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    Hi guys im looking for a reputable obedience class around the armadale area in perth for myself and my 18 month old am staff x bull arab Boof . Thanks

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    I've got no idea but I hope someone more local can help.

    Otherwise I'd be looking up the local agility clubs and asking them to recommend someone - as they have the most up to date training methods. Some obedience clubs are firmly stuck in old school training methods.

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    I am looking at agility clubs they seem to also be a lot cheaper than trainers the other half choked when i mentioned the cost of a trainer i called difference of a whole years membership compared to one lesson

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    Your closest clubs will be Gosnells Obedience dog club. I think they train Sunday mornings at lumen Christi college on corner Mills Rd and Tonkin Hwy. The other is Southern River agility and obedience dog club training at the Dogs West grounds corner of Ranford and Warton roads. I think they train evenings Thursday I think for obedience.

    Both clubs train obedience, RallyO and agility. They both train using positive reinforcement.

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    Thanks kalacreek is there 1 you would recommend more than the other at all

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    Difficult to say as most of the dog trialing community in Perth belong to multiple clubs and often train multiple nights at different clubs, so usually a similar group of people. They are a good crew of knowledgeable people though. I dont belong to any clubs as I live too far away but I trial with most of them. I guess you could go along and watch to both clubs and decide which one you like the feel of. I probably know more of the people at Southern River best as most of them do agility. I dont currently do obedience but the obedience people are generally very helpful especially to newcomers.

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    Thanks wouldnt mind eventually getting him into agility trials he is a very driven dog just myself and him need to learn how to use it . His manners are average at best his previous 2 owners couldnt control him and he was in very average condition when i got him . The lady i got him off had another dog . The bitch ruled the roost and his food . He is a big softy who loves his walks .

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    hi Wranglermad

    there's something called "agility foundation" ie that helps you train the dog to have some self control as well as building up his general fitness and co-ordination (and yours). That in combination with some basic heel work (most obedience) works really well.

    I couldn't get a stay until I started agility and learned about "distraction proofing". The agility method is to get a nice stay and then see if you can fake the dog out by distracting it (put it back into the stay with no reward) try again and if the dog stays despite another dog running by and a person waving a toy and a possum running across the field (build up gradually over multiple sessions) then you reward...

    So there's a lot that agility has to offer that will help with the basic obedience. Do remember that if you want to do agility at some time - to practice heel work with him on the right as well as the left. And if you want to do dances with dogs - both left and right at once. (leg weaves).

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    Quote Originally Posted by wranglermad View Post
    Thanks wouldnt mind eventually getting him into agility trials he is a very driven dog just myself and him need to learn how to use it . His manners are average at best his previous 2 owners couldnt control him and he was in very average condition when i got him . The lady i got him off had another dog . The bitch ruled the roost and his food . He is a big softy who loves his walks .
    Maybe Southern River then, there are a few dogs there that are rescues and have needed quite a lot of work on their manners. So they are well used to that situation and are pretty good at dealing with it. There are agility foundation classes there and the instructors are nice.

    The other club that trains at the Dogs West grounds is the Agility club of WA and they have agility foundation classes as well.

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    Thanks guys just need to finish his vaccinations and get him neutered and we will be ready to go

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