Beyond our Puppy Classes and Responsible Dog Ownership Course, the Club offers incrementally more challenging training in Foundation Class and Classes 1, 2, 3 and 4.

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Progression from Puppy Classes to Week 4 of the Responsible Dog Ownership (RDO) Course and from Week 6 of RDO to Foundation Class or Class 1 is automatic. From then on, promotion tests must be passed for progression to Classes 2 to 4.

Your Instructor will advise you on the requirements for each test. Please see the training dates for scheduled promotion tests.

The following provides a summary of the promotion test requirements:Robert & Harry's Class 3-4 Promotion (June 2000)

Class 1 to 2:

  • Heeling on loose lead, normal pace
  • All turns, normal pace
  • Automatic Sits (3 from 5)
  • Stand and Down on command without physical force
  • Stand for Examination by Instructor (not fail for moving, only aggression)
  • Recall and Finish around handler (not perfect)
  • 30 second Sit Stay and 1 minute Down Stay on lead

Class 2 to 3:

  • Heel on loose lead, all paces
  • All turns at normal pace
  • Automatic Sits (3 from 5)
  • Sit, Stand and Down on command without physical force
  • Stand for Exam on loose lead, handler in front (minor movement allowed)
  • 10 foot lead Recall and finish around handler
  • 1 minute Sit and 2 minute Down Stays

Class 3 to 4:

  • Heeling perfection, all paces
  • Heeling off lead, normal pace
  • Automatic Sits
  • Sit, Stand and Down on command, all paces
  • Stand for Exam off lead, handler in front
  • 20 foot Recall off lead and finish around handler
  • 1 minute Sit and 3 minute Down Stays, off lead

Class 4 onwards:

  • Class 4 - One pass in Novice Obedience Dog Trial or Club equivalent, if dog and handler ready. Otherwise wait until Novice Title gained
  • Class 5 - One pass in Open Obedience Dog Trial or Club equivalent, if dog and handler ready. Otherwise wait until Open Title gained
  • Class 6 - Utility Dog Obedience Title

Note:Beyond Class 4 the Club offers experienced Instructor and peer-to-peer assistance for handlers wishing to train their dogs for Open and Utility Dog Obedience Trialing.

 

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