Canine Companion - Basic Training
Canine Companion is a programme of six week introductory training courses. This is the perfect starting point for owners who want to teach their dog the basics, get some focus, provide positive socialisation, and gain valuable training experience. The courses are suitable for any age dog, but puppies need to have finished their vaccinations before attending. There are three levels - you can do as many or as few as you like.
As with any “dog” training course, it’s really all about training you, the owner, rather than your dog. Our aim is to help you gain the skills to teach your dog whatever you want. The first course covers the basic cues – sit, down, stay, come, and walking nicely on a lead – but in working through these, you will learn how to communicate with, motivate, and reward your dog, and your dog will learn to focus on you, ignore distractions, and follow your instructions. The more advanced courses build on these skills and introduce some of the basics for the various dog sports we also teach.
All our training is based on effective communication and rewards. This makes training fun and motivating for dogs and humans alike. Whatever your goals are in taking this class, working with your dog in a positive and enjoyable way will build a great relationship between you. And that’s what having a dog is all about.
When: Wednesdays at 7.15pm
How Much: $95 for six week course
Enrolment: Required, as numbers are limited. Please contact us to enquire about availability and course dates. Puppies are accepted once they have completed all vaccinations (usually around four months of age).