Obedience

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Beginners Obedience (Young dog Focus)

Continue to build on skills and relationships started in previous puppy classes. Or introduce your dog to new skills. The class concentrates on developing and improving the basic skills of sit, stay, down, come, healing on a leash, focus, engagement, motivation, greeting people and working around other dogs. 

 

Recommended age:  5 months or older

Equipment:  Buckle collar, 6 foot leather leash, soft training treats and treat bag.

Advanced Obedience

Every dog can benefit from continued training. Young ( over 6 months) or old, you and your pet will improve their skills of come, sit , down and stays. Play games and train for a great partnership. Develop skills for your well-behaved pet or performance companion in Agility, Obedience or Rally.  

 

This class is one of the requirements for being accepted in the FMKC Agility Program.

Prerequisite: Basic voice control and the ability to concentrate on handler in a busy environment

Recommended age:  Over 6 months . A sit and down with walking on leash helpful.
Equipment:  Buckle collar, 6 ft. leash, training treats, a favorite toy, and a hungry dog.

Introduction to Competition Obedience

This class will focus on the skills, handler and dog, need to compete in competition Obedience. We know that a trained dog is a joy to be around and this can be the beginnings of your journey. Tricks to train, foundations for jumping, retrieving, standing, heeling and articles will be the focus.
 

Requirements:
Dog that has attended a minimum of Advanced Obedience Class or has a Novice Obedience title. Only dogs that know sit, down and heels with a very dependable recall are qualified for this class. Dedicated handler willing to train at home on skills introduced in class.

Equipment:

2 foot leash, 6 foot leash, Your collar of choice (no harness or head harness) dumbbell when requested, training shirt or vest where you are willing to put treats in pocket (without baggies, no bait bags), tons of soft small, treats.

And a hungry, rested dog.


It sounds like a lot but it WILL BE FUN...promise.

 

Competition Obedience

Fine tuning the skills retrieving, jumping, Discrimination Exercises and heeling. Handlers will receive feedback and ideas related ring handling skills that will improve performance.

 

Requirements:
Your dog is eligible for this class if it has basic open skills of jumping, retrieving and off leash heeling. A dog with a CDX is a perfect student to improve those ring scores. A handler hoping to fine tune your handling skills with a focused, happy dog.

Equipment:

Training collar of your choice, shoe string collar tab, 2 – 3 foot leash that you can fit easily in one hand, dumbbell, training shirt or vest where you are willing to put treats in pocket (without baggies, no bait bags), tons of soft small, treats.

And a hungry, rested dog.