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:

 

 

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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.