Advanced Obedience

About you & your dog

Have you:

  • already done our General Obedience course or our Baby Puppy package with your dog and think you’d like to take your relationship with your dog one step further?

Do you have:

  • a dog who thrives on activity and learning?
  • a dog you’d like to spend more quality time with – not just going for long walks?
  • a dog who, despite lots of long walks, still has boundless energy that you’d like to curb a bit?

Then our Advanced Training Course could be the answer for you.

What is advanced obedience?

advanced obedience
This dog is ready for advanced obedience: She has a good stay, ready for polishing.

Advanced obedience is pretty much as it sounds. If your dog will stay in one place until you release them, wait at doors & gates for you to invite them through and have similar basic obedience, then your dog is ready for advanced obedience.

Advanced obedience will teach you to train your dog such skills as staying in one place under any circumstances, your proximity to them and even whether ot not you are present.

Advanced obedience shows you the best way to train your dog how to respond immediately, on first cue to all of your requests.

About the advanced obedience course:

This course runs over 13 weeks, with:

  • one formal training session each week,
  • one practice session on the alternate weeks,
  • chances for you to practise with your group on other occasions;
  • one additional week where you show off the skills you & your dog have learnt; and
  • ready access to your trainer at most times.

What you & your dog will learn:

Course content is partly fixed and partly by negotiation with all participants (human, i.e.). Each participant is also invited to select one behaviour that they would like to learn to do with their dog. The fixed activities include:

  • getting your dog to walk beside you without a lead;
  • getting your dog when  off lead to:
    • stay in one place until called, while you walk away 20 – 50 metres away;
    • drop when s/he is 20 – 50 metres away from you;
    • go to a particular place that is 20 – 50 metres away; and
    • stop suddenly on command when you are 20 – 50 metres away.
  • enrichment activities such as your dog:
    • learning to put her/his toys away;
    • learning to dance with you;
    • learning a chain of behaviours like the ones that movie dogs are trained to do;
    • barking on command – maybe a set number of times.

As well as the activities, you will learn the learning principles that are behind dog training.

For further help for all dog training topics check out the Australian Pet Professional Guild.

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