Dog Obedience Classes Sunshine Coast
Group Dog Obedience Classes In The Sunshine Coast
SUNSHINE COAST DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES
Welcome to Paws, Claws & Tails on the Sunshine Coast, where we offer group dog obedience training programs designed to help you build the relationship YOU WANT with your best friend. Our comprehensive dog obedience training programs are focused on developing a working relationship between you and your dog, and helping your dog develop essential social skills, confidence, and impulse control.
But that’s not all – we offer free text/email support with Charlotte Bryan, your on-call dog trainer, in between classes. We’re dedicated to providing the support you need to ensure success for you and your pup.
Our program is divided into three levels, with each level building on the previous one to help your dog progress from basic commands to more advanced behaviours.
Our classes are ongoing, with no set start or end date, allowing you to progress at your own pace and take as many classes as needed at each level. There is no limit to the number of classes you can attend, ensuring your dog has ample opportunity to learn and practice the skills needed to become a well-behaved companion.
Regular assessments are held every 3-4 months to evaluate your dog’s progress and readiness to move on to the next level. These assessments provide valuable feedback and guidance to help you continue working on the necessary skills.
These classes are only open to EXISTING CLIENTS – i.e. anyone who has done puppy school or private training with Charlotte. If you haven’t please email us first at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is to ensure that we keep the personalised experience valued by so many of our clients.
More About Our Group Dog Classes On The Sunshine Coast
Paws, Claws & Tails’ Group Dog Obedience Classes are a comprehensive training program designed to help dog owners teach their dogs essential obedience skills. The program is divided into three levels, each one building on the previous stage to help dogs progress from basic commands to more advanced behaviours.
The program is divided into three levels: Foundation Obedience, Progressive Obedience, and Advanced Obedience. The first level introduces basic commands and socialization on a standard leash. The second level builds on the first with more distractions and a longer leash. The third level is for advanced obedience, including off-leash commands, and is for dogs who have completed the first two levels. Owners can progress at their own pace and take as many classes as needed.
Our classes include regular assessments held every 3-4 months to evaluate the dog’s skills and determine if they are ready to move to the next level. The assessments test the dog’s abilities and provide feedback to the owners and trainers on areas that need improvement. The assessments ensure that dogs are learning and progressing steadily through the structured program.
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OUR DOG OBEDIENCE CLASS LEVELS
Stage 1 – Foundation Obedience
Stage 1 of the program focuses on foundation obedience, introducing dogs to basic commands like sit, drop, recall, leave it, take it, accept nail trimming, preparation for vet visits, place training, asking permission to greet other dogs, and developing focus. This stage also emphasises socialisation and teaches dogs how to interact appropriately with people and other dogs. This class level is conducted on a standard length leash.
Stage 2 – Progressive Obedience
Stage 2 is designed to build on the foundation skills learned in the first stage. This stage introduces more distraction, distance and duration with commands and develops extra behaviours, including leaving food on the ground on walks. This stage is conducted on a long line so we start increasing the reliability of these commands at a larger distance.
Stage 3 – Advanced Obedience (Off Leash)
Stage 3 is the advanced obedience level and is for dogs who have successfully completed the first two stages and have been invited to enrol in the Advanced Class. This stage challenges dogs to master complex commands such as off-leash recall, distance commands, and more advanced skills – including out of sight stays.
To participate in the program, owners pay for the first two levels upfront and can progress at their own pace, taking as many classes as they need at each level. The classes are ongoing, meaning there is no set start or end date, and owners can join at any time. There is no limit to the number of classes an owner can do at each level, ensuring that their dog has ample opportunity to learn and practice the skills they need to become a well-behaved companion.
Obedience Classes also include regular assessments to ensure that dogs are making progress and ready to move on to the next level of training. These assessments are held every 3-4 months and give owners and trainers a chance to evaluate the dog’s skills and determine whether they are ready to move on to the next stage.
During these assessments, dogs will be tested on the skills they have learned in the previous stage and given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. If the dog successfully passes the assessment, they can then progress to the next level of training. If there are areas where the dog needs improvement, the trainers will provide feedback and guidance on how to continue working on those skills.
These assessments are a valuable tool for both owners and trainers, as they help ensure that dogs are learning and progressing at a steady pace. By providing a structured program with regular assessments, Paws, Claws & Tails’ Group Dog Obedience Classes give owners a clear roadmap for their dog’s training and help them build a strong foundation of obedience skills.
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: At the moment, our classes are held at our fully fenced, shaded, centrally-located dog training field within the Buderim Pony Club. Address: Ballinger Park Sports Complex, Buderim 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.