Ffire Photography

We offer a variety of training, from the very beginner with their first dog or puppy to advanced handling for competition training including private lessons in your home for every day issues.

 

Each month we will vary what we teach at the appropriate level so you receive a broad base of knowledge to apply to your dog management. Classes are set on a workshop basis of  6 weekly sets focusing on key topics. 

PUPPY - LIFE SKILLS

Puppy class can help prevent many common behavioural problems such as aggression, separation anxiety and fear.

This comprehensive course covers how to train your puppy to become a happy and obedient family pet or foundations for a competition dog.

The puppy training course has been built to build your puppies confidence and social skills in a fun learning environment and includes information and training on topics such as preventing puppy biting and puppy toilet training - we can help you shape your playful puppy into a well adjusted family pet​.

Course materials will be provided, which will include information and tips and tricks on how to help owners establish and build a healthy happy relationship with their new puppy as well as free video access.

Puppy lessons are a safe way to introduce your puppy into the big wide world with your trainer to guide you.

For puppies from 8 weeks to 6 months - this lesson is prepaid and is non refundable - make up lesson available.

 

 

Create a Lifetime of Good Habits:

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

HOW LONG ARE THE CLASSES?

Group lessons are 45 minutes in duration.

Private lessons in your home or at local park, are 1 hour in duration

 

WHAT TYPE OF FOOD TO BRING TO TRAINING?

We like to use soft food for training as it's easy for the dog to eat. Examples include very small slices of cheese, hotdog, salami, chicken or any food your dog likes that is not crumbly. Bring at least one cup. The receipe below can be made in a baking dish and cut into small bites.

WHAT TO BRING TO CLASS

Lots of soft dog treats, soft collar, martingale collar or halti, soft lead (no chain leads)

Please wear enclosed shoes, bare feet, high heels or thongs are not suitable

OBEDIENCE 1 

Obedience 1 course is a fantastic way to learn new skills, work through distractions and tackle issues such as jumping up, excitable greetings, pulling on the lead and recalling a distracted dog

Understanding how dogs learn is the key for successful training.

Typical skills taught in Obedience 1 include:

  • sit, down and stand on command with both voice and hand signal

  • heel on a loose lead and Reward Zone

  • recall (come when called) foundation games

  • name recognition

  • attention & engagement

  • introduction to shaping

  • introduction to fitness exercises

  • build skills and confidence for both you and your dog

 

For dogs 8 months & over, all breeds and ages - this lesson is prepaid 6 weeks in advance and non refundable - make up lesson available.

OBEDIENCE 2

The Obedience 2 course is designed to progress your handling to the next level.  It introduces new skills and builds on the skills learn't in Obedience 1.

Typical skills taught in Obedience 2 include:

  • heel on loose lead, all turns and all paces in heel work with positions and change of pace

  • heel free without a lead

  • drop on recall

  • stand for exam on and off lead

  • automatic sit, recall and return to heel, present

  • one minute sit stay & two minute down stay

  • introduction to fetching a dumbell or toy on flat

  • run away from handler and sit in a box

  • distance Control

  • scent exercise

FUN OBSTACLE FOUNDATIONS

This course is designed to train your dog through fun games and core foundations, as well as jump sequences and tunnels.

  • Build skills, confidence and self control with your dog

  • Our obstacle class is based on Susan Garrets foundations and handling 360 system

 

Typical ​skills taught in fun obstacle foundations include:

  • learning to jump with correct form

  • tunnel Games 

  • contact foundations

  • weave foundations

  • small jumping sequences

  • shaping 

  • fitness exercise foundations

This course is for dogs who are friendly to people and other dogs. Dogs must also have a RELIABLE RECALL.  (No dog under 12 months will be jumping only foundations training.)

Prerequisite: must have completed obedience 1.

DOG WALKING  & TRAINING SESSION

If you're  too busy to train and walk your dog why not let us do it for you, great mental stimulation for your dog - a great option for busy families and dog owners who work full time.

 

We offer a 1 hour session which includes  1/2 hour walk and 1/2 hour training session option.

We visit you and work with you and your dog in your home environment.

PRIVATE LESSON AND IN HOME TRAINING - OBEDIENCE/AGILITY/COMPETITION OR PET BEHAVIOURAL ISSUES

IT'S ALL ABOUT YOU AND YOUR DOG

 

This is the ultimate if you require personal time and consultation with our highly experienced trainers to focus 100% on your needs. Private and in home training can be provided for basic issues, obedience and speciality training including behavioural problems.

  • Tips and advice on training & behavioural issues

  • Toilet training

  • Biting and nipping

  • For new puppy owner

  • Crate training

  • Recall (come when called)

  • Basic obedience and behavioural modification

  • Walking on a loose lead

  • Barking

  • Separation anxiety & fear

In home training is a convenient option if you prefer your dog training lessons to be in the privacy of your home at a time suitable to you. 

Private consultations are designed for dogs of any age, we will come to your home (or local park) and help you achieve your training goals as well as helping you understand what is causing the problems and how to make positive changes.
 

For: All owners looking for convenient training solutions

Where: At your home at a time you choose

How long do the in home lessons go for? 1 hour