What does your program look like? and how do we book?
How to Book:
First, purchase a membership that grants you access to all classes in your level,.
-You can do this on our membership page or come down 5-10 minutes before a level 1 session and one of our friendly staff will help you with a form before you start! and yes you can start strait away :D
changing the way we run classes allows you to progress at your own pace while still seeing your dogs obedience improve and be challenged in each class you attend. But remember! you will only graduate if the criteria in the table provided here> is met, so practice even more at home if you cant attend..
We cover the basics, such as Sit, Down, Loose Lead Walking, Bed/Place, Heel, and Recall, but we begin by establishing conditioned reinforcers, handler focus, and correct socialization.
The main thing we provide that owners struggle with is RELIABLE obedience, we know the little tricks and stages of introducing distractions, distance and duration to your dog throughout each level to produce reliable obedience not just in your loungeroom.
Our goal is to train you how to get what you want from your dog, through teaching your dog to 'want to' do that for you. therefore establishing the desired behaviors and obedience we want in our dogs.
Say goodbye to structured schedules with forced time frames and hello to a more flexible and accommodating approach to dog training!
Check out our criteria and timetable to learn more.
The Incentive -
Once you pass level one you will be awarded with your very first... Mutts About Training lead!
At each level graduation you will trade your lead in for a new lead. colours will match your level colour just like karate.. until you meet the ultimate level... Level 4! where you will be gifted your final lead to keep and show off to all of your friends and family
Have a read of the criteria pdf to get an idea of what your in for and where we expect you to end up and our syllabus to lean more about us
The Benefit! -
-socialisation for your dog based around handler focus
-If you cant attend one week that's fine! This is self-paced and you can just come to the next scheduled class that suits you.
- You will not be limited with a set schedule.
-If you have friends and family with dogs in the same group you can all move along together once you all meet criteria. We have had groups that end up building friendships that last outside of our obedience and we want to make this more possible for people! Practice with the people you enjoy learning and laughing with.
Training humans to train dogs successfully
Learning obedience is a process, not a fixed state, and regardless of how much training you've put into your dog, what matters is that you're satisfied with the result. Just like us, dogs learn at their own pace when they are in good mental and physical health.
Back in the day, dogs were bred for specific purposes like farming or assistance roles, but now we breed and train "pet dogs" for companionship and cuteness. However, this shift in breeding and domestication has resulted in pet dogs needing more help from us to become their best selves due to our increasingly busy lifestyles. We have less time to spend with them, which can lead to behavioral and mental issues.
At Mutts About Training, we recognize this issue and have created a training program that is flexible and self-paced, allowing owners and pets to meet their goals in their own time. Our new structure is designed to cater to busy schedules, giving you control over your dog's learning journey.
At Mutts About Training we offer a range of services including Obedience, Ninja Dogs, complex skills, play dates and Privates sessions. We currently offer memberships for Obedience and Ninja classes so that we can be more flexible and accommodating to our clients availability and commitment.
You can now purchase a membership and then join your level on any day we have the level scheduled Giving you 2 days a week. That's 8 classes a month you can attend instead of the old program that only provided 4.
With this self paced option you can come to as many or as little classes every week that you like, give everyone more freedom and flexibility at a fraction of the cost!
Will my dog socialise?
-While we don't allow 'dog play' in class we do establish great socialisation techniques that will help you create a calm and well mannered dog upon greeting and interactions. Dogs WILL get the opportunity to interact when they are learning to establish this behaviour and ongoing once this behaviour is learnt.
Is it fun?
-We try to make Classes as fun and free flowing as possible we love to have a joke and help get classes interacting through shared experiences and openly letting people bring ideas to the group.
-We also like to implement some fun tricks such as Touch, leg weave and the fastest recall challenge.
What do I bring?
-A fitted collar or harness and standard lead.
-A variety of treats that motivate your dog to listen.
- A toy to motivate your dog to listen.
-Trainers may ask you to bring objects like beds or similar to class with some warning.
Can my child come? Or can my child bring the dog to class?
YES! We encourage kids from around 3 to 18 to join in, get involved and have fun. We have had many graduate and seem to have more and more joining in.
-Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
-Your children are your responsibility and under no circumstance are they to be playing or interacting with other peoples dogs or puppies!
-They also need to like dogs.. please do not use the class to help your child overcome a fear of dogs. This is unfair to the dogs and owners.
When is my class?
Please download the Info pack above to have all the correct information in regards to days, times and levels.