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Interest in competition obedience or just gaining better control and having fun with your dog? At Eastern our experienced, knowledgeable instructors work with you to be a responsible owner and have a well behaved and socially acceptable Pet.

While at the Branch, listen to what the Instructor is saying. Your Instructor will practice training methods in class with you. Pick up on what the Instructor is teaching and ask questions if you are unsure about anything, they are there to help. At the end of Class, your Instructor will most likely tell you to practice at home.

We know Training at Eastern can be a rewarding voyage for both you and your Dog, but training is also about consistency. Here are some valuable Tips to assist you and you dog on that journey.

Ten Training Tips To Help

►  Plan the training session so you know what you are doing.

   Set your dog up to succeed.
   Use clear and consistent voice and hand signals.
   Reward improving attempts by the dog to shape behaviour to perfection.
   Keep training sessions short and fun, ending on a positive note. 5-10 minutes is plenty.
   The best food rewards are small soft pieces with an attractive (to the dog) smell.
   End your training session with a game that the dog loves.
   Mix up the training exercises to keep your dog fresh.

   Practice often, rather than once a week. 
   Some exercises will be more difficult for your dog to master. Break the exercises into easy to achieve steps.
      Talk to your Instructor on what to do, they will show you.

If you are having difficulties with an exercise, talk to your instructor, they will have some ideas to help you.


See also:
          ►     Code of Good Manners
          ►     Good Grooming Tips




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Our GSDCV Members are from all walks of life. However diverse this group might be, we all share the common love of our Dogs and the Breed. Visit Paws School to learn about the German Shepherd Dog.

Paws School is part of the "Junior Barkers Club" (see link on main menu), a fun filled area for our younger members which even an adult can enjoy. See Links below.


 Facts & Features 

 About Dogs

 Basic Body Language

 Responsible Dog Ownership

 Teaching Some Tricks


        If you have any questions don't hesitate in asking your Instructor     




For any Training issue Contact:

Chief Instructor - Peter Wallbridge - 0417 941 266

Assistant Chief Instructor - Rosie Garbett - 0411 989 305


We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting the Eastern Branch