Obedience & Puppy classes
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Obedience & Puppy classes

Classes
At Black Jack Dog Training Centre we teach puppy socialisation & obedience, beginner obedience, novice obedience, advanced obedience and competitive obedience.
You will learn how to train your dog effectively in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. We do not work in a course form in our obedience classes in order to give as many people a chance to come to the classes when their dog needs it, without having to wait until a new course starts. We keep our groups small with a maximum of 6-8 dogs, so we can give you all the attention you need.
We teach obedience classes on Wednesday & Thursday evening and on Sunday morning. The costs are £20 pounds per 4 lessons, payable at the beginning of the month.
Please phone use at 01205-460728 or email us for more information and to book your place in the classes.

Puppy socialisation & obedience classes:
In the puppy socialisation and obedience classes you & your dog will learn: heel on lead, come when called, stays, sit, down, stand, being examined by a person, magic mat, taking food and toy away from the dog, brushing, walking through a gate or door without pulling on the lead. Other topics are discussed and trained as well, like for instance: not jumping up, not pulling on the lead, puppy play biting. The puppies will get in contact with livestock and learn to ignore them. If owners experience certain problems at home with their dog, they will get helpful hints and tips for that during the classes.
Whenever possible dogs will be able to play with other dogs in these sessions as well and will learn to be called away from playing with other dogs.

Beginner obedience classes:
The beginners obedience classes are for slightly older dogs that have not had formal training yet. You & your dog will learn: heel on lead, come when called, stays, sit, down, stand, being examined by a person, magic mat, taking food and toy away from the dog, brushing. Other topics are discussed and trained as well, like for instance: not jumping up, not pulling on the lead, ignoring live stock, not pulling on the lead when walking through a gate or door. If owners experience certain problems at home with their dog, they will get helpful hints and tips for that during the classes.
Whenever possible dogs will be able to play with other dogs in these sessions as well and will learn to be called away from playing with other dogs. Playing will only be done with dogs that are sociable with other dogs.

Novice obedience classes:
The novice obedience classes are for dogs that have completed our puppy socialisation & obedience classes or the beginner classes. You & your dog will learn: heelwork (starting with off lead heelwork), recalls, leave it, stays, go play, box, magic mat, examination of the dog. Your dog will be learning to ignore livestock and all exercises from beginner and puppy classes are now done on a higher level and with more distractions.
Go play: whenever possible dogs will be able to play with other dogs in these sessions as well and will practise to be called away from playing with other dogs. Playing will only be done with dogs that are sociable with other dogs.
Advanced obedience classes:
Since July 2011 we also run an advanced obedience class. We felt the need for this class as we have many people enjoying the obedience classes with their dogs and wanting to learn more, but they have no intention of competing. These people would feel out of place in the competitive classes where we pay a lot of attention to small details. So this class is really ideal for people that have a well behaved dog but they would like it to learn more, but are not so interested in the accuracy needed for the competitions.
In this class you and your dog will learn: heelwork on and off the lead, retrieve, box, go play, recall with stand and down, stays with distractions, distance control, hurdle.
Go play: whenever possible dogs will be able to play with other dogs in some of these sessions as well and will practise to be called away from playing with other dogs. Playing will only be done with dogs that are sociable with other dogs.

Competitive obedience
Nowadays there are three types of competitive obedience: competitive obedience like we see it in Great Britain, Rally-Obedience, which originates from the USA and F.C.I. obedience like it is done on the mainland of Europe. At Black Jack DTC we teach all these varieties as we feel that by mixing all these exercises that dogs generalise them better and will be able to compete to a higher standard. Also because it is FUN to teach them all to the dogs.
Even if you are not interested in obedience as a competitive sport, it is still really important to teach your dog some basic obedience exercises. At Black Jack we teach pet dog obedience as well as competitive obedience.