Puppy Training Class
What will you and your puppy learn in your Puppy Class?
- General basic control no fancy heelwork or competition standard, the class is aimed at producing a well behaved family dog.
- Remember what ever class you do it should be fun for you and your dog, if you donít enjoy coming to the class your dog certainly wonít.
- If you have been able to attend puppy socialisation then you will be well on your way with your 1st steps in training.
- If you havenít itís not the end of the world, your puppy will soon be enjoying his classes along with the others.
Below are some of the exercises that you will be learning in your puppy class.
Walking on a relaxed lead - Is very important as tight leads create tension, if you allow puppy to pull on a tight lead from the word go you will have an adult dog that will always pull on the lead, teach your dog to be a follower not a leader. Weaving amongst the other dogs and learning to ignore them on approach is very important.
Entering or leaving a room in the proper manner - not allowing puppy to pull you through a door first.
Recalls - Nobody wants a dog that will not come back when it is called, so the recall is an important exercise to master. We must remember that when our dogs are running off the lead they are a free agent the right technique is essential for this exercise to ensure his immediate return to you.
Down - The resting position, used to relax your dog and to ensure that you are able examine your dog in a calm submissive position. An immediate down is essential so that if your dog is running away or towards you into danger the down command can be used to stop his movement, therefore avoiding an accident. This of course is a requirement in a more advanced class.
Sit - Used in heelwork, waits and stays, the dog sits with a loose lead until otherwise instructed.
You will also be learning how to discourage your dog to leave food alone that is not intended for the him, any creature flushed up on a walk that the dog may want to chase and should ignore, undesirables picked up whilst out walking, to ignore other dogs when appropriate, jumping up at you or other people, play biting will be discouraged and many other helpful hints.