Intro Obedience Class Descriptions

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Puppy: This class offers important dog-dog and dog-human socialization and beginning training for young puppies. The emphasis is on the importance of consistent and humane treatment during the most impressionable period of a dog's life. Introduction to training, loose leash walking, sit, down, stay, and come commands. Advice on puppy rearing, such as housebreaking, grooming, and socialization is offered. For Puppies 3-6 Months of age.

 

Puppy Grad: Young dogs learn to walk politely beside owners while on leash. Dogs learn to sit, down, stay. Dogs are introduced to stand/stay while being petted by a stranger. The owner learns how to communicate with the adolescent puppy. This is an AKC STAR puppy class. Prerequisite: Puppy class

 

Beginner: Owners are helped to develop basic on-lead control of their dogs. Dogs will learn to walk calmly on lead; sit/stay; lie down/stay; stand/stay; and come on command. Incentives such as toys and treats are used to reinforce correct behavior. Detailed sheets for at home practice provide students with understanding of how a dog is trained.

 

Advanced Beginner: This class builds on basics taught in Beginner and Puppy Grad. The handler-dog communications are reinforced. This class also prepares students test for the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen. This test is given free of charge to students during the last week of classes. Prerequisite: Beginner class or approval of the Obedience Director

 

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