PET DOG TRAINING - BEGINNERS
Tuesday nights, 7.00-7.45pm : Seven week courseThe aim of Pet Dog Training is to:-
- Provide positive, force-free training to pet dog owners to help your dog become a well-mannered and welcome member of your family and community.
- Understand the basics of dog behaviour and responsible pet dog ownership so that your dog can look forward to a "forever" home with you.
An Introduction Talk is provided the week before each Beginners Course commences. It is mandatory to attend the Introductory Talk. If you do not attend you cannot start class the following week, and your place will be offered to someone else. Please contact the Training Co-ordinator no later than 1.00pm on the day of the Introduction Talk if for some unforeseeable circumstances you cannot attend. Click here to read about our refund policy.
Attending the Introductory Talk will give you important information about our Club, your responsibilities for your dog's actions while in Class, what to bring, what you will learn, and exciting options available to you once you've graduated from basic training.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARNNine week course where you will be shown how to teach your dog real life skills using positive, force-free methods:-
- Walk on lose lead
- Settle on mat
- Gaining your dog's attention
- Creating hand signals
- Sit, stand and drop
- Handling and massage
- Correct method of using food rewards
- Basis dog behaviour and responsible pet ownership
All dogs are welcome regardless of breed.
Minimum age and vaccinations - 16 weeks minimum age and vaccinated. You will be asked to declare that your dog is properly vaccinated when registering as training is undertaken in a public park.
Bitches in season - no bitches in season are allowed on the grounds - for obvious reasons!
Picking up - it is council law that owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Please bring your own plastic bag or they are available from the bluchouse.
No dog is too large or small or old to come to training. If your dog has an aggressive nature let us know when registering and we may recommend alternative arrangements for speialised training.
We will train you to train your dog using positive reinforcement training methods of praise, food rewards, gentle pattingm games and toys. Learn how to correct your dog's unwanted behaviour in a non-aggressive manner.
There are many factors that dictate the rate of learning, and it is important to understand that it is not a race to get through each class. Some dogs take more time than others to understand the exercise being taught. The amount of time you spend each day training is important, and bitches in season will lose a number of weeks each year when they can't be brought to class. Medical problems experienced by you or your dog may also bring training to halt for a few days or weeks. The important thing is - don't give up!