Key points: Stabilisation during Stays; Close Heeling; & Car safety

The following is an overview of the training exercises and discussion topics covered during Week 4:

Revision of Weeks 1-3 exercises

New exercises:
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  •     Sit Stay – Finish Around Dog: Set dog into Stay, step in front (leading off with right leg) and finish around your dog
  •     Repeat Finish Around Dog for Stand Stay and Down Stay - if dog moves, simply return and start exercise over, but do not reward nor reprimand.

Discussion - Car Safety:

  •     Dog to wait in car until lead is attached and he/she is invited out. Dog should then sit while handler shuts the door.

New exercises:

  •     Heeling: Use dog’s name, “Heel” command and food lure to walk dog in straight line, with loose leash, close to left leg. Sit on halt – lure, hand signal & voice command or automatic
  •     Heeling with Right and Left About Turns and Sit on halts: Lure, with hand signals and voice command
  •     Left & Right Turns: Lure with food. Encourage handlers to keep dogs in close when making turns, by keeping food close to left leg
  •     Weaving: Heel dog on loose leash in and out of line of cones

Challenge: Teach your dog a trick for Week 6 Graduation Show Time!



Next Training Date

This Sunday, 18th March, is a Puppy Class Joiner for dogs aged under 6 months. It is also a Promotion Testing morning for the advanced Classes 1 to 2, 2 to 3 and 3 to 4.

To help puppies and dogs AND their handlers better cope with potentially higher temperatures and humidity, start times for the Puppy and Adult Dog RDO Classes have been rescheduled to earlier in the morning until after Easter. Please check the updated times AND arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start times.

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