About this class
Pave the way for Canine Good Citizen, GC, trick titles, therapy work, or agility.
Concentration on techniques such as clicker, targeting, shaping & luring.
Week 1 -Start with the basics that are needed for almost every trick. Increasing distance, duration, and distractions with the four basic obedience commands: sit, down, come and stay.
Week 2 – Introducing two basic novice tricks with a box – get in the box, sit in the box, and introducing hand signals for sit and down.
Week 3 – Introduce hand signals for stay and come. Touch command using hand, target stick, and lid. Spin in a circle. Push-ups doing sit, down, sit, down. Get on a low platform. Tunnel.
Week 4 – review eight prior tricks introduced and add jump over/through and paws up. Everyone can demonstrate what they have learned. I will go over the various AKC levels of trick titles if interested can test for the AKC Novice Trick Certificate.
For dogs over 10 months of age.
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience Class, Puppy 101 Basic Manners, CGC Class, STAR Puppy, or Skills I
All Dogs must be current on all vaccinations. If your dog reacts negatively toward other dogs or people or has severe behavior issues, these classes will not be a good fit. Contact Understanding Your Dog for private sessions, which will be the better option.