Beginning Obedience 1

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Beginning Obedience - 1st Foundation Class

This is for any dog, at any age that is friendly with people and dogs!  If you have an aggressive dog, see us about private training.  At this level we cover sit, lie down, stay, loose leash walking, greeting people on all fours (not jumping), leave-it, waiting at gates and doorways, come when called, social obedience (working with distractions).  Your dog will learn to obey on leash in public, just where you need it!  Students will learn how to train with a clicker (or a "marker word") at this level, and how to fade rewards and markers at completion of training. These techniques will be used throughout all our courses...if you already have all the skills listed above you may register for other levels of our classes without taking beginning!

Graduates at or under one year old are eligible to test free of charge at our quarterly AKC STAR puppy testing! 

Week 1: Sit, Down, relax, pay attention, no jumping, how to clicker/mark and reward, equipment, rewards, etc.

Week 2: Review, Duration Distraction Distance and transition off rewards, Wait, loose leash walking!

Week 3: Review, introduce Stay and Come

Week 4: Review and practice, Leave it,  add difficulty

Week 5: Review and practice everything else with extra difficulty,  add Heel position if time permits

Week 6: Fun with what we learned/Dogs receive Graduation Certificate

Term: 6 weeks, class duration:  1 hour per week - we are off most holidays and holiday weekends

Space limit: 6-8 new dogs depending on the size of the area where we are training.


 

 

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