Dog Training Classes - Beginner II

By: NYOC Dog Training  08-12-2011
Keywords: Dog Training, Dog Training Classes

Beginners II introduces new skills and continues to build on the exercises taught at the Beginner I level. Distractions are introduced to increase the dog’s attention to the handler. This class is designed to establish consistent obedience training for those who would like the family dog to behave better at home and on leash. In addition, this class helps those who wish to participate in the first level of obedience testing. Testing is often used as a training assessment tool to evaluate the dog and handler’s attention to detail and timing. The Pre-Companion Dog (PCD) title is a transition title for handler/dog teams working towards their first level of formal obedience testing. Precise obedience is taught. Formal hand signals are introduced. Distractions will be used including other dogs, people, food, noise, etc. The key behaviours taught in this class are: Proper heeling with a loose leash Tight turns left and right while maintaining a proper heel position Sitting while examined by other people Off leash recalls from at least 20 feet Sit with stay for at least 1 minute Down with stay for at least 2 minutes. * Prerequisite: successful completion of Beginners I

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