This class is designed to help you reach YOUR Obedience and enrichment Goals.
In our Obedience Level 2 class, you will build on the foundation behaviors your dog learned in Obedience Level 1 and will be introduced to new behaviors as well.
With significantly increased distraction your dog will learn:
- Reliable Name Response: A reliable name response with duration in attention to you is crucial no matter the distraction. Introducing much more exciting distractions and getting a snappy Name Response.
- Really Reliable Recall: A reliable recall is important for every dog in every situation. For maximum safety, for maximum enrichment and off leash freedom a reliable recall is needed. Introducing exciting distractions, increased criteria and getting an immediate response for a very fast recall.
- Out of Sight Sit & Stay, Down & Stay: Teaching your dog to stay in position under higher levels of distraction, including you moving further away from your dog and even being out of sight.
- Calm & Polite Greetings: Your dog will learn to sit or stand calmly to be greeted, or while you greet another person, even another person with their dog.
- Loose Leash Walking: Teaching your dog to walk next to you in any situation insures a lovely walk in the park, around the neighborhood or even a great experience at events or field trips. This class offers higher levels of distraction, walking side by side with another dog, passing another dog and walking in patterns all the while retaining focus from your dog.
- Hand Target: Learn to use this behavior as a reward, get some enthusiasm and keep your dog’s engagement.
- Stand: Teach your dog to Stand on verbal cue.
- Leave It: Increased criteria of moving away from the Leave It item, Leave It items that move, and more.
- Offered Focus: Teach your dog to check in with you often under distraction and without being asked.
- Go To Mat: Teach your dog to go to a mat or designated obstacle (raised bed, mat, etc) and remain there.
- Introduction to Heel: Teach your dog the difference between Loose Leash Walking and Heel. Heel is a focused activity where your dog is right next to you and attentive to you. Sit in Heel, Stand in Heel and move in Heel.
- Collar Cues: Teach your dog to respond to cues that you deliver through the collar or leash.
- Sit or Stand for Petting: Teach your dog to maintain a sit or stand position.
You will learn:
- How to develop an advanced plan for any situation.
- How to use Luring & Shaping to get behavior.
- Advanced food management techniques to promote eventually NOT having to have food on you for training.
- Leash Handling techniques.
- Advanced Games and reward strategies that will keep your dog enthusiastic about learning.
This class is a must for those who are interested in Therapy Dog certification or Canine Good Citizen certification. It is also a great refresher for those who’ve completed Basic Obedience training in the past, but would like to improve on their skills.
Minimum behavior requirements needed to start Basic Obedience Level 2:
- All skills from Obedience – Level 1
- Ability to work around other dogs without barking, lunging, etc
- Sit & Down with a verbal cue
- 15 second Stay in Sit or Down
- Basic Leash Skills – Leash Handling and Leash Walking
- Understanding Marker Training
If you are not sure if you meet the minimum requirements, please give us a call. If you enroll in Obedience – Level 2 and you and your dog are found to NOT meet the minimum requirements you will be transferred to an appropriate class.
No Reactive or Aggressive dogs. We have an entire series of courses for those dogs who bark and lunge at other dogs and/or people. If you know that your dog barks or lunges at people or other dogs, please call us to inquire about what class to start with. Dogs who struggle around other dogs or people can’t learn in an environment where there are at least 6 other dogs and their family. At Pack of Paws we are absolutely the area experts for working with reactive and aggressive dogs. Being in the right class to begin with is crucial for your learning experience as well as the experience of the dog.