Advanced Skills

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Advanced Skills class incorporates different types of classes into one. Assistance Dog Training, Treiball, Doggy Dancing, Trick Dog Training and Scent Detection Training. We can help you to train one of these areas or multiple.

Advanced/ Assistance Dog Skills

Thursday night 7.20pm weekly and FORTNIGHTLY on Saturdays.

All casual classes may be subject to change or cancellation depending on bookings, classes will be confirmed at least one day prior to the booked date!

Due to the nature of this being a casual class if sufficient attendees are not booked in we may at times need to reschedule the class.

ASSISTANCE DOG TRAINING

You may require your dog to help you with your day to day life, especially if you have limitations of your physical abilities. Or you may have a spouse or child that could benefit with the help from your dog.

We can train many different Advance Skills, for example opening the door or fridge door, remove your shoes and/or socks, alerting you to a sound or sight, picking up items.

TREIBALL

Treibball (pronounced try-ball) is an awesome new dog sport and is a fun game for dogs of any size or breed. Dogs learn to run around 8 large exercise balls, pushing the balls one at a time with their nose or shoulder straight into the goal as quickly as possible.

Treibball promotes better teamwork and communication between dog and handler as they develop skills in distance work and impulse control.

During this class your dog will learn how to play the game, which involves:

  • Out runs
  • Orientation
  • Distance work
  • Nose targets & ball push
  • Impulse control
  • Increase speed
  • Goal scoring

DOGGY DANCING

Doggy Dancing provides handlers and their dogs with an opportunity to demonstrate a skilful, choreographed routine, performed to music.  While having its foundation in obedience heelwork, Doggy Dancing enables the handler to include innovative and creative moves and movement in time to music, giving the illusion of dance.   In Heelwork to Music (HTM), another division of DoggyDancing, which is more closely aligned to obedience heelwork, the dog performs in one or more of the prescribed heelwork positions for at  least 60% of the routine.

Doggy Dancing is suitable for handlers of all ages and dogs of all breeds, sizes and ages.  There are no compulsory moves in Doggy Dancing Freestyle and the handler develops the routine to showcase the individual dog’s strengths and can omit moves which the dog finds difficult or which are not yet perfected.

In Doggy Dancing, handlers and their dogs develop a terrific rapport and, most of all, have fun doing it!  Spectators also thoroughly enjoy watching the sport and seeing the enjoyment of the dogs and marvelling at their achievements.

TRICK DOG TRAINING

Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Expert and Champion levels

Trick Training is a great way to develop a closer bond with your dog as you work towards goals and enjoy the fun. It helps to improve communication and understanding with your dog and can also increase your dog’s confidence, strength, balance and focus.

Throughout the class you will be assessed by our Accredited Trainer to gain points to achieve your NTD (Novice Trick Dog Title), ITD (Intermediate Trick Dog Title), ATD (Advanced Trick Dog Title), ETD (Expert Trick Dog Title).

SCENT DETECTION TRAINING

The objective is to teach the dogs to discriminate one scent and indicate it.

We begin by improving the relationship/communication between dog and owner so it works for our goal of scent detection. Then, we teach the dog the indication behavior that we want it to show us when it detects the target scent. The next step consists of getting the dog acquainted with the target scent (and to indicate it). Finally, we move to discrimination where the dog has to identify the target scent from among others.

Finally, we move to blind detection where the target scent is hidden in a location unknown to both dog and owner.

25th July @ 7.20pm

1st August @ 7.20pm

8th August @ 7.20pm

15th August @ 7.20pm

22nd August @ 7.20pm

29th August @ 7.20pm

5th September @ 7.20pm

12th September @ 7.20pm

19th September @ 7.20pm

26th September @ 7.20pm

3rd October @ 7.20pm

10th October @ 7.20pm

17th October @ 7.20pm

24th October @ 7.20pm

31st October @ 7.20pm

7th November @ 7.20pm

14th November @ 7.20pm

21st November @ 7.20pm

 

SATURDAY FORTNIGHTLY DATES!

3rd August – CLOSED for Open Day

17th August @ 2.40pm

31st August @ 2.40pm

14th September @2.40pm

28th September @2.40pm

12th October @ 2.40pm

24th October @ 2.40pm

9th November @ 2.40pm

23rd November @2.40pm

7th December @ 2.40pm

Price

$35 per lesson on a casual basis.
Multi-pass packages available.

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