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Obedience Classes

Group classes allow you to learn and practice skills around controlled distractions and encourage you to be consistent about training during the course period. For some, a combination of one or more private lessons then a group class works best to set a solid foundation and set you on the path to training success.

Choose the class that’s right for you, then let the training fun begin!

Not sure which class is right for you?  Contact us!

Beginner Obedience

Need basic skills and manners? Bring out the best in your dog!

This course is designed to teach your dog basic manners needed for a well-behaved family dog.  Our Beginner Obedience class focuses on building a solid recall as well as basic obedience skills such as sit, down, walk on a loose leash, wait at the door, go to place and settle. 

Owners will learn how to capture their dog’s attention. Dogs will learn how to politely greet people and other dogs. All your questions about dog behavior and problem solving will be answered.   

All Dogs must be both people and dog-friendly!

  • For dogs 5 months or older.
  • Current vaccinations for the age must be provided by a veterinarian. 
  • The class meets for 6 consecutive weeks, 1 hour a week. (unless otherwise noted)
  • Class size is limited.
  • Class must be prepaid to reserve your place.

Course fee: $295

Classes fill on a first payment basis. Contact us now to be added to the roster.

Please fill out a registration form as quickly as possible to secure your class time and date. You will receive an email confirmation, which includes arrival protocol.

Beginner (5 months and older)

SaturdayApril 13-May 189:45-10:45 am
TuesdayApril 30-June 4th7:15-8:15 pm

Ready to keep moving forward?

Intermediate and Advanced classes are meant to take you and your dog to the next level of obedience training. We realize it takes time to reach the more advanced skill levels; therefore, we have designed these classes as ongoing training programs to be repeated as long as necessary.

We are here to help you meet your personal training goals, such as AKC CGC & CGCA, Therapy, Emotional support, Competition/Rally obedience! And the best family dog ever!

Intermediate Obedience

Intermediate Obedience builds on previous skills learned adding distractions, distance and duration. Off leash work will be introduced along with new exercises. Class focuses on refining hand signals, improving responsiveness to verbal cues, increasing responsiveness to cues at a distance, creating a more reliable recall, stay, impulse control, leave it and ‘go to your place’.

This course will help fine tune and improve upon your previous training, as well as allow you an opportunity for troubleshooting behavior issues common to dog parents.

  • For graduates of the Puppy Two, Beginner class, or equivalent skills.
  • Current vaccinations for the age must be provided by a veterinarian. 
  • The class meets for 6 consecutive weeks, 1 hour a week. (unless otherwise noted)
  • Each course is limited to 6 dog/handler teams.
  • Class must be prepaid to reserve your place.  

Course fee: $295

Classes fill on a first payment basis. Contact us now to be added to the roster.

Please fill out a registration form as quickly as possible to secure your class time and date. You will receive an email confirmation, which includes arrival protocol.

Intermediate

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CGC/ CGCA

AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Community Canine (CGCA) Prep Classes and Testing

Join the top dogs and have your dog become a Canine Good Citizen!

Pets Behave will help you do just that. Your dog will be able to walk calmly through a crowd and take a leisurely walk through the neighborhood, even with the distraction of other dogs!

The CGC and CGCA are certifying programs through the American Kennel Club that are designed to reward dogs that have good manners at home and in the community. Both purebred and mixed-breed dogs are welcome. The CGC/ CGCA test is offered on the last week of prep classes.

Dogs that pass will receive the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Certificate Title.

Course fee: $220

  • For graduates of Beginner Obedience, equivalent skills or equivalent skills.
  • Current vaccinations for the age must be provided by a veterinarian.
  • Class meets for 4 consecutive weeks, 1 hour a week. (unless otherwise noted)
  • CGC/CGCA testing is offered last week of class.
  • Each course is limited to 6 dog/handler teams.
  • Class must be prepaid to reserve your place.  

Testing is also available by appointment. Contact us to find out our next testing date!

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Intro to Rally/Obedience Competition

This 4-week class is designed to help you and your dog perfect the basic skills necessary to excel in Rally and/or Competition obedience. Plus, you will have a well-controlled, attentive and amazing pet dog.

Skills include:

  • Heel work
  • Come front
  • Finish right and left
  • Halt
  • Sit-Down-Stand-Stay
  • Sit/Stand for exam

Course fee: $195

  • For graduates of Intermediate, equivalent skills or instructor approval.
  • Current vaccinations for the age must be provided by a veterinarian. 
  • The class meets for 4 consecutive weeks, 1 hour a week. (unless otherwise noted)
  • Each course is limited to 6 dog/handler teams.
  • Class must be prepaid to reserve your place.  

Contact us to find out our next available class date!


Rally Obedience

Rally Obedience is all about team work. You and your dog navigate a course together, side by side, at your own pace. A Rally course will have 10-20 different signs. Each sign displays a skill for the dog to perform, such as making 270-degree turns, sit, down, stay and heeling. You will learn how to perform the signs for Rally Novice, Intermediate/Advanced with plenty of time to practice. You will get the most out of this class if you have the skills taught in the Intro to Rally class.

  • For graduates of the Intro to Rally/Competition Obedience, equivalent skills or instructor approval.
  • Current vaccinations for the age must be provided by a veterinarian. 
  • The class meets for 6 consecutive weeks, 1 hour a week. (unless otherwise noted)
  • Each course is limited to 6 dog/handler teams.
  • Class must be prepaid to reserve your place.  

Course fee: $295


Master Obedience

This drop-in class is designed for competing teams or soon to be competing to have an opportunity to practice skills in a competition type setting.  Skills reviewed are requested by class members

 Drop-in class fee: $30