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Obedience > How to Graduate in Obedience


How to Graduate in Obedience

 Learners—GRADUATION

· Heel on a loose lead

· “Sit” on command

· “Stand” and “Down” (with guidance)

· “Sit Stay” - at the end of the lead—return to dog.

 Class One - GRADUATION

· Heel on a loose lead—good positions—still two hands on the lead for guidance.

· Automatic sit

· Good stands

· Steady sit stay and down stay—handler in front. Return to the dog

· Reward the dog

· Exercise finished

· Short Recall—Still on the lead—reward the dog.

· Return to the dog

· Exercise Finished

  Class Two– GRADUATION

· Heelwork on loose lead

                        -good positions

                        -correct hand signals

                        -correct foot work

                        -precise left and right turns

· Automatic sit—correct heel position

· Steady Sit and Down Stays at the end of the lead

· “Recall” at 3 metres—return to the dog—no finish.

· “Stand for examination” on the lead (with guidance)

· “Finish” (with guidance)

  Class Three - GRADUATION

· Heelwork on loose lead—(left, right or both hands on the lead).

                        -correct positions

                        -precise foot work

                        -precise left and right turns

· “Stand for examination” on the lead

· “Recall” at 6 metres—reward—return to the dog—no finish.

· “Stand for examination” on the lead

· “Finish” as a separate exercise

· “Stays” - at a distance of 6 metres

                        “Sit Stay” (one minute)

                        “Down Stay” (two minutes)

                        “Stays” must be steady

Class four Graduation requirements

“Heel on lead” including “figure 8” with correct positions

“Stand for examination” must be steady

“Recall” at a distance of 10 metres—”Return to the dog” no finish

“Finish” as a separate exercise

“Stays” at a distance of at least 6 metres

                        - “Sit stay” one minute

                        - “Down Stay” two minutes

“Change of position” at a distance of one metre—“Return to dog” Exercise Finished

“Heel free” (with verbal encouragement and an occasional food treat) including “Figure 8” with at least one halt and one stand without the figure.

 Fun Class Five

For members who are not intending to compete in Obedience Trials, but still wish to train their dogs; there is a Fun Class Five. Any member who have graduated from class four OR any member who has participated in class four for a period of 3 to 6 months, may consult with the head instructor to be transferred into the Fun Class, thereby continuing training and enjoying Sunday morning with their dogs.

 

 

 

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