Key points: Running Recalls; Weaving; & NSW Companion Animals Act

The following is an overview of the training exercises and discussion topics covered during Week 5:

Revision of Weeks 1-4 exercises

Discussion - NSW Companion Animals Act:
Responsible Dog Ownership Attendance Certificate

  •     Discuss key points of NSW Companion Animals Act - links provided on Club website
  •     Council regulations – links to Eastern Suburbs Councils on Club website
  •     Barking and environmental enrichment

New exercises:

  •     Fronting your dog or Come Fore: Heel forward with dog, then run backwards short distance away from dog and command “Come”, luring dog with food into Sit in front of handler. Finish around dog
  •     Formal Recall: Leave dog on Sit Stay, walk to end of lead, turn to face & command “Come”, luring dog with food into Sit in front of handler. Finish around dog
  •     Remember, never reprimand a dog when it has come (even if you've had to fetch it!).

Stabilisation exercise - Weaving between cones: Incorporate Heel, Sit, Stand and Down.

Challenge Reminder: 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!