Intermediate Class Exercises

 

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Intermediate Obedience Classes

6 Wk. Course 1hr.classes $150.00 

Completed the Basic Obedience Course and want to take the next step?  Then the Intermediate Obedience Course is perfect for you.  By improving younger dogs behavior they will able to acclimate better and socialize as they hit their teenage stage.  To attend this class you and your dog must have completed the Basic Obedience Course.  There will be free evaluations for anyone that would like to enroll in the course.  Here is what you and your dog will be working on each week.

Week

Skills Taught

Class Duration

1

After a brief introduction between classmates we will cover the class rules and then hit the ground running from where the beginning class left off.  The first goal will be to get the dogs working more loyally in healing procedures.  By improving on this aspect of their behavior and training, we will be able to begin working with them with off leash healing. Reinforce recalls off leash.

1 hour

2

For this week's class we will begin with answering questions and working through problems your dog experienced during the week.  We will follow this process each class during the course.  From there we will shift to working with them to stand and stay while increasing the distance with sits and downs, heel off leash. Some jumps will be added, the high jump and broad jumps at low levels.

1 hour

3

Following the questions and problems section of the class we will begin a much more challenging aspect of the healing process.  We will start learning how to give your commands and procedures quicker and better.  By focusing on giving better commands, your skills will become more advanced while the dogs attention will also improve.  Through this type of training you and your dog will begin to work more as a team.  We will also continue to work on sit, down, and stand stays, we add the send out.  

1 hour

4

If you are still dealing with questions and problems this week should help end the frustration.  With the introduction of more procedures your dog's attention is sure to improve while working with heeling off leash.  We will also use several additions including high jump, broad jump, fast, slow, about turn, and U-turn that make figure eights even more impactful.  In addition, we will work off leash on sits and downs.

1 hour

5

After the questions and problem section things will get interesting.  We will be taking turns with the dogs individually to demonstrate if each dog is responsive to the training.  We will practice AKC novice companion dog ring exercise, first the pattern on leash then off leash.  The rest of the class will be spent working on improving any areas each dog fell short during the off leash work.  We will also work on improving distance with standing stays.  

1 hour

6

Graduation Day!!!

In this final class we will begin looking at the American Kennel Club (AKC) ring procedures and rules.  Following this we will look more in-depth at your goals and determine if you are wanting to compete or just want an obedient companion.  At the completion of this class you should be a confident trainer ready to make the next step - Advanced training. Your pet must be completely off leash for the next class. This class has so much to offer in practice many repeat it.

1 hour

At the completion of this course you and your dog should have good communication.  The dog should be demonstrating quality behavior.  From here it’s time to decide the path that best for you and your dog.  It could be competing in shows or simply working on improving behavior even more. The goal is to reach off leash control.