Level 2 Obedience Training Manual

 

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Basic Obedience level 2-Training manual

Week 1 – Stop, Stand from Sit at the side, Stand from Drop at the side, Come and go from the Mat, Sit with side hand signal

Stop

 

From Level 1 they understand the free command for both sniffing and release from the mat.  We use it here to be able to apply Stop.

  • Demonstrate action by – giving the dog the free command.
  • As it goes out in front give a quick correction on the lead with the command stop.  When the dog stops give it praise.
  • Command to use for class “Stop”
  • This command is designed as an emergency command.

Stand – from Sit at your side

The dogs already know how to so a sit and stand from Level 1 so this is adding the two commands together.

  • From the sit position with the dog parallel next to you – the palm of your hand facing outwards with your fingers vertical to the ground.  Have the lead tucked under your thumb and move your hand forward enough to get the dog to stand.  If you need you can quickly turn your hand to a stay.
  • Command to be used for class “stand from a sit at your side” – “stand”

Stand – from Drop at your side

The dogs already know how to so a drop and stand from Level 1 so this is adding the two commands together.

  • From the drop position with the dog parallel next to you – the palm of your hand facing outwards with your fingers vertical to the ground.  Have the lead tucked under your thumb and move your hand forward enough to get the dog to stand.  If you need you can quickly turn your hand to a stay.
  • Command to be used for class “stand from a drop at your side” – “stand”

Sending to the Mat: Come from the Mat

As with mat training in level 1 the same commands apply when leading your dog to the mat.

The training technique is done by association.

  • From a distance tell the dog to go to the mat “on your mat” the dog should go to the mat without hesitation as this was practiced in level 1.
  • Come from the mat:
  • From a distance from the mat say “free” and straight away say “come”. The dog should have the free command down pat from level 1 (if parents have been doing their homework).

 

Sit with side hand signal

 

Now that the command sit has been introduced in level 1, we now want to incorporate the hand signal.

  • Demonstrate action – lift the lead with the left hand and scoop upwards with the right hand with the command sit. (like you’re scooping Ice-cream)
  • Command to use when teaching class – “sit from the side with the hand signal”.

     

 

 

WEEK 2 – Drop with side hand signal, Heel Focus, Sit from in Front, Sit from Drop at the side.

 

Heel focus

 

Heel Focus: is the dog’s eye contact on the owner

This is the next level of control – we want your dog to focus fully on you and follow your direction of movement.

Exercises

  • Demonstrate how to apply short sharp lead corrections according to changes in direction of movement.
  • Weaving
  • Cones
  • Use your environment – trees/poles/etc….
  • Commands – 90 degree turns left and right

Drop with side hand signal:

Now that the command drop has been introduced in level 1, we now want to incorporate the hand signal. The dogs must be placed in the sit position before a drop command can be given.

  • Command to use when teaching class – “drop from the side with the hand signal”.
  • Demonstrate action – using your right-hand start from dog’s eye level with your flat palm facing downwards and your left hand on the dogs collar slowly lower your hand to the ground with the command “Drop”

 

Sit from in front with hand signal:

  • Command to use when teaching class – “sit from in front with the hand signal”.
  • Place the dog in a sit and then a stay and stand directly in front of the dog.
  • Demonstrate action – Holding the lead in your left hand – use your right hand to scoop upwards directly in front of the dog – the lead should catch in between your thumb and finger pulling the dog into a sit position.

 

 

 

Week 3 – Stand using hand signal in front from Drop and from Sit, Leave it, Drop from in front

First Aid

An information sheet shall be given to each client and a discussion will follow.

These sheets will be sent along with the certificates on the 2nd week of the course.

Stand using hand signal in front

The dogs must be placed in the sit stay or drop stay position before the stand command can be given.

Stepping out in front of the dog, gently pull the lead towards you in your left hand, parallel to the ground, your right hand should be placed at hip height, acting as a stop signal. Use this exercise from both the sitting and drop position in front of the dog.

 

Week 4 – First Aid Level 1 and Graduation.

You can either command your dog to sit from in front in either the stand or drop position by lifting the lead upwards (palm facing up), the lead resting between your thumb and forefinger, and saying sit when lifting at the same time. Use the (palm facing down), the lead resting between your thumb and forefinger, and lowering your hand when you give the command to drop.

  • Command to use when teaching class – “drop from in front with the hand signal”.

 

Graduation

  • Photo time with dogs and owners.
  • Ask permission for photos to be taken and uploaded particularly when children are in photos.
  • Caps and certificates.
  • NB: Certificates will be sent through by Admin by post on 2nd week of classes.
  • Photos to be Uploaded to dog training 101 Facebook page, the photos must be sent to Kylie within 24 hrs of class graduation.
  • Send Photos to: Kylie text Kylie on Mob: 0450364101 and ensure names of dogs have been sent along with photos.
  • Also please send names and location in 1 message only.
  • All stock must be paid for on the 1st week of training.
  • Remember to send the furry regards PDF to all clients that undertook training, send through vCita.