Basic Obedience

What is it?

In order for your pup to put his best paw forward, he needs to know what you expect from him. This provides him confidence in navigating his world, both at home and in public.  Whether you have a new dog or a dog who could use a brush-up on manners, a basic dog obedience class is a great way to build a foundation of skills that will benefit both you and your dog in the long run. Training provides an opportunity for you to learn how to communicate effectively with your dog, strengthens the bond, and allows your pup to exercise both mind and body.

Basic obedience classes are not meant to resolve larger behavioral issues. If you have behavioral concerns aside from basic obedience and manners, you may need a private consultation and additional training.

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What to expect

During the Basic Obedience classes, you can expect to be introduced to the most common (and most needed) commands, such as sit, stay, come, heel, and down.  While having your pup recognize and obey these commands can definitely make your life as a pet parent easier, it can also make a life-saving difference in a dangerous situation.

In addition to the skills and manners your dog gains, you will also learn to read your dog and anticipate it’s next move. This bond and understanding will allow both of you to handle any situation with confidence and ability.

There is a required time commitment outside of class to ensure a successful training program.  Please be advised that you need to work with your dog for brief training periods throughout the week – totaling at least 30 minutes per day – in order to have a successful training experience.

Private Classes

Private sessions are held in your home by appointment only. All private sessions are held in two-hour blocks. All dogs who meet the following criterion are welcome to schedule our private Basic Obedience classes:

Dogs of any size or breed are welcome if they are at least 8 weeks old

No prior training is required

All family members responsible for the dog may attend

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Group classes

All group classes are held outdoors at our facility in Roxborough.  We limit the enrollment to 10 dogs per class to ensure we can provide every pup the time and attention needed to ensure a successful outcome. 

Our Basic Obedience group classes are taught over seven 1-hour sessions on select Saturdays. All dogs (and parents) who meet the following criterion are welcome to schedule our group Basic Obedience classes:

Dogs of any size or breed are welcome if they are at least 5 months old

All dogs require up-to-date / age appropriate Rabies, Bordetella, Dhpp and Influenza vaccines

No prior training is required; owner must affirm that dog is not aggressive - or come by for a free temperament test prior to signing up for class

Dogs over 1 year of age must be spayed or neutered; exceptions may be allowed on a case-by-case basis

All family members 8 years and older that are responsible for the dog may attend/observe

How to prepare

There are a number of things you need to do to prepare for your training session:

Reserve your spot in the class and submit payment

Complete and submit additional paperwork at least 48 hours prior to the first class session

Proof of vaccinations (Rabies, Bordetella, DHPP/DA2PP) must be provided and should be uploaded to PetExec at least 48 hours prior to first class session

Wear comfortable clothing appropriate for outdoors; no open-toed shoes or sandals

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Fine Print

Here are the details of your training session purchase:

Two-hour private sessions are $200 each

Group Basic Obedience class (seven 1-hour sessions) is $200

Payment in full is required at time of booking

Cancellations received at least 7 days prior to class are eligible for a full refund

Book NOW!

Choose from the available classes below and reserve your spot today!

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