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IF YOU have a new puppy who is steadily chewing through your possessions and tearing up your backyard, it may be time to think about dog obedience classes. There are several organisations around Cairns which run courses to improve the behaviour of your beloved pet — whether they be new additions to the family, or older dogs needing to change some annoying habits. The Canine Training School is based at Earlville and runs both a weekly puppy preschool, a class for adolescent dogs and third level obedience. The puppy class is a five-week course covering the commands of come, sit, drop, stay and individual assistance with relevant behaviour issues.
It focuses on socialisation with people and other dogs and some classroom education. For the slightly older dogs it is a four-week program aimed at improving on-lead work, basic commands and socialising skills. The obedience course runs for seven weeks and completion allows for a discount on council dog registration. It includes a strong emphasis on behaviour and education of the handler. Private lessons are also available. WHO TO CONTACT: Linda Mair 0413 656 626 or firstname.lastname@example.org m.au WHAT GEAR: Dog, collar, lead HOW MUCH: $100-$160
DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES