We train on Tuesday nights, from 6.30pm at Bristol Park in Te Rapa. Handlers usually start in a beginner class, and then progress through the classes.
Each class is entered by a graduation process and you will not progress to the next class until you and your dog have grasped the basic skills needed from the earlier classes, all at the discretion of our experienced instructors and head trainer.
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Beginner Puppy Obedience – 10 week
Beginner puppy obedience focuses on developing a good foundation for basic obedience, building a strong bond between you and your puppy as well as helping to establish good puppy manners. We can also assist with toilet training, feeding, and other helpful tips for coping with the newest member of your family.
These classes have been developed especially for young, fully vaccinated puppies and offer more than just socialisation and playgroup sessions; think of it as the next step after puppy pre-school. This Beginner Puppy class has been designed & structured by our experienced obedience trainers. The goal is to ensure a solid foundation is established for these young dogs and is intended to be an introductory step to our Beginner Adult Class.
Beginner Adult – 10 week course
Beginner Adult handlers get a good foundation for teaching their dog basic obedience. We train you how to train your dog. We focus on improving the bond between you and your dog. Cover how to walk on a loose lead, and work towards having a dog that comes back when it’s called. Other basic obedience commands which are covered are: sit, down, stay, wait, come, and heel (this is not a complete list of what is taught in the course and is a guideline only). These courses have been designed and structured by our experienced obedience trainers where each step builds on the last. A full 10-week commitment is strongly recommended to ensure you achieve the most out of the class..
Intermediate ONE – 9 week course
Designed for handlers who have already completed our beginner class. Intermediate class continues to build upon the foundations established in the beginner class. Handlers will gain more tools to develop sound distance control and improve your dog’s responsiveness. Intermediate ONE is a great “next step” and really helps solidify your skills from the beginner classes. Exercises in this class include teaching your dog to work when it is away from you, street walking, heelwork on lead, recall from distractions, calm down exercises with distractions and much more. this level is also designed to promote good manners in your dog and get handlers to really start to think about their dog training. This list is not the complete list of what will be taught in this course but only a guideline.
Intermediate TWO – 9 week course
A continuation from our intermediate ONE course. This course will build on the skills learnt in Intermediate ONE. Intermediate TWO will offer handlers a deeper understanding of how dog training works and how to utilize other training aids in your training such as toys and clickers.
Food and/or toys are encouraged in this course as well as the use of such training aids such as clickers etc. These classes cover: Longer more precise heelwork, drop on command, clicker skills, walking on a loose leash, long distance recalls, working your dogs in higher stress situations.
Handlers start to take control of their own learning and grow as a dog handler team with the guidance of our experienced instructors.
These classes are for handlers and dogs who have already completed 30 weeks + of obedience training. This advanced level is designed to really challenge you as a dog trainer and push you and your dog to achieve some very impressive results.
This Advanced/Competition training is for serious competitors only, and admittance is by invitation only. Instruction is individual, based on competition problem areas. Please email us for more details.