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Obedience Training

Obedience skills are essential in today’s fast-paced world.

Teaching your dog appropriate social behaviors makes them good canine citizens plus those skills are the foundation on which all dog sports are built.

We ask a lot from our dogs. Whether you have a new puppy, a rescue dog, or an older dog with challenges, we have a class for you. Our goal is to help you maximize your dog’s skills whether they are a devoted family member or a sports competitor.

Classes Offered

PUPPY CLASSES

There's nothing cuter or more challenging than a new puppy. We're here to help you get started right. We offer classes structured just for puppies from ages 12 weeks to 12 months.  We even have classes for teenagers! Classes teach basic skills like, sit, come, down and have lots of great socialization experiences. We'll answer your questions about digging, barking and living with more than one dog. We're here to help your pup grow up right.  All puppy classes are $120 for 6 weeks.

For  more detailed information or to enroll your puppy, go the PUPPIES! tab under Training.

Puppy 1 6 week class - Competition Canine aka Comp K9

Focus & Control

This class is basic obedience on steroids. It is designed for dogs of any age with challenges, dogs who aren’t comfortable with other dogs, people or noise, dogs who are high drive and don’t know how to focus and pay attention or dogs who lack socialization skills, are shy or fearful. If you own a canine juvenile delinquent, this is your class and there is hope.

Dogs learn basic obedience and life skills like how to crate, sit calmly, pay attention, and how to tolerate other animals and people. This class focuses on helping handlers understand dog behaviors, what triggers unwanted responses and helping dogs build confidence and skills for today's world. There are NO DOGS AT THE FIRST CLASS. 7-week session $195

  • 3/9/2024 Saturday 9:30 a.m. Instructor: McQuillen
  • 6/4/2024 Saturday 9:30 a.m. Instructor: McQuillen
Focus and Control Classes - Competition Canine aka Comp K9

PRIVATE PROBLEM DOG TRAINING

We offer private sessions for dogs experiencing socialization issues such as dog to dog challenges, excessive barking, dog to people challenges, handlers with physical limitations and large dogs, etc. We will meet you for a 1/2 hour evaluation session for $25. If we feel your challenges are something we can help with, we'll schedule a time for training to begin. If we cannot help we will refer you to a trainer or behaviorist who can. Training is charged at $100/hour.

  • Problem Dog Evaluation Instructor: McQuillen
  • Problem Dog Training Instructor: McQuillen
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BEGINNING OBEDIENCE

Join us as we celebrate the end of the rain! This class is for dogs and older puppies in need of basic skills: walk on a loose lead, come, sit, down and stay. Dogs learn new skills in class so they are comfortable around other dogs, people and other animals. Dogs learn to target and play games appropriately. 6-week class fee: $100

  • 3/12/2024 Tuesday 5:30 p.m.. Instructor: Wiglesworth
  • 3/9/2024 Saturday 9:30 a.m.. Instructor: Swanson
Beginning Obedience - Competition Canine aka Comp K9

INTERMEDIATE OBEDIENCE

This class is for the dog handler teams who are preparing to compete in Obedience. Class is highly individualized and focuses on off-lead work, polishing and proofing basic skills, and working under distraction. Class is mix of Intermediate/Advanced Dogs. 6-weeks $100 Class

  • 1/23/2024 Tuesday 6:45 p.m.. Instructor: Wiglesworth
  • 3/12/2024 Tuesday 6:45 p.m.. Instructor: Wiglesworth
Intermediate Obedience - Competition Canine aka Comp K9

ADVANCED OBEDIENCE

This class is for the dog/handler teams who are getting ready to compete or are currently competing in obedience trials. It covers advanced skills needed in Open and Utility like retrieving, scent discrimination articles, directed jumping and directed retrieving. Class is highly individualized for each student. Class Fee: $100.

  • 1/23/2024 Tuesday 6:45 p.m.. Instructor: Wiglesworth
  • 3/12/2024 Tuesday 6:45 p.m.. Instructor: Wiglesworth
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SEMI-PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

We offer semi-private instruction for groups up to four dogs at a time a date that is convenient for you. All Semi-Private Instruction is in one-hour increments. Enroll for the instruction and a trainer will contact you directly to set a date and time. Class Fee: Minimum $100/hour

  • Semi-Private Instruction Obedience
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PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

We offer private instruction at a time a date that is convenient for you. All Private Instruction is in one-hour increments. Enroll for the instruction and a trainer will contact you directly to set a date and time.  Class Fee: $80/hour

  • Private Instruction Obedience
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Classes are kept small so we can individualize instruction to maximize your results (6-8 students)

American Kennel Club (AKC) AKC.org
United Kennel Club UKCdogs.com