The Importance of Dog Training
Classes start with Puppy Foundation Assessment.
This consists of twelve exercises designed to introduce you and your puppy to training. During the training, a Puppy Foundation Assessment Diary will be completed by the trainer when you and your puppy have passed the exercises necessary to complete this assessment. These exercises include response to name, basic puppy positions (sit, down, stand) walking in a controlled manner, responsibility & care. After all exercises have been passed, a certificate is awarded.
After the Puppy Foundation Assessment has been passed you can move on to The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze, Silver & Gold Tests. Our local Dog Warden is the examiner for these three awards. Again both dogs and handlers are put through their paces by performing a range of exercises and answering questions about the care and responsibility of being a dog owner. The difficulty of the exercises and questions will vary according to which award is being taken. After successful completion, a certificate and rosette are awarded.
It is important when you are a dog owner to be responsible and to keep your dog under control at all times. Uncontrolled dogs can cause injury and damage to humans and cause avoidable accidents. All dogs will love Dog Obedience Classes. Dogs learn by habit and we should encourage and praise the good habits and discourage the bad habits. Dog Obedience Classes also help your dog to socialise with other dogs.
An Owners Testimonial Our dog came to us in January this year, a stray from Hyndburn Stray Dogs In Need. She was in need of large amounts of TLC, but soon was gaining the confidence that had been lacking in her character by her previous experiences. We soon realised that she was a quick learner, within 2 days she knew where to go to be let out, where food was, where she slept. We decided that we wanted to give her a good start and take her for training. As she had come from Hyndburn Stray Dogs In Need, we looked on the website for information about dog obedience. The following Wednesday we were there.
Jen has been attending since March 2006, and thoroughly enjoys every second at “Puppy Class” She has come on in leaps and bounds. A dog oozing confidence and mischievousness has replaced the shy, nervous animal that came to us in January. Just recently she has passed her Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze Test. She has learned her basic positions, can come back when called, and is learning to walk at heel, to sit when we stop when walking, can go through a door after us, not before or during, and how to behave with other humans and dogs.
Local Dog Training Clubs
K9 School, Darwen, Gillian Vann, 01254 603185
Reedyford Dog Training Group, Cath Beech, 01282
St thomas's Dog Obedience Class, Blackburn
Trinity Dog Training, Colne, Val Anderson, 01282 838715
This list will be added to. Please contact one of the dog training clubs above for more information.