Beginners Puppy Class Programme
The Beginners Puppy Class runs over 6 weeks and covers
Walking on a loose lead
Coming back when called
Sit, Down, Stand
Stay in position
Leave a distraction and return to handler
Give up an article in puppy’s possession
Meet and greet other puppies in an acceptable way
How to tackle jumping up
How to tackle mouthing/nipping
What makes a reward
Time is also allocated for socialisation sessions with other puppies.
Improvers Puppy Class Programme
The Improvers course runs over 6 weeks and covers:
Send away – send dog away and get them to lay down.
Introduce to novel experiences such as tunnel, see saw, unusual surfaces, etc.
Recall to heel – recall dog to heel position and continue walking.
Left turns, right turns & about turns in heelwork
Start of off lead heelwork
Weaving with dog
Develop recalls & leave
Calm release when letting dog off of lead
These topics should help you develop your relationship with your dog and to help you explore your dog’s potential and give you a taster of different activities you can enjoy together.
Requirements for Improvers Course
Dog should be between approximately 7 months – 2 years old.
Dogs must be able to demonstrate basic responses to most of the behaviours below:
- Stay in position
- Come back when called
- Walk on a loose lead
- Meet and greet other dogs and people in a friendly, controlled manner
It is not expected that the dog’s responses are perfect, simply that there is a starting point to work from and improve.