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Happy Hounds Dog Training & Secure Dog Walking Fields

Silver Level Dog Training

What you will learn at Silver Level

What you will learn in the Silver 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/pavement with dog walking on a loose lead and under control.

Control in Vehicle

The dog should enter and exit vehicle in a safe way.

Wait and Recall

Your dog must wait whilst you move 10 paces away with your back turned to him and when commanded return to you and sit whilst the lead is put back on.

Come away from distractions

Distractions will be other dogs and people, toys and food! Your dog must be released off lead and called away with no hesitation.

Food manners

No stealing or begging whilst the owner is eating.

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 as directed whilst keeping the dog in a stay.

Controlled greeting

When approached by another person to greet the owner the dog must not jump up at them.

Examination of the dog

The dog needs to be inspected by another person without undue struggling or fuss.


The owner should be able to play with the dog and when instructed be able to get the dog to drop its toy.

Learn a Trick

Just for fun, your choice!


6 questions about your dog' needs and your responsibilities as a dog owner.

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