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:
Responsible Dog Ownership Attendance Certificate

  •     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!

Resources:

 

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!