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.
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 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
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
Dogs must be up to date on Rabies, Bordetella, and Dhpp/DA2PP 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
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
Mon - Fri: 6am - 9pm
Saturday: 6am - 9pm
Sunday: 6am - 9pm
Available 24 / 7 / 365
Available 24 / 7 / 365
Tues - Sat: 8am - 7pm