Bronze level is for beginner dogs more than 16 weeks of age who have been fully vaccinated or with evidence of appropriate titre testing. For dogs 16 weeks and under, see our recommended puppy pre-schools.
Week one is a dog-free information session covering basic canine behaviour and learning principles, and specific training skills to take home to practice with your dog in readiness for the following week.
Our Bronze classes also cover behavioural information such as body language, environmental enrichment, bite inhibition, social maturity, socialisation, and the prevention of resource guarding.
At the conclusion of Bronze, students with dogs under nine months of age have the option to undertake an evaluation to earn their Level 1 Pet Dog Ambassador certification.
Dog and guardian will work together throughout the course to establish a bond of mutual trust and respect.
To enrol in Bronze level, please complete an online enrolment form
Bronze level behaviours include:
- 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