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

Saturday Classes

All age welcome.

Saturdays for 8 consecutive weeks.

Dates: March 26 - May 21, 2022;  

No class on Easter weekend which is April 16th

Time: 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM weekly

Cost $240

All age welcome.

Saturdays for 8 consecutive weeks.

Dates: June 18 - August 13, 2022;  

No class on 4th of July weekend which is July 2nd.

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

Cost $240

All age welcome.

Saturdays for 8 consecutive weeks.

Dates: September 17 - November 5, 2022;

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

Cost $240

Puppy Empowerment is for puppies between 10 weeks and 6 months of age at the start of the class. 
Saturdays for 6 weeks.

Dates: October 1 - November 5, 2022

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM weekly

Cost $180 

Thursday Classes

All age welcome.

Thursdays for 8 consecutive weeks.

Dates: March 24 - May 26, 2022;
Spring Break closure: No class 4/7 or 4/14

Time: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM weekly

Cost $240

All age welcome.

Thursdays for 8 consecutive weeks.

Dates: June 16 - August 4, 2022;  

Time: 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM weekly

Cost $240

Stand Alone Training Classes
held year round

Need flexibility?  Our Stand Alone classes are obedience classes at all skill levels that give you the flexibility to train on your schedule and only pay for the classes you reserve and use.

You may come to 1 class or 100 classes.  It is not a part of a series.

Stand Alone classes are $30 per session. Pay as you go or purchase a virtual punch card. Virtual Punch cards are $300 for 10 classes plus 2 free classes.
 

All stand alone classes require RSVP's and prepayment to reserve your space.
Sessions purchased on a virtual punch card may be used for any obedience, protection or skill builder classes. 

Punch Card

Buy 10 classes and receive 2 FREE with our punch card.

A punch-card is valid for all stand alone obedience & protection classes. 

Cost: $300 for a total of 12 group classes.

Once you have purchased the punch card, log in to reserve your spot in the classes you desire at the time you desire.

Wednesday Night Lights Obedience

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.