Training your dog, like us humans, we will often take two steps forward and one step back during the first one to two years. For handlers this can often be confusing and disheartening. From around five to six months of age suddenly your puppy’s recall which had been as good as a reflex up until now is non existent. Young dogs often become more of a challenge during their teenage months and this may well continue in phases for another year. Keeping up with regular training classes throughout a young dog’s development is beneficial to both dog and owner. The more confident we are as handlers the better trainers we will be for our dogs.
We offer obedience classes in two forms:
Training Walks - less formal than an obedience class. We take a group class to a public walking area to address general behaviour on a walk e.g., recall, heel work, interaction with other dogs, people, etc. These Training Walks are particularly suitable for dogs who are new to or have had a break from training and who may struggle to concentrate for extended periods and for dogs who need to build confidence in social situations.
General obedience classes - usually held in an enclosed field, these classes help promote steadiness and improve self-control and focus on general obedience; sit stays, recall, heel work and socialisation. With a range of different obedience groups from Basic to Advanced dogs and handlers can develop at their own pace; whilst home work is actively encouraged!