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Dog Training Procedure and Evaluation

childs best friend

 

Training Choices:

1 Training at Center Boarding: Candidate is accepted into center and stays at center throughout the training period. This training option generally provides quicker completion periods. All dogs that are to stay at the center are fed, groomed and exercised according to their breed daily requirements.

2  Training at Center: Candidate visits center for training classes.

3 Training at Center under Instructor Supervision: Candidate visits center for training classes and performs training with owner as handler under instructor supervision.

4  Training at Center in Group Classes: Candidate visits center for training classes. Training is performed by candidate and owner as handler with other teams in a group fashion under instructor supervision.

5  Training at Home: At training hours the instructor comes to your home for training.

Training at Home with Instructor Supervision: Training is carried out at your own home with an instructor supervising team where owner is handler.

You are always free to bring pooch down to the center when not in training classes for daily exercise, a day out in the park, to socialize or for any other reason.

 

3 Different Training Systems are offered:

1- Packet Programs: E.G. K-9, Schutzhund… All training is carried out in steps according to the training package chosen. A %15 discount is applied if payment is done fully prior to training. Standard payment method is the total packet divided into monthly installments.

Advantage: All training is carried out towrds the final title. Thus training isn't carried out in the steps of normal partial courses but in a more mixed manner. Trainees are introduced to abilities and commands that the title requires earlier on in training thus spread out further resulting in stronger end results.

2- Partial Training Programs : E.G. FGO, OB1, OB2. Candidate enters chosen program and training is completed on completion of the program. You may choose a second program after wards. E.g. you sign pooch up for FGO and later on enroll for OB1… Standard payment: %30 prior to training, %30 at middle of estimated training period. %40 at passing stage (end). A %5 discount is applied to full payments prior to training.

Advantage: The option of what and when is left up to you. On completion of one course you may enroll your pooch for further trainng as a continuation of completed course/s whenever you may require.

3- Daily Training : Commands and abilities you require your dog to perform are taught on a day to day bases. Pricing is done per class.

Advantage. You get to decide on commands and abilitys that you wish your dog to learn. This results in a more customed training period, by not being taught commands and abbilities that you do not require will result in a shorter and cheaper training period. You also have the option for training for a certain command or task that may be one that is completed in a single workshop.

 

Exams:

Evaluation in Training:

•  Candidate evaluation:

Candidate must come from a breed suitable for mentioned program.

Candidate must hold up to its breed standards. Anatomy, character, ability etc.

Candidate must hold required extra qualifications for mentioned program.

 

•  Team evaluation:

There are two types of team evaluation. The first being evaluation of team requirements for the mentioned program and held during training, after training and on check-ups. The team consists of instructor and trainee. The second type of team evaluation is held after each of the first type this time the team is made up of the handler and trainee. The first type of evaluation is carried out according to program requirements and the second is an evaluation against the first set with a certain percentage margin of error allowed. E.g. If a program requires %70 in the evaluation of the first part and the team sore %80 and the program requires a maximum error of %5 for the second part then the handler and trainee must score at least %76 to pass evaluation.

 

•  Pair (Team)Evaluation:

Some training programs such as the K-9 training program require that trainee and handler perform in absolute harmony. This stage of evaluation does not state that the teams is worthy or qualify for the program or not. It is a test to ensure that the team is suitable for one another.

 

•  Oral Tests:

Oral exams require the handler to pass with a minimum passing barrier that is determined via program. Oral exams may be required prior, within or on completion of a training program as well as on follow-up checks. Training / handling techniques, health, knowledge of entered program and similar subjects are held within the exam. There is a passing and a minimum note that changes from program to program. If the minimum score is achieved but the passing score is not then the evaluator will give the correct answers on site and will re-ask the questions. A passing score must be achieved. E.g. K-9 training oral exams require a %85 minimum score with a passing score of %100. Those who do not achieve a passing score will be able to re-enter the test earliest 24 hours later. A second fail will result as an earliest re-entry of five days. The minimum will rise %5 on each re-entry. When the minimum and passing score equal one another re-admittance will be earliest of 1 month.

 

•  Written Exams:

Written tests require that the handler passes the test with the minimum score that the program attended requires. E.g. for the K-9 program the minimum score is %65 and the passing score is %85. If the handler does not get a passing result but scores above the minimum score then the helper has the chance to re-enter the written exam again earliest 24 hours later where the minimum average score will be risen by %5. Those who do not achieve the minimum score may re-enter the exam earliest 14 days later with the minimum score increased by %5. On continual failing to achieve the passing score each time the waiting period for re-entry is 1 month and each time the minimum score is risen by %5 until the minimum score equals the passing score. If the minimum score is not reached or the passing score equals the minimum score earliest re-entry to the test is after a 6 month period.

 

•  Apart from team harmony evaluations, failed evaluations are left solely to the evaluator's personal decision. Re-entry and other requirements will be decided by the evaluator. In case of ill-treatment of any kind disqualification and a re-entry of up to a year can be decided upon. In such cases team work related jobs such as K-9, ZFH teams will be taken of duty instantly and banned until successfully re-evaluated. In team harmony failed evaluations team members may re-enter the evaluation with a different team mate without any required time periods. This type of failing is natural note all stars fit and no-body is to blame. Team mates can still show extraordinary scores when with different partners.

 

Generally responsible and willing handlers will pass oral exams in one day, written exams by day 7, team work evaluation in one day. (K-9 standards / the hardest! So don't be afraid…)

 

Unsuccessful certificate attempts can be re-entered earliest a month later.

In such programs as K-9 or PH only after successfully accomplishing required standards may the team begin duty without an instructor's supervision.

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