Beyond the Backyard

(foundation obedience skills)
The criteria for this level build on the behaviours from Level 1.  The level includes new exercises such as:
Sit – your dog will sit on the first cue
Down – your dog will lie down on the first cue
Leash manners – your dog will walk for longer on a loose leash
Recall – your dog will come to you from when minimally distracted
On the Road – your dog will be able to perform the behaviours from Level 1 in different locations
Training concepts – you will learn additional information around play and signs of stress
Graduates of Level 2 are ready to participate in Tricks or Shaping class with Love 2 Play.
Does your dog 'listen' in the house but not when there are distractions?

In this class we assume that your dog can come, sit, walk on a leash, in quiet, without distractions.
we teach you how to control your dog when you are:
  • away from home
  • off leash
  • in the presence of tempting alternatives and distractions

We teach you what to do in the real world and in real life situations--when guests come to the door, during picnics in the park, when a cat darts across the road, when off leash in parks or on walks

The curriculum for this class is Denise Fenzi's Beyond the Backyard: Train your Dog to Listen Anytime, Anywhere (used with permission)


Come and have fun....we incorporate games, movement and laughter.  Your dog learns that all those 'distractions' are just opportunities for him to show you that he DOES know his can't fool HIM (or HER)!


Prerequisities: Intermediate  or permission of instructor