A puppy or a dog that is 6 months and older can come and take 6 Classes of Basic Obedience for $120.00. Call soon to make your appointment or for more information at 843-357-4545 . Classes fill up quickly. A minimum of 4 customers and a maximum of 8 in a class. You will need to call ahead to reserve your placement in the class.
The class will be taught by a ABC Certified Trainer.
Topics Covered in class will vary ... here is a list of commands we will focus on:
Basic Obedience Skills:
Sit, Down, Wait, using both hand signals and verbal cues
Walk politely on a leash
How to do the two types of heel finishes
Come when called
Starting to be able to handle distractions and maintain focus
Training Class "FOCUS" Menu
Introduction to Dog Training - This class will teach you how to begin hand signal and verbal commands for the basic obedience positions while stressing the importance of paying attention to dog body language and how/why dogs are responding in certain ways. Highly recommended for any new students just getting started: Attention, Motivation Techniques, & Teaching Basic positions
Leash Walking 101 - In this class you will learn WHY your dog pulls, how to stop it. How to properly use an appropriate leash and collar to teach your dog loose leash walking. We will task the dogs with handling distractions (other dogs, people and items) and work on "real life" scenarios to make YOU a better handler when it comes to leash control.
Come When Called - How to get your dog to come when called even with distractions. Teaching you how to use the A.C.E. concept to always have a successful re-call & giving you the confidence to have an off leash dog that will respond every time you call him/her.
Basic Skills Class - You'll ask & we'll teach; This class will be highly influenced by the needs of the group so come ready with your questions! This class will have a 20 minute session of "open practice" where the instructor will offer one on one guidance with the benefit of the distractions of group class setting.
Stationary Work - Your dog might be good at tasks like "Sit/Stay" and "Down" but how will he/she handle those commands with other dogs and people around? What if a "cat juggler" walks down the street? Will your dog "Sit/Stay" or run away into traffic? Do you trust your dog to follow those basic commands off leash? This class will help establish the basics and teach you to build strong solid stationary commands: Heel position, Front position, Sit, Down & Stay with focus on YOU instead of the environment.
When signing up for the 6 day obedience class, you will need to pay prior to class to confirm your spot.
MEET THE OBEDIENCE TRAINER
Sue is an Obedience and Agility trainer. She is an AKC STAR Puppy Instructor as well as a CGC Evaluator.
Sue brings over 25 years of experience designing and implementing learning plans for people and canines. Positive and gentle in her approach she believes that dogs thrive when given consistent rewarded instruction. She has experience working and titling her own dogs, Pollyanna and Nellie, in both agility and obedience venues. Her happy and even tempered attitude supports learners at all levels achieve PERSONAL training goals with their dogs. Come join a class and learn how fun and rewarding working with your dog can be.
Please see calender for scheduled classes. If you have any questions or would like to book you and your pet for training classes, please call 843-357-4545.