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Happy Hounds Dog Training & Secure Dog Walking Fields

Gold Level Dog Training

What you will learn at Gold Level

What you will learn in the Gold Class

Dog training requires commitment, this means turning up every week and working hard in class and at home. Each week I will give you homework that you must do or you will fall behind.

Just doing a minimum of 10 minutes training twice a day with your dog will make a big difference, but more is better. Keep training sessions short and fun, end on a high note, do not allow your dog to become bored. Your commands must be clear and consistent, all members of the family need to train in the same way and use the same commands otherwise your dog will get confused.

I will aim to get you through each level of training in 10 weeks and I can only do this if you put in the work. At the end of the course you will be tested on all you have learnt, if you complete all parts then you will pass and move up a class or finish.

The items below are what you will learn in this training level.

Road Walk

Walk on road with dog walking on a loose lead and under control, with distractions and changes of pace.

Wait and return to handlers side

You dog must wait whilst you move 10 paces away with your back turned to him and when commanded come to your side and continue walking with you by your side.

Walk close to handler

Your dog to walk off lead close to the owner, for a distance specified by instructor with several changes of direction and pace.

Control with Food

A bowl of food is to be put down, and the dogs is to leave it until the owner commands them otherwise.

Send Away Command

Send the dog to bed.

Emergency Stop Command

The dog will be moving towards you and you must be able to stop him immediately at a distance of at least 5 paces from you.

Stay Down Command

Stay in one place in a down for 2 minutes, the owner must be 5 paces away and when instructed to will move out of sight for at least 30 seconds whilst keeping the dog in a stay.

Settle Command

Your dog should be settled whilst you tie him up and leave him for 2 minutes.

Learn a Trick

Your dog must perform another trick not previously used on other tests.


7 questions about your responsibilities as a dog owner.

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