Obedience Classes

Our obedience classes are held as a group to help your dog deal with the distraction of other dogs, to help the dogs learn how to behave in a group environment and so that as owners you can help support and encourage each other. 

Your dog must be at least 5 months old.

  

Commands your dog will learn both on and off leash:

 

  • Heel- to walk calmly at your left side, pacing himself to your speed, enjoying the scenery, but paying attention to you   

  • Automatic sit- to sit automatically at heel when you stop walking.

 

  • Sit- to sit instantly on one command.

 

  • Down- to lie down instantly on one command.

 

  • Stay-to stay in a sitting, lying or standing position.

 

  • Come- to come instantly on one command.

 

  • Finish- to circle around into the heel position.

 

  • Stand for exam- to stand motionless while being examined (your vet will love you!)

 

To gain reliability, your dog will face the following distractions in class:

 

  • Other dogs and their handlers

 

  • Plates of raw hamburger

 

  • Billy goats

 

  • Rabbits

 

  • Bouncing balls, Female dogs in heat

 

  • Cans of cat food

 

Behavior problems are also addressed:

 

  • Biting

 

  • Chewing

 

  • Jumping up

 

  • Fighting

 

  • Separation anxiety

 

  • Digging

 

  • And many more...