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Adele's Training Videos

Puppy Sonic

Sonic at 8 weeks

Photo by Wendy Tisdall

When Adele brought home her Flat-Coated Retriever puppy "Sonic" in October of 2011, she started producing short videos of training sessions. The ones she has finished are organized by classes and by areas of training. You can also see all of the videos Adele has posted on her YouTube channel.

Adele's Maneuvers Class

Maneuvers is Adele's second level competition obedience class. The class builds on the Fundamentals exercises and introduces all the directional commands: the dog learns how to move forward, back in heel position, side-step right, side-step left, dizzy spins to the right and rear end pivots to the left. The dogs are introduced to beginning Rhythm Heeling, sit stay proofing, and a sit for exam. All of the exercises are foundation exercises for obedience and rally obedience. Many are also useful for field dogs.

The exercises are introduced in class in the week listed.

If there isn't a link, it means Adele hasn't released a video on that topic

The exercises are introduced in class in the week listed.

Week 1

Rhythm Heeling

Back in heel position

Close (side-step right)

Beginning sit stay

Week 2

Sit stay with simple proofing

Heel starts

Scoot sits

Off or Away (side-step left)

Dizzy spins

Week 3

Cookie-toss recalls with chutes

Chair fronts

In (Left quarter turns)

Cookie-toss down with a barrier - Stage 3 & 4

Week 4

Sit for exam

Week 5

Play running

Hip down


Foot touch

Week 6

Restrained recalls into chutes

Here is a video overview of many of the exercises that you will learn in the class: