Obedience, Basic & Family Manners, Tricks, Rally, and Private Lessons
Classes Meet Once a Week for Six(6) Weeks
$145 for Six Week Class
Limit of Six(6) Dogs Per Class
Minimum of Three (3) Dogs Enrolled for a Class to be Held
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.
Wood River Obedience Class Schedule – Classes beginning October 1, 2018
All applications and payments due one week prior to class start date.
|MONDAY – starts October 1|
|8:00 PM||Basic and Family Manners|
|TUESDAY – starts October 2|
|12:00 PM||Puppy Kindergarten|
|1:00 PM||Basic and Family Manners|
|WEDNESDAY – starts October 3|
|1:00 PM||Advanced Beginner Obedience|
|THURSDAY – starts October 4|
|1:00 PM||Basic and Family Manners|
|TUESDAY – starts October 16|
|10:00 AM||Basic and Family Manners|
|11:00 AM||Advanced Beginner Obedience|
|WEDNESDAY – starts October 17|
|6:00 PM||Advanced Beginner Obedience|
|6:00 PM||Puppy Kindergarten|
|7:00 PM||Basic and Family Manners|
Obedience, Basic & Family Manners, Tricks, Rally Class Descriptions:
Puppy Kindergarten – Puppies 8 – 16 weeks old.
We will help teach your puppy basic manners such as walking on a loose leash, sit-stay, down-stay and coming when called. We will focus on responsible pet ownership and how to teach proper manners around other people and pets. We will also discuss any grooming, nutrition and housebreaking tips as well as other topics that might be needed. Please bring your questions.
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 jumping 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 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 Obedience – Prerequisite: Completion of basic manners class or passing an evaluation.
Building on the basic manners class, this class will continue working on skills learned such as walking on a loose leash, sit-stay, down-stay and coming when called. We will be adding duration, distance, and bigger distractions, to this reality training class.
Intro to Tricks – Prerequisite: Completion of basic manners class or passing an evaluation.
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!
Rally Obedience – Prerequisite: Completion of basic manners class or passing an evaluation.
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 Basic Manners. We will cover the novice rally signs over the course of 6 weeks. The techniques for performing each sign will be covered, basic training tips as needed and how to run a rally course.
This class is for those getting ready to show or competing in Novice, Open a, d Utility. We will be addressing the skills needed for the classes as well as addressing individual issues. Hone your skills and learn new techniques and tips to get the most out of your performance.