WA - Intermediate Working Dog Training School-16-18 Sep 2019
Intermediate Working Dog Training School
The Intermediate ® Working Dog Training School is an intensive module-based 3 day course with essential theory components and practical sessions.
The Intermediate ® is open to all students who have qualified by attending and passing the Fundamentals ® and have then completed their skills training.
Applicants should be aware that they need to ensure that their skills in the areas of:
are of a very high level.
Ben Page's Natural Method ™
The Intermediate ® continues Ben Page's Natural Method ™. A unique method that works with the dog’s natural instinct, using ‘dog language’. It involves no noise, silent commands and team work. Ben Page's Natural Method ™ does not use harsh discipline and is based on the natural instincts and movements of the dog.
The Intermediate Working Dog Training School ® is designed to take students to the next level and give them the skills, knowledge (and a few tricks of the trade), to make stock handling and movement almost stress free. There is strong emphasis on Low Stress stock handling.
The following topics are covered in the Intermediate Working Dog Training School ®.
Revision and testing of Fundamentals Theory
Revision and Testing of Fundamentals Practical
Pressure points on Stock
Advanced whistle tones
Teaching the “Wait” tone
Preparing a Casting Training aid
Teaching the Cast
Using training Aids for distance
Teaching an arc
Introducing your dog to yard work
Using the “Wait” tone with stock
Teaching the “Reverse”
Discussion and Introduction to Trialing
Completing a Mini Course
Wind up and Presentation of Certificates
The Course comes with a complete set of Student notes and all students leave The Intermediate ® with their own set of course notes and a detailed and comprehensive system of step-by-step training stages to enable them to continue at home.
On the second night of the course, the students participate in an informal Students Dinner where they can seek advice with Ben Page on an individual basis. Having been exposed to this evening module in the past - students realize the huge benefits they gain from the evening session.
The Intermediate ® Working Dog Training School is the second in a progression of Courses that lead to the Advanced ® level.
The Intermediate ® continues the high standard of the most comprehensive and professional Working Dog Training School in Australia, and the only Australian wide accrediated Course.
This course also counts towards formal qualifications in Agriculture meeting the standards for AHCLSK324A Care for and train working dogs in partnership with WA TAFE . It is the only Course in Australia that has been granted this qualification.