Obedience Classes

Obedience, Basic & Family Manners, Puppy Agility, STAR Puppy, 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

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Obedience Class Descriptions
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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. These may be scheduled at additional times with any of our instructors.

Instructors:  Angela Evers, Chris Brewer, Joan Meyer

Wood River  Obedience Class Schedule – Classes beginning  April 30, 2018

All applications and payments due one week prior to class start date.

MONDAY
10:00 AM Basic and Family Manners
11:00 AM Puppy Kindergarten
5:00 PM Basic and Family Manners
TUESDAY
 12:00 PM  Basic and Family Manners
6:00 PM Basic and Family Manners
7:00 PM Puppy Kindergarten
8:00 PM Advanced Beginner Obedience
  WEDNESDAY
10:00 AM Advanced Beginner Obedience
11:00 AM Basic and Family Manners
12:00 PM Double the Fun (Rally and Tricks Combo Class)
THURSDAY
10:00 AM Basic and Family Manners

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Obedience 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 5 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, pay attention while distracted 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.  All Dogs will be tested for Canine Good Citizenship certification with the American Kennel Club at the end of the 6 weeks.

STAR PUPPY PROGRAM – puppies age 8-10 months. This class is designed to get the owner and puppy prepared to pass the AKC STAR PUPPY CERTIFICATION at the end of the 6 weeks. The class includes: Managing common problem behaviors such as jumping and barking. Basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stand, stay, pay attention while distracted and loose leash walking. Impulse control including not running out of open doors, waiting for their food, grooming, proper manners with new people and dogs. We will also cover other items on an as need basis.

ADVANCED BEGINNER OBEDIENCE – 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. Adding duration and mild distractions, this is a great way to prepare you and your dog for further adventures of Obedience, Canine Good Citizen, Rally, Agility, Therapy Dog.  Prerequisite: Completion of basic manners class.

NOVICE OBEDIENCE – Continue to build on what you have learned in the basic manners and advance beginner obedience. This class will teach heeling (on leash), figure 8, stand for exam, recall and sit and down stays. Whether you are planning to show your dog or not, this is a fabulous way to continue to build a relationship with your dog.  Prerequisite: Advanced Beginner Obedience or instructor approval.

RALLY OBEDIENCE CLASS – Building on skills you are learning with your dog, why not give Rally a try?  Rally promotes fun and enjoyment as well as continuing to strengthen the bond between dog and owner. This class will continue to work on obedience skills while learning the rally stations.  Prerequisite:  Advanced beginner obedience or instructor approval

READY-SET-SHOW-NOVICE OBEDIENCE – Building on the skills learned in Novice obedience, this class will focus on getting teams ready to compete in Novice obedience. We will focus on all that pertains to the Novice class and getting the teams comfortable and confident in showing their dogs. Prerequisite: Completion of Novice Obedience or instructor approval.

PUPPY AGILITY FOUNDATION WORK  – Puppies 8 weeks to 6 months. This class is designed to teach your puppy how to learn and love agility.  We will work on the basic foundations needed to have an awesome agility partner all while we work “on the flat.”  This will get you started on various crosses, 2 on 2 off contact performances, and jumping fundamentals. We will teach food and toy drive with impulse control. This is totally positive reinforcement and you will need a hungry pup and a favorite toy.

TRICKS CLASS (Novice) – Looking for something fun to do with your dog?? This class teaches the foundations of how to train your dog tricks. Starting with the basics of how to teach your dog and then how to break down even the complicated tricks. Then we work on putting all those pieces together. We will test for the AKC Novice trick dog title at the end of the 6-week class.

TRICKS CLASS (ADVANCED) – This class continues on the program of the tricks your dog has learned in the Novice Tricks Class and continues the advancement of tricks for the Intermediate and Advanced Level Trick Dog. We will test at the end of the 6 weeks for your Intermediate Trick Dog Title.  Prerequisite:  Completion of Novice Trick dog class or instructor approval

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