Clever Canine Advanced Obedience

Please note: we are now closed in line with government lockdown

restrictions announced on January 4th 2021.  Please stay at home, stay safe and

we look forward to welcoming you when we can resume training in the Spring.

This is our flagship class, fun & relaxed but make no mistake we train to a very high standard!  Class runs regularly on Sunday mornings at 09.15am - 10am usually at the 'Marlow' Grafham Water Car Park behind the visitor centre PE28 0BH.  This is one of the main Anglian Water car parks at Grafham Water (the one with the cycle shop).  We train on the large circular tarmac'd area just behind the visitor centre). 


Please note: due to COVID-19 restrictions this class has temporarily moved to the Grafham Water Sailing Club private venue PE28 0BU.

A fun, affordable and convenient way to train your dog to be happy and reliable in any and all real life situations, master advanced obedience exercises and meet up and have some fun with like minded folks all year round!


Suitable for all ages of dog subject to successful graduation from our pre-requisite Foundation Puppy / Adolescent classes, sessions are approx 45 minutes - register once and then attend whenever you would like to.


The Clever Canine class includes a wide variety of group exercises and games working towards the following:

  • Really Reliable Recalls
  • Really Reliable Stays
  • Elimination of Pulling on the lead, Lead Aggression or Lead Reactivity 
  • Building Speed and Precision 
  • Introducing Advanced Concepts in Motivation 
  • Pack Walks and Off-Lead Walks - heeling, loose-lead walking and running free with the pack (optional - depending on the group)
  • Rally Obedience Exercises
  • Recall Races - fastest dog to sit front and then finish wins! (there could be prizes involved!) 
  • Major Distractions - people, dogs, bikes, toys, bouncing balls, left over food, umbrellas, etc.  
  • Frogger Recalls - calling your dog through a crowd of moving dogs 
  • Focused Off-Lead Heeling - competition style
  • Retrieves and Send Aways
  • Low Impact Agility Exercises
  • Various Degree Heeling Turns - 45's, 90's, 180's, 270's, 360's - both left and right 
  • "Fancy" About Turns 
  • Distance Training - commands given from long distances
  • Multi-Angled Finish - calling to a sit in heel position from the standard front position as well as any other angle or from a distance 
  • Three-Way Puppy Push-Ups - moving through Sit, Down and Stand positions in all six possible combos.  
  • Drop On Recall - down command from a recall
  • Cafe Training - dog holds a long down at your feet around a table of other dogs doing the same. 
  • Pivoting Auto-Sit - sitting in heel position automatically as you pivot in place to varying degrees - 45's, 90's, 180's, 270's, 360's - both left and right 
  • Hand Signals - giving commands silently, only using hand signals 
  • Motion Exercises - sit, down and stand commands given while heeling - without stopping your forward motion - calling back to a moving heel position  
  • Reverse Heeling - maintaining the Heel position while walking backwards. 
  • Friendly Games, Contests and Competitions - fastest recall, longest down, most push-ups, best trick, etc.