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Grad School: Level 1

Strengthen your dog’s behavior and sharpen your own training skills in this Advanced class. We will incorporate the “3 D’s” in exercises and games that will test your abilities as a team! How do musical chairs and tic-tac-toe help with dog training? You’ll find out in this 5-week course. Both you and your dog will have fun and build upon the foundations that you began in Prep School. Focus will be given to loose leash walking, recalls, and holding safety positions (sit, down). *This class will also prepare you for participation in Allisonjoy’s SFTD field trips.*

DETAILS
• Prerequisite: Prep School
• For dogs 5 months and older
• Dogs should have no aggression history, or other behavior concerns.
• Vaccinations required: Rabies, DHPP and Bordetella.

Please note: This is an advanced class. In order to take this class, teams must be able to fulfill the requirements listed below. If you need a review of basic behaviors in a class environment, we recommend that teams re-enroll in Prep School.

The Dog Must:
  • Be able to offer mat relaxation for 20 - 30 seconds without a treat
  • Be able to give eye contact on verbal cue
  • Be able to offer touch from 6ft on cue
  • Be able to sit for 10 seconds on cue
  • Be able to down for 10 seconds on cue
  • Be able to "leave it" at all levels with high value / low value on cue
  • Be able to offer "polite behavior" at doorways
  • Be able to execute loose leash walking with guardian for 10 paces and a u-turn

The Human Must Know:
  • What a clicker is, what it does, why we use it
  • The 3 ways we teach behavior
  • When to add a cue to a behavior
  • The 3D's of dog training, and how to apply them
  • What to do if a dog is not executing a desired behavior
  • What the R+ triad is.
Cancellation policy Cancellations may be made without penalty up to 7 days in advance of the course start date. Less than 7 days notice will mean the full fee is non-refundable.