Basic 1 is suitable for pups and dogs older than five months of age. Basic 1 covers a large variety of different obedience exercises, but also focuses on a mixture of “life skills” designed to make dogs well-behaved in the community and a delight to live with at home. We cater to dogs of all ages that have had no previous training, but also have an amended program for those dogs that have already learnt some of the basics in Puppy class.
Duration: 12 weeks.
Basic 1 Curriculum
Loose lead walking – teaching your dog to walk without pulling and to sit when you stop.
Meet and greet – learning how to politely meet other dogs.
Friendly stranger – learning to politely sit at your side when a stranger approaches to say hello.
Sit stay – teaching your dog to remain in this position until you return (performed on lead).
Down stay – as above.
Stand stay – as above.
Recall – teaching your dog to come to you when called and sit in front.
Heel position – learning to manoeuvre your dog to sit at your left hand side.
Tethering – learning to wait quietly when you tie your dog up to duck into the milk bar.
Trick – teach your dog a fun exercise.
Go to mat – teach your dog to lie quietly on a mat while a health check is performed.
Game play – fun for dog and handler alike, but we teach your dog to give up the toy when asked.
Food manners – learning to sit and wait for dinner.
Gates and doorways – teaching the dog to sit and wait at a door or gate before it is opened, and wait for permission to enter.
Basic 2 works on improving the skills acquired in Basic 1, as well as introducing formal heeling, stand for examination, distance control and food refusal. Stays are now performed over a greater distance and for longer, and we include a formal finish at the end of the recall.
Duration: 12 weeks.
Basic 2 Curriculum
Meet and greet – learning how to politely meet other dogs, including an exercise where the dog weaves between other dogs in the heel position without approaching.
Heeling – teaching your dog to walk in the heel position for an elongated period. The heel exercise involves walking at a normal, slow and fast pace, turning 90 and 180 degrees both left and right, automatically having the dog sit when you stop moving, and having the dog drop or sit in the heel position on command.
Stand for exam – holding the dog in a stand position while a stranger approaches and runs their hand down the dog’s side.
Sit stay – teaching your dog to remain in this position for one minute until you return (performed on lead).
Down stay – teaching your dog to remain in this position for two minutes until you return (performed on lead).
Stand stay – teaching your dog to remain in this position for 30 seconds until you return (performed on lead).
Recall – teaching your dog to come to you when called and return to the heel position.
Food refusal – teaching your dog to refuse a tasty sausage when it is presented to them.
Distance signals – teaching your dog to transition between sit, drop and stand at a distance of one metre.
We hope you continue coming along to CDODC after you complete Basic 2.
Having gained your Basic Obedience title, you can go on to other classes and activities:
To register for any of the above classes, please leave your details on the forms located on the table inside the clubrooms. You will be contacted prior to a new class commencing