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.

A new puppy? Did you know that new dog owners make 10 classic mistakes when they are raising their new puppy? These mistakes can affect your whole family for years to come! Learn more by joining one of our puppy classes!

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 DEVELOPMENT:
– 4 week course/ $100.00 payment per course
– Repeat the exercises from the BO1 and BO2 courses
– No new exercises but working on what we’ve done in the BO1/BO2
– For dogs that have finished both courses.

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, starting on Saturday 11 January 2020 at 4.00pm (6 week course)
  • Mixed Obedience, every Tuesday at 5.00pm (ongoing event for Dutchfield students who have completed at least BO1 – $10 per session, booking in not necessary)
  • Social Walk, every Tuesday at 5.30pm (ongoing)
  • BUNBURY:
  • Basic Obedience 1, starting on Sunday 5 January 2020 at 10.00am (6 week course) ** 2 SPOTS LEFT **
  • Basic Obedience 1, starting on Wednesday 8 January 2020 at 5.00pm (6 week course)
  • Basic Obedience 1, starting on Saturday 18 January 2020 at 09.00am (6 week course)
  • Basic Obedience 2, starting on Sunday 5 January 2020 at 11.00am (6 week course)
  • Basic Obedience 2, starting on Saturday 18 January 2020 at 10.00am (6 week course)