Training and development for happy dogs and proud owners.

 

At Rags & Bert's we offer a wide range of training classes for dogs of all ages and abilities, including:

 

Puppy

Suitable for puppies up to 24 weeks, this 8 week course is structured around the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Puppy Foundation award. Each puppy and handler partnership are allocated a diary to record weekly progress and on successful completion of all exercises, are presented with an official Kennel Club certificate and rosette. Topics covered at basic level include attention to name, loose lead walking, recall, sit, stand, down and other tricks, play and stay. Socialisation is ongoing every week as is responsible ownership, welfare and legal responsibilities.

 

Puppy Progress

For puppies who have completed the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Foundation award and those who would benefit from more time to finish, this course is designed to allow dog and handler partnerships practice of previously taught techniques in a controlled environment while having fun thorough mentally and physically stimulating activities including tricks, scent work, low-level agility and basic Rally-O. 

 

Beginners

Aimed at dogs over 10 months, rescue dogs of any age commencing training with new owners just starting out or refreshing their puppy training, this course is structured around the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Bronze award. Focus is on increasing steadiness of basic training with distractions. Exercises include loose lead walking, distance recall, veterinary inspection, grooming, stay and general relationship building through manners, respect and fun. Socialisation is ongoing every week as are greater details of responsible ownership, welfare and legal responsibilities. When ready, the class will be visited by an external examiner on a pre-determined date to be tested for the Bronze award. On passing all elements of the test, each dog and handler partnership are presented with an official Kennel Club certificate and rosette. The test is not obligatory so anyone not wishing to be assessed is encouraged to join in on test night to benefit from the learning experience, support those attempting test and contribute to the required distractions. A test is not necessarily scheduled within a 8-week course as is dependent on readiness of the group.

 

Intermediate

For dogs who have achieved Bronze level, this course is structured around the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Silver award. An increasing standard is worked towards with focus on steady meeting and greeting, distance control, road walking, vehicle control and other exercises useful for everyday life situations. Socialisation is ongoing every week as are more in depth aspects of responsible ownership, welfare and legal responsibilities. When ready, the class will be visited by an external examiner on a pre-determined date to be tested for the Silver award. On passing all elements of the test, each dog and handler partnership are presented with an official Kennel Club certificate and rosette. The test is not obligatory so anyone not wishing to be assessed is encouraged to join in on test night to benefit from the learning experience, support those attempting test and contribute to the required distractions. A test is not necessarily scheduled within a 8-week course as is dependent on readiness of the group.  Low-level agility and Rally-O can also be incorporated within this class.

 

Advanced

For dogs who have achieved Silver level, this course is structured around the Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme Gold award. An advanced standard is required to achieve exercises including relaxed isolation, send to bed, stop the dog and off-lead controlled walking. Socialisation is ongoing every week as are finely detailed aspects of responsible ownership, welfare and legal responsibilities. When ready, members will be visited by an external examiner on a pre-determined date to be tested for the Gold award. On passing all elements of the test, each dog and handler partnership are presented with an official Kennel Club certificate and rosette. The test is not obligatory so anyone not wishing to be assessed is encouraged to join in on test night to benefit from the learning experience, support those attempting test and contribute to the required distractions. A test is not necessarily scheduled within a 8-week course as is dependent on readiness of the group. Low-level agility and progressed Rally-O can also be incorporated within this class.

To find out more about the training on offer please call today 0118 207 7788 or email dogtraining@ragsandberts.co.uk 

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23 & 25 Loverock Road
Reading
Berkshire
RG30 1DZ

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