Obedience & Manners

Our adult dog classes are designed to create an obedient companion that’s a joy to live with and an integral member of your family as well as a Canine Good Citizen®. We gear our Pet Manners classes to help you train your dog to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizenship (CGC) Test. If your dog is weak in one area (recalls, stays, etc.) we offer shorter topics classes that teach individual skills in specific problem areas. These are periodically offered as one or two session workshops as well as topic classes throughout the year.

Obedience Pet Manners 1

Topics include:  basic obedience skills for dogs and owners to use in everyday life. Walking on a loose leash, sit, stay, down, come, handling, grooming, attention, self-control.  Relationship training and problem solving for specific issues are also addressed.

Prerequisite: Dog over 6 months of age. Class length: 60 minutes Limit: 8 dogs

Obedience Pet Manners 2 – CGC Preparation

More advanced learning in heel, sit, stay, down, come, and more.  Proofing your dog’s skills, beginning off leash work, advanced attention.

Prerequisite: Pet Manners 1 or instructor permission. Class length: 60 minutes Limit: 8

Competition Obedience Classes

Obedience training is an excellent way to build a better relationship with your dog. Competition obedience requires teamwork, precision, attention and focus and can be a fun and rewarding sport for you and your dog. There may be periodic classes not in this list that are offered.

 Foundations of Competition Obedience 1

Covers attention, stationary positions (front and heel), stays, other basics if you are interested in pursuing advanced competition obedience with your dog.

Prerequisite: None. Class length: 60 minutes Limit: 6 dogs

Foundations of Competition Obedience 2

Covers moving exercises – attention, beginning heeling, turns, recall, jump training for obedience, target training for go outs, continue building on FCO1 skills as well.

Prerequisite: FCO1. Class length: 60 minutes Limit: 6 dogs

Competition Obedience Level 1

Novice obedience exercises, heeling, some proofing, begin to introduce some Open exercises and some foundations of Utility work.

Prerequisite: FCO1 & 2. Class length: 60 minutes Limit: 6 dogs

Competition Obedience Level 2

Continues Novice obedience with proofing, continues Open and Utility training with emphasis on retrieving exercises, scent discrimination.

Prerequisite: Comp Ob L1 or instructor permission. Class length: 60 minutes Limit: 6 dogs

Competition Obedience Level 3

Focus on Open/Utility obedience with proofing.

Prerequisite: Comp Ob L2 or instructor permission. Class length: 60 minutes Limit: 6 dogs

Competition Obedience Proofing Class (drop in)

Focus mostly on Novice level exercises and proofing for heeling, stays, recalls, and stand for exam.

Focused Heeling Methods: Beginner

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Focused Heeling Methods: Intermediate

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Focused Heeling Methods: Advanced

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The following subjects are taught on a periodic basis as a class or workshop. Descriptions coming soon.

  • Really Reliable Recall (Class or Workshop)
  • Crate Games (Class or Workshop)
  • Rock Solid Stays (Class or Workshop)
  • Clicker Training – Trick Shaping (Class or Workshop)
  • Canine Self Control (Class)
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