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Beginner's Obedience Classes

A 6-week course for only $150

Getting an early start on training your dog can lead to better behavior throughout their entire life.  The beginner’s obedience class is the perfect place to start you and your dog off right. Attending this 6-week training course will help your dog to be more socialized, obedient, and loyal.  The puppies aren’t the only ones that will benefit from the classes, either. The owners also learn how to interact better and communicate with their new companions. Here is how the 6-week class will break down:

Week

Skills Taught

Class Duration

1

After a brief introduction between classmates, we will cover the class rules, clean-up, and responsible dog ownership. From there, we talk about the different options for training collars and help you select the one you feel comfortable using. Once each dog is ready to go, we will work on correct lead position and transition that into walking with a loose lead. We will begin training by teaching the dog to walk on a leash.

1 hour

2

Continuing to build on the basics, we will first revisit walking on a loose lead and getting the dog to sit on command. We use both verbal and hand signals. Building on the first lesson, we will work on about turns and u-turns while using the heeling pattern.  As the dogs become comfortable with this, they will do repetition of voice commands and hand signals with sit and stay.

1 hour

3

We will begin by helping the dogs (and owners) to build on the previous class. We will again practice walking with a loose lead, about turns, and u-turns, while adding in circle right and circle left turns to the heeling pattern as well.  We will also practice sit and down, staying on command, and with some distractions.

1 hour

4

This class will continue to improve on the heeling pattern while doing u-turns, about turns, and circles (both left and right).  We will add recalls and timed sits and downs. We practice how your should pet greet people and other dogs, and we will help you give confidence to yourself and your pet in different situations.

1 hour

5

As the class nears the end, we will be taking questions and working on any areas your dog might be struggling.  We will continue getting the heeling pattern perfected and also be working on social behaviors. We will circle dogs with men, women, and other classmate dogs, to see if they are comfortable in these situations.

1 hour

6

Graduation Day!!!

The final class will have tests that show the improvements of your pets.  The dogs that receive a passing score will qualify to move on to their next the next level - Intermediate Obedience.

1hr

 

Through this course, your communication with your dog will improve, forming the basis for a lifetime of obedience and loyalty.  It also builds a tremendous foundation for more in-depth training in the future. Once your dog has successfully completed this course, they will be able to walk comfortably on a loose lead next to you while following basic commands.  They will also respond to verbal and hand commands such as “sit,” “stay,” and “lay down” with practice at home.