Family Dog Levels Obedience Program
Family Dog Obedience is a multi-level obedience program designed with busy humans in mind. Each level teaches new behaviors along with strategies to maximize your training. You and your dog move up through the levels as you demonstrate proficiency of specific skill requirements. Work at your own pace, and attend as many classes as you want during your membership period. Work through all the levels, or stop when you’re happy with your dog’s training.
How it works: Once you've purchased your training package (see sidebar) and have started on the class materials, you jump into Level 1. It's open enrollment, so there is no set start date. Days and times vary depending on the level you're in (see below).
Level 1: Getting Started: (all dogs start in Level 1). Start your foundation training with focus and attention, self-control, sit, down, leave it. Learn how to prevent unwanted behaviors along with techniques to maximize your training. Meets Tuesdays 5:30-6:15PM and Thursdays 6:30-7:15PM.
Level 2: Building Manners: Getting started with leash manners, coming when called, stay, leave it, polite greetings, doorway manners. Meets Tuesdays 6:30-7:15PM and Thursdays 5:30-6:15PM.
Level 3: Adding Distractions: You’ll learn strategies to deal with distractions, come when called past distractions, maintaining focus on walks, distraction stays and polite greetings in public. Meets Fridays 5:30-6:15PM and Saturdays 10-11AM
Level 4: Advanced Training: Greeting dogs and people on leash, doorway manners, emergency stop, go to place (get on your mat), and come when called off leash. Most dogs will be ready for the Canine Good Citizen exam and the Pet Dog Ambassador exam. Meets Fridays 6:30-7:15PM.
Real World Challenges:
(offered in spring and summer months).
Using the skills you’ve learned in the Family Dog program, we’ll take it on the road, practicing good manners in public situations and real-world settings. 4 weeks. Dates/times TBA. $120
$150 - Bronze
1 month of classes in Family Dog Levels Program
$245 - Silver
2 months of classes in Family Dog Levels Program plus 10% discount on specialty classes and private sessions during your membership period.
$325 - Gold
4 months of classes in Family Dog Levels Program, plus 25% discount on specialty classes and 15% discount on private sessions during your membership period.
$120 - Real World Challenges