Class Content

Orientation for New Members

Due to COVID 19 social distancing restrictions, we will be limiting our intake of new members to 10 dogs (and their handlers) each week. Numbers will be allocated on a first-in basis with places assigned from 9.30am each Sunday. No bookings will be taken. An Introduction Class will be held every week with a 10 dog limit for the forseeable future.

  • Introduction to club, policies and responsibilities, including class times and formats
  • Fees and donations
  • Overview of class content
  • Demonstration of recommended equipment and correct use
  • Discussion and demonstration of positive reinforcement techniques and the importance of body language
  • Overview of basic commands – sit, stand, heel etc
  • Building a trusting relationship with your dog
Class 1
  • Heeling with loose lead
  • Right about turns
  • Sit command
  • Stand command.
  • Socialising
  • Introduction to recall
Class 2

Continuation of First Class exercises, plus…

  • Improved loose lead heeling
  • Left about turns
  • Left and right turns
  • Drop
  • Stability exercises:
    • Sit, stay
    • Drop, stay
    • Stand, stay
  • Leaving and returning around dog
  • Hand signals
  • Short on-lead recall
Class 3

Continuation of First and Second Class exercises, plus…

  • Improved heeling
  • Advanced recall, off lead
  • Sit stay, off-lead
  • Drop stay, off-lead
  • Stand stay, off lead
  • Increased control with distractions
  • Return to heel

Exercises in Class 3 may be on or off lead, depending on environment.

Class 4

Continuation of First, Second and Third Class exercises at an advanced level and may include the following:

  • Extended sit, drop and stay
  • Flying drop, sit and stand
  • Recall with drop
  • Distance commands, off lead
  • Agility skills
  • Food refusal
  • Clicker training
  • Figures of eight
  • Weaving