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 – 9 weeks
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. Beginner Puppy Obedience has been designed & instructed by experienced obedience trainers to ensure a solid foundation is established for these young dogs and is intended as an introductory step to our Beginner Adult Class.
Beginner Adult – 10 week course
Beginner handlers get a good foundation for teaching their dog basic obedience. We teach you to teach your dog, and cover basic obedience commands: sit, down, come, stay, wait and heel – how to walk on a loose leash. This list is not the complete list of what will be taught in this course but only a guideline.
Intermediate ONE – 10 week course
Designed for handlers who have already completed our beginner class. Intermediate class continues to build upon the foundations established in beginner class. Handlers will gain more tools to develop sound distance control and improve your dogs 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 – 10 week course
A continuation from our intermediate ONE course. This course is still under-development but 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. 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.
Food and/or toys are encouraged in this course and so are other training aids i.e. Clickers etc. These class covers: More longer more precise heel work, drop on command, clicker skills, walking on a loose leash, long distance recalls, working your dogs in higher stress situations. This list is not the complete list of what will be taught in this course but only a guideline.
The 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.