENCE 2:
– 6 week course / $ 150.00, payment per course
– Maximum of 12 dogs in class
– Certificate at completion of course
EXERCISES: Introduction, heel with distractions and turns, “watch me”, distance control, stand, clicker training, automatic sit when heeling, “touch”, hold & give a toy/fetch, come and finish, figure 8, stay sit and down, group heel exercises, agility games, Rally Obedience and evaluation.

OBEDIENCE PLUS:
– 6 week course/ $150.00 payment per course
– For dogs that have finished at least the BO1 course or similar level
– Open to all levels
– Ongoing course to work on obedience exercises like attention, stay, heel, come, working around distractions, walk without pulling, fetch.

DOGGY MANNERS:
– 4 week course / $100 per course
– Everyone likes a calm, polite and attentive dog. A dog needs to learn how to behave at home and in public. Good dogs are fun to be around. A dog that’s well behaved and always under control will get out into the world and experience life. They’ll be happier and you will be happier! This 4 week course is designed to work on doggy manners at home and out in public: around people, other dogs and traffic. Some of the topics in this course are:
* Jumping on people
* Teach your dog to politely wait when you open the door, gate or going in and out of the car
* Pulling on the lead when out walking
* Politely taking food/treats or toys out of your hand
* How to correct biting and nipping
* Control around visitors
* How to meet other dogs
* Calming a dog that is overexcited / impulse control
* Good etiquette out in public

Most will see a difference within one or two sessions, but it does require a commitment from you. Owners who are committed to the training program in its entirety and are prepared to practice a few short sessions each day will get a better outcome than those who don’t. Working together, your dog can learn to listen and quickly become the dog you always hoped for!

COMPETITIVE OBEDIENCE COURSE:
– 4 week course/ $ 100.00 payment per course
– For students who would like to start participating in obedience trials
– Focus on exercises like competitive heelwork, recalls, figure 8, precision work (next/position/lead work), attention and much more!

Classes available in Donnybrook (Marmion St) and Bunbury (Adam Road).

New classes starting:

  • DONNYBROOK:
  • Basic Obedience 1, Sunday 18 April 2021 at 4.30pm
  • Social Walk, Every Tuesday at 5.30pm (Dutchfield students only)
  • BUNBURY:
  • Basic Obedience 1, Wednesday 14 April 2021 at 5.00pm
  • Basic Obedience 1, Sunday 2 May 2021 at 11:00am
  • Doggy Manners, Saturday 8 May 2021 at 10:00am