Training Levels/ How We Progress Your Dog

Progression through Levels

With the exception of Puppy Level, Students progress through their training along a series of levels. As they achieve the requirements of each level's standard they move up another class. Eventually reaching the level you've registered as your target. To prove they've achieved each level's standard they need to pass an objective Assessment. Many dog's don't pass each level on their first assessment, which doesn't mean they don't have the skills.  But rather their consistency is usually the issue. Which is why most of our courses have a Training Guarantee.

The 4 Training Levels

1. Puppy

At this level your dog will be trained to obey the basic commands in obedience whilst on lead. This level is designed to develop word association to a command, not to develop reliability, as they are learning how to do the exercise. The classes also include the introduction to basic concepts of socialisation and confidence development training.

Prerequisites

  • Puppy 1:
    2-4 months of age
  • Puppy 2:
    4-6 months of age
  • Vaccinations completed 7 days clear
  • Example Videos

    • dog training
    • dog training
    • dog training

Skill Targets

Relaxed Confidence
Working & Release Modes
Marker Cues (Yes & No)
Puppy Obedience Exercises
Leadership
Socialisation & Confidence
2. Novice

At this level your dog will be trained to obey the basic commands in obedience whilst on lead. This level is designed to develop word association to a command, not to develop reliability, as they are learning how to do the exercise. The classes also include the introduction to basic concepts of socialisation and confidence development training.

Prerequisites

  • 6 months of age
  • Vaccinations completed
  • Example Videos

    • dog training
    • dog training
    • dog training

Skill Targets

Working & Release Modes
Marker Cues – Yes & No
Stand, Sit & Drop
Loose Lead Walking
On Lead Recalls
Focus
Leadership
Socialisation & Confidence
3. Foundation

At this level your dog will be trained to obey the basic commands in obedience whilst on lead. This level is designed to develop word association to a command, not to develop reliability, as they are learning how to do the exercise. The classes also include the introduction to basic concepts of socialisation and confidence development training.

Prerequisites

  • 12+ months of age
  • Vaccinations completed
  • Example Videos

    • dog training
    • dog training
    • dog training

Skill Targets

Working & Release Modes
Marker Cues – Yes & No
Stand, Sit & Drop
Loose Lead Walking
On Lead Recalls
Focus
Leadership
Socialisation & Confidence
4. Control

In control we start introducing your dog to off-lead work and hand signals. They begin to combine various combinations of instruction and the handler disappears out of sight more often. All the time preparing your dog to be a good member of society whether you are present or not.

Control Classes

Prerequisites

  • Successfully completed Intermediate
  • Sound Temperament

Skill Targets

Reliable ‘Stays’ – Sit & Drop
Reliable ‘Off Lead Recalls’
Reliable ‘On Lead Heeling’
Active ‘Food Refusal’
Strong Handler Leadership
Appropriate ‘Socialisation & Confidence’
‘Off Lead - Impulse Control’ under distraction
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