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Pet Guardian Guide

Your Guardian Guide

Five Levels - Building on Each Skill

The Benefits of The Program:

  • Improve the relationship between pet dogs and their guardians
  • Help guardians gain a better appreciation of force-free dog training and its applications to everyday living
  • Improve the knowledge of socially responsible pet guardians
  • Increase guardians’ knowledge and understanding of local laws in their locality
  • Equip dogs and guardians with the skills to be out in the wider community in settings such as cafes and outdoor eating areas, off leash areas, busy streets and beaches
  • Demonstrate to the public the advantages of a well-trained dog

The Skills  Covered At Each Level


Level 1 (Puppy) Dogs, like people, learn best when they are young. That is why we love to see puppies (four to nine months) reach their first pet dog training goal early. Qualified assessors assess puppies in class. This can be the class teacher (if PPG qualified to assess) or an assessor brought into class for the purpose of assessing the work done by participants. Level o1 is for puppies 4-9 months of age

Level 1 
  • Exercise 1 – Sit at front and side, then take collar        
  • Exercise 2 – Give take exchange         
  • Exercise 3 – Leave it    
  • Exercise 4 – Loose leash walking         
  • Exercise 5 – Social interaction 
  • Exercise 6 – Wait to be fed      
  • Exercise 7 – Recall       
  • Exercise 8 – Handling  
  • Exercise 9 – Go to place         

Level 2 (any dog over the age of six months) builds on the work undertaken at Level 1. It is at a level where those who did not undertake Level 1 because they did not fit the age bracket can still have an easy entry into the program. This too is assessed in a class situation.

  • Exercise 1 – Car manners   
  • Exercise 2 – Entrance manners     
  • Exercise 3 – Leave it
  • Exercise 4 – Loose leash walking with social interaction 
  • Exercise 5 – Wait to be fed 
  • Exercise 6 – Recall   
  • Exercise 7 – Emergency stop        
  • Exercise 8 – Handling        
  • Exercise 9 – Stay or settle  
  • Exercise 10 – Being alone   

Levels 3 and Level 4 build further on the dogs’ and Guardians’ skills, knowledge and ability and culminate in assessments both in real life settings and in the class situation.

  • Exercise 1 – Entrance Manners      
  • Exercise 2 – Leave it        
  • Exercise 3 – Street walk   
  • Exercise 4 – Wait to be fed
  • Exercise 5 – Recall           
  • Exercise 6 – Emergency stop         
  • Exercise 7 – Handling       
  • Exercise 8 – Settle           
  • Exercise 9 – Being alone   

Level 4 Assessment Markers      

  • Exercise 1 – Back up at entrance    
  • Exercise 2 – Street walk   
  • Exercise 3 – Recall           
  • Exercise 4 – Emergency stop         
  • Exercise 5 – End of walk pack up   
  • Exercise 6 – Being alone   
Level 5 (Championship)
 This level is where everything the dog and Guardian have learned is put to the test in real life settings. There are location options available to help assessors make real life training relevant to their clients. Assessors will be able to create scenarios that may be appropriate to their local surroundings provided they include all of the compulsory exercises and two from the selection of optional exercises.
  • Exercise 1 – Street walk   

Optional exercises – select any two of the following:  

  • Exercise 2 – Veterinary examination
  • Exercise 3 – Visual/Spoken cue discrimination          

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