Home Obedience I

Description: Home Obedience I is a 6-week class for handlers and their dogs to learn how to live happily together and to explore the many areas of dog ownership. Skills, such as sit, down, come, stay/wait and walking on a loose leash, are interspersed with tricks, games and puppy agility. You will quickly realize the more you interact with your dog, the more he/she will want to obey you. We offer plenty of on-leash socialization with other people and dogs and use positive rewards like praise, food and toys. Grooming, teeth brushing, health tips, healthy food and treat ideas are also part of the curriculum. Attention will be given to working with each team on their individual needs and to answering their specific questions. Homework will be sent to you weekly via e-mail to reinforce what has been done in class. Let us help you turn your dog into a well-mannered pet. Sign up today by simply clicking on one of the Obedience Class Registration Forms at the bottom of this page.

Prerequisites: For dogs 9 weeks and up.

Cost: Classes with a start date on or after 6/15/22 $120.00 Inactive members/non-members; $90.00 Active members.
   Classes with a start date before 6/15/22 are $85.00 Inactive members/non-members; $63.75 Active members.


Home Obedience II

Description: Home Obedience II is a 6-week class which focuses on perfecting what you and your dog learned in Home Obedience I: sit/stay, come, drop it, leave it and heeling. Your dog will learn to obey in different circumstances and with distractions. These can be life-saving skills that are important to teach every dog. This class gives you the opportunity to polish up your skills and continue to build a special bond with your dog. Sign up today by simply clicking on one of the Obedience Class Registration Forms at the bottom of this page.

Prerequisites: Completion of Home Obedience I or a Basic Obedience Class.

Cost: Classes with a start date on or after 6/15/22 $120.00 Inactive members/non-members; $90.00 Active members.
   Classes with a start date before 6/15/22 are $85.00 Inactive members/non-members; $63.75 Active members.


Puppy Socialization/Basic Obedience

Description: Puppy Socialization/Basic Obedience is a 6-week class for handlers and their dogs to learn how to live happily together and to explore the many areas of dog ownership. Emphasis will be placed on socializing puppies with other people and dogs and introducing them to basic obedience skills such as sit, down, come, stay/wait and walking on a loose leash. You will quickly realize the more you interact with your dog, the more he/she will want to obey you. Grooming, teeth brushing, health tips, healthy food and treat ideas are also part of the curriculum. Attention will be given to working with each team on their individual needs and to answering their specific questions. Homework will be sent to you weekly via e-mail to reinforce what has been done in class. Let us help you turn your dog into a well-mannered pet. Sign up today by simply clicking on one of the Obedience Class Registration Forms at the bottom of this page.

Prerequisites: For puppies 9 weeks up to 6 months.

Cost: $120.00 Inactive members/non-members; $90.00 Active members


AKC Beginning Novice/Novice Class

Description:The class will go over the AKC Rules and practice the aspects of beginning novice and novice trials, and put all together for practice trial.

This is a six week class.

Prerequisites: Home obedience and Beyond Home Obedience or equivalent.

Cost: Starting on or after 6/15/22 $120.00 Inactive members/non-members; $90.00 Active members.
   Until then $85.00 Inactive members/non-members; $63.75 Active members.


Competition Open Obedience

Description: Class will cover the skills needed in Open Obedience. This is a six week class.

Prerequisites: Dog and handler must understand BASIC HEELING. Need to be able to do the SIT and DOWN on command. Need a reliable RECALL.

Cost: $85.00 non-members, $63.75 members


Heeling

Description:This will be a competition heeling class for dogs with little experience heeling or for handlers who want to work on a better heeling performance with their dog. Since it is unrealistic to heel a dog for an hour, other skills and/or exercises will be included.

This is a four week class.

Prerequisites: Basic obedience skills: sit, stay, down, recall, walking on leash, okay with working around other people and dogs.

Cost: $56.00 Inactive members/non-members, $42.00 Active members


AKC Rally I

Description: AKC Rally I is a 4-week (6 hour) class for handlers and their dogs to learn how to compete in AKC Rally Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. Emphasis will be put on understanding the signs, rules and procedures in Rally; learning to perform the exercises correctly; and putting it all together to complete actual courses created by AKC judges. Sign up today by simply clicking on one of the Obedience Class Registration forms at the bottom of this page.

Prerequisites: Dogs must be at least 6 months old and have completed a basic obedience class. Dogs should also have a firm grasp of heeling.

Cost: $85.00 Inactive members/non-members; $63.75 Active members


Canine Good Citizen and Novice Tricks

Description: The class will focus on the 10 stages a dog must pass in order to receive the Canine Good Citizen Certification (see AKC Canine Good Citizen on AKC website for more details on tests). At the end of each class we will work on one of the tricks that can be used towards a Novice or Intermediate Tricks title (see AKC trick dog on AKC website for more details). The novice tricks test is free for students who take the CGC class. See Events page for Test Schedule.

Prerequisites: Dog must be at least 6 months old and must have taken at least one Obedience class.

Cost: $56.00 Inactive members/non-members, $42.00 Active members


AKC Tricks

Description: AKC now has a Trick Title which may be earned at the end of this class. It's fun and it's really obedience and you and your dog can have fun learning the tricks. There is information on the AKC website. Look and see what the tricks are. They are relatively easy and your dog probably knows some of them already. For instance, one trick is going over a dog jump!! A six-week class and if you choose, the 7th week is the test and your dog can have a new Novice title (test fees and AKC fees separate). Come and enjoy learning just how smart your dog really is.

Prerequisites: A willing dog with some obedience skills like sit, stay, come, down, etc. And an open-minded handler with lots of dog's favorite treats in small bites.

Cost: $85.00 Inactive members/non-members, $63.75 Active members


AKC Rally: Intermediate, Advanced

Description:In this class we will go over the signs for Intermediate and Advanced AKC Rally and do some practice courses.

This is a six week class.

Prerequisites: Basic obedience skills: sit, stay, come, down, etc.

Cost: $85.00 Inactive members/non-members, $63.75 Active members


Therapy Dog Readiness Class

Description: This 4-week (6-hour class) focuses on practicing skills that any therapy dog will need: heeling properly, good down/stays and sit/stays. Other skills focus on greeting people respectfully, not jumping or scratching with claws and staying calm when exposed to loud noises, unexpected actions by other people and wheelchairs, walkers, etc. A mock test will be offered on the last day.

Prerequisites: Dog must know the basic commands, (sit, stay, down, come, walk on a loose leash), and be dog and people friendly.

Cost: $85.00 Inactive members/non-members, $63.75 Active members.


Utility Competition Obedience

Description: Instructor will go over the individual exercises, talk about the rules and ring do's and don'ts. This is a six week class with 1 hour lessons.

Prerequisites: Open to new utility handlers and experienced utility handlers alike.

Cost: $85.00 non-members, $63.75 members


Obedience Skills

Description: The class will include preparation for the CGC exam and some competition obedience and rally work. This class is for handlers who want to have a more reliable dog at home and for handlers who are interested in competition obedience and rally. This is a six week class. One week after the last class a CGC test will be offered.

Prerequisites: This class is for dogs who have completed Home Obedience I and Home Obedience II classes. Dogs should have an understanding of walking on a loose leash, stay commands, and recalls.

Cost: $75.00 non-members, $53.75 members. Additional, separate $10.00 fee for the CGC Test.


Novice Competition Obedience

Description: Intended for the dog and handler team who intend to compete in obedience classes at trials. Work will include basic commands and exercises for Novice classes. Exercises include on and off lead heeling, sit, down, stay, recall, stand for exam.

This is a six hour course which may be held over 4 weeks or six weeks. Check Calendar.

Prerequisites: Home Obedience II or equivalent. Dogs should be fine working around other dogs.

Cost: $85.00 non-members, $63.75 members


UKC Rally I Obedience

Description: The instructors will go over the new UKC signs and rules, starting at the beginning and going as far as possible during the 6 weeks. Explanations as well as practicing with your dogs will be part of the class agenda. This is a six week class.

Prerequisites: Dog should know sit, down, stay, and heeling on-leash.

Cost: $85.00 non-members, $63.75 members


UKC Rally Trial Prep

Description:UKC Rally Obedience for those who want to brush up in readiness for upcoming UKC Rally Obedience Trial or just review their skills. This is a three week class. Since each session is 2 1/2 hours long, it is equivalent to a 6 week class. Each session has 2 different Rally Courses. Includes handouts.

Prerequisites: Dogs should have had at least basic home obedience training. Having prior rally training would be helpful but not required.

Cost: $85.00 non-members, $63.75 members


Playtime Puppy

Description: Puppy socialization with some introduction to basic training for puppies. This is a six week class.

Prerequisites: For puppies up to 6 months.

Cost: $75.00 non-members, $56.25 members