Basic 1 Obedience

For pups/dogs older than 5 months – Basic 1 covers a large variety of different obedience exercises, but also focuses on a mixture of “Life Skills” designed to make dogs acceptable in the community and a delight to live with at home. We cater to dogs of all ages that have had no previous training, but also have an amended program for those dogs that have already learnt some of the basics in Puppy class.

Basic 1 Curriculum
Loose lead walking – teaching your dog to walk without pulling and to sit when you stop
Meet & Greet – how to politely meet other dogs
Friendly Stranger – to politely sit at your side when a stranger approaches to say hello
Sit Stay – your dog remains in this position until you return (performed on lead)
Down Stay – as above
Stand Stay – as above
Recall – your dog will come to you when called and sit in front
Heel Position – manouvre your dog to sit at your left hand side
Tethering – to wait quietly when you tie your dog up to duck into the milk bar
Trick – a fun exercise
Go to Mat – lie quietly on a mat while a health check is performed
Game Play – fun for dog and handler alike, but we teach your dog to give up the toy when asked
Food manners – to sit and wait for dinner
Gates & doorways – dog will sit and wait at a door or gate before it is opened and wait for permission to enter

Duration: 13 weeks