Prerequisite: Successful completion of Obedience Level 2 and instructor recommendation.
Dogs must have good on-lead control. Formal Companion Dog title precision exercises are taught: recall, sit, down and stand stays, the figure eight exercise plus introduction to off lead heeling.
Prerequisite: Handler must have trial or match experience.
Dog must be at least 1-yr of age on the first night of classes. Training includes retrieve on the flat and over the high jump, drop on recall, out of sight stays, off-lead heeling, broad jump and off-lead figure eight exercises.
Prerequisite: Dog must have excellent Open skills and handler must have trial experience.
Dog must be at least 1-yr of age on the first night of classes. Utility is for the seasoned obedience dog. Training includes directed jumping, seek-back exercise, the moving stand, signal exercises and scent discrimination.
Walk This Way! New for Summer 2013!
Prerequisite: Handler must be working toward competitive obedience titles
Everyone has heard about dogs that effortlessly learned to heel, but for the majority of dogs learning to heel is a difficult concept to grasp, and the same method doesn’t work for all dogs. Maybe your dog lags, or is great on-leash but fades off-leash? Or maybe he does beautiful heeling at home, only to be flat, stressed or disconnected when you go into the ring? We’ll give you some different ideas for teaching (or improving) heeling for competitive obedience, and to make heeling fun for your dog, without the use of harsh corrections.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Obedience Level 2 or Novice and instructor recommendation.
This is for the experienced handler who is planning to compete seriously in obedience or in rally and is willing to work on precision and details. The exercises taught will establish reliable connection with your dog and will create a solid foundation for any competitive obedience level exercise.
Some elements taught are: eye contact, attention recipe, foundation exercises, prompts and props, reward timing, etc. The training is based on reinforcing and rewarding your dog’s correct choices and decisions, for lasting accurate performance.