GMSDT Ideal Dogs of Australia, Melbourne
Teach your Best Friend to be a Perfect Companion
Once you have completed one-to-one lessons with the Gentle Modern School of Dog Training Melbourne, you may wish to move onto a group program. If your ultimate goal is to become a member of Kintala Club you may choose to apply for an Ideal Dogs of Australia (IDA) course with the Kintala Club. If you are not interested to continue formal obedience training in the Kintala Club environment you may choose to participate in a GMSDT-Melbourne IDA course.
The IDA course has been developed to assist you to teach your dog to be a well behaved and sociable member of the community.
IDA participants will work on:
- Coming when called
- Greeting another dog appropriately
- Walking on a lead in a controlled manner with sit and drop, and passage through a gateway included
- Remaining calm when distractions are present e.g. cyclists
- Being handled without showing fear or aggression
- Holding and giving up an object
- Staying in one position for a short time
- Being briefly separated from the handler and remaining calm
- Moving through a ‘crowd’ on lead
- Meal time manners
- Exiting calmly from a car
GMSDT-Melbourne IDA courses take place according to demand and consist of the following sessions held in the Warringal Parklands in Heidelberg (Melway Ref. 32 D3).
- Informal pre-course session where your dog can practice working in a group situation (30-40mins)
- Four practical lessons including socialisation (15 minutes socialisation, approximately 50 minutes training)
- An assessment session (15 minutes socialisation, approximately 45-60 minutes assessment)
Course participants will work in small groups with a maximum of five dogs to one instructor.
Socialisation is an important component of the course and will take place both before and after the formal training sessions.