Daphne
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Obedience Classes

Hamilton Dog Obedience Club offers you guidance in building a positive relationship with your dog in order to have a well mannered dog that you can take out in public. Three sessions a year are held in Fall, Winter and early Spring. Each session is 7 weeks and the classes are 45 minutes in length. All training classes are held Wednesday evenings between 6:00 p.m. and 8:45 p.m.

Our instructors are all club members, who volunteer their time and expertise to help you with your dog.

Classes offered may be subject to change based on demand and registration numbers. Class time(s) will vary depending upon needs and enrollment. You will be notified of any changes before the date of your first class.

Refund Policy

A refund request may be made up to one week before the date of your first class. Honouring any refund requests made after that date will be at the discretion of the club.

Please note: All refunds are subject to a $10 administration fee.

If you have to miss a class please advise your head instructor.

Puppy 1 and Level 1 are the only classes that you do NOT bring your dog with you for the first evening.

Not all classes listed below are offered every session. Click the link below to see our current offerings.

Please note that classes may be adjusted or the time changed subject to enrollment. Any changes will be communicated to the registrant prior to classes beginning.

VIEW SCHEDULE OF CURRENT OBEDIENCE CLASSES AND REGISTER ONLINE.

CLASS DESCRIPTION
Rally Obedience Novice The prerequisite is for dogs that have successfully completed Introduction to Novice class, or equivalent, and have the ability to heel on lead. During this session, teams will be introduced to the CKC Rally Novice signs. The introduction will encompass a full explanation exercises and include practice of all individual stations, as well as practice courses. Dogs do attend the first night. A crate is absolutely required; you will be walking a course without your dog. Limit – 8 dogs
Rally Obedience Intermediate/Advanced For dogs that have taken Rally Obedience with us. Continuation of the CKC rally signs for the Intermediate and Advanced courses and exercises, with practice of individual stations, courses. Dogs do attend the first night and a crate is required. Limit 8 dogs.
Puppy Level 1 This class is for puppies over three months of age and less than 6 months of age at the beginning of the first class. This is a fun introduction for both puppy and handler to learn the skills required for a well behaved dog with good manners and helps you and your pup develop a good relationship. DO NOT bring your dog to class the first week.
Level 1 This class is for dogs over 6 months of age. Pup and handler will learn the skills required for a well behave dog with good manners. This class will also help you and your pup develop a good relationship. DO NOT bring your pup to class the first week.
Level 2 The prerequisite for this level is that you and your dog are ready in all areas of training to move on. Your training in Level 2 will be to perfect your previously developed skills. In addition, you will be introduced to new skills, the level of distractions will be increased, vary distances and different duration of some exercises. Food and/or toys will become your dog's reward, not a lure. You will be shown the skills required for the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) test. Your dog will learn to sit and accept praise from a stranger, stay in position when you are greeted by another person with a dog, do a simple walking pattern, allow you to walk 20 feet away while your dog remains in position, you can be out of site for 2 minutes while someone holds your dog, and your dog will let someone else groom them and demonstrate a sit and down on command.
Introduction to Novice The prerequisite for this level is that you and your dog are ready in all areas of training to move on. This level will prepare your dog to work through distractions and to work without food all the time. You will review the skills that are covered in the Canadian Kennel Club (CKC) Canine Good Neighbour (CGN) test. The basic Rally moves will also be introduced.
Novice Refresher Continues to prepare the dog and handler for competition at the CD (Companion Dog) level for both CKC and NAMBR. Must have successfully completed the Basic Novice Class or had the equivalent formal obedience training at another training facility. Class is limited to 10 dogs.
Open Refresher For graduates of the New Open class, or equivalent formal obedience training at another training facility. Continues to prepare the dog and handler to trial at the CDX (Companion Dog Excellent) level in CKC and NAMBR. Class is limited to 8 dogs.
Novice The prerequisite is that the dog has completed all the requirements from the Introduction to Novice class, or equivalent. The skills taught at the Novice level will, introduce you and your dog to the requirements needed to enter CKC Novice Companion Dog (CD).
Novice Intermediate/New Open The prerequisite is that your dog can heel off lead with distractions and you have successfully completed your CD and/or the instructor in your Novice Trial Ready class feels you are ready to move on.
Open Your dog has his CD or has completed the Novice Intermediate/New Open Course.