Introductory Obedience Class One runs for 8 weeks and focuses on a different major topic each week. Every week we include at least one “trick”. We aim to make each training exercise into a game and give them names. We find that named exercises are easier for handlers to remember.

We customise each course to suit the dogs and handlers that arrive. This class covers covers the following areas:

  • Temperament assessment and training
  • Coming and sitting
  • Playing with the dog
  • Returning to the handler
  • Communication and staying down
  • Heeling and health
  • Control when walking
  • Grooming the dog
  • Manners around visitors and strangers
  • Separation

Upon graduation of this course, you will move on to Introductory Obedience Class 2.