Dog Manners – Basic Obedience Classes (8 months onwards)

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Your dog deserves the best life it can possibly have so start the right way with our Mindful Manners Basic Obedience classes.

This course will set you and your dog up for success, it will allow you to provide a force-free, positively enriched environment for your dog to grow and thrive as it begins it training journey. The main focus of these lessons is to build an amazing strong bond with your dog, so that they want to choose behaviours that you want. Just image how sweet life could be, if all those choices were the right ones.

Please Note:

  • Your dog must be up to date with their vaccination and worming to attend this course, please check with your vet if you are unsure before booking.
  • Your dog is 8 months old or older.
  • To give your dog the best experience, one adult handler (16 years +) is expected to be with the dog during the training. There is a viewing area for others to sit and watch during the class.
  • All class content can be viewed online after the class in our private online area.

1) Does my dog need to up to date with their vaccinations to attend a class?

Yes your dog does need to be up to date with their vaccinations as they will be mixing with other dogs on the property. 

2) Will my dog be playing with other dogs?

In our basic obedience classes all dogs are on a lead during the training session. We do not have specific times in the lesson for socialisation. 

3) Can the whole family be involved the dog training?

Yes and no. During the class we ask that you choose one person to work with your dog. This is really important as your dog will be able to concentrate much better when only one person is communicating with them. Other family members can watch from the viewing areas and learn. Family members that cannot attend can always catch up with the online support course material.

4) I bought the dog for my child, can they be the handler for the class?

Our policy is that the handler of the dog must be over 16 years of age. There is a really good reason for this and its mostly to do with health and safety regulations. Because we have other peoples dogs in the class as well we need to have complete control over our dogs at all times.

5) Do I need to bring treats to the class?

During our dog training classes we will be advising that you use treats. Motivation is very important when teaching dogs, and at any age most dogs are highly motivated by food, unless stressed.. But don’t worry we also teach you how to train with treats the correct way, so your dog doesn’t become dependent of treats.

 

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I am currently doing the Bronze obedience course with my excessively hyperactive chocolate Labrador. The course so far is brilliant. Charlie Brown is almost 3 and I was beginning to wonder if we would ever get her to a point where she could be called obedient🤦‍♀️. This course has been brilliant so far.

Charlie Brown now lies down on command. This seems like such a small thing but for us it’s huge!! Darren has shown us that she is trainable and while we have a lot of work to do we have made huge steps forward! I can’t recommend the obedience classes enough.

The classes aren’t too big but the dogs get to socialise and learn in a real environment with distractions as they would in day to day life. I will definitely be signing up for the next level after this, Darren knows his stuff and can adapt to any issues your dog may have.

Liz and Charlie Brown

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