In this grade your dog will be between the ages of three and six months old. This class is designed to socialize your dog with either dogs and people. This is the most critical period in a dog's education and development. Puppies are introduced to basic obedience and owners have the opportunity to discuss questions and problems associated with their own dog in an informative environment. Also included are general health issues, vaccinations, worming, house training methods, and tips to help ease your young dog out of those annoying puppy habits, such as digging holes and tearing washing off the line. Puppies will need a collar, and a suitable lead.
Grades One, Two, Three, four and five
These grades are usually available to dogs over six months of age. Dogs begin in grade one and on satisfactory completion of the four week course, are given permission to attend grade two. This then progresses to grade three on obtaining a pass in grade two. In these classes, owners and their dogs, are instructed in the techniques of basis obedience. Heel work, sit, stay, drop, stand, recall and retrieve are all included. The exercises will be developed each week and will become harder in each class. Dogs will need a collar, and a suitable lead.