Obedience Class Overviews
Our Basic Obedience Classes are designed to provide the training dogs need to become well-mannered canine citizens. Just as importantly, our classes are designed to have fun! We use centers, games and fast-paced activities to keep both you and your dog engaged while you're both learning.
Our classes are never run for a specific amount of time. Just as people, dogs learn differently. Some dogs require more training, some less to learn the same behavior. Additionally, we know that not every dog owner has the same wants and needs for their dog. And lets face it, life happens, and we would hate for you to be tied to a set class schedule and miss out on a class or two and be behind the rest of the class. For these reasons we offer many classes at different times throughout the week, and our schedule will grow as our attendence does. We will give recommendations based on our initial consultations on the amount of time we would 'expect' it to take your dog to learn the behaviors necessary to move up in class levels.
Here's a brief run-down of our classes that teach manners and "obedience" behaviors.
For any of our classes, you can sign up online in the Services tab or print off the Class Application Form.
Preschool for Puppies and Dogs - Available to students who have to wait for a class date, or want to jump-start their training. Preschool prepares your puppy for a happy, healthy, well-adjusted life by starting your training and socialization off as soon as possible. Preschool includes helpful information for you, socialization and a foundation for training for your puppy or dog.
Puppy Socialization- Specifically for puppies 8 weeks to 16 weeks of age. This is considered to be the criticial learning period for dogs and perfect way to start your puppy with our positive, cooperative and gentle foundation for learning. The program is loaded with helpful information geared to the puppy owner.
Basic Obedience for Dogs (Level 1): - Foundation training for dogs and puppies that have had no prior training, or puppies who have attended our Puppy Socialization classes. Dogs and their owners learn the fundamentals of training for a cooperative educational partnership that lasts throughout the dog's life.
Basic Obedience for Dogs (Level 2) - This level of training builds on the foundations in Level 1, increasing the dog's responsiveness in different environments, even in the face of distractions. By the completion of Level 2, dog owners have skills to last a lifetime.
Advanced Obedience for Dogs (Level 3 & Level 4) - For students who want still more "obedience". The emphasis is on perfecting behaviors, working around increasing distractions, building speed and responsiveness while maintaining enjoyment and a positive attitude.