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{"ID":33,"SpaceID":1,"PageID":14,"HasCommentsThread":false,"SeoTags":{"OpenGraphTags":[{"ID":"og:title","Name":"The BAGSD Instructor School"},{"ID":"og:type","Name":"website"},{"ID":"og:url","Name":"https://www.bagsd.net/Cms/Spaces/DEFAULT/The+BAGSD+Instructor+School"}],"NonOpenGraphTags":[]},"Path":"The+BAGSD+Instructor+School","Title":"The BAGSD Instructor School","Author":{"ID":4,"Name":"Jessica Dunsdon","CompanyName":null},"Version":3,"IsDraft":false,"IsOldVersion":false,"PublicationDate":"30/10/2022 17:18","VersionDescription":"v3 - Jessica Dunsdon","HideHeader":false,"IsFullWidth":false,"ThemeCode":null,"BackgroundColour":null,"Blocks":[{"Columns":[{"Width":12,"WidthClasses":"col-md-12","Elements":[{"ID":96,"Type":"HTML","Content":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe BAGSD Instructor course is recognised by the Kennel Club as a valid qualification.\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCandidates wishing to become a BAGSD instructor are required to have attended the branch for at least two years prior to nomination.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe schools are the responsibiltyof the Area Councils with each nominated instructor reviewed and approved by the Area Council. The Area Council is responsible for allocating a Director of Training to run all aspects of the school with a Principle to assist.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe Instructor courses tend to run over a 6 month period covering all aspects necessary to teach\u003cstrong\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e a class in obedience execises up to grade C standard. The course uses local branch members to assist with the training demonstrations and with the practical elements. This is followed by a practical exam where three independent Directors of Training vet the candidates.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eDuring the course of the school a one day seminar is also conducted on the understanding and assessing of the German Shepherd Dog as a breed. Subsequent seminars are organised by the association covering other aspects of training and breed awareness.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLots of dogs have no manners, and their owners are at a loss of how to teach them manners, which can escalate into worse and worse problems as the dog matures.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eObedience training would have prevented many of these problems and can help solve the \u0027bad\u0027 behaviours that exist. Many people think that obedience training is something that is done to make a dog perform some artificial activitiy on command. But if we turnt he words around, we\u0027ll be closer to a real definition: Obedience training is to train dogs to be obedient, to obey anything and everything they are told to do. It covers a wide range of lessona adog can learn, including tricks, family manners, show ring execrises, and skills demonstrations. Specialist search dogs, service dogs for handicapped owners, search and rescue dogs, sled and carting dogs, hunting dogs - all carry their obedience training to the highest degree. They have been trained to obey a specific set of commands that increase their value as helpers to man.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTraining would be a cinch if dogs spoke the same language as people. But alas, it is not so. Dogs have their own attitudes, voice and body language, and mindset. They can be stubborn, dominant, submissive, fearful, or many other things, characteristics that can make them difficult to train.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eTraining techniques and equipment\u0026nbsp;\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eTraining can be accomplished at home, in an obedience class, or with a private trainer. It requires patience, a collar, a lead, food or/and toys, a sense of humour patience, and an understanding of dog behaviour. That understanding can come from one or more of the many excellent books written about training dogs, from an obedience instructor or dog trainer, or from many other sources now available.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eConsistency is important in dog training. Training should be fun. Every training session should be punctuated with praise, games and affection. Dogs should look forward to each session, the smae as they look forward to their daily exercise.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe dog should learn to lie down, sit, and stand still so they can be groomed, and health checked all over by the vet. They should be able to walk on a lead without pulling, allow their ears, feet, and teeth to be checked, and come when they are called, wherever or whenever.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe British Association of German Shepherd Dogs Trainers are all qualified to deal with the above.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eWe teach you to train your dog, as instructors we work with people, the people work with their pets.\u0026nbsp;\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe ultimate goal ...\u003cbr\u003e\u003c/strong\u003e\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe goal of dog training is to build a bond between pet and family and to enjoy the process. A training class should be fun, helpful and informative.\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThe\u0026nbsp;\u003cstrong\u003ewillingness\u0026nbsp;\u003c/strong\u003eof the instructor to give individual attention when neccassary.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eGood, clear advice and instructions.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/strong\u003eClasses should include some information on typical problems such as housetraining, flea control, chewing, learning curves, bonding and attention getting techniques. Basic classes should include problem solving informative.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe method of correction.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/strong\u003eNo dog should ever be corrected until you are sure they absolutely understand the command. The crollary to this role is that every dog should be given\u0026nbsp;\u003cem\u003eevery opportunity to be successful.\u003c/em\u003e For example, until the dog begins to sit on their own as soon as he hears the word \u0022sit\u0022, don\u0027t expect him to sit without some guidance.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eThe speed with which the class proceeds.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/strong\u003eDont expect miracles; each step takes time. For example, a dog that understands the posiition \u0022sit\u0022 may or may not be ready to understand the meaning of staying in that sit position for any length of time. If the instructor moves too fast, if the handlers expect too much too soon from their pets, you\u0027ll see lots of opportunities for mistakes, unfair corrections because the dog doesnt understand what is being asked of them, and much frustration from both dogs and owners.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eSome indication that the instrutor knows the difference between different personality types of dogs.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/strong\u003eThere are shy dogs and confident dogs, fearful dogs and aggressive ones, submissive dogs and pushy ones. A good instructor is willing and able to tailor training techniques to different dog characters and attitudes. A fearful dog that is corrected will become more fearful. A pushy, overly confident dog that is not shown the boundaries will take command of any relationship.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eIf possible, talk to other dog owners who have taken classes at the school you are considering.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/strong\u003eWhile a single experience or two does not present the total picture, it will help you to ask the right questions before training.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e","ContentConfig":{"Caption":null,"Icon":null,"IconColour":null,"CaptionColour":null,"UnderlineColour":null,"TextColour":null,"FontSize":null,"LineHeight":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PaddingLeft":"10px","PaddingTop":"10px","PaddingRight":"10px","PaddingBottom":"10px","PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true},"ComponentCode":null,"ComponentError":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PaddingLeft":"10px","PaddingTop":"10px","PaddingRight":"10px","PaddingBottom":"10px","ResponsiveClasses":"","Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":"","Tint":""},"ImageConfig":{"ImageURL":null,"ObjectFit":"contain","ImageHeight":null,"FrameStyle":null,"BorderRadius":null,"AltText":null,"LinkURL":null,"BottomMargin":0,"PaddingLeft":"10px","PaddingTop":"10px","PaddingRight":"10px","PaddingBottom":"10px","PhoneVisible":true,"TabletVisible":true,"DesktopVisible":true}}]}],"ColumnSpacing":0,"BottomMargin":0,"TopPadding":0,"IsFullWidth":false,"IsBackgroundFullWidth":false,"Background":{"Colour":null,"ImageURL":null,"Filter":null,"IsParallax":false,"Image":"","Tint":""}}],"PageURL":"https://www.bagsd.net/Cms/Spaces/DEFAULT/The+BAGSD+Instructor+School?version=3","AllVersions":[],"Comments":[],"UpdatedComments":[],"Spaces":[],"IsWatching":false,"LastViewTime":null,"CanEdit":false,"CanPublish":false,"CanCopy":false,"CanCreateTemplate":false,"CanComment":false,"CanReadComments":false,"CanModerateComments":false,"CanLike":false,"CanWatch":false}