Puppies level 2
Weekly Puppy Class Level 2 - six week course
The course will include increasing levels of difficulty in all exercises learnt to date, by reducing hand signals and increasing the puppies undestanding of the spoken language, and by the close proximity of the other puppies in class, the ultimate distraction.
These objectives represent a rough idea of the standard that you and our dog could potentially achieve over the course with regular practise at home. However no 2 dogs are the same and the objectives act purely as a guide and a measure of your progress. If you have any questions or concerns please speak to me and I will be happy to help. If you feel that you are not succeeding with an exercise, it is possible that I have not explained it properly or I have not communicated it in a way that you have understood. Please tell me if you feel you need more help with an exercise – I will be more than happy to go through it again. Please do not use extendible leads in class. A four foot lead is preferable; I do have leads available to purchase.
Equipment needed every week:
4 foot lead
Correctly fitted collar/harness/head collar
Tasty tit bits
Please bear in mind no two dogs are the same and the puppies will train at different rates. If you have any questions or are concerned in any way, please speak to me and I will be happy to help you. It is important to me that you and your dog enjoy your lessons and that I support you in getting the dog you want! I recommend incorporating your training into your time spent walking and playing with your puppy. Puppies need many repetitions for an exercise or a word to be truly learnt, the more you repeat the exercises from the class the better your dog will remember and improve.
Week 6 - Certificate of completing puppy training!The test will be as follows:
Handler to be able to put handle of lead under chair leg Stays: Sit stay 30 seconds watching food, handler between dog and food.
Down stay: one minute with food handler between food and dog
Social exercise: Stand for examination by owner
Recall: On lead with stay and finish
Heel work: On and off lead - demonstrating loose lead work followed by off lead through cones