The Canine Classes running at Point Cook Dog Training & Day Care are group class for dogs of all ages, ranging from 4 months of age and up.
These classes focus on skills training, practicality and real life training with the added distractions of other people and their dogs.
Training in a group setting helps owners and their dogs build on focus, settling, improve impulse control, combat mild fears, frustration and excitement as well as socialise along the way.
All the classes are run using positive training methods and this means we use treats, praise and play to reward the dog for good behaviour. There is no aversive training here and equipment such as correction or choke chains, prong collars or electric shock collars are banned from my classes. Aggressive handling or shouting is also not tolerated.
Owners will be taught to understand a range of terminology used by positive trainers and to be able to use a variety of tools from clickers, hand signals, bridging words and more to ensure they have every option possible available to them.
Levels are now mixed, so there may be some dogs starting from scratch working on their Canine Classes Level 1 whereas others may be returning to work on their Canine Classes Level 1 Advanced course. For those wanting to go even further, there is Canine Classes Level 2 which is aimed at the more mature dogs.
All dogs start at Canine Classes Level 1 and work their way up slowly when they are ready!
The bonus of working mixed groups is that everyone can see where they are heading or where they have come from and it just motivates everyone even more.
Upon completion of the course, owners will receive a certificate for their level.
Attention owners of Pugs, Bulldogs, Australian Bulldogs, Boxers and French Bulldogs!
It is advisable to book these breeds in during the cooler time of the year (April to December) as they do often struggle with the heat. Please consider the seasons before booking in.