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!




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.

Click for registration & class times.