he CAMTL chooses to follow the pace at which the handler-dog team learns to develop its skills. In principle, the table below describes the skills grouped by what the majority of training schools refer to as Base 1, Base 2 and Base 3. At the Montreal Club, the team can develop at its own pace. Here is the list of skills taught in the introductory courses and required in order to « Become a Member »

If the introductory courses were followed elsewhere than the CAMTL, send an application to become a member by providing us with the information on courses already taken with your dog or the titles obtained, at camtl_net@yahoo.ca.

Skills (equivalent to Base 1)
1 Execution of passing through a U-shape tunnel
2 Execution of a single jump without assistance
3 Execution of the A-frame
4 Control of the pivotal point on the teeter
5 Execution of the dogwalk without assistance
6 Execution of passing through the tire without assistance
7 Immobilisation on the table
Skills (equivalent to Base 2)
8 Sequence of executing the teeter after completing another obstacle
9 Sequence of 4 obstacles in a straight line
10 Sequence of pin-wheel jumps (L-R)
11 Touch the contact zones with a full stop
12 Using a clear body language, shoulders, arms
13 Sequence of 10-12 obstacles with a hand change
Skills (equivalent to Base 3)
14 Use of approach angles of more than 25 degrees
15 Minimum distance of 3 ft. between handler-dog
16 Execution of crossings (front, back and blind)
17 Execution of a 12-pole weave, without a lure