Duration: 6 weeks, each session is 45-60 minutes
Location: Western Suburbs, Perth – see specific course for location
Price: $185 (inc GST)
What to Bring:
- Drinking water
- Your dog must be 6 months or older, or has completed the Puppy Preschool and Puppy Management classes at Swanbourne Veterinary Centre
- Your dog must be up to date with vaccinations
Please note: In the event of wet weather, the clinic will contact you at least one hour prior to the class start time to advise if the class is not going ahead. Postponed classes will be added on to the end of the original 6 week period.
The six week course concentrates on dog control working on lead. The course is designed to be progressive, each week a building block for the next training session so your commitment to attend each session will maximise your results. Also, practice – lots of practice in between. Week 1 and 2 are essential to attend.
Week 1: Introduction address covering communication and training methods. Teaching of commands to sit, look, loose lead walking, drop, beginning of stay and beginning of recall.
Week 2: Revision of week one and elaboration. Beginning the heel, with left about turns and right about turns.
Week 3: Revision of week 1 and 2. Begin group distraction work with heel. Elaborate on stay with distraction work. Focus on recall (dog to dog specifically.)
Week 4: Revision of previous weeks. Elaborate with heel, varying speed, direction and distractions. Elaborate with the stay and enhance.
Week 5: Revision of previous weeks. Teach wait command to recall. Enhance heel and stay further with more varied distractions.
Week 6: Complete revision and exercises. Certificate handout and an address on health with ‘Q’ and ‘A’ by Dr Tony Vigano.
OBEDIENCE CLASS LOCATIONS
David Cruickshank Reserve, Dalkeith
College Park, Nedlands
Lake Claremont Reserve, Mount Claremont (Corner Alfred Road and Davies Road)
Parking available at the end of Lakeway Street
Allen Park (Lower Oval), Swanbourne