Basic Obedience

COURSE OVERVIEW

Do you want a well-behaved dog you can enjoy taking on walks around your neighborhood? Want to build a better relationship with your dog? Obedience training is a great place to start.

In this six-week class we will coach you while you teach your dog basic obedience commands – sit, stay, come, heel, and down.  We’ll also teach you how to train some more advanced behaviors and give you ideas for enrichment activities for your dog.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Your dog should be on a flat collar with a six foot leash (no flexi’s!). 

All dogs attending classes must be free from parasites and up to date on vaccines. 

Please be sure each week to bring poop bags, plenty of small, soft treats for your dog. 

If your dog barks, growls, or is aggressive to people or dos, your dog is not yet eligible for group class.

FEE: $150.00

REGISTRATION: Class Registration Form

INSTRUCTOR: Shawn Steadham

CLASS DATES / TIMES:
October 1 through November 5, 2019
Day/Time: Tuesdays 7:00-8:00pm

SCHEDULE:
WEEK 1 – Orientation, communication skills, importance of both physical and mental activities
Getting attention, positive reinforcement, ideas for mental stimulation, Q&A

WEEK 2 – Sit, stay, come, sit at side, finish
Learn how to get a sit, stay, come, sit at side, and finish, Q&A

WEEK 3 – Heel, down, stay, come, review sit
Recap, heel, down, Q&A

WEEK 4 – Heel, down, stay, come, stay w/another person while owner walks away and comes back
Recap, learning to stay calm with another person, Q&A

WEEK 5 – Sit/finish, stay with distractions, passing dogs on leash
Recap, stay with distractions, walking calmly with other dogs on leash, Q&A

WEEK 6 – Recap, enrichment activity 
Recap, Q&A, fun enrichment activity

VACCINE REQUIREMENTS:
Because we are a “One Health” facility we require that dogs or cats in our facilities meet the following parameters:

  • Dogs in our facility must be up to date on Rabies, DA2LPP, and bordetella vaccines.
  • Dogs must be on heartworm prevention which kills intestinal parasites or have a negative intestinal parasite exam within the last three months and be free of external parasites.