What are the Levels?

Levels Training allows us to structure our courses to benefit all the human and dog teams.

Have you ever felt like you were being held back due to another team being slower to learn? Your busy life means its harder to practice and you struggle to keep up?

This is where our training program is unique. You are not stuck in a course for 6 weeks. Instead you move up as you and your dog are ready. You might be in Level 1 for 1 session or 5 depending on your needs and abilities. There’s no pressure.

Do you have a family holiday booked but need to start training now? Great! With unlimited sessions you can start now, with no need to catch up as you have not fallen behind. Plus on your return you can do multiple sessions in the week to ensure you get the most from your membership.

We do require that all members start in Level 1, but if you have prior training, you will move up as soon as you can demonstrate the required skills.

There is an online orientation that all new members must also complete before their first training session. Once you register as a member you will receive a link to the online presentation.

See below for details of what each level’s focus is on.

Level Class Duration: 45 mins
Unlimited Classes with membership

Hot Weather Policy

Classes will be cancelled if:
Daytime classes: If the forecast temp, at 6pm the night before, is 35 or higher.

Evening classes: If the current temp is 35 or higher at 4pm.

Canine Interaction maintains the right to cancel if the weather is considered inappropriate for the dogs to be working outside of these conditions.

Level 1

Level 1 will introduce the basic cues sit, down, stationary attention, and the name game. We’ll also work on problem behaviors such as jumping. All dogs (even those with prior training) start in level 1.

Level 2

We’ll work on walking politely on a loose leash without pulling, paying attention to the owner while walking and ignoring other dogs. We’ll also begin working on come and stay.

Level 2 includes problem-solving information for behaviors such as barking, digging, chewing, etc.

Level 3

We’ll work on a long-distance
come cue, stay with distractions, loose-leash walking past distractions, distance cues and more

Level 4

We’ll work on polishing the come cue and teaching an emergency come, strengthen the stay cue by teaching the dog to stay for longer periods of time at a greater distance from the owner, work on turns and automatic sit.