Obedience Training is a great way to create a wonderful bond between a dog and its owner and learn how to effectively communicate to increase the special human-dog relationship.
Support Dogs offers obedience classes to the general public.
Each class session is six weeks in length and the cost is $125 per session.
Our instructors are AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluators and members of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT).
All classes are held at Support Dogs, Inc.
All participants are required to pre-register before the session begins. Our class registrations are limited because we want dogs and their owners to have a rewarding and quality experience setting them up for a lifetime of success
The class sessions offered by Support Dogs include:
- Puppy Class (for dogs 8 - 20 weeks of age)
- Beginning Obedience Class (for dogs 21 weeks and older)
- Advanced Obedience Class (completed Beginning Adult Class)
For pups 8-20 weeks of age
Get your puppy started on the right “paw”! In our Puppy Class you will learn how to effectively communicate with your new fur member of your family, learn how to socialize your puppy with other people and pups, and learn how to desensitize your puppy to grooming procedures. You will also learn how to address problem behaviors such as inappropriate chewing, mouthing/nipping, and housetraining your puppy to his/her new home. In addition, your puppy will learn sit, down, stay, come, leave it, and get desensitized to leash walking.
For dogs 21 weeks of age and older
Learn how to build the best relationship with your dog! In our Beginning Obedience Class you will learn how to teach your dog foundational skills that all dogs should know: sit, down, sit/stay, down/stay, look, come, loose leash walking, get close, climb/place, and leave it. We will also proof the above skills and work through mild distractions. Additionally, you will learn how to address common problem behaviors including barking, pulling, jumping, and chewing. A great class for any dog without prior training.
Can be taken after completed Beginning Obedience Class
Take your dog to the next level! In our Advanced Obedience Class your dog will learn some advanced skills including sitting politely for petting, waiting at the door, and automatically sitting when you stop walking. We will also add an increasing amount of distractions to the basic skills your dog already knows so your dog will listen, no matter what environment they are in or what is going on around them. Your dog will also learn super fun tricks to increase the fun and pleasure of training together. This class is the perfect preparation to get you and your dog ready to enter our TOUCH Therapy Program.