Caber/Ali

Obedience Classes

The Hamilton Dog Obedience Club offers you guidance in building a positive relationship with your dog. A motivational approach to training is used which makes a variety of training methods available for all dogs. Three sessions a year are held beginning in January, early Spring and September. Classes, which are 45 minutes in length, are held Wednesday evenings between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

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CLASS DESCRIPTION
Rally Obedience Novice For dogs that have taken 2 sessions of obedience (7 weeks each) and have the ability to heel on-lead. Explanation of the CKC rally signs and exercises, with practice of individual stations, as well as practice courses. Dogs do not attend the first night. Limit 8 dogs.
Rally Obedience (Beginners), Part 2 For dogs that have taken Rally Obedience (Beginner) in the Fall session 2010, or where the handler has trialled a previous dog to a Rally Novice title. Dogs must have 2 sessions of obedience (8 weeks each) and have the ability to heel off-leash. Continuation of the CKC rally signs and exercises, with practice of individual stations, courses, and progression to some of the Rally Advanced stations. Dogs do not attend the first night. Limit 10 dogs. Taught by CKC and CARO Rally Judge Lorraine Purnell.
Rally Obedience Intermediate/Advanced For dogs that have taken Rally Obedience (Beginner) with us, or where the handler has trialed a previous dog to a Rally Novice title. Dogs must have had 2 sessions of basic obedience (7 weeks each) and have the ability to heel on-lead. Continuation of the CKC rally signs for the Advanced courses and exercises, with practice of individual stations, courses, and possible progression to some of the Rally Excellent stations. Dogs do not attend the first night and a crate is required. Limit 8 dogs.
Rally Obedience Excellent/Masters Prerequisite: For dogs that have taken Rally Obedience (Advanced) with HDOC, or where the handler has trialed a previous dog to a Rally Advanced title. Dogs must have had 2 sessions of basic obedience and have the ability to heel off-leash. A crate is required. Masks are recommended to keep our members and participants healthy.
Puppy Level 1 This class is for puppies less than 4.5 months old at the beginning of classes. This is a fun introduction for both puppy and handler to learn the skills required for good manners. These include but are not limited to; focus, sit, down, loose leash walking and coming when called.
Puppy Level 2 (formerly Advanced Puppy) This class is a continuation of Puppy Level 1 skills. You will continue to work on all the previous skills but these will include more duration and distance, such as; sits, downs, waits and recalls as well as adding some distraction. New skills such as sit and accept praise, waiting at an open door, loose leash walking on the right and left side and standing, will be added to the curriculum. A full list of skills to be developed will accompany your lesson sheets.
Level 1 (formerly Beginner Novice) This class is for dogs over 5 months of age without previous classroom training in our program. It is a fun introduction for both puppy and handler to learn the skills required for good manners. These skills include but are not limited to; focus, sit, down, loose lease walking and coming when called.
Level 1 7:30 (formerly Beginner Novice) This class is for dogs over 5 months of age without previous classroom training in our program.  It is a fun introduction for both puppy and handler to learn the skills required for good manners.  These skills include but are not limited to; focus, sit, down, loose lease walking and coming when called.
Level 2 (formerly Novice 1) Level 1 is a prerequisite for this class. You will continue to work on all the previous skills but these will include more duration and distance, such as; sits, downs, waits and recalls as well as adding some distractions. New skills such as sit and accept praise, waiting at an open door, standing and walking on a loose leash on the right and left side will be added to the curriculum. A full list of skills to be developed will accompany your lesson sheets.
Level 3 (formerly Novice 2) The prerequisite for this class is level 1 and 2 skills. This level will prepare the dog and handler for Canine Good Neighbour skills, while introducing more foundation exercises in a fun and challenging way. Dogs that complete this level will have the foundation to be excellent companions and for those with a competitive spirit the skills to move to more competitive and fun programs such as, rally obedience, trial obedience and agility.
Trick Novice Trick training is a fun approach to entertain your dog physically and mentally. You will learn a variety of tricks including: the muffin tin game, shake a paw, crawl, wave, the memory game and barrel racing.
New Open Refines off-lead heeling, teaches the drop-on-recall, retrieve on the flat, retrieve over the high jump, broad jump, and continues preparation for the sit and down exercises
New Utility Teaches the skill set needed for the UD (Utility Dog Title) for CKC and NAMBR. Exercises include: Seek Back, Scent Discrimination, Signal Exercise, Moving Stand and Directed Jumping. To be eligible for this class, the dog must have at least one leg of the CKC or NAMBR CDX (Companion Dog Excellent) Title. Class is limited to 6 dogs.
Novice Refresher Continues to prepare the dog and handler for competition at the CD (Companion Dog) level for both CKC and NAMBR. Must have graduated from 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.
Utility Refresher Continues to refine the Seek Back, Scent Discrimination, Signal Exercises, Moving Stand and Directed Jumping. Continues to prepare the dog and handler for trialing at the UD (Utility Dog) level in CKC and NAMBR. Class is limited to 6 dogs.
Trick Intermediate/Advanced