(For dogs over 4 months of age/too old for
of these classes stress "real life" obedience. Your
dog is a member of the family and should be treated as such.
He should be welcomed everywhere - that's our goal!
work very hard on emphasizing "self-control"
in all situations. You will learn how to teach your dog to walk
nicely on a leash - instead of having to wrap the leash around
your hand and run a marathon every time you take him for a walk.
You will also learn how to deal with jumping up problems, greeting
people nicely at the door, sit and down stays.
your dog come when called should be fun - you'll learn some games
to teach this important command.
your dog bolt out the door when the kids come in or out? What
happens when the door is opened and you're coming in with your
arms full of groceries? Learn how to teach your dog to wait at
the door and "get back" from the door.
are appropriate dog manners when dogs meet each other? Sometimes
the over-exuberant retriever is too much for another dog to handle.
Learn what is acceptable dog behavior when dogs greet each other.
will learn an easy way to introduce formal heeling. We will also
introduce all the hand signals (these are fun!) which with the
formal heeling will prepare you for pursuing an obedience title
with your dog if you are interested.