"I have found that when you are deeply troubled there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you cen get from no other source."

Doris Day, b 1924
 

Basic Obedience Dog Training Course

This is a seven week course for dogs from about 4 months up to adult. It offers an introduction to the basics of obedience training including:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Introduction to Clicker Training
  • To play in a controlled way
  • Recall (the dog returning to the owner)
  • Sit and/or Down Stays
  • The Wait exercise to teach self control / patience
  • Leave / Give commands
  • Walk on a loose lead
  • Dealing with Jumping Up
  • To understand the family rules!
  • To help to build that all important and special bond between dog and owner

In addition, we will be undertaking some socialisation exercises including meet and greet under control and practical exercises like going through a doorway or getting out of the car under control. The course will include advice on the legal aspects of dog ownership like collars and leads, ID discs, poop scoops, countryside code etc.

The course is aimed at young dogs or older dogs who have little or no basic obedience training. The course cannot accommodate dogs with a aggressive temperament. Please contact us if you would like to discuss this before booking.

The course also includes the Right Start Junior Achievement Award. This is an ongoing assessment which takes place during the course and is available to all dogs in the class! Class members who successfully complete all the basic obedience skills required will receive a certificate and rosette at the end of the course!

When booking for the course, the handlers will receive a questionnaire which will enable the course to be tailored as much as possible to individual needs although most handlers who have issues they need to address find that the content is designed to meet the common requirements faced at each course:

- My dog pulls on the lead
- My dog won’t come back when called
- My dog nips when playing
- My dog jumps up at visitors
- My dog begs at the table or when I am sitting on the sofa eating

7 week Course costs: £70.00 (including Welcome Pack and 'Goodie Bag') - details on current courses