Good Behaviour Obedience Program

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We offer a 3 tier approach to obedience training or as we like to call it ‘Good Behaviour’. The Muckyhound dog training program is broken down into three stages: Good Behaviour Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced. In a controlled group environment, not exceeding 5 dogs and their handlers, our primary focus is on developing your dog’s impulse control, which is the key to good dog behaviour.

Our Good Behaviour Courses provide instruction on how to teach your dog the basic skills required to live in harmony with humans. Intermediate and Advanced courses build towards more advanced activities such as agilities, advanced obedience and aspect of nose and retrieving work. Before advancing up the three tier program dog and handler will be required to pass an assessment session based on the behaviours covered in their latest course.

No previous training knowledge is required when starting out with the foundation course.

Good Behaviour Foundation

Our Good Behaviour Foundation Course provides instruction on how to teach your dog the basic protocols required to live in harmony with humans.

In a controlled group environment, the primary focus is on developing the dog’s impulse control, which is the core element of good dog behaviour as well as establishing a mutually understood vocabulary between dog and human.  No previous training knowledge is required.

5 week course.

Runs Saturdays (Class sizes limited)

Price: €135 (Incl. VAT), booking essential.

The following behaviours, aimed at impulse control, focus and targeting, will be covered:

  • Sit, Stay
  • Down, Stay
  • Addressing wait behaviour in real life situations, i.e: in the car while putting on a lead, at a door leading out into a road, etc.
  • Focus Work (Look) for use in stressful situations
  • Targeting (sustained hand touch)
  • Leave it, working on household objects your dog loves to ‘steal’
  • Loose Lead Walking
  • Recall Foundation
  • Some controlled off-leash work, depending on individual progress
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Worried About Unwanted Behaviour?

If you are concerned about your dog’s behaviour, for example, resource guarding or separation anxiety, Jo specializes in tailored programs addressing these and numerious other concerning behaviours.  Muckyhound can provide in-house or on site one-on-one training sessions. The result is a considerably happier family dog – and a happier family life too!

 

…and that’s not all!

For younger dogs Muckyhound offers a fantastic Puppy Learn & Play Class. Use the follow link to find out more: Puppy Learn & Play

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Good Behaviour Intermediate

The second in our 3-tiered obedience training program.

During this course, the second in our 3 tier curriculum, we take foundation behaviours a step further.

5 week course

Courses scheduled according to demand  (Class sizes limited)

Price €135 (Incl. VAT), booking essential.

  • The following behaviours will be covered:
    Visual cue discrimination – here we focus on position discrimination, making sure your dog TRULY knows the behaviours associated with “sit”, “down” and “stand” – sounds easy, try standing in a corner, facing the wall, and asking your dog to lie down.
  • Sit-Stay & Down-Stay – here we move far beyond the normal training for sit and down stays, we push the behaviours with more distraction, more distance and more duration. Homework focusing on real life situations are given to human and canine students.
  • Wait & Leave-it – Real life situations are mirrored, ensuring safety and protection of you and your canine family member. Generalising wait, making sure that even without any cue your dog won’t go through a door or similar openings without you having to say ‘wait’.
  • During the lead walking part of the programme handler and dog are put through their passes, tackling walking routes with increased obstacles and distractions.
  • Clicker training is introduced at this level working on marking specific behaviours and shaping of not too complex behaviours

 

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Good Behaviour Advanced

The third set in our 3-tiered obedience training program.

Our brand new addition to the course due to popular demand. Details of the program for this level are coming soon.

6 week course

Courses scheduled according to demand  (Class sizes limited)

Price: €135 (Incl. VAT), booking essential.

 

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