FOUNDATION

FOUNDATION COURSE

Ages:  16+ weeks

Course:  5 weeks (1 hour per week)

Class size: Small groups (with max of 6 puppies)

Cost:  $185.00

Where:  St. Finbarr’s School, Byron Bay – Saturday mornings

Support:  Phone and email support, as required  •  Comprehensive Manual (digital version)

Methods:  100% Positive /Force-Free

Requirements:  Vaccinations, flea, tick and worming treatments are up to date 

This is a great course for dogs over the age of 16 weeks who have not been to Puppy Preschool or have completed training elsewhere. Our small groups are perfect for general training which covers all the foundation skills and techniques imperative to any further training after the Puppy stage. Our program focuses on teaching practical skills that can be used in everyday life when out and about with your dog. It is also ideal for those who may have previous experience with a training class that used alternative traditional methods. Many find it a refreshing way to get their dogs to respond using force free methods rather than punishment, force and intimidation.

 

TOPICS COVERED:

  • Recalls
  • Loose lead walking
  • Give/leave it
  • Sit/down/attention
  • Stay
  • Human/dog greetings
  • Dog to dog greetings
  • Jumping
  • Canine body language & postures
  • Force-free training methods
  • Building better owner/dog relationship

  • Environmental enrichment
  • Use of treats/rewards
  • Fading out food for learned behaviours
  • Responsible dog ownership
  • Normal dog behaviour
  • Leadership/guardianship program
  • How dogs learn
  • Calm and focus
  • Appropriate play techniques with your dog

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE:

YOUR DOG SHOULD:

  • Walk on a loose lead whilst weaving in and out of people sitting with their dogs in a café scenario
  • Come when called (within reason)
  • Leave low level distractions
  • Be able to stay
  • Drop items when asked
  • Focus
  • Be calm and exhibit self-control
  • Be happier and more contented
  • View you as the giver of all things good

 

YOU, AS THEIR TRAINER SHOULD HAVE

  • Acquired a higher level of management and awareness of your dog in all environments
  • Extended your knowledge of canine behaviour and communication
  • More comprehension of how dogs learn
  • An understanding of adolescent dog behaviours
  • Increased the human/animal bond with your dog

And most of all you both should have had fun!!