K9 Potential Classes 2018
Well done for taking the first step to having a well-mannered pet
Class start dates for 2019
Group Class for dogs older than 4 months
Duration: 6 weeks
Suitable for: Owners and their dogs over 4 months old: we are family friendly, kids welcome.
Location: Samford QLD, Venue Samford Community Church, Mt Glorious Road.
How to enroll: Please send an email inquiry, for an enrollment form
The program provides you with the fundamentals of how your dog learns, how your dog communicates, and the most effective way to train your dog. In this program we will cover:
- Clicker training
- Leadership based on trust
- Walk on a loose lead
- Come when called
- Respond to their name with eye contact (around mild distractions)
- Basic dog training; Sit, Drop and Stay
- Calm handling and grooming
- Preventing and solving problem behaviours like jumping up, barking and digging
All Dog Classes are kept small, with a maximum of 7 dogs in each course so that everyone gets plenty of individualised attention. Please note that our first class in the program is just for humans! In the first dog-free week, we will explain the basics of positive reinforcement training and how dogs learn. You will also receive your clicker and learn how it is used as a powerful positive training tool.
Follow on classes at Intermediate level
The format for these classes will be on a casual basis. Rather than signing up for a set 6 weekly program, it will be on a night to night basis. Payment will be $10 a night or to save money buy upfront 5 sessions for $30 (you’ll have 10 weeks to use it)
The class will follow on from the basic class and start at 7.45pm
If you have already done the Basic class and want to continue to improve and build on what you have already taught then this is for you. Or if your dog can respond to you with mild distraction and can sit and lie down talk to me to see if this is suitable for you.
The intermediate program will cover:
- The progression of skills learnt in basic class
- Working your dog with distractions
- Recall past other dogs
- Mat training
- Increasing the Leave it to include snakes (not live ones)
- Go around a cone on cue
We will add in a sprinkling of tricks and games to keep it fun and interesting.
Basic from 6.45pm to 7.30 and the intermediate from 7.45pm till 8.30pm.
Is your dog suited to group classes
Not all dogs thrive in a group class, and sometimes it may do more harm than good to take your dog to group classes. Your dog needs to be able to cope with being around other people and dogs, not necessarily be well behaved that is what you will learn in class but just so as your dog does not freak out in the presence of people or dogs. You may want to call me to have a chat if you are unsure.
Are held at Dayboro, at UQ Dayboro vet Puppies from 8 weeks to 16 weeks Please contact the Vet clinic for class dates and to book in. Call 3425 1544
Class start dates will depend on demand and will be on a Wednesday or Thursday evening.
If my classes don’t suit your needs then I can recommend
PADS (below) is an agility club but runs basic pet dog classes on a Saturday morning