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Dog Obedience Classes Sunshine Coast

SUNSHINE COAST DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES

Paws, Claws & Tails and Charlotte Bryan offers group dog obedience training programs on the Sunshine Coast. Our goal is to help you build the relationship YOU WANT with your dog and our dog obedience training programs have been designed to reflect this. Our dog obedience program aims to develop a working relationship between you and your dog and help your dog develop social skills, confidence and impulse control.

Charlotte also offers free phone/email support during the week for you and your dog for the duration of your training with PCT. Think of Charlotte as your on call dog trainer!

Classes starting in August – learn more by reading through this page!

More About Our Group Dog Classes On The Sunshine Coast

We understand that dogs are all unique in both their response to training and the time it takes them to learn new things. Our dog obedience class program is designed to accomodate this.

In our program we have 4 set class levels – with each being 4-6 weeks long. Each level also has a maintenance class which means you don’t need to feel pressured to try and “perfect” your dog’s training in the 4-6 weeks of group classes. You can continue to train at a particular level until you’re ready to move up by attending our “drop in” maintenance classes. Classes are centrally-located in Buderim 4556 for your convenience.

OUR DOG OBEDIENCE MAINTENANCE CLASSES

At the thought of having a set number of weeks to train your dog in obedience, it can be a bit daunting if you and your dog are progressing at a slightly slower pace than others – and we don’t want you to feel out of your depth by having to enrol in a “high level” class than where you and your dog are at. So, you’re more than welcome to attend our “maintenance” classes to keep practicing at your desired level until you feel you and your dog are ready to progress further with your training.

OUR DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS LEVELS

Foundation Obedience (Stage 1)

For dogs aged 5 months and over just starting out with their dog obedience training – whether you’ve previously enrolled in puppy school or not. This course is entirely conducted on a standard 4 or 6ft leash and is designed to teach your dog these commands under minimal distractions. This course focuses on “verbal commands” only as the aim is to builld your dog’s “listening skills”.

What we cover in our Foundation Obedience course:

  • Intro to Sit, Stand, Drop & “Stay” – using verbal cues only
  • Leave it (Food) & Give It (Toys)
  • Focus on handler
  • “Say Hello” to other dogs/people
  • Loose leash walking
  • Basic place training
  • On leash recalls

Progressive Obedience (Stage 2)

For dogs aged 5 months and over who have already completed our Foundation Obedience course. This course is entirely conducted on a standard 4 or 6ft leash and is designed to further progress your dog’s training by adding in distance, duration and distractions to your previously learnt commands. This course focuses on “verbal commands” and developing impulse control.

What we cover in our Progressive Obedience course:

  • Intro to Sit, Stand, Drop & “Stay” – using verbal commands & implementing distance, duration and distraction.
  • Leave it (Food) & Give It (Toys) – increasing “intensity” of training
  • Focus on handler & developing impulse control around higher distraction levels
  • Loose leash walking through a more complex course/environment
  • Developing impulse control with place training
  • Increasing distractions with on leash recalls

Advanced Obedience (Stage 3)

For dogs who have already completed our Foundation Obedience & Progressive Obedience courses. This course is conducted on a 10 or 15m long leash and is designed to further progress your dog’s training by adding in hand signals and further increasing distance, duration and distractions to your previously learnt commands. We’ll also be preparing your dog for off leash training. This course focuses on mixing up verbal commands and hand signals and further developing impulse control.

What we cover in our Advanced Obedience course:

  • Sit, Stand, Drop & “Stay” at a greater distance and with hand signals
  • Developing impulse control around higher distraction levels and at a greater distance from the handler
  • Loose leash walking – incorporating complex turns and calmness around other “intense” dogs
  • Place training at a distance and under heavy distraction
  • Distance & more “intense” recalls
  • Emergency stops
  • Teaching our dogs to “switch off” and do nothing

Off Leash Obedience (Stage 4)

For dogs who have already completed our Foundation, Progressive & Advanced Obedience courses (and who have been invited to join this course). This course is conducted off leash and is designed to continue your dog’s training off leash and under more intense distraction. This course focuses on mixing up verbal commands and hand signals and further developing impulse control when dog is off leash and handler is either at a distance or out of sight.

What we cover in our Off Leash Obedience course:

  • Sit, Stand, Drop & “Stay” – with hand signals and off leash or with handler out of sight
  • Developing impulse control around higher distraction levels and with handler out of sight
  • Walking with handler off leash
  • Place training off leash and with handler at a distance or out of sight
  • Off leash emergency stop

OUR OFF LEASH PUPPY CLASS

For puppies 12-20 weeks AND who have already completed puppy school. This course is conducted on a 10m or 15m leash and is designed to give your puppy the best start to and mimic “off leash” training.

What we cover in our Off Leash Puppy course:

  • Teaching focus “off leash”
  • Practicing previously learnt commands “off leash”
  • Teaching puppies to “check in” with us
  • Increasing engagement with handler while “off leash”
  • Practicing distance recalls

Dog Obedience Class FAQs

Q: Do you offer both group and one on one dog training?

A: Yes we do. This page is all about group dog obedience classes. For more information on private dog training sessions, please click here.

Q: How long is each dog obedience course?

A: Our dog obedience courses run for 1 hour each week over 4-6 consecutive weeks depending on the course you’re enrolled in. You also have the option to enrol in our maintenances classes for each course if you feel as though your dog is not ready to progress to the next level yet.

Q: Where are the dog obedience classes held?

A: Our dog obedience classes are held at Doggie Adventure Playhouse (4/18 Kayleigh Dr, Buderim QLD 4556).

Q: How do I pay for sessions?

A: Due to popularity, we require an upfront payment to reserve your place in our course.

Q: What do I need to bring for my dog obedience classes?

A: To each dog obedience class, please bring a collar or harness, leash, treats and your puppy’s favourite toy (if they’re toy motivated). You may or many not need to bring your dog’s bed depending on the week.

Q: How much does each dog obedience course cost?

A: Cost for each course to be determined.

Q: Do you offer dog obedience classes during the week or on the weekends?

A: At this stage, our dog obedience courses are only held on weekends.

Q: How do I book sessions?

A: Please visit our “How To Book” page for instructions on booking. Or, if you already know what to do, please visit our “Book Now” page.

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