Obedience Training

All of the classes in our family dog program are geared towards teaching you how to help your dog become a fun, well behaved and well-adjusted family pet. Basic manners and obedience are emphasized using dog friendly methods. No choke chains or pinch collars are used. You will learn how to “think dog”. We will help you avoid the most common problems and prevent the most common bad habits. Each session consists of one class once weekly for six weeks.

Our goal┬áin all of our classes is to help create a lifelong friend in your dog by making your dog more obedient, confident, well-mannered and more enjoyable to be around. Your dog will become a more well-behaved and well-adjusted family pet. Our focus is on training you to train your dog with respect, consistency and trust. Teaching your dog manners strengthens the bond between you both and through better communication you’ll have a lifetime of companionship. We will teach you how to build rapport with your dog using positive, reward based training methods. These methods foster trust and learning. No punishment, no jerking.

Obedience Classes Info

Learn the basic obedience and communication skills needed to build a better relationship with your dog, or to start competitive dog sports. This class is the foundation for all future training and is perfect for improving the manners of your favorite pooch. It will increase communication and awareness between you and your dog. We will train or improve basic obedience skills such as sit, down, stay, loose leash walking, come and no jumping. Some of the skills we will cover include attention, ability to work around other dogs as well as people and distractions, drive and motivation, and confidence. The focus of the class is on improving manners, gaining skills, and increasing confidence to build a more enjoyable relationship. We utilize clicker training in this class.

This class is a prerequisite to Intro to Agility as well as a great prelude to any obedience class.

At the completion of Focus Foundation the handler should be able to:

  • Heel or walk on a loose leash with the dog at the handler’s side
  • Maintain Sit/Stay and Down/Stay on command for 30 seconds
  • Maintain Stand/Stay for 10 seconds
  • Come when called on cue off-leash with some degree of distraction from a distance of 20 feet.
  • Leave a treat within reach until released to take it
  • Learn to pay attention and “watch” you
  • Improve manners such as issues with jumping up

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Obedience Training Classes

Focus Foundation Obedience & Manners
Focus Foundation Obedience & Manners
Age ~5 months of age and up
Class size 6
$185.00
My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S. B.A. (Bachelor’s Level 1)
My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S. B.A. (Bachelor’s Level 1)
Age 5 mo + up
Class size 6
$145.oo
My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S. M.A. (Master’s Level 2)
My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S. M.A. (Master’s Level 2)
Age 5 mo + up
Class size 6
$145.00
My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S. Ph.D. (Doctorate Level 3)
My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S. Ph.D. (Doctorate Level 3)
Age 5 mo + up
Class size 6
$145.00
Rally -O
Rally -O
Age ~5 mos and up
Class size 7
$145.00
Come Now! Building a Fast, Reliable Recall
Come Now! Building a Fast, Reliable Recall
Age 4 months of age or older
Class size 5
$65.00
Dogs Behaving Better! Building Impulse Control
Dogs Behaving Better! Building Impulse Control
Age 5 mo + up
Class size 5
$45.00
Rocket Recalls: Getting Your Dog to Come
Rocket Recalls: Getting Your Dog to Come
Age any age
Class size 5
$40.00
Ideal Puppy Training & Socialization
Ideal Puppy Training & Socialization
Age 8-18 weeks
Class size 7
$175.00
Private Lessons and Consultations
Private Lessons and Consultations
Age
Class size
$ p/h