Obedience classes are designed to help you train and prepare for AKC Obedience Competition and earn obedience titles on your dog. There are several different levels of competition to move thru and title in. Registered purebred dogs are not required to compete. Dogs of any age over 6 months can compete, and few dogs are too old to learn. These classes are offered on an ‘on-demand’ basis. The type of skills tested include loose-leash walking in ‘heel position’, both on and off leash, straight sits, downs, stands, stays, a recall, and longer timed sits and downs. The more advanced levels include jumping, a retrieve, a retrieve over a jump, and scent discrimination.
If you’re interested, please contact me for more information.
Prerequisites: Family Dog Manners or comparable, Obedience Skill-building, and an understanding of positive training methods.