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 beside the handler

  • Stand stay beside the handler

  • Fronting your dog

  • Formal Recall with either handler stepping back into the heel position or sending their dog to heel.

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) 

 

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Next Training Date

The Club's training season has ended for 2019. Training resumes on 2nd February 2020, which will be a Puppy Joiner. The first Adult Dog Joiner for 2020 will be on 9th February. Joiner/Registration details, times for all our classes, and other training dates for 2020 will be published shortly.

In the meantime, the Club wishes our Members and Friends a happy and safe Xmas/New Year and summer holidays break. And here are some tips from a 2004 PawPrints article on Caring for Dogs in Hot Weather.