Basic Obedience

Training should be the best time in a dog's life!

Basic Obedience will build on the concepts taught in our Puppy Foundations course but Puppy Foundations is not a prerequisite.  We focus on cementing the understanding of the verbal marker system, teaching and reinforcing the basic commands.  The basic commands will be taught in English and German. You may select the commands you wish to use.  The basic behaviors taught include sit, down, stand, come, stay, heel, free walk without pulling, use touch pads, and the basic positions of front, right, heel (left), middle (between the feet). You will learn how to take the basics of obedience and apply them to real life situations in your home and in public. You will learn how to lure your dog into positions and how to properly manage our dog’s energy. We will teach you how to utilize the Audax Protocol to teach your dog to offer you specific positive behaviors when stresses or unpleasant stimuli and/or distractions are present.  Handlers will also learn how to condition desired behavioral responses to environmental stimuli to produce dogs whose focus on the handler actually intensifies when other dogs are around.  Handlers will learn how to properly play with their dogs as a reward and how to elicit the out (release of the toy) and begin to condition the retrieve.  We will teach you the appropriate methods and time to introduce pressure and aversive stimuli (correction.) Dogs with problem/unwanted behaviors will be taught proper ones to replace them. 

Upcoming Courses

Saturdays for 8 consecutive weeks.

Dates: September 18 through November 5th

Time: 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM weekly

Cost $240

Saturdays for 8 consecutive weeks.

Dates: September 18 through November 5th, 2021

Time: 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM weekly

Cost $240

Saturdays for 8 consecutive weeks.

Dates: January 2022

Registration will open October 2021.

Cost $240

Year Round, Stand Alone
Training Classes

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.