Obedience Training Programmes:
- Basic Obedience: Perfect for puppies and dogs of any age that are unfamiliar with training. The foundation course for all future training, all dogs should certify in basic obedience ranging from your family pet all the way through to Military Working Dogs. Basic Obedience teaches dogs how to learn, positively associates training and imparts a base line of deference, subordination and respect towards humans as well as beginning to learn how to safely interact and socialise with other dogs. Basic Obedience has 7 essential (canine good citizen) commands and up to 3 non-essential preparatory commands which set the dog up for further learning into advanced or elite obedience, or indeed, through to a working role if appropriate. Basic Obedience is an on-leash semi-conditioned programme with no distractions, taking about 3 weeks to complete.
- Advanced Obedience: Instructs dogs to perform to a conditioned, reliable, response over a 12 to 16-week training programme. There are 16 commands, among which are more complex versions of the Basic Obedience commands with added reliability at distance or increased duration, along with more complex advanced commands including road safety, introductory etiquette, off leash control in safe areas like an enclosed space or park, perfect heeling in your dog’s working environments and with real-world high-level distractions.
- Elite Obedience: Full off-leash control in all environments, 22 commands fully conditioned response, off-leash road safety, off-leash introductory etiquette, off-leash heeling, Canine Salute; plus, many more highly complex commands all trained with real-world high-level distractions and generalised to all environments. Usually achieved in 6-8 months.
At Pedigree Canine we work closely with our clients to help them perceive and interpret their dog’s behaviour through canine physiological processes, cutting edge canine sciences and body language. We instruct owner/handlers on the proper development of their dog which must include creating: an appropriate environment, Pack harmony, tolerance, proper energy management and deferance to the pack leadership, resulting in their dog's achieving good balance through calm, confident temperament. We instruct owner/handlers on how to best promote themselves as entitled, convincing, pack leaders. Upon your dog's graduation from any Pedigree Canine training programme, they will seed their survival to their owner/handler and become dutiful followers. The hard worked at goal of Man's best friend will have been accomplished at certification resulting in a symbiotic relationship between you.