Canine Companion - Basic Training
PLEASE NOTE: Owing to demand, our Canine Companion courses are full until late September 2021. If you are on our waiting list and a space becomes available on an earlier course, you will be contacted.
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 two levels, so you can build on the basic skills in a more advanced course if you wish.
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 course builds on these skills and introduces some of the basics of 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: Wednesday evenings (time varies)
How Much: $110 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).