Advanced Class


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Dogs that have achieved a certain level of control are invited to the advanced class.  This is typically smaller than the basic class and more one-to-one instruction is provided.  There is discussion and advice for those training their dogs for competition.

All new members need to complete a Membership Application form and to ensure that your dog is booked onto the most appropriate course, please can you complete an Assessment form.  Please email the completed forms to

We would be grateful if you could read the following Notes prior to attending the first session to ensure your puppy or dog gets the most out of the course.

Course details

Commands and exercises covered are:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stand
  • Sit Stay
  • Down Stay
  • Stand Stay
  • Heelwork, including Heel Free (off lead)
  • Recall – Novice and A
  • Finish
  • Retrieve
  • Distance control
  • Scent
  • Sendaways

Where, When and How Much?

Sessions are run on Tuesday evenings (see Calendar).  The cost is £18 per 6 week course for existing members and £33 for non-members. Membership is due annually January-December.

The advanced class is held each Tuesday evening (please refer to the Calendar) except during August and December when we are closed, at Hermitage Village Hall (indoors). The session lasts about 40 minutes. It is recommended that you arrive 10 minutes earlier to give your dog a chance to settle. There is a playing field behind the Hall to let the dogs run off a little steam before the class.  In order to attend a class, you must be a member of the society and membership costs £15.00 per person per calendar year while each 6 week course session costs £18 per dog.  All bookings should be made online.