In our Advanced Obedience we build on the dog training concepts taught in our Intermediate Obedience classes. We use a positive, motivational obedience system balanced with appropriate correction that utilizes a thorough understanding of the verbal marker system, luring and the basic/intermediate obedience commands. We strongly encourage coming up through our courses but upon detailed evaluation we may admit dog/handler teams to advanced courses if they can demonstrate understanding of the prerequisite material. These prerequisites are met by graduating our Basic Obedience course and Intermediate Obedience course or through private instruction and independent work in these topics specific to our methods. Dogs that require frequent aversives for problem/unwanted behaviors should spend additional time in Basic Obedience. We will intensively work on focused heeling, sit out of motion, down out of motion, the long down, recall under distraction, the send out, jumps, retrieve, search and more. We will work in close proximity to other dogs and handlers and teach dogs to ignore these distractions while working. Handlers will learn to modify reward schedules and how to manage drive to intensify behavior. Play rewards will become common and for many dogs will completely replace food based rewards in this course. This course may run simultaneously with intermediate obedience with breakout groups by skill level.
Summer Courses are Full
Year Round, Stand Alone
All stand alone classes now require RSVP's and prepayment to reserve your space.
Does your schedule vary often? Do you need the flexibility to come as you can to work on training skills without the expectation of weekly classes? Our Stand Alone classes give you the flexibility to train on your schedule and only pay for the classes you reserve and use.
Stand Alone classes are $30 per session. Pay as you go or purchase a punch card. Punch cards are $300 for 10 classes plus 2 free classes.
Sessions purchased on a punch card may be used for any obedience, protection or skill builder classes.
Wednesday Night Lights
Weekly Wednesday, Year Round; excluding holidays
6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
These Stand Alone classes are for dogs of all skill levels.
We will focus on communication, engagement, and motivation. We will teach you exercises designed to teach and practice practical skills for every day and techniques for specific sports you participate in with your dog.
Saturday Stand Alone Obedience Classes
Weekly Saturdays, Year Round; excluding holidays
9:00 AM to 10:00 PM
This stand alone class is for dogs of all skill levels. We will focus on communication, engagement, and motivation. We will teach you exercises designed to teach and practice practical skills for every day and techniques for specific sports you participate in with your dog.