Dog Obedience Classes, Family Dog/Manners Classes, Dog Tricks Class, Rally Obedience, Kindergarten Puppy Classes, and Private Lessons
All classes are temporarily canceled
The governor of Illinois is shutting down all non-essential businesses at this time. Therefore, there will be no agility or obedience classes until this is lifted. We look forward to seeing you when we are back on a healthy track. Until then, keep yourself and your dogs safe and healthy!
Classes Meet Once a Week for Four(4) Weeks
$100 for a Four Week Class
All classes are taught using positive reinforcement methods. No retractable leashes, choke collars, pinch collars or shock collars will be allowed. Please bring an abundance of very high-value treats for the classes. If your puppy/dog is not food motivated, please bring their favorite toy with you.
All dogs must be friendly with other dogs and humans to attend class.
Private lessons are $55 per half-hour time slot for all types of training including basic manners, competition obedience, rally, tricks, agility, and behavior modification. These may be scheduled at additional times with any of our instructors. Please contact us at (618)-830-7216 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule.
Wood River Obedience, Rally Obedience, Family Dog, Dog Manners, Kindergarten Puppy, and Tricks Class Schedule
All applications and payments due one week prior to the class start date.
|1:00 PM||Puppy Kindergarten|
|2:00 PM||Advanced Beginner Obedience|
|3:00 PM||Basic and Family Manners|
|6:00 PM||Puppy Kindergarten|
|7:00 PM||Advanced Beginner Obedience|
|8:00 PM||Basic and Family Manners|
|12:00 PM||Advanced Beginner Obedience|
|1:00 PM||Basic and Family Manners|
|5:00 PM||Puppy Kindergarten|
|6:00 PM||Basic and Family Manners|
Dog Obedience, Basic & Family Manners, Dog Tricks, Rally Obedience, Kindergarten Puppy Class Descriptions:
Puppy Kindergarten Class – Puppies 8 – 16 weeks old.
This class is designed for the new puppy that has joined your family. We will discuss how to manage common behaviors such as leash breaking, puppy play biting, grooming, jumping up along with basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stand, stay, working with distractions, and loose leash walking. We will help teach impulse control including not running out of open doors and waiting for food. Everything to make your newest furry friend, a well-behaved family member. Please bring all of your puppy questions.
Family Dog - Basic and Family Manners– Ages 4 months and up.
This class is designed for the older puppy and for adult dogs. We will discuss how to manage common problem behaviors such as dogs jumping on people and barking along with basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stand, stay, working with distractions, and loose leash walking. We will help you with canine impulse control including not running out of open doors and waiting for food. Everything to make your 4-legged friend a well-behaved family member.
Advanced Beginner Dog Obedience – Prerequisite: Completion of Basic Manners or Puppy Kindergarten.
Building on the basic manners class, this class will continue working on skills learned such as walking on a loose leash, sit and stay, down and stay and coming when called. We will be adding duration, distance, and bigger distractions, to this reality training class. At the end of the session, we will test for the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
Dog Tricks Class - All Levels – Prerequisite: Completion of basic manners class.
Tricks are a fun way to train your dog. In the trick class, you will learn how to teach your dog specific tricks. Trick training builds not only confidence in your dog but also deepens your relationship with your dog. You will also learn how your dog thinks and figures things out. And tricks are such a neat way to impress your friends and family. Once you learn how to teach your dog tricks, the possibilities are endless as to what you can do! We can offer you testing after classes are complete to obtain your AKC Tricks Title.
Novice Obedience Ready Set Show - Prerequisite: Novice Obedience Foundation Skills or Instructor Approval
Building upon the skills learned in the Obedience Foundation Skills class and covering training based on AKC Companion Dog exercises, this four-week class will hone your skills. Step into the obedience ring with confidence from techniques and tips to get the most out of your performance.
Rally Obedience - Prerequisite: Completion of Advanced Beginner Obedience or instructor approval
Looking for more fun things to do with your dog? Why not give Rally a try? Rally will build upon the skills of walking on a loose leash, sit, down you learned from Advanced Beginner Obedience class. We will cover the novice rally signs over the course of 4 weeks. The techniques for performing each sign will be covered, basic training tips as needed and how to run a rally course