Training

Below are the various classes currently offered at SABDTC

 



Introduction
class

All new members attend the introduction class which starts with an orientation session, where you will learn the principles of reward-based training and work to get your dog paying attention to you. You attend this class for the first month and then automatically move to Blue Class. To progress to other classes, you need to demonstrate the relevant criteria for promotion.

SABDTC provides general dog training classes. It may not be suitable for dogs who have complex behavioural issues or difficult problems which require individual help. In those circumstances, please direct the member to the Chief Instructor for guidance on next steps and possible private consultations.



To create a
strong bond with
your Dog
  • Walk on loose lead for 5m
  • Keep dog's focus in minimal distractions
  • Sit Stay for 5 seconds
  • Down Stay for 5 seconds
  • On-lead recall in minimal distractions


To improve
communication with
your dog
  • Walk on loose lead for 10m
  • Keep dog's focus in mild distractions
  • Sit Stay for 10 seconds from 1 metre away
  • Down Stay for 15 seconds from 1 metre away
  • On-lead recall in mild distractions


Widen skill set
  • Heel in a simple pattern
  • Handler can keep dog's focus in major distractions
  • Sit Stay for 20 seconds from 2 metres away
  • Down Stay for 30 seconds from 2 metres away
  • on-lead recall in major distractions
  • Toy refusal


Consistency
  • Heel in a figure 8 pattern
  • Consistent focus from dog
  • Sit Stay for 30 seconds from 3 metres away
  • Down Stay for 1 minute from 3 metres away
  • Stand Stay
  • Off-lead recall from 2 metres away
  • Low value food refusal


Competition Level
  • Heel Off lead in a pattern
  • Consistent focus from dog
  • Sit Stay for 1 minute from 5 metres away
  • Down Stay for 2 minutes from 5 metres away
  • Stand for exam
  • Off-lead recall from 5 metres away
  • High value food refusal


Competition
Level

Competition obedience is a precision sport where the handler and dog do a series of standard exercises as directed by a judge. Handlers are not allowed to speak to their dog’s other than to give each command (heel, stand, down, stay, etc). As a club member, you have an opportunity to help out or just come and watch at our September Obedience Trials; and see the wonderful bond between dog and handler working as a team.

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