Obedience – Wednesday nights from 6.45pm
6.45 – 7.15 Puppy Class
Please note that Covid guidelines for dog training restrict the socialisation aspect of these classes - we will do our best to incorporate socialisation as appropriate whilst starting on the first basic steps of obedience training with your puppy.
These sessions cover socialisation with other puppies and humans, and the first basic steps to obedience. A fun class to build on your relationship with your puppy, this is a very important first introduction to dog ownership, especially if this is your first puppy. When ready, you will move on to...
7.15 – 7.45 Puppy Training
In this next class you will build on the basics already learned – sit, down, how to walk on the lead, and the beginnings of recall. This will still be with puppies/young dogs of around the same age as yours, building the confidence of you and your dog. Please be assured that we don't push you on to the next class until both you and your trainer feel sufficiently confident to do so.
6.45 – 7.15 Class 1 (a)
You move up to the main hall where you and your dog will be encouraged to expand your training e.g. longer sits, stays, stands and recalls with some off-lead work. Pleasure and fun are the main criteria and you will be surprised how much more responsive your pet will become in a more competitive environment. There is a fairly wide age range of dogs in this class – rehomed dogs will often start their training in this class.
7.15 – 8.00 Class 1 (b)
An increase in training, preparing the two of you for successfully achieving the Inderbrook Bronze award. There is ongoing assessment of your progress with sit/down stays, recalls and walking on a loose lead, but we never forget that training is meant to be fun and pleasurable for both you and your dog!
8.00 – 9.00 Class 2
This is the natural progression in obedience for handler and dog after achieving the Bronze Award. You will continue to improve on what you have already learnt but we add in new activities – retrieve and off lead heelwork, food manners, and longer stays for example.
9.00 – 10.00 Class 3
**THIS CLASS IS NOT RUNNING AT PRESENT**
Training in the Gold class includes scent work, a-recalls, more accurate heelwork as would be necessary in competition, send-aways – the list is endless! As with all the classes, fun and reward is essential.
Make the most of your obedience training evenings
- Being mindful of COVID, please do not attend classes if you have a cough.
- Please arrive in plenty of time settle yourself and your dog in the hall before the start of your class.
- Feeding? Not before class. Your dog will feel more comfortable and pay more attention to you with an empty tummy.
- What do I bring? Your dog, collar and lead, toy (not squeaky) and titbits.
- What do I wear? Flat shoes, comfortable clothes with pockets for your titbits.
- What will I learn? Kind, fair and reward-based methods to help with all aspects of dog ownership. Grooming and handling for the vet as well as to sit, down, stay, walking on a loose lead, coming when called and mixing happily with humans and dogs.
- Bitch in season? Please leave her at home, but come yourself, that way you will learn the handling for the week and you will be able to train her at home.
Club members are always welcome to come and watch the classes – we would encourage you to stay and watch the next class if possible – it is all part of the learning process. Please help yourself to refreshments while you watch, as a selection of hot or cold drinks are always available and provided free of charge.
The relaxed and friendly atmosphere leads to success and the "Inderbrook Dog Training Society" rosettes. The later classes build on your basic knowledge with more creative training for you and your dog to enjoy.
There is also the opportunity to take the Kennel Club Bronze, Silver and Gold, Good Citizens Tests.