Kommetjie Canine College

Kommetjie

Cape Town

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Advanced Classes 
 

Advanced classes are for those who would like to continue with training beyond a basic level and teach more complex and varied exercises. We cover everything from more formal competition-style obedience to a huge variety of trick training, including Rally Freestyle Elements, and many exciting and fun training games and concepts.  We also prepare dogs for the Silver and Gold Canine Good Citizen Tests. For the first time in 2010 we had 22 of our advanced dogs successfully evaluated for their Silver Canine Good Citizen Test - the first dogs to enter in Cape Town. In 2011 we had many more evaluated at this level and a further 16 dogs achieved their Gold Canine Good Citizen. Many have gone on since then to achieve these awards. The Silver and Gold Tests give the more advanced dogs and owners something to work towards and enables them to gain recognition for the high standard of training they have achieved.

Some of the exercises taught in this class are:

  1. Hold and Retrieve

  2. Distance control

  3. Out of sight stays

  4. Off-leash heel work

  5. Advanced positions

  6. Send-away to mat or target

  7. Search

  8. Recall to heel, side, middle and front

  9. Endless tricks:  rest, chin target, pivot, heeling in reverse, heel on left and right side, a variety of leg weaves, middle, spin, circle owner, switch backs, U-turns, go round cone, hold pole, back paw targeting, left and right paw, soccer etc.

 

The fun never stops in this class and we constantly add new exercises to keep everyone learning and growing. As a result, many of our advanced class dogs stay with us for 5-10 years! This is the really enjoyable phase of training, where the teenage gremlins have grown up and class is simply about spending quality time with your dog. Our advanced dogs and owners always tell us that they LOVE school! The advanced class is also a wonderful place to meet other committed “dog-nuts”  and has relaxed, sociable atmosphere.

Class fees are R450 per month.