Obedience

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To determine which class would be the best fit for you and your dog please read the description of each class.

Training > Obedience: Dexter

All obedience classes meet in our blue training room which is located at the back of our boarding kennel barn.

Obedience Instructors

Olivia Cawley
Cindy Hill

Puppy Classes

Puppy Kindergarten

Puppy Kindergarten is for puppies up to the age of 5 months. We emphasize the benefits of socialization and focus on basic home issues including house breaking. We will work on basic commands over six weeks. Puppies will work towards completion of the AKC STAR Puppy certificate.

Session I

Instructor: Cindy Hill
When: Fridays 9:30-10:15 am
Dates: February 26 March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 9 (2021)
Cost: $110 / 6 weeks
Enrollment: Application and Health Certificate due by February 19, 2021. Payment due at first class. You can email or fax your application and health certificate.

Session II

Instructor: Cindy Hill
When: Fridays 4:00 – 4:45 pm
Dates: February 26 March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 9 (2021)
Cost: $110 / 6 weeks
Enrollment: Application and Health Certificate due by February 19, 2021. Payment due at first class. You can email or fax your application and health certificate.

Basic Obedience Class

Basic Obedience

Basic Obedience is a class for dogs 5 months and older, teaching basic obedience commands, including but not limited to – sit, stay, heel, come, stand, sit/stay, down/stay. At the end of this class dogs should be able to complete the AKC title of Canine Good Citizen.

Session I

Instructor: Cindy Hill
When: Fridays 10:30-11:25 am
Dates: February 26 March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 9 (2021)
Cost: $110 / 6 weeks
Enrollment: Application and Health Certificate due by February 19, 2021. Payment due at first class. You can email or fax your application and health certificate.

Session II

Instructor: Cindy Hill
When: Fridays 5:00-5:45 pm
Dates: February 26 March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 9 (2021)
Cost: $110 / 6 weeks
Enrollment: Application and Health Certificate due by February 19, 2021. Payment due at first class. You can email or fax your application and health certificate. CLASS IS FULL

Obedience Fundamentals

Obedience Fundamentals is for all age puppies and dogs. We emphasize the benefits of socialization and focus on basic home issues. We will work on basic commands over six weeks. To move on to the Beyond the Basics class you most have completed all of the basic skills taught and be approved by the instructors.

Session I

Instructor: Olivia Cawley
When: Mondays 4:30-5:00 pm
Dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 (2021)
Cost: $110 / 6 weeks
Enrollment: Application, Health Certificate, and Payment due by February 22, 2021
Classes will be taught outside (weather dependent). Minimum 4 dogs; maximum of 6. CLASS IS FULL

Session II

Instructor: Olivia Cawley
When: Saturdays 11:00-11:30 am
Dates: March 13, 20, April 3, 10, 17, 24 (2021)
Cost: $110 / 6 weeks
Enrollment: Application, Health Certificate, and Payment due by March 6, 2021
Classes will be taught outside (weather dependent). Minimum 4 dogs; maximum of 6.

Session III

Instructor: Olivia Cawley
When: Saturdays 11:45-12:15 pm
Dates: March 13, 20, April 3, 10, 17, 24 (2021)
Cost: $110 / 6 weeks
Enrollment: Application, Health Certificate, and Payment at first session
Classes will be taught outside (weather dependent). Minimum 4 dogs; maximum of 6.

Intermediate Obedience Classes

Beyond the Basics

Beyond the Basics is for all age puppies and dogs that have completed Obedience Fundamentals, or been approved to move into the class. This class works on more advanced skills that are essential for all dogs; both show and pet.

Session I

Prerequisite: a session of Beyond the Basics

Instructor: Olivia Cawley
When: Mondays 5:15-5:45 pm
Dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 (2021)
Cost: $110 / 6 weeks
Enrollment: Application, Health Certificate, and Payment due by February 22, 2021
Classes will be taught outside (weather dependent). Minimum 4 dogs; maximum of 6.

Session II

Prerequisite: Obedience Fundamentals

Instructor: Olivia Cawley
When: Mondays 5:45-6:15 pm
Dates: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 (2021)
Cost: $110 / 6 weeks
Enrollment: Application, Health Certificate, and Payment due by February 25, 2021
Classes will be taught outside (weather dependent). Minimum 4 dogs; maximum of 6.

Invaluable Skills

Invaluable Skills is for approved dogs who are ready to move towards more formal and show obedience. Dogs will be practicing skills with many more distractions and in new locations. This class works on more advanced skills that are essential for all dogs; both show and pet.

Prerequisite: Approval by the instructor.

Instructor: Olivia Cawley
When: Saturdays 10:15-11:00 am
Dates: March 13, 20, April 3, 10, 17, 24 (2021)
Cost: $150 / 6 weeks
Enrollment: Application, Health Certificate, and Payment due by March 6, 2021
Classes will be taught outside (weather dependent). Minimum 4 dogs; maximum of 8.