Teacher Kim Carey
Age 6+ months of age and up
Class size 6
Duration 1 hr per week / 6 Weeks
Category Obedience / Manners
$ 145.00

You may have finished Focus Forward: Beyond Basics (obedience level 2) and had fun working in partnership with your dog and building solid skills. This course picks up where Focus Forward: Beyond Basics left off. One goal we work toward is for the handler to have control of and focus from their dog whether on or off-leash.

You will continue to work on or add:

  • Settle on mat
  • Attention
  • Hop, spin, and quick position changes
  • Come when called
  • leave it
  • Loose lead walking in heel position with rhythm, pace changes, and marking halt behavior
  • Front & Finish for formal recalls
  • Steering commands for improved body awareness (forward, backward, side-step) and scoot sits will be taught.
  • Tricks and behaviors to build attention and focus – roll over, crawl, shake, side-step, back
  • Continued development of stays (sit, down, stand) including the beginning of proofing.
  • Some Rally signs will be introduced.
  • By the end of this course, most teams will be able to perform all of the requisite skills needed to pass the Canine Good Citizen test.

Prerequisite:

This class is for dogs that get along well with other dogs and people (friendly or disinterested; no barking or lunging at others) as we will be doing some off-leash work in this class. One goal in Obedience is for the handler to have control of and focus from the dog whether on or off-leash.

It’s helpful to have graduated from Focus Forward: Beyond Basics or a similar class.

We want to provide a good environment in which people and dogs can learn comfortably and feel safe. This is NOT an appropriate class for reactive dogs that bark, growl or lunge at other dogs or people. Your dog will be better served in the Reactive Dog course or in a private lesson. (Dogs that strain at their leash to get to other dogs to play are welcome in this class.)

Who is this class for? This class is for dogs around 6 months of age and older that are fine around other dogs (friendly or indifferent) and people (no aggressive lunging or barking).

Sign up your dog that is 6+ months of age and older. Class size is limited to 6 dogs so register today! This  class is held indoors.

This class –or one like it– is the prerequisite to Rally. This requirement can be waived if you have done an excellent job at home on your own or you’ve taken classes elsewhere.

Class Duration: Class Duration: This class is an hour per week for 6 weeks at Lucky Dog

Prerequisite: This class is for dogs that get along well with other dogs and people (friendly or disinterested; no barking or lunging at others) as we will be doing some off-leash work in this class. One goal in Obedience is for the handler to have control of and focus of the dog whether on or off-leash.

In addition, this may not be the right class for dogs that are dramatically afraid of most things in their world. Please call if you have any questions. There are no refunds if you cancel less than 2 days before class begins (unless there is someone to take your place).

It’s helpful to have graduated from Focus Forward: Beyond Basics or a similar class.

We use the power of reinforcement to encourage the dogs and to create motivation and fun.

 

Clickers (or an alternative conditioned reinforcer) are used to mark correct behaviors as soon they occur, creating fast and crisp responses.

 

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