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!

Resources:

 

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Next Training Date

The Club's training for 2018 ended with our Fun Day on 9th December. Our volunteer Helpers and Instructors are now enjoying a well-earned break for the Festive Season and Summer Holidays.

Training resumes at the Club on 3rd February 2019, which is a Puppy Joiner. The first RDO Course Joiner (for adult dogs aged 6 months and older) is 10th February.

Please check the times AND arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start.