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 Basic Obedience Class 

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Training consists of: 


  • SIT

  • DOWN

  • SIT STAY and DOWN STAY under distractions (such as other dogs, or people approaching, petting and talking to him)

  • HEEL (so your dog doesn’t pull you)

  • COME (so he comes when you call him, not just when he feels like it!)

  • OFF (so your dog doesn't jump on people)

  • BACK (so your dog doesn't gate crash the door)

  • LEAVE IT (don't put his mouth on it)

  • TAKE IT (can put his mouth on it)

  • QUIET (don't bark)


We also work to correct problems such as: biting, mouthing, chewing, digging, barking, getting in the trash, chasing the cat or the kids, staying in your yard, eating socks and underwear, and any other problems that you might be experiencing, including shyness or aggression with people or other dogs.


      If you have the incentive and the time, the Basic Obedience Class is our most economical program.   The cost for this course is $300. Class meets once per week for 7 weeks.  

   The Sandusky class meets on Thursdays @ 6:30 p.m.  
 Next class starts:   November 9th, 2023 


The Monroeville class meets on Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

 Next class starts:  November 6th, 2023

Our group Basic Obedience Class is an 7-week course.  In this class, you would work with the trainer and a group of other dog owners one day per week.  Your homework would be practicing your drills at home during the other 6 days of the week.  It is designed for dogs 5 months and older

Dogs learn through repetition and conditioning, and positive and negative reinforcement. 


As with all of our programs, we utilize a fine balance of praise and correction (90% praise/10% correction).  We reward good behavior through play, food rewards, and verbal and physical praise.  We show you when and how to properly praise and reward your dog for positive behavior.  Likewise, we show you when and how to properly correct your dog for bad behavior (such as jumping and biting.   


In addition, a major portion of this class is directed at you, the dog handler.  It is our mission to teach you how to be a fair, but strong, leader for your dog—and how to make it fun for both of you along the way.


The end result is a well-mannered dog that is happy and willing to look to you as his leader.

Here's What to Bring:

  • Your dog:)

  • Whatever leash and collar you've been using

  • Your dog's vaccination record

  • Some treats (soft is better than crunchy

  • A treat pouch, apron, or shorts/pants w/ cargo pockets

  • Wear tennis shoes or boots (not strapless sandals)

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