Domestic Obedience

course: 6 lessons over 2 months

R650 for full course

Basic Obedience commands achievable in this course

  • Heel - walk on loose lead -no pulling!
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Recall - come when called
  • Sit Stay: 20 seconds
  • Down stay: 30 seconds
  • Meet and greet another person
  • Focus on Handler with distraction
  • Supervised isolation - demonstrate that your dog can be left with another person while retaining good manners.


Advanced Obedience Levels will include exercises that involve other obedience disciplines such as:

  • Working Trials
  • Protection Work- Schutzhund- Mondioring
  • Tracking
  • Rally-Free 
  • Competition Obedience of the highest standard

 

All diciplines are taught with positive reinforcement  - NO FEAR -NO FORCE - NO PAIN

Bite work/Protection Work is entered into at your own risk

Owners of dogs that would like to participate in protection work  need to be aware that only well socialised dogs with a stable, non- aggressive temperament will be considered.



 

Beginner Obedience

Month to Month

Saturdays 10-11am

Wednesdays 6pm - 7pm

Pricing

Saturday only R300.00

Wednesday only R300.00

If attending Saturday and Wednesday classes R500.00 = total 6 lessons a month

Estimated 4 months to Grading Test

but if you feel you are ready to be tested earlier that can be accommodated – all dependent on how much practice you do 

Handlers will not be penalized for extra commands/signals or for encouraging their dogs except when dogs are left in the “Stay”.
 Handlers will be penalized for touching their dogs and for moving their feet once they have assumed a position require in an exercise

Course Grade of 80% needs to be achieved before being eligble for No

  • Heelwork – on lead
  • Recall -
  • Sit Stay- 2 minutes handler in sight facing dog 
  • Down Stay – 3 minutes handler in sight facing dog
  • Recall
  • Retrieve – Handlers’ article
  • GRAB and HOLD object on command.
  • Introduction to distance control
  • Introduction to scent work – Working Trails/Obedience/tracking
  • Introduction to informal retrieve any article-foundation for Novice
  • Bark or growl on command – foundation Schutzhund/Man work /Protection
  • Intro to Send Away (targeting) – foundation work for Novice/ Working Trials

Novice Obedience

  • Heelwork on lead & off lead
  • Recall - formal
  • Sit Stay 1 minute – Handler in sight – intro to out of sight stays
  • Down Stay 3 minute - Handler in sight – intro to out of sight stays
  • Retrieve – formal competition dumbbell
  • Grab and Release object on command – with distraction and running assailant.
  • Distance control- intro to send away      
  • Introduction to scent discrimination.

A TEST 

  • Heelwork – Off lead
  • Recall
  • Sit Stay 1 minute handler in sight
  • Down Stay – 5 minute handler out of sight
  • Retrieve
  • Scent Discrimination
  • Distance control. – send away 
  • Distance control – sit down stand – Emergency HALT.
  • Grab and Release object on command – with distraction and running assailant.

B TEST

  • Heel – off lead
  • Send away-drop and recall
  • Retrieve Judge’s article
  • Stand stay-one (1) minute-handler in sight
  • Sit stay-two (2) minutes-handler out of sight
  • Down Stay-ten (10) minutes-handler out of sight
  • Scent discrimination

C TEST

  • Heel off lead including Advance Stand, Sit and Down
  • Send away-drop and recall
  • Retrieve Judge’s article
  • Distance control 50
  • Sit Stay-two (2) minutes-handler out of sight 20
  • Down Stay-ten (10) minutes-handler out of sight 50
  • Scent discrimination

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