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

Training resumes at the Club in 2020 on 2nd February, which is a Puppy Joiner for our 6-week Puppy Class (for dogs aged under 6 months). The first Adult Dog Joiner for the Club's Responsible Dog Ownership (RDO) Course (for dogs aged 6 months and older) is on 9th February.

Please note, Registration and Training Times for the RDO Course and Puppy Classes are one hour earlier than the Club's standard times, and Activity Class and Rally-O are not scheduled until the end of Daylight Saving on 5th April.  

Please check registration and training times and arrive at least 15 minutes early.