Dog Training 1
The dog school is currently fully booked. At this time we can assist with private training lessons.
The new course will begin towards the end of Jan 2019.
The training offered is ideal for pups and dogs who have not been trained before and are older than 6 months. Dogs should start from 10 weeks of age, see our Puppy Socialisation page for this info. If your dog is over 6 months and has had no prior training then this is the course for you and your dog. We cover basic home obedience plus various other management exercises.
You will also learn how to effectively use positive reinforcement by cueing and marking behaviours you want at the school and learning to carry out the exercises at home. When we use positive reinforcement to manage behaviour, we need to focus on what the dog is doing right and redirect unwanted behaviours. This course is aimed at home obedience and helping you to better understand your dog by becoming a informed owner.
Dog Training 2
The course requires the dog to have at least some basic obedience exercises covered such as to come when called, sit, down and stay. Dog Training 2 covers improvement of all exercises learnt at Dog Training One including heelwork, stays up to 1 min sitting, 2 min down, recalls, distance control, mat work, send aways, loose lead walking with increased distraction, scent work and retrieval etc All exercises taught work within the Canine Good Citizen protocol and we have KUSA registered competitions every quarter.
Young dogs can be a challenge and you need to continue to guide your dog. Now is the time where your consistency is vital to distract from unwanted behaviours and redirect onto wanted behaviours, which you can praise. Remember that it is far better to give your dog something else to do instead of expecting the dog to nothing. The next course starts 15 July 2018.