Our modern obedience training focuses on equipping participants with the necessary foundations to develop a well-behaved and controlled working dog. This training is a must for all teams starting out, as it ensures that their dogs perform reliably and according to requirements. Whether you're seeking advanced off-leash capabilities or predominantly work with leashed dogs, our training program provides comprehensive instruction for real-time application.

This training covers essential commands such as heel, sit, down, recall, and bite release. These fundamental commands are crucial for establishing control and ensuring that your dog responds promptly and accurately to instructions.

Additionally, participants learn effective techniques for beginning proofing exercises, which involve reinforcing the commands in different environments and situations to ensure your dog's reliability and consistency.

Our modern obedience training also includes specialised training in civil agitation, which focuses on preparing your dog to handle various target scenarios. This training helps your dog become accustomed to different situations that it may encounter during its working duties.

Furthermore, participants are introduced to muzzle fighting techniques, which involve targeting and introduction to ground fighting. These skills are essential for working dogs that may need to engage in controlled aggression or apprehension of targets.

Our training provides an introduction to building searches, which is particularly relevant for dogs involved in search and rescue operations or detection work. We'll guide you on effective strategies to search buildings and harness your dog's abilities to locate specific targets or objects within those environments.

Whether you are just starting out or looking to enhance your dog's skills, our modern obedience training training offers the necessary knowledge and practical skills to create a real and controlled working dog. Empower your dog to perform at its best, both on and off-leash, with confidence and reliability in real-world scenarios.

Modern obedience [heel, sit, down, recall, bite release] including how to begin proofing exercises
Civil agitation and preparing the dog for different target pictures
Muzzle fighting - targeting and introduction to ground fighting
Introduction to building searches

In modern obedience training, electronic collars, also known as e-collars, remote training or tactical communication collars (T.C.C.), have gained popularity as a tool for enhancing communication and reinforcing training commands with dogs.

In light of the negative perception surrounding electronic collars, it is crucial to address the issue. Electronic Collars have been around since the 1960’s. They have been developed from large cumbersome, unreliable pieces of equipment to hi-tech, compact, practical training tools that are highly effective in training both ‘on’ and ‘off-leash’ control and communication for the modern working dog.

While any training equipment can potentially cause harm if misused, when employed correctly and responsibly by knowledgeable individuals, they can offer significant advantages in various aspects of working dog training. Through proper T.C.C training, dogs can always be ‘on-leash’, albeit an invisible one, ensuring their safety and control in a seamless manner.

Traditionally electronic collars were (and still are) deployed to correct negative or unwanted behaviours. The dog would be stimmed at a high level to mark incorrect behaviours. A classic example is a K9 not releasing ‘on-command’ gets heavily stimmed to disengage from the bite. This can cause great conflict and ‘grey’ areas within the dog, causing negative side effects such as redirection, grip issues and ultimately, to lose faith with the team.

We use the T.C.C with motivational methods to reinforce positive behaviour and commands, either ‘on’ or ‘off-leash’ with the dog understanding how to beat the stim/pressure to perform the behaviour commanded of it with little to no stress if communicated correctly.

The T.C.C has an embedded receiver and a handheld remote control and work by delivering a mild electrical stimulation or vibration to the dog through the collar when the trainer activates the remote. This stimulation is intended to get the dog's attention and provide a consistent and immediate consequence for their behavior. The intensity of the stimulation can typically be adjusted, ranging from very low levels that are barely perceptible to the dog, to higher levels that are more noticeable.

The use of the T.C.C follows along the same principles of Modern Obedience, utilising both positive and negative reinforcement to communicate clearly with the dog. In the foundation phase of T.C.C training, the leash or pinch collar or both are used to aid in pairing stim/pressure with commands.

It is crucial to seek guidance from a professional dog trainer experienced in T.C.C training before using one. A knowledgeable trainer can help you understand how to properly fit and use the T.C.C, determine the appropriate stimulation levels, and guide you through the training process. They can also help address any concerns or questions you may have, ensuring the well-being and effectiveness of the training.

While T.C.C's can be an effective tool in modern obedience training, it is important for responsible and ethical use. T.C.C's should never be used as a form of punishment or to cause harm to the dog. When used responsibly and under the guidance of a professional trainer, T.C.C's can be an effective tool for obedience training.