This class builds upon what has been learnt in the Puppy classes and takes the training to the next level.
Again the emphasis is on treat reward along with verbal praise, to ensure the dog enjoys the training.
This class concentrates on developing the commands such as sit, down, heel etc. The retrieve is moved on from being a game to a more formal exercise.
The length of time the dog is in the Stay position is extended in the puppy improver class.
The dog is encouraged to be more focussed on the handler, which allows for better control.
From this class, handlers and dogs would be expected to reach the required standard to be entered for the Kennel Club Bronze Good Citizen Award.