This class is for dogs 6 months old and older at the time of the first class
(dogs under 6 months should attend Puppy Class instead) who have never attended a formal obedience class. In this class your dog will learn basic manners and obedience such as: Sit, Down, Come, Stay, Wait, Drop It, Leave It, Leash Walking, sit politely for greeting.
*6 week course = $190 (maximum 6 enrollees).
Class will meet at the same day/time each week for the duration of the course unless specified otherwise.
The first class is an orientation WITHOUT your dog. We use this first hour of class to discuss how to set your dog up for success at home and address any issues that you may be experiencing. We also discuss the class structure, expectations and our training philosophy.
If your dog gets very worked up when seeing another dog while ON LEASH:
Barking, growling, lunging (even if they just want to play) every time they see a dog when you are out on walks, Basic class is not for you. Instead, please check out our Fear, Anxiety and Stress course HERE or our Private lessons page HERE. Leash reactivity is a common problem that requires it’s own individualized program via private lessons or specially designed group classes specific to those behaviors. Dogs who react in this way would not be comfortable, or capable of learning, in our other group classes as the presence of the other dogs in class would be quite overwhelming. If you have questions about whether or not your dog might be considered reactive, please don’t hesitate to call or email us.
Classes meet for one hour each week, for the number of weeks specified, consistent with the day and time noted on the start date.
Online access to homework for obedience classes that contains written explanations of behaviors covered in class.
Personal attention from trainers and assistants in the classroom to help you succeed as well as answer your questions.