Obedience Classes

6 Week Pet Dog Classes
 
This class is for dogs 6 months of age and older.
 
The 6 week Pet Dog Class runs every Saturday Morning at the Willows Historical Park, Reserve Road, Melton.  
 
What you will learn over the 6 weeks.
The use of the Training Halter will be explained after which each dog owner will be given a Halter  to fit on their dog.
The instructor will use a demo dog to demonstrate how to correctly use the Training Halter.
 
Lead handling – correct position to have your dog
Stepping up – putting you dog into the correct position
Sit
Drop
Heel and Auto Sit
Sit and stepping away (stay)
Drop and stepping away (stay)
Manners – environment scenarios : entering and exiting doorways, creating boundaries that the dogs do not cross
Recall (or Come)
Leave Food / toys on the table or floor
 
Included in the cost is a Blackdog Training Halter.   Classes start 9am and finish 9.45am or 10.15am finishing 11am (numbers permitting).  These classes are run every Saturday Morning (except for Long Week-ends and over Christmas and Easter).
 
 (This class is restricted to 6 dogs per class) 
 
6 Week Puppy Obedience Classes
 
This class is for dogs up to the age of 5 months.   Note dog must be at least 8 weeks of age before they can participate.
 
The 6 week Puppy Class runs every Saturday Morning at the Willows Historical Park, Reserve Road, Melton.  
 
What you will learn over the 6 weeks.
 
 How to redirect bad behaviour to a positive behaviour
Sit
Drop
Loose Leash walking (teaching your dog not to pull)
Sit and stepping away (stay)
Drop and stepping away (stay)
General advice on puppy behaviours like nipping, jumping and toilet training
Recall (or Come)
 
 As part of the cost you will receive a Treat Pouch, Clicker and Wrist coil and Treats the first week.  Classes start 9am and finish 9.45am.    These classes are run every Saturday Morning (except for Long Week-ends and over Christmas and Easter).
 
 (This class is restricted to 8 dogs per class) 
 
Continuation Training
 
6 Week Basic Class
 
The 6 Week Basic Class is to improve on the behaviours taught in the above classes, you will continue on with the Social manners in a fun environment. Your dog will learn longer duration and more distance for the Sit and Drop commands. Better focus and be able to work closely with other dogs.
 
Basic, Intermediate to Advanced Levels (Membership)
 
The Basic (same as above), Intermediate to Advanced classes are an alternative to the 6 Week Basic Class and continues with the commands taught in the 6 Week Classes but getting more consistency and aiming for a higher standard.    Joining as a Member entitles you to reach the Intermediate to Advance Levels which includes regular Fun Days (playing games, Morning Teas and more).   Over the summer and weather permitting we plan trips to the beach as a group or to Navan Park to walk around the lake as a socialisation exercise.