Our Obedience dog training classes are designed for dogs of all skill levels, focusing on a positive working relationship with dog and owner. Important skills include basic commands like sit, lie down, and stay, all the way to advanced skills such as off-leash heeling, jumps, and retrieves.

We'll evaluate the performance of the dog and handler to determine if they're ready to advance to the next class.

Please review the classes below.

Puppy Obedience Classes

Puppy Obedience Class

Duration: 6 Weeks | Dog's Age: 12w - 6m

This is the basic developmental course for dogs twelve weeks to six months in age. This course fosters a positive working relationship between puppy and owner while providing an introduction to obedience work with fun exercises designed for puppies. Puppies are taught games that will help them to come when called or walk on a loose lead instead of dragging you down the street. Along with the basic obedience commands like sit, lie down and stay, owners are taught how to encourage their puppies in healthy ways to make learning obedience fun! Puppies develop a sound foundation for doing stays and other more advanced exercises.  Owners also learn other useful day-to-day skills and ways to prevent many common problems are also covered in this class. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Evaluation is given at the end of this class.

Beginner Dog Obedience Classes

Beginner/Family Dog Obedience

Duration: 6 Weeks | Dog's Age: 6m+

This is the basic developmental course for dogs six months in age and older. This course fosters a positive working relationship between the dog and owner while providing an introduction to obedience with fun exercises. Along with the basic obedience commands like sit, lie down and stay, owners are taught how to encourage their dogs in healthy ways to make learning obedience fun! Dogs are taught different and fun ways to come when called and how to walk on a loose leash instead of dragging you down the street! Dogs develop a sound foundation for doing stays and other more advanced exercises. Owners also learn other useful day-to-day skills and ways to prevent many common problems are also covered in this class.

Intermediate 1 Dog Obedience Classes

Intermediate Obedience 1

Duration: 6 Weeks

Now that you have the basics, use your newly learned skills, expand your dog’s basic obedience vocabulary and build more confidence with different and challenging games and exercises. Skills learned in this class will help a team advance to agility or rally classes or more advanced obedience classes. This class can be repeated. Advancement to Intermediate 2 is based on instructor approval.

Prerequisite: Graduation from Puppy/Beginner Obedience or Instructor approval.

Intermediate 2 Dog Obedience Classes

Intermediate Obedience 2

Duration: 6 Weeks

In this course your team will work to build more advanced obedience skills. Dogs and handlers will continue learning and working on skills necessary to successfully perform as a team. These skills are necessary for a well-trained pet or for those hoping to continue on in agility, rally, or more advanced obedience.

Prerequisite: Graduation from Intermediate Obedience 1 or Instructor Approval.

Intermediate Dog Obedience Classes

Intermediate Obedience 3

Duration: 6 Weeks

In this course your team will work to improve their attention and handling skills in controlling and maneuvering their dogs as needed, with a focus on formal obedience with the goal to prepare for competition. Heeling, recalls, jumping, and stay exercises will also be practiced. Handlers should be interested in showing their dogs in obedience or rally. Focus is on the Pre-Novice, Beginner Novice and Novice levels.

Prerequisite: Graduation from Intermediate Obedience 2 or Instructor Approval.

Advanced 1 Dog Obedience Classes

Advanced Obedience 1

Duration: 6 Weeks

This course is for dogs and handlers who are preparing for Beginner Novice, and/or Novice levels. It focuses on higher-level advanced obedience work, precision and attitude. Dogs will learn skills in AKC and UKC Novice, Open and Utility for the following performance skills: proofing, attention, off leash heeling, long sits and downs, retrieves, recalls with drops, jumps, and introduction to signal work will be the focus. Dogs and handlers have successfully progressed from Intermediate Obedience 3 and are preparing for Novice and/or Open levels.

Prerequisite: Graduation from Intermediate Obedience 3 or Instructor Approval.

Advanced 2 Dog Obedience Classes

Advanced Obedience 2

Duration: 6 Weeks

This course provides more in-depth obedience work on skills needed to compete at the Open and Utility levels. Dogs and handlers have successfully progressed from Advanced Obedience 1 and have participated in obedience performance events. Participants in this class must be cogitated to practicing outside of class and showing their dogs in obedience trails. Dogs must be reliable off-leash with other dogs in the class. Handlers will often work independently and assist others with certain exercises.

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