Adolescent and Adult Dogs

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Hardingstone Village Hall

My (Chris Rose’s) dog training classes are an effective 4 week course in learning to have fun with either your pet gun dog when starting out in obedience training or with a dog that has passed any puppy training classes or other puppy socialisation classes. The classes will give you the essential introduction to the socialisation your dog needs if it is to continue into a well balanced dog.

This course doesn’t just provide the foundation to the future of a dogs life in obedience and socialisation but, will also help get the dog responding to the handler in everyday dog owning situations. Critically Chris Rose’s Dog Obedience classes will also help owners gain an understanding of responsible dog ownership and psychology of the dog, building on the skills learnt in any previous dog obedience classes for puppy’s or adult dog.

Play is encouraged during the course using suitable dog safe equipment. When play is introduced into training it makes it fun for the dog and this will help with their obedience development. This is one key element of Chris Rose’s philosophy and that’s why it’s incorporated into the adolescent and adult obedience training classes.

Chris Rose’s Obedience dog training classes helps the handler to build up the obedience level in their dog through patience, fun, repetition and consistency. By building up to a desired level, dogs and owners can move onto the next level of training obedience, which will be released late 2018!

When can you start and how long for?

Either you have attended my puppy classes which makes you eligible. Or you have a dog aged 8 months and upwards. Your dog needs to be also up to date with their vaccinations, and not reactive towards other dogs. Then you can enrol onto the 4 week course. There will be several courses released yearly to attend, if you so wish.


The classes will be carried out in a relaxed and informal way, this will help dog owners achieve the standards in obedience training they desire. Family members can attend the dog training classes too.

Dogs that reach the required standard in all areas will be invited to move up to High Wire Obedience and will be presented with the Big Top Obedience Silver Award. However handlers and dogs can still continue with the classes even if they have passed the assessment if they so wish.

Handler essentials

  • 1) Dog must have suitable collar, lead or other setup with ID tag (No flexi leads)
  • 2) Handler provides suitable food treats and dog safe toy
  • 3) Handler to provide poop bags
  • 4) Handler to provide vaccination records.

Advice will be given on:

  • A) Separation anxiety
  • B) Visitor control
  • C) Equipment
  • D) Affection

During the dog course areas that we cover and dog training obedience are;

Hygiene and dog identification

It is essential that dog owners demonstrate throughout the course the essential requirement of hygiene by carrying poop and scoop bags and disposing of them appropriately. It is also required by law that every dog wears an identification tag with the owners name and address written on it. It’s not essential to have your phone number, but could assist in reuniting dog and owner quickly if separation occurred. Owners could face fines if no identification tags, discs or plates are displayed on a dog or puppy even if they are micro chipped.

Dog responds to his or her name

This will be carried out on lead. If your dog doesn’t respond to their name then as a owner you will find it increasingly frustrating and irritating when trying to gain your dogs attention for training or giving a command.

Control when toy or ball is produced

The handler should put their dog into a stay position and produce the dogs favourite toy, ball or other dog safe object. By throwing or bouncing the object the dog shouldn’t try and snatch the item whilst the handler is in control of it. The dog should not move from the stay position either. Any dog that moves tries to snatch or attempt to get the object will result in being given a “still trying”

Dog goes to bed

The handler will bring in their dogs bed or blanket that the dog has already made an association with. The handler will command the dog to go to their bed or blanket. This will performed at a short distance from the item provided. Mild encouragement can be given. A dog that fails to comply with the command “bed” will be given a “still trying”