Grade One can be started after you have completed our Introductory Obedience 2 course.

This course builds on the skills taught in the previous courses and elements covered include:

  • Creating and implementing commands (including family members other than the main handler)
  • Furthering dog manners and respect
  • Creating routine awareness
  • Dog focus exercises
  • Incorporating fun rewards into training
  • Loose lead confidence exercises
  • More in-depth work with Canine Good Citizen training

This course takes more than 8 weeks to complete and your instructor will determine when you and your dog are ready for Grade Two. Showing dog focus and control, and successful achievement of a number of exercises are necessary for graduation to Grade Two.