Match to Sample Beginners Training (Concept Training)

Match to sample is a concept exercise that teaches your dog to look at an item and then pick up the same matching item out from amongst other items. This item is matched visually by the dog on shape without prompting from the handler. Take a look at this video for an example.

You will learn an advanced concept training exercise and how to build a chain of behaviours including indication and stationing. By the end of the workshop you will achieve understanding the elements needed to match to sample and how to continue to progress it.

This is a great exercise to undertake to enhance your training skills and knowledge.

Your dog will enhance their cognitive skills which is great mental stimulation. This is a suitable exercise for any dogs that cannot undertake disciplines that involve a lot of movement, and for dogs that need to learn to do more static work.

This is a 2½ hour workshop which will be delivered by Katey Aldred from Pooch Paws.

The first part will be theory based on the concept followed by training which will be broken up with breaks for the dogs. To start with the basic elements needed will be trained, then proceeding to the advanced concept.

The workshop will take place at our training centre located at the back of Road Green Farm, Hempnall, Norwich.

All dogs must be friendly and able to work in small groups with other dogs and both handler and dog to both have knowledge of the clicker. Preferably the dog can do down.

To book a space please complete the basic online booking form at the top of the page and we will send you further information on how to fully register.

The cost of the workshop is £40 per dog and 1 handler. Spectators £10 per person

6 dog and handler spaces

6 spectator spaces

Vaccinations: All puppies and dogs attending classes must be fully vaccinated and proof of vaccination must be shown at your first class. Should you choose not to vaccinate, a letter stating your dog’s blood titre levels must be presented on headed paper and signed by your veterinary surgeon. If you choose these routes, Paws 4 Training will not be held responsible for any illness your dog may contract whilst training with Paws 4 Training at our training centre. *EXCEPTION – Puppies attending socialisation classes will be accepted after having their first vaccination, by signing the registration form owners accept that although the risk is minimal attendance with your puppy after having one vaccination is at your own discretion.

Your dog should be wearing a flat collar and or harness and a standard lead or training lead. (Please note we do not allow the use of choke chains, half choke collars, slip leads, slip collars, non-pull harnesses or flexi leads in any of our training classes). You can use a Halti or equivalent if preferred.

Upcoming Dates & Availability

  • 19 Aug 2018 , 10.00 am - 12.30 pm
    Course Full

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