FLETCH FOR FETCH


Getting Paw and Order in Cornwall
 Dog Training and Pet Behaviour Specialist

FLETCH FOR FETCH


CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 123 AWARDS


AWARD 2  PAT ON THE BACK



EXERCISE 1: HANDLE AND EXAMINE

Your dog should allow an examiner to inspect it as though a veterinarian would from teeth to tail. Ears, eyes and mouth check, and body felt all over.

This exercise will be carried out on lead with only a small amount of wiggling from the dog.


EXERCISE 2: PREPARING TO NAIL CLIP

Your dog should be comfortable with the examiner picking up each foot and having its toes gently touched, and not be worried by the sight of the nail clippers.

This exercise is pretend to clip only and will be carried out on lead.


EXERCISE 3: RECALL WITH DISTRACTIONS

No wait required, assistants will hold the dogs. 2 dogs will be recalled at the same time going in the same direction. Owners will take 8 paces away from their dogs and then call when asked. Dogs should return to their owners to have the lead attached. Positive reinforcements are allowed for this exercise.

Reactive dogs will be done separately but still with distractions (depending on the stimuli as each dog is different)


EXERCISE 4: SIT WITH DURATION

Your dog should sit when asked and stay in that sit position for one minute. Owners can stay next to their dogs and use verbal praise.

This exercise will be carried out off lead. 


EXERCISE 5: DOWN WITH DURATION

Your dog should lay down when asked and stay in the down position for 2 minutes. Owners can stay with their dogs and use verbal praise.

This exercise will be carried out off lead.


EXERCISE 6: LOOSE LEAD WALKING

Your dog should be able to walk next to you for 10 paces without the lead going tight.

This exercise will be carried out WITH distractions


EXERCISE 7: GO SETTLE ON BED/MAT

Owner will send their dog to lay down on a bed/mat which will be at least 5 paces away. The dog should go to the bed/mat, lay down and stay there relaxed and settled for at least 10 seconds. The owner should then go to the dog to end the exercise.

Please do not forget your release cue.


EXERCISE 8: VERY BASIC RETRIEVE

No wait required. The owner should throw an article of their choice when commanded, their dog should go and pick it up and bring it back to the owner. No present is required but a hold and give would be preferred.

This exercise will be done with no distractions.


EXERCISE 9: GREET AND MEET

When meeting other dogs or humans your dog should keep all 4 paws on the ground showing some self control. Your dog should then make eye contact with you before saying hello. 

This exercise will be done on lead with lots of distractions.


EXERCISE 10: INSTANT DOWN

When the owner asks their dog to "get down" their dog should immediately drop to the ground and then the dog should stay in that one place until the owner rejoins it to praise and release. 

This exercise can be carried out off lead or on a very long lead.


ALTHOUGH THIS IS A TEST, STAY CALM, HAVE FUN WITH YOUR DOG AND ALWAYS REINFORCE GOOD BEHAVIORS