ADVANCED OBEDIENCE 2
Mastering Off-Leash Training with Distractions
Welcome to Advanced Obedience Level 2, the pinnacle of canine obedience training. In this advanced level, we will elevate your dog's skills to respond flawlessly off-leash, even when faced with an array of distractions such as toys, food, other dogs, people, and more. Your dog will learn new exercises that include:
**1. Come Forth (Recall Command)**
Your dog will master the recall command off-leash, ensuring they come directly to you promptly, regardless of the enticing distractions present. This is the foundation of off-leash control.
**2. Finish Command**
Your dog will learn to execute a graceful finish – coming to your side and sitting – when given the cue. This exercise enhances your dog's ability to maintain their focus and respond to your commands under varying conditions.
**3. Stand for Examination**
Teach your dog to stand still for examination, a useful skill for veterinary check-ups or grooming. This exercise will help your dog remain composed even in situations requiring them to be still.
**4. Down on Recall**
Your dog will perfect the down command while coming to you, demonstrating their ability to maintain a calm and obedient posture during off-leash recalls.
**5. Heel Free**
With distractions all around, your dog will learn to heel obediently at your side, maintaining a perfect, attentive posture regardless of what's happening in the environment.
**6. Down at a Distance**
Your dog will be taught to lie down upon your command even when they are some distance away from you. This exercise is essential for maintaining control in real-world situations.
**7. Real-World Distraction Challenges**
Take your dog to various real-world settings where they will be tested in the presence of distractions like other dogs, people, food, and toys. Ensure they can perform these advanced exercises flawlessly in any environment.
**8. Socialization in Off-Leash Environments**
Continue socializing your dog in off-leash scenarios to ensure they remain well-behaved, confident, and friendly with both people and other dogs.
Upon successfully completing Advanced Obedience Level 2, your dog will be awarded a certificate, signifying their mastery of off-leash training with distractions and advanced exercises. You'll have a companion that's not only well-behaved but also capable of responding reliably in the most challenging situations.
Achieving success at this level requires dedication, patience, and a strong bond with your dog. Keep the training positive, use rewards, and remain consistent. Your efforts will be rewarded with a well-disciplined and confident canine companion. Enjoy the journey to off-leash excellence!