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. 

Punch Card Classes

Need Flexibility? Our Year Round Punch Card classes give you the flexibility to train

on your schedule and only pay for the classes you reserve and use. 

Classes are $35 per session. Punch cards are $350 for 10 classes plus 2 free classes.

 

Obedience Classes: Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM or Saturday mornings at 9 AM

Protection Classes: Wednesday evenings at 7 PM or Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM

  • RSVP and prepayment is required to reserve your space.

  • Sessions purchased on a punch card may be used for any obedience or protection classes

  • No classed are held on holiday weekends. We reserve the right to cancel a class due to inclement weather or an occasional vacation.

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Purchase Punch Card

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

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

Cost: $350 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.

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Punch Card Obedience Class

Obedience Classes:

Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM

or Saturday mornings at 9 AM

January Start

  • All age welcome.

  • Saturdays for 8 consecutive weeks.
     

Dates: January 7 - February 25, 2023;
 

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

Cost $280

March Start

  • All age welcome.

  • Saturdays for 8 consecutive weeks.
     

Dates: March 18 - May 13, 2023;

  • No class will be held on April 8th in observance of Easter weekend.

  • No class will be held on one additional Saturday (date to be announced prior to the start of the series).
     

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

Cost $280

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June Start

  • All age welcome.

  • Saturdays for 8 consecutive weeks.
     

Dates: June 3 - July 29, 2023;

  • No class will be held on July 1st in observance of the 4th of July.

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

Cost $280

  • All age welcome.

  • Saturdays for 8 consecutive weeks.
     

Dates: August 5 - September 30, 2023;

  • No class will be held on
    September 2nd in observance
    of Labor Day.

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

Cost $280