Review Exercises from Responsible Dog Ownership Course:

  • Name recognition

  • Watch me

  • Heeling at all paces incorporating:

    • Sit (teaching automatic sits)

    • Stand

    • Drop

    • Right about turns

    • Left about turns

    • Left turn

    • Right turn

  • Sit Stay and return around your dog (20 sec)

  • Drop stay and return around your dog (20 sec)

  • Stand stay and return around your dog (15 sec)

  • Stand for exam (aim for handler’s dog is not to jump up and show signs of aggression. Acceptable if dog moves) 

  • Fronting your dog

Main focus on all exercises is to encourage or teach how to fade food lures.

Enrichment Exercise - Instructor’s choice of exercise(s) from:

  • Weaving between cones

  • Curving in close proximity to another dog

  • Leaving a food item in a container placed on the ground

  • Leaving a toy item placed on the ground

  • Café time: One handler sitting with their dog while another walks by with their dog (controlled safe distance)

  • Weaving between handlers and their dogs. Handler encouraged to reward their dogs when another passes without interaction (handlers whose dogs are reactive are exempt from participating in this exercise)

  • Showing handlers appropriate dog to dog greeting/interaction on lead (only for dogs that are not reactive and careful pairing of dogs by the instructor must be done)

Next Training Date

Sunday 4th February 2018

Following the Club's season-ending Fun Day on 3rd December, our Helpers and Instructors are now having a well-earned break for the break festive season and summer holidays.

Training resumes at the Club on Sunday, 4th February 2018, which will be a Puppy Joiner our 6-week Puppy Classes (for dogs aged under 6 months). Our first Adult Dog Joiner for 2018 for the Club's Responsible Dog Ownership Course (for dogs 6 months and older) will be on Sunday, 11th February.

Note: Due to the summer heat and humidity, Training and Registration start times are scheduled earlier from the 4th February until the end of Daylight Saving - please see the Training Times page on the Club website for details.

Other Training Dates and details of the Registration/Joining Process are also available from the website.

We wish all our Members, their families and friends, and of course, their dogs, a safe and happy holiday. We look forward to seeing you again in the new year!