Most dogs that join the Club will begin in the Beginners Class. Our senior trainer Stephen Vale usually leads this class. Stephen has a great knowledge of dog obedience training and will be able to help with any questions you might have about your dog and training methods.
The following is a summary of what happens in the Beginners Class:
We discuss the general principles and psychology of dog training.
We run through the purpose of training ie, socialisation of your dog in a safe environment and your dog’s interaction with other dogs, We’ll try and set some expectations for you and your dog. We’ll talk about the importance of voice and how you handle your dog.
We’ll start you on some basis exercises like “sit”, “heel” and “recall”. We’ll discuss the benefit of using hand signals. We’ll discuss any problems you may be having with your dog.