• Oct

    Time: Thursday evening 6.45-7.45pm.

    Location: All Saints Church Hall, 70a Fulham High Street, Fulham, SW6 3LG.

    All Saints Church Hall,  70a Fulham High Street, Fulham, SW6 3LG.

    4 week challenge.

    At K9 Help training facility.

    All Saints Church Hall, 70a Fulham High Street, Fulham, SW6 3LG.

    £80 per dog.

    This is a 4 week challenge, (not a pass or fail), it will be based on a 1, 2 or 3 accomplishment level.  The assessment will be on week 4 of 4.  The first 3 weeks will be spent training and practicing the various aspects of the challenge outlined below. I am sure that you will enjoy the challenge and the training, as well as meeting with familiar faces and like minded people.

    Food and toys may be used wherever needed and appropriate at this stage for rewarding but not luring unless in the initial stages. Everyone attending with a dog should be carrying poo bags.  All dogs must be wearing a suitable collar / fixed harness with ID tag.  The challenge is to successfully complete 0 - 8 pass level 1,  9 - 11 pass level 2,  12 or above pass level 3.

    Places are limited to ensure that we can practice and achieve the above challenges.  It is my expectation that you will practice before the training starts, as well as during the 4 week period. The assessment will be conducted by myself. 

    A certificate will be awarded to each dog and their person, based on their level of accomplishment.

    Response to name. The dog should show a clear response to the handler when the name is called, (or signaled in the case of dog who is deaf.)

    Greeting behaviour. The dog on lead held by the handler should behave appropriately when another person approaches.

    Lead walking. The handler and dog will walk for the “t” course with one other dog and handler also walking on lead in the immediate vicinity. (5-10 metres). The dog should maintain a fairly steady position at the handler's side with no cutting in front (possibly for treats) or lagging behind. At this stage, pulling towards the other dog/person may still happen occasionally and if this happens the handler will be assessed with regards to how they manage and train the behaviour.

    Recall. The dog will return to the handler with enthusiasm and speed (relative to age, size and breed). There will be no distractions in the line of recall. The recall will be over the longest reasonable distance.

    Static positions. The dog will demonstrate good understanding of the following positions: sit and the down, using a visual hand and/or verbal cue.

    The dog will sit, on cue, first time if achievable, a) in front of the handler, b) in a position of the handler's choice.

    The dog will lie down, on cue, first time if achievable, a) in front of the handler from the sit position, then return to the sit before being released by the handler.

    The dog will perform either of these 'remain' exercises.

    The dog will remain in a sit or down or stand for 20 seconds while the handler is approximately 3 metres away. The handler will go back to the dog and release him/her with a verbal cue or

    The dog will remain in a sit or position whilst the handler walks round the dog. The handler will then release the dog.

    Full examination. The dog will allow the handler to conduct an all over body examination including eyes, ears, nose, teeth, tail area, stomach, paws etc. while remaining reasonably calm.  The handler should be able to explain the reasoning behind this process.

    Door safety. The dog will approach the door or replicated entrance way with the handler and wait while the handler walks through and only proceed to join the handler when requested.

    Building entry and exit. The dog will remain under control whilst entering the building or hall area. The dog will therefore only enter when cued to do so.

    Play manners. The dog will wait in front of the handler while a puppy dummy is jiggled around gently for a minimum of 2 seconds and only take the toy when cued to do so.

    Food manners. The dog will wait while a bowl of food is placed in front of him and only proceed to eat it when cued to do so by the handler (minimum 10 second wait).

    Group patience. (Not a card game!) The dog will wait in a controlled manner for a minimum of 1 minute within a group of 3 or 4 other dogs and handlers who have met up and having a ‘chat’.

    Sorry this course is fully subscribed, please check next course for availability.

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