Photo Gallery: Training in class

See what it is like in our classes ...

Photos are of dogs in our current classes.

You might also like to see photos of the adult dogs and the puppies who come to out training classes.

 

watch command
keeping attention
by holding a titbit ...
watch command
rewarding the attention:
first stage of Watch ...
watch command
an excellent Watch
on command
watch command
another excellent
Watch command
sit in front of handler
sit in front
of handler
sit beside handler
sit beside
handler
sit beside handler
early stage teaching down:
handler bends with dog
sit beside handler
at first the dog follows
the hand to learn down
sit beside handler
reward only comes
with the dog in position
sit beside handler
reward only comes
with the dog in position
down
down in front of
handler: no bending
down
another down in front
of handler
down
advanced down beside –
handler not bending
control at a gate
control at a gate: dog to sit
before handler opens gate
control at a gate
control at a gate:dog to sit
before handler opens gate
control at a gate
control at a gate: staying in sit
as handler opens gate
control at a gate
control at a gate: staying in sit
as handler opens gate
control at a gate
control at a gate: staying even
if gate opens towards handler
control at a gate
control at a gate: staying even
if gate opens towards handler
control at a gate
control at a gate: staying in sit
until handler calls dog
control at a gate
control at a gate: dog follows,
sill in control
control at a gate
control at a gate: alterntively,
handler stays slightly ahead
control at a gate
control at a gate: in sit as
handler starts to close gate
control at a gate
control at a gate: staying in sit
as handler closes gate
control at a gate
control at a gate: staying in sit
as handler closes gate
attention for heel
ensuring attention
before starting heel
attention for heel
early stage of heel:
using a titbit
attention for heel
heel on lead:
with lovely attention
heel
heel on lead:
looking effortless!
heel
heel on lead:
another lovely heel
heel
heel turning towards
dog, still in heel
heel
early stage of heel turn
away from dog
heel
completing the turn
using a tibit lure
heel, lead in pocket
heel, lead in pocket to
prepare for off-lead
heel, lead in pocket
another heel
with lead in pocket
heel on lead
heel while
weaving between poles
heel, lead in pocket
heel, lead in pocket:
close up of turning signal
heel on lead, road walk
heel on lead on road walk
– with a nice loose lead
heel off lead
heel off lead
 
heel off lead
heel off lead
 
heel off lead
heel off lead
 
heel off lead
heel off lead: hand signal
as turn away from dog
heel off lead
heel off lead
near another dog
heel on lead, passing in front of another dog
heel on lead passing
in front of another dog
heel on lead, passing behind another dog
heel on lead passing
behind another dog
heel on lead, passing between other dogs
heel on lead passing
in between other dogs
heel off lead, passing in front of another dog
heel off lead passing
in front of another dog
heel off lead, passing behind another dog
heel off lead passing
behind another dog
heel off lead, passing between other dogs
heel off lead passing
in between other dogs
sit stay
sit-stay, handler
walking round dog ...
down stay
stay in down:
handler close by
down stay
stay in down:
handler close by
down stay
stay in down:
handler close by
stay
stay while handler
walks away
stand stay
teaching stay
in stand
stand stay
stay in the
stand position
recall through Tempatation Alley
dog in a stay before
recall past distractions
recall
recall: first stage
is on a short lead
recall
recall: late stage,
from a distance
send to bed
early stage of teaching
send to bed, on lead ...
send to bed
... handler moving forward
to reward dog on the bed
meet
control on meeting;
at a distance to start with
grooming
grooming,
with dog controlled
health examination
health examination,
with dog relaxed
health examination
health examination:
examining ear
health examination
health examination:
examining mouth / teeth
health examination
health examination:
examining eyes
distance down
distance commands:
Down with handler a few feet away
socialisation
behaving beautifully when handler
stops to talk to another person
socialisation
keeping dog calm when greeting another person
by using the Down-Stay
socialisation
recall from distractions of
other people and other dogs
socialisation
recall from distractions: ensuring dog
stays with handler by making it a running game
road walk
road walk
 
heel
heel: a good example of the dog still following
handlers hand once a titbit lure is no longer needed
heel with lead dragging
heel with lead dragging before moving to heel off-lead:
using titbit for control at a turn
heel off lead when handler distracted
heel off lead: training ensures dog
stays in position even if handler is distracted
heel off lead past another dog
heel past anorther dog and handler:
one dog off lead
heel off lead past another dog
heel past anorther dog and handler:
staying in heel after the pass
stay
stay in down, on lead for safety in early stages
handler a short distance away
stay
stay in down, more advanced, ie with lead dropped:
lovely stay, even though this dog is interested in something
stay (group)
group stay exercise:
stay in Sit
stay (group)
group stay exercise:
stay in Down
stay (group)
group stay exercise:
staying while handler walks away
stay (group)
group stay exercise:
stay in Down
stay (group)
group stay exercise:
staying while handlers return
stay (group)
group stay exercise:
waiting before release from stay
recall
recall from other dogs:
handlers with the stationary dogs maintain calm
recall
recall in a group
(this is an advanced exercise in recall)
recall
recall into heel:
calling dog from same side as the heelwork
recall
recall into heel:
calling dog from the far side
emergency stop
emergency stop:
handler commanding a down during a recall ...
emergency stop
emergency stop:
... dog completes the stop in the down position
emergency stop
emergency stop:
the dog can also be stopped in the stand position
send to bed
advanced send to bed:
redirecting to a bed during a recall
relaxed isolation
relaxed isolation: the dog learns
to happily accept absence of their handler
relaxed isolation
relaxed isolation: this dog
is also very relaxed when left
relaxed isolation
handlers set up their dogs for relaxed isolation:
they tether and then walk away with gentleness but no fuss
relaxed isolation
part of a class in relaxed isolation:
a trainer checks while handlers are away, out of sight
relaxed isolation
dogs can be in any position in relaxed isolation:
stand, sit, down, walking around – as long as they are relaxed

 

Obtaining photos

Bruce takes most of the photos for Four Paws. He is very happy to send any photo of your dog by an email attachment. If you see a photo you would like, please contact Bruce via our Membership Secretary email address. Please be aware that photos are cropped, and sometimes slightly altered, before being posted on the web, so the original may not be the same as on the website. Bruce enjoys taking photos ... you can always ask him if he'll take another of your dog, if he has the time!
Email address: info@fourpawstraining.co.uk

 

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