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Life Skills Plus

A  six-week programme following up on the Puppy course.   It has a specific starting date and does not have rolling classes because the training is a bit more specialised.  Social teens or adult dogs who have not attended puppy training can also join this course.  We swiftly go over the foundation skills and then start working on the more advanced versions.

When dogs reach adolescence their social needs change and they carry that into adulthood.  Because their needs change, their behaviour also changes, especially when they are on leash.   In this course, we help dog owners understand on leash social skills in order to prevent on leash reactivity as much as possible.  We also help owners address the onset of on leash reactivity in adolescent dogs.   We do a lot of tolerance work with the dogs, emergency skills and very helpful leash skills for owners. During this course, we also focus on using rewards other than food, that are more functional in our day to day lives.   We also look at normal adolescent behaviour and the prevention of unwanted behaviours.

Your first class is an online, interactive webinar centered around canine body language as well as defensive behaviour. Essential knowledge for any dog owner who would like to take their dog to public places.

Group class venue:  The Links Bridge Club. 143 - 145 Tenth Street. Linksfield, JHB

This course starts on Sunday, 5 February at 12:00 Midday.  Enrollments are open.

Course Break Down

1

Foundation behaviours

Sit, Down, Stand

Recall, Wait, Reflex to name

Loose Leash Walking

Wait

Hand targeting

2

Progress on Foundations

Various Loose Leash Walking exercises.

Advanced Leave It

Send Aways and targeting

Various recall exercises

On leash Social skills

Trick training

Leash Skills (for owners)

3

Vital skills for a social dog

Interactive live webinar on canine body language and defensive behaviour.

Appropriate on leash social skills and interactions.

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