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Overview of Dog Training Classes

23 August 2011 619 views No Comment

Dog Training Classes 101If you are going to train your dog, it is best to be aware of all the options available.

Puppy Preschool

The first kind of training a dog is called the puppy preschool. It is meant for puppies above 6 weeks old, but no older than 5 months. The duration of such training courses is usually about 6-8 weeks, where the puppy is taught to adjust socially, to people and other puppies. It is also trained in simple instructions like those for sitting down, staying put or coming towards the owner.

Basic Dog Training

Dogs minimum 5 months old are required to be trained by the second method, called basic dog training. They last for up to 10 weeks, making your dog learn to walk correctly on a leash, stay, sit, heel or come.

Intermediate Dog Training Classes

The third type, called intermediate dog training, aims to train the dog in much the same things as in a basic training, though more elaborately. The dog is taught to stay when commanded for a longer duration and is also taught how to follow orders from other people.

This type of training lasts for about 10 weeks, too and is for dogs 5 months old or older. Your dog should have undergone a basic training course or at least be accustomed to obeying basic commands taught by its owner.

Advanced Dog Training

Advanced dog training, though similar to the previous course,  is somewhat more detailed and elaborate, and here the pet is taught to sit even in your absence.

The duration of this training is also around 8 or 10 weeks, and is for dogs which have finished undergoing the intermediate training. In this course, the dogs are even taught to walk properly beside their masters without the use of a leash. This is also a good preparatory course for a dog to eventually undergo the Canine Good Citizen course, which is the final course meant to train a dog. For this course, a dog is to be taught 10 essential aspects.

This course strictly demands that a dog has completed successfully all the previous training courses. Only a very well behaved dog will pass the difficult test posed by this course. Depending on the dog’s progress, the course can extend for many weeks.

This information should help you to determine which training course suits your dog best. Do approach a local dog trainer for proper guidance. Several trainers even offer free consultations, placing you one step closer to enrolling your dog in a good training course.


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