Canine Class Level 1 & 2 is the course for those that want to further improve the skills in your dog. The dogs need to be settled, committed to training, motivated and connected to their handler.
Canine Class Level 1 & 2 continues on from Canine Beginners.
This course focuses on building reliability in both verbal cues and visual cues, moving away from luring. Reinforcement continues as it is crucial to learning but we start to shift to a variable rate of reinforcement as behaviours become stronger.
The three D’s, Duration, Distance and Distraction come into these levels, where the skills and degree of difficulty, increase as the dog progresses. We focus on sustaining behaviours for longer periods, we focus on encouraging dogs to responds even when they are not right next to us and we focus on building a connection where distractions no longer play a role.
Below is an outline of Canine Class Levels 1 & 2.