• Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Pre-Requisite: Ideally Senior Puppy Class (or) Private Consultation. Quite often dogs can be accepted into this class without completing the pre-requisite. Please ask when you enrol, as our staff will be able to provide you with more information. Suited to puppies over 6 months and dogs of any age who need more training with higher distraction levels.


  • All attendees will receive their own personal clicker to use and keep. Plus a few other surprises.


Do you want a well mannered dog that doesn't pull on lead, greets other dogs and strangers politely and comes reliably when called? Do you envision a furry family member that will sit quietly while you enjoy brunch at a cafe or join the family on holiday? Do you have ambitions of competitive obedience or agility training? If so, then Level 1: Basic Skills For Life will lay a solid foundation for you to continue towards your goals. At Billy's we offer a 4 week intensive training course to help you reach your individual training goals that is both fun and effective.


Dogs will learn:

  • To give eye contact under increasing levels of distraction
  • Increased fluency with sit, lie down & stand - building on distance, duration & distraction
  • To walk nicely on a loose lead even under distraction
  • To walk close at heel for short periods
  • Basic touch targeting
  • To settle quietly on a mat
  • Self control
  • Reliable recall
  • Stay in position under increasing levels of distraction
  • Clicker Trick Training


You will learn:

  • How dogs learn
  • Effective leadership
  • Dog body language
  • Problem solving and management
  • Responsible dog ownership
  • Environmental enrichment strategies


Please bring to class:

  • Your dog's vaccination certificate
  • Soft collar and leash - no chain collars/leashes and no retractable leashes
  • Your dog's favourite food treats & toys - ideally soft food such as small bits of roast chicken, polony, cheese. If bringing a toy please refrain from bringing balls and squeaky toys. Chew and Tug toys are perfect.


To book, please complete our online POOCH PROFILE & BOOKING REQUEST