In our classes, handlers are able to work towards 5 levels of obedience training with their dogs. However, they are encouraged to do this at their own and their dog’s pace. There is an emphasis on having fun and building a bond with you dog rather than on simply passing tests.
Each week, your progress will be noted though and certificates will be awarded to handlers who have reached a particular level at the end of each term (in June and December).
Level 1 ~ Sit stay (10 Seconds), Down stay (20 Seconds), Walk with handler, Puppy recall (dog left in the sit position)
Level 2 ~ Sit stay (30 Seconds), Down stay (1 minute), Walk to heel (on-lead with 2 sits), Beginners recall (dog left in sit position then brought round to heel)
Level 3 ~ Sit stay (1 minute), Down stay (2 minutes), Walk to heel (on lead with 3 sits), Intermediate recall.
Level 4 ~ Sit stay (2 minutes, handler out of sight), Down stay (3 minutes, handler out of sight), Walk to heel (off lead with 4 sits), Advanced recall.
Level 5 ~ Sit stay (2 minutes, handler out of sight), Down stay, (4 minutes, handler out of sight), Walk to heel, (off lead, 4 sits, change of pace), Recall with Redirection, Recall to the front, Distance control.