Quick look at upcoming Obedience class choices....

Here is a list of what will be offered in the next sessions for obedience classes. Look at individual class descriptions to find class requirements, times offered and class fees. 

 

Game Night - Ring Room

Date to be announced

6:30-8:30pm

 

All members welcome - $5 per dog.

 

Run thru a maze, play tic tac toe with your dog, have your dog find the treat in the right box.  Lots of fun games to use up some of that extra energy in your dog.

Evaluations to determine class level

For new students wishing to begin training at advanced levels: Obtain an obedience skills evaluation. Obedience evaluations are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Evaluations are held on a first come, first served basis.  No appointment needed.

Puppy Basic Training

Puppy Basic Training is a 7 week beginning obedience class for puppies aged 12 weeks to 10 months.  Using positive reinforcement to reward the puppy for the behavior we want, we teach the skills of sit, down, loose leash walking, release, impulse control, come, going to a mat or place, body handling, and handler focus.  Training questions will focus on the developing adolescent puppy rather than training an adult dog.   

Intermediate Obedience

Build on the foundation of Basic Training to develop attention walking, pivoting on a perch and backing up for rear end awareness, expanded sit and down behaviors, improving stays and recalls, introducing retrieve, and using hand touch.  

Class limit:  12 students.  

Prerequisite: Basic Training 

 

**This class is required if you are looking to enter any Agility or Rally classes at our school***

 

See schedule and registration process

Public Manners - New classes starting Monday - June 8 - 7:00pm & Tuesday - June 9 - 9:30am

Developing skills for your dog to behave politely in the wider human world is what this class is about.  Further work on skills started in Basic Training include sit, down, come, and loose leash walking. New skills started are looking at the handler when faced with distractions, off leash attention, sit for petting, and walking by other dogs while on leash.  This class can be repeated to build the dog’s skills.

Prerequisite: Basic Training or permission of the department head

Impulse Control - New class starting Wednesday - May 27 - 8:15pm

Designed for dogs who want what they see and they want it now! The class will teach dogs to leave and ignore all sorts of distractions and check in with their handler rather than go for whatever they see.  Skills taught are sit and down stay, leave it, attention to handler, polite greeting of people, loose leash walking around distractions, staying on a mat or place, and control play.  This class is for dogs that lack self control, not for reactive dogs.

Prerequisite: Basic Training or permission of the department head

Reliable Recall - New classes starting Wednesday - May 27 -7:00pm & Tuesday - June 9 - 10:45am

Teach your dog to come away from and run by major distractions like hot dogs!  And do it joyfully!  Each class has you practicing many recalls and playing games with your dog to build a reliable behavior.

Prerequisite: Basic Training or permission of the department head

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