Beginners Obedience

Open to dogs older than 6 months or having completed Puppy K


For the pet owner who wants a well trained companion at home, in the park, or at the veterinarian’s office.  Class work involves teaching you to teach your dog… in the Presence of Distractions to:


Walk on a loose leash without pulling

Come when called
Sit, Down, and Stand


Wait and Stay


Instruction Includes:

Teaching Take It and Leave It

Using hand signals as well as verbal cues

Correcting problem behaviors, like:  Jumping Up; Barking; Running Away; Biting; Chewing, and Mouthing


Special Emphasis is placed on:

Building a strong relationship with your dog

Creating a well-behaved, social pet

Teaching your dog to focus on and be attentive to you


Discussion and Handouts cover:


Health Concerns


General Good Manners



Beginner Obedience classes are 6 Weeks long, 1 Class Per Week.


The first class evening only of each 6-week session is an “Orientation” without dogs, which begins at 6:30 pm and lasts for about 2 hours.


Orientation evenings begin at 6:30 pm to allow our daycare staff time to set up chairs and prepare the room for your first evening of class.


The other 5 class times will begin at 7:30 pm and will last 1 hour.


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