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DOGS of Vic Basic Obedience is designed for dogs over 5 months that are new to training and need some help with the basics.
dog obedience training
begins with basic manners.
It’s never too late to get started training your dog! D.O.G.S. of Vic. Basic Obedience classes is the place to begin whatever your dog’s age or breed. You will learn all the basics for getting – and keeping – your dog’s attention, even in distracting environments. Group classes provide a high level of distraction for your dog while maintaining a safe and controlled environment that you won’t find elsewhere.
This group class is designed to help you and your dog learn and practice basic obedience training like sit, come, down, and go to bed. We’ll focus special attention on good manners like not jumping up. You will learn all the basics for getting – and keeping – your dog’s attention, even in distracting environments. We incorporate games and challenges to help make obedience less of a chore and way more fun.
12 week group class at one of our Training Grounds
Saturday or Sunday
12 x 1 hour lessons
Ages 5 months and up
One handler is requested to minimise confusion on behalf of the dog. Family members are encouraged to attend and watch this course to improve consistent handling techniques.
All breeds are welcome
The Basic Obedience Course teaches the owner/handler how to have control of the dog and enables the dog to be responsive to voice commands and hand signals.
Understanding dog behaviour
Communicating with your dog
Socialising the dog
Walking at heel
Social/Loose Lead Walking
Recall (coming back when called)
Holding a sit stay whilst a dog walks past and walking past a group of dogs in a sit stay
Home etiquette exercises – sitting for a pat, not taking food off benches and more
As part of the course, individual behaviour problems are also covered and commonly include: nuisance barking, hole- digging, jumping on people, etc.
Trail walks are a favourite part of the course. Dogs and handlers will put the techniques learnt to the test under the guidance of an Instructor.
The trail walks ensure that training techniques learnt in class can be transposed to an everyday situation where various factors can be encountered, eg. bike riders, prams, other dogs, joggers, birds, etc.
Class Notes are distributed at the end of each lesson to consolidate what has been learnt in class for that week, to help the handler with practice and also to brief the family/household on what the dog is learning.
Your dog needs you to guide them
You and your dog are a team and we are dog teachers, human instructors and team coaches. We will help translate your dream into an achievable goal and design a training programme to match. We will train both you and your dog and support you all the way. Our aim is to teach your dog all of the skills and manners they need so that you can take them anywhere without the fear of them embarrassing you. Regardless of breed or age of your dog.
Repetition and routine
the keys to canine learning
To get the most from your training program, it’s important that you see it through. Also you will need to make some time at home to reinforce the training. If you miss a class, we will try to accommodate you and with classes held on both Saturdays and Sundays there is the flexibility to swap your training day or make up a missed lesson should a family or work commitment arise.