Level 3 Obedience Manual

 

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Basic Obedience level 3-Training manual

WEEK 1 – Eye Focus – using Yes/No and Drop from standing using hand signal

 

Eye Focus

This is another focus exercise, this time your dog needs to be giving you eye contact.

For this exercise we do use food, this is to have your dog focus on what is in your hands.

Have some liver treats in each hand and close your hands to make a fist. Have your hands close to you face and have your dog in the sit position in front of you. Your dog will focus on what you have in your hand, the idea is when your dog looks you directly in the eye, you say “YES”. Your dog will soon learn that when they give you eye contact they get the treat. Gradually move your fists out to each side creating more of a gap between your hands and your face.

If you your dog touches your hand without emotion say “NO”

 

Drop from standing using hand signal

This exercise is similar to level 2 when dropping, but we are going to command the dogs to sit from a standing position.

Your dog should by this point be dropping with the hand signal from the sit position. This step we exclude the sit command and command them to drop using the hand signal only.

  • Slow the pace of the walk, command “DROP”. Your dog should be in the drop position. If they hesitate use your left hand to lower the dog while using the hand signal as shown in level 2.

 

WEEK 2

 

Stand out of motion using hand signal

The dog should have the stand command down pat. Slow the walk down, swipe across the face of the dog with the command “stand”, and keep walking in front of the dog to the length of the lead.

The dog should be in a stand position in front of you, if they move and some will inch forward, put them back into position but do not repeat the command.

 

This must be all one motion, tell the dog to stand and without stopping keep walking in front of the dog. You can change the direction to moving out to the side also.

 

Sit with side hand signal

Now that the command sit has been introduced with the hand signal in level 2, we now want to incorporate out of motion exercise. This means that we are still moving to the front or to the side of the dog. Your dog should sit and stay in that position even though you are still moving.

Command to use when teaching class – “sit from the side with 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)

 

Week 3 – First Aid Level 1 and Drop out of motion using hand signal

 

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.

 

 

Drop out of motion using hand signal

 

The dog should be able to drop with only using the hand signal and the word ‘Drop” in level 3.

We now want to incorporate out of motion exercise. This means that we are still moving to the front or to the side of the dog while your dog completes the command. Your dog should stay in that position even though you are still moving, and only break when another command is 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 slowly lower your hand to the ground with the command “Drop”

 

 

WEEK 4:  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.
  • Please send names of dogs and location in 1 message.
  • Send furry friends PDF to clients after completion of course.