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Advanced Obedience Dog Training in melbourne

These classes are available to all persons who have attained a Proficiency Certificate of our Basic Obedience Course.

Listed below are just some of the exercises that handlers and their dogs will be taught at our dog obedience school. Certificates of Proficiency are awarded for each level gained.

Casual Training at your own pace. Each session you attend
is $ 20.00 (after yearly membership fee is paid).

Please be aware that children must be at least 12 years of age to participate (with parental supervision) although they may attend as observers with their parent. (See Terms and Conditions on Enrollment Form)

why Command Dog Training School is the right choice

Discounts for
multiple dogs

Small groups with qualified and experienced Instructors

Courses fully guaranteed

Free make-up lessons for any missed

Structured programs

Discounts for
multiple dogs

Small groups with qualified and experienced Instructors

Courses fully guaranteed

Free make-up lessons for any missed

Structured programs

Intermediate Class Start Times and Days

Venue Abbotsford Albert Park Burwood East Oakleigh East
Outdoor/Indoor Indoor Outdoor Outdoor Outdoor
Saturday Classes 9:00 am 10:00 am 10:00 am 9:00 am
Sunday Classes
Weeknights Monday 8:00 pm Wednesday 7:00 pm

Intermediate Level 1

  • Heel on lead with all turns and loose leash.
  • Fast, Slow & Normal Pace Heelwork.
  • Automatic Sit.
  • Stand with hand signal.
  • Drop from Heel.
  • Stays – Sit, Drop, Stand off lead at 10 metres min distance for one minute.
  • Stand for Examination.
  • Recall off lead at up to 10 metres min distance
  • Finish to heel.
  • Left About Pivot Turn
  • Basic Food Refusal Exercise
  • Basic Agility

Intermediate Level 2

  • Heel off lead.
  • Out of sight Stays. Drop 2 minutes. Sit 2 minutes.
  • Stand Stay 1 minute at 20 metres min distance
  • Stand for Examination off lead at 10 metres min distance
  • Drop from recall at 10 metres min distance.
  • Recall – Long distance at 30 metres min distance.
  • Basic Retrieve work. IE. “Holding Dumbbell” Retrieve on flat surface.
  • Food refusal. Handler at 5 metres min distance.
  • Introduce Distance Control. i.e. Drop and Sit in front of dog at 5 metres min distance.
  • Introduction to Speak on command.
  • Introduction to Scent Work.
  • Basic Agility

Advanced Level 1

  • Advanced obedience dog training Level One
  • Introduction to silent commands (ie. hand signals only)
  • Predominantly off lead. All turns, Fast normal & slow pace.
  • Distance Control – Drop and Sit in front of dog at 10 metres min distance
  • Distance Control – Stand, in front of dog at 10 metres min distance
  • Recall – Long distance at 40 metres.
  • Recall – out of sight
    Drop from Recall at 30 metres min distance.
  • Advanced off lead Heel patterns. Side, back, & 360′ Turns.
  • Speak on Command with handler at 10 metres min distance.
  • Food Refusal – with handler at 20 metres min distance
  • Search for items (Scent work) – Seek Forward
  • Down & Leave dogs whilst heeling.
  • Stays: Out of sight. Sit 5 min. Drop 7 Min.
  • Stand Stay -10 metres for 2 min.
  • Basic Agility

Advanced Level 2

  • Same exercises as Advanced Level one and including:
    Off lead. All turns, Fast normal & slow pace. Sidestep, Backstep, & 360′ Turns.
  • Distance Control – Drop, Sit, Stand in front of dog at 30 metres min distance.
  • Recall – Long distance at 50 metres min distance.
  • Recall – out of sight
  • Drop, Sit, Stand from Recall at 30 metres min distance.
  • Speak on Command with handler at 20 metres min distance.
  • Food Refusal – with handler out of sight
  • Search for items (Scent work) – Seek Back.
  • Fetch over jumps and obstacles
  • Agility Training. Full Agility only for dogs 18 months of age and over (only available at McKinnon).
  • Down & Leave dogs whilst heeling.
  • Stays: Out of sight. Sit 7 min. Drop 10 Min. Stand for 2 min
  • Competition Training (Trials)
  • Send Away with Distance Control.

Casual training at your own pace.

^ This fee will be waived if Basic Obedience graduates enrol within 2 weeks of finishing their course plus they will receive a FREE treat pouch valued at $35.00!

Demonstration Team Training

Advanced Level 2 handlers & dogs will be selected to join the Command Demo Dogs when they have passed the pre-requisite exercises. Demonstration Team training focuses on team-work between handler and dog. Handlers and dogs learn a specific repertoire of tricks such as rolling over, playing dead-dog, crawling along the ground, weaving through handlers legs, leaping through arms, hurdling groups of dogs, finding hidden objects, walking on hind legs, and much more. Demo’ training is a lot of fun, but requires strong commitment by the handler. 

Have questions you need answered?

If you’re currently unsure of how to approach your need for puppy training, obedience classes or support towards a specific issue, please do not hesitate contact us on 03 9877 6522

Alternatively, get started and ensure you get a spot in our next session by enrolling online now.





    Have questions you need answered?

    If you’re currently unsure of how to approach your need for puppy training, obedience classes or support towards a specific issue, please do not hesitate contact us on 03 9877 6522

    Alternatively, get started and ensure you get a spot in our next session by enrolling online now.





      Have questions you need answered?

      If you’re currently unsure of how to approach your need for puppy training, obedience classes or support towards a specific issue, please do not hesitate contact us on 03 9877 6522

      Alternatively, get started and ensure you get a spot in our next session by enrolling online now.