Basic Obedience Classes

Beginner 1

Beginner 1 is an 8-week program. K-9 offers two separate sessions, one on Monday evenings and the other on Wednesday evenings. All work is done on leash, teaching the handler and dog proper heel position and how to heel with your dog (heeling is walking with your dog on your left side, under control but with a loose leash ). Work on getting reliable recalls and other skills needed for a well-behaved dog.

Beginner 2


Beginner 2 is an 8-week program. All work is done on leash. These classes continue teaching the handler and dog how to heel properly, adding in distractions and more complicated situations. Students work towards getting reliable recalls, sit-stays, and down-stays. Other skills and exercises for a well-behaved dog are covered. Students who have successfully completed the 8-week Beginners 1 Class may then advance into the Beginners 2 Class.

Novice

Our Novice class continues works on fine tuning what has been learned in the Beginners classes. The Novice class expects more from each student/dog team. Exercises become more challenging, requiring working through various distractions such as toys being squeaked and balls being thrown. Straight fronts and finishes and reliable, speedy recalls are emphasized. Students and dogs learn work together as a happy team. Pieces of exercises practiced separately are now put together to form the AKC Obedience exercises.

Advanced Novice

Our Advanced Novice class works on fine tuning everything learned in the previous classes. All exercises are done on and off leash. Proper heel position is expected while heeling. Recalls are done off leash. Student and dog are expected to work as a cohesive, happy team.

Novice Show

The Show class is for handlers and dogs that are preparing to start showing at the Novice level. Each exercise is critiqued and fine-tuned to help the handler and dog achieve the best performance possible.

Schedule

Please see The Barker for the latest class schedule and instructors.


Sunday:

  • 10 -11 a.m. Novice
  • 11  - 12 noon Advanced Novice
  • Noon - 1 p.m. Novice Show

Monday

  • 6 - 7 p.m. Beginner 1

Wednesday

  • 6 - 7 p.m. Beginner 1 
  • 6 - 7 p.m. Beginner 2

Thursday

  • 6 - 7 p.m. Beginner 2
  • 7 - 8 p.m. Beginner Novice
  • 8 - 9 p.m. Advanced Novice 

Advanced Obedience Classes

Open

Our Open classes teach the handler and dog how to do each AKC Open exercise properly. With these classes the dog learns to work away from the handler. Exercises that are being learned are retrieving and jumping. These classes help the handler and dog get to a level where they are able to show. 

Utility

Our Utility classes teach the handler and dog how to do each AKC Utility exercise properly. With these classes the dog continues to learn to work away from the handler. Exercises that are being learned are scent discrimination, go-outs, and directed jumping. These classes help the handler and dog get to a level where they are able to show. 

UDX

This class is designed for dogs training for UD and UDX titles. Exercises include utility run thrus while others practice open and sits and downs.

Schedule

Please see The Barker for the latest class schedule and instructors.


Sunday:

  • 8 - 9 a.m. Utility
  • 9 - 10 a.m. Advanced Open
  • 10 - 11:30 a.m. Beginners Open
  • 10 - 12:30 p.m. Utility open mat time

Wednesday

  • 1 - 2 p.m. UDX 

Thursday

  • 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. Beginner Open
  • 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. Beginner Utility
  • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Advanced Open
  • 7:45 - 8:45 p.m. Intermediate Open