Dog Training Classes Foundation Skills - 6 months + St George & Sutherland Community College

Dog Training Classes Foundation Skills - 6 months +

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Course Introduction:

  • Juvenile (6-12 months) and Adult dogs (over 12 months) class
  • Must follow ALL instructions given by the Instructor
  • Dogs must have a secure collar and must be on a lead at all times
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Owners must be in control of their dog and not allow interaction with other dogs before or after class without the Instructors permission.
  • Enclosed shoes must be worn whilst at training - WHS requirement
  • Clean up after your puppies
  • Smoking is not permitted
  • Mobile phones to be on silent

Course Outline:

  • Look / Watch
  • On your mat/bed
  • Sit
  • Drop
  • Collar grab
  • Calm greetings
  • The three “D”s for stay
  • Target
  • Handling
  • Give/swap
  • Leave it
  • Find it
  • Emergency U-turns
  • Loose lead walking
  • Recall

Learning Outcomes:

  • A dog who will pay attention to you.
  • A dog that will not jump on people.
  • A dog that will allow you to groom and have vet checks done without stress.
  • Will leave things when asked.
  • Will give up items when asked.
  • Will not resource guard things, people, or food.
  • Will settle quietly.
  • A dog that will greet everyone politely.
  • A dog that will walk nicely on the lead.
  • A dog that will come when called.

What to bring:

  • Soft lead (no retractable leads)
  • Collar
  • Harness for small breeds only
  • Treat bag.
  • High-value treats (chicken, dried liver, sausages)
  • A mat/ bed/ towel for the pup to sit on
  • Long-lasting chews (bully stick)
  • Water bowl and water
  • Poo bags
  • Course notes and pen
  • Please do not feed your dog as they will work for their food during class

About the Tutor:

'Vicki is the proud owner and operator of Promising Pups Dog Training In my business I conduct private consultations with clients, in their homes, using the most current positive reinforcement training methods available. I also give my time to conduct behavioural assessments of dogs for a rescue organisation and guide and support the Foster carers and their rescue puppies and dogs with any needs that arise.'

Qualifications attained:

Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services with the Delta Institute (Nationally accredited training course) Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run (“we try our hardest to get those”) . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.