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Nurturing the bond between you and your canine companion through force free, positive training methods.

Good Companion Level 1

The Good Companion Level 1 Award is the entry level to the program suitable for all dogs who have undertaken either a puppy or foundation group course with us. (You can also attend if you have completed the same training in 1to1 sessions with us)

 

During the course we will teach you and your dog a selection of skills from our progressive training levels. These will include: leave, loose lead walking, appropriate social interaction, recall from distractions, stay, fun tricks, body awareness and confidence in movement, send to a mat, and more!

Everything will be broken down into easy to teach exercises and a complete step-by-step guide for each exercise will be given as handouts to you throughout the course.

£200

Course Description

There is a lot to raising a dog to be a model canine citizen and this course is your chance to build a solid training foundation whilst working through fun exercises and games designed with everyday life in mind.
 

Over the 8 week Level 1 GCA course we will build on the skills you have already developed in our puppy or foundation teen/adult course. 

During the course we will teach you how to train:

Level 1

  • Leave it (stationary and on the move)

  • Loose lead walking

  • Greeting manners

  • Food manners

  • Recall from distractions

  • Send to a mat

  • Fun tricks

  • Body awareness exercises

  • Stay (30 seconds in sight)

  • Drop an object on cue

We will also check your knowledge on several topics relating to responsible dog ownership, training and welfare.

Everything will be broken down into easy to teach exercises and a complete step-by-step guide for each exercise will be given as handouts to you throughout the course.

Assessment for the award will be done throughout the course by our Head Trainer, Michelle Dart.

You will receive a goody bag, handouts for each exercise and ongoing telephone support throughout the course.

We are also proud to be working in partnership with Alan Schofield Photography meaning that every dog  booked onto our Good Companions course will receive a free photo shoot with Alan and an 8x6 print!

Venue Information

Classes are held at St. John the Baptist Church Hall, South St, Barnstaple EX32 9DT 

What Next?

Our Level 2-5 Good Companion classes await those who have mastered the level 1 course! Working through a series of real life scenarios to put your skills to the test! From settling in a real cafe to emergency stops at the beach and tasks to teach your dog to help around the home! This 5 stage awards program will get you and your dog achieving more together than you could have dreamed! 

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

“We loved it! My rescue dog has never been in this kind of environment and he loved it, picked everything up really quickly and is now fast asleep! Bring on next week!” 

—  Helen M

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