For more advanced dogs, there is another LATE CLASS also starting at 8.45pm. To differentiate, these two classes are nominally LATE CLASS A (Advanced) & LATE CLASS B (Beginners).
Please note that due to demand, these classes are normally only available to dogs who have completed the Puppy Class.
Other dogs will only be accepted by agreement with Beryl & Lauren, and subject to places being available.
Across the classes we have adopted a structured approach utilising the Dragonflyllama Training Levels -
We are using three Levels in the new structure - Those continuing after completing the Puppy Class will be provided with an introduction to the manner in which we intend to train with you, and then commence with Level One.
If you would like one, you will be given an Achievement Diary that will have your dog’s photo on the cover (and yours as well if you so wish).
There are no tests, but your instructor will be monitoring your progress and your achievements and these will be recorded by your instructors & in your diary, if you have one.
Certificates and rosettes will be presented on completion of each level.
We hope you will find that this adds an interesting dimension to your dog training and that the exercises you learn
will be helpful in everyday life.
Beyond Level 3 (Gold), we may be using a modified version of Level 4 in order to make it more relevant (& hopefully interesting) for you all.
In parallel with the 'Training Levels' we will still continue to be involved in the Kennel Club Good Citizen Scheme however,
and the Achievement Diaries will enable you to maintain a record of your training as you & your dog
progress towards the standard for the Good Citizen Award, at whichever level.
The classes will work initially towards the standard for the Kennel Club Bronze Good Citizen Award,
and for those who've already attained it, the classes will aim to take you and your dog further
in order to assist you to try and achieve the Silver & Gold Good Citizen's Award, although these will have to be assessed elsewhere.
(And congratulations to several of our members who have achieved their Bronze, Silver & Gold Awards ).
The Early Class (commencing at 7.30pm) is taken by Lauren, assisted as necessary by Val & Pete, and is currently full. It's comprised of a mix of Beginners & those dogs and owners who've completed basic training but wish to develop both their own and their dogs' training skills by achieving more Levels. Its aims are very similar to the Late Class (B).
Training for Level One commences as soon as the puppy has finished the induction period, and is fairly easy to achieve.
Once Level 1 has been achieved the training will continue towards Level Two.
|JANUARY 7th||CLASSES RESUME|
|JANUARY 21st||NO TRAINING THIS WEEK|
|FEBRUARY 18th||NO TRAINING THIS WEEK|
|MARCH 18th||NO TRAINING THIS WEEK|