Beyond Obedience

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4 Apr 22


Personality tests through fun and games for your dog





Welcome to our Beyond Obedience Class, for people who want to keep nice and busy with their dog after going through their Obedience classes. 



Objectives of the Beyond Obedience course

  • Just a nice hobby for you and your dog, for the long term
  • Keep your dog’s Obedience skills from rusting up
  • Learn new skills through our varied themes (working dog, dog sports, fun)

And, of course, this course deepens your bond with your dog, as we never use force or intimidation in our lessons. 

Themes for which you can already register

  • SATS training: A sort of colder/warmer game, teaching your dog the funnest tricks. Read more about SATS trainingSATS training
  • Personality tests: Exercises from scientific research to map out your dog’s unique character traits (optimististic, loyal, impulsive, etc.).  
  • Gundog basics: Basic gundog skills made fun for every type of dog, from doodle to chihuahua. Think of standing still in front of a ‘prey’, going left/right on request, finding a ‘prey’ and bringing it back.
  • Do as I do: Teach your dog to… do as you do! Teach your dog to imitate your movements on request. Read more about Do As I Do
  • Distraction bootcamp: Can your dog stay sitting when a plush squirrel on a remote controlled car whizzes by? We put your dog through all sorts of playful temptations, and teach you how to teach them more resilience to all sorts of temptations! 

A little taste of the Beyond Obedience

Every lesson is structured so that you can practice and refine an obedience skill, and so that you can teach your dog a new skill. We work with specific, varied, themes (every 5 weeks, a new theme):

Think of: 

  • Veterinary training (to teach your dog to take specific veterinary procedures like a champ and not get as stressed out by them)
  • Scent-tracking in the woods
  • Scent discrimination (like explosives detection dogs do)
  • Teach names of objects, teaching the dogs to pick the right object
  • More and more challenging recall exercises
  • etc.

For whom is our Beyond Obedience class?

Owners: People who like to just keep busy with dog. People who enjoy training with us and want to keep doing it in the long term. 

Dog’s level: Dogs who have successfully completed their Basic Obedience (Obedience 1) and Advanced Obedience (Obedience 2) classes with us – or have followed classes of a similar level at another dog training school. 

Dog’s age: From twelve months old. 

Dog’s temperament:

The Obedience Beyond course is open to dogs who are sociable to unfamiliar dogs and people. Some dog behaviour problems get in the way of a positive lesson experience, and can even lead to the advice of stopping with the course (for animal welfare and/or safety reasons).  That is a waste of your money. Think, for example, of dogs who:  

  • Dogs who are sociable to even unfamiliar dogs and people
  • Dogs who show no aggression in situations where high-value resources are involved (bone, delicious treats, toys)
  • Dogs who do not get extremely frustrated waiting for their turn. 

The course does not focus on the above-mentioned behaviour problems. If you are experiencing these issues, please read more about our behaviour advice service.


If you are curious about what our past obedience students have to say about the course, check our testimonials page (look for the word (‘obedience’). 

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