Also known as the “Teenage Class,” Basic Obedience is a 6-week class for dogs ages 6 months and up to any age. The class meets once a week , at the same time, for about an hour. This class is, at it’s heart, a behavioral class. This means you will be working on new commands each week and reinforcing positive behaviors. At the same time we’ll be addressing and helping correct common bad habits in a positive, social environment.
Does your dog suffer from selective hearing? Are your daily walks no longer enjoyable from all the pulling? Is opening the front door for guests now a workout to keep your dog from jumping all over them, or worse, shooting out the front door into traffic?! These are a few of the behaviors you will work on in the Basic Obedience Class. While a great class for “teenagers” or adolescent dogs, this class is good for any dog, regardless of age. We have had dogs as old as 14 years in this class!
Positive Reinforcement and Basic Obedience
As the saying goes, “you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” If you teach your dog to love working for you, and better yet, sees the joy and fun in training with you, your training goals will be attained before you know it! In Basic Obedience Class, we are all about teaching you how to set the foundation skills you will use throughout your dog’s life. We will teach you how to redirect bad behaviors in to something more in the “manners and etiquette” category and show you how to respond (or not respond) to the behaviors and habits you don’t want. You will also learn a variety of impulse control games you can use at home to help build focus, a drive to learn and grow an invaluable training bond with your dog.
*Please Be Advised: If your dog is having any aggression or over reactivity issues towards other dogs or people, a group class is not suitable. If you can not physically handle your dog in a group situation, please contact the trainer to get started in some behavior modification classes for these issues and consider taking the virtual version of this class.
Important Note: All dogs must be up-to-date and show proof of vaccines and/or titers including Rabies to attend a class at our facility. Before attending your first training class, you must complete and return our enrollment form. Enrollment in class is not complete until we have received your enrollment form , payment and current vaccination records. If you have any Questions, please contact us at (321) 338-7722.
**Also, please make sure you sign up with a valid email address, as we will send you a welcome email within 24 hours of your online enrollment to any of our classes.
*** For Our Virtual Class Attendees:
You will be right in the training ring with us virtually for about an hour each week (they are 6 weeks long), learning along others doing the same thing you are, but from the comfort of your own home! You can chime in, ask questions and will get all the necessary handouts and training information just as if you were in attendance to one of our regular live group classes. And don’t worry, if you are having technical difficulties and can’t seem to connect one day, we will be able to get you all the information and homework from your sessions so you never miss out!.
All you need is a computer with a webcam or a smartphone and to download the Skype app from your Google Play or Apple Store. It is also helpful to have an easy way to set up your phone or tablet, such as a stand or tripod so it is easy for your trainer to view your training with your dog.
**PLEASE NOTE: Be sure to enroll in any of our virtual training classes at least 24 hours before the actual start date, so we can verify we have your correct information ready to contact you when our live session is going to begin.
**Please make sure you sign up with a valid email address, as we will send you a welcome email within 24 hours of your online enrollment to any of our classes. You will also need to fill out a copy of our Virtual Training Enrollment Form prior to your start date.**
**Please note: we do not offer refunds on any virtual training classes.**