Intermediate Obedience builds on the concepts taught in basic obedience and a thorough understanding of the verbal marker system, luring, as well as the dog understanding the basic commands are prerequisite. These prerequisites are met by graduating our Basic 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 and introduction to the jumps and formal retrieve. 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 more frequent and for many dogs will replace food based rewards in this course.
Drop In Classes
All group classes now require RSVP's and prepayment to reserve our space.
Drop in classes are $30 per session. Pay as you come or purchase up to 10 classes on a punch card. Then, come as you can and take advantage of the class as it works for your schedule. Sessions purchased on a punch card may be used for any obedience, protection or skill builder classes.