Bronze Level is for beginners and/or dogs and guardians who have completed a Puppy Pre-School class (see recommended Puppy Pre-Schools).
Week one is an information night including some basic animal behaviour principles and specific training skills to take home to practice with your dog in readiness for the following week.
Dog and guardian will work together to establish a bond of mutual trust and respect and will be assessed on the following exercises taught at this level:
- Demonstration of foundation skills for bridging (letting your dog know if he got it right!)
- Gaining the dog’s attention by using his name
- Asking for the dog’s attention with “look/watch”
- Basic hand target
- Pay the Check In
- On the mat
- Loose lead walking
- Sit for polite greeting
- Leave it – from the hand
- Wait to be fed