Dog Obedience

Basic Dog Obedience

This popular class helps owners tame even the most unruly dogs. Handlers learn how to manage and correct different behavioral issues with their pets through the caring, yet firm, instruction of Pam Orms.

Basic dog obedience makes use of both voice commands and hand signals, as well as treats and praise to help the dogs learn while also including corrections as needed. This class is designed to help you and your dog learn basic obedience commands like walking on leash, sit, down, stay, come and "go to your place". We’ll focus special attention on good manners like not jumping up and unwanted barking. You will learn basics for getting – and keeping – your dog’s attention, even with distractions. If you and your pet attend classes and practice a minimum of 15-20 minutes per day at home, your dog should be well on it's way to doing all basic commands within five weeks.
 
In order to participate in the class, you are asked to provide some equipment in order to maintain a safe environment for everyone that participates.
  • 5 - 6 ft. long leather, cotton, or nylon leash
  • Training collar (see pre-class info sheet) of the correct size and thickness for the individual dog
  • Proof of rabies vaccination
  • Small treats that are easily chewed
  • Fanny pack or easy access pockets
  • Proper shoes for walking. No sandals, open toed shoes, or slip ons.
Choosing not to comply with these rules, will result in dismissal from that day's class.

This class is held at the Maude Cobb Ag Pavilion located behind Maude Cobb Activity Complex. Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather.

2016 Class Dates:
Mondays from 6:15pm to 7:15pm
January 11 - February 8
February 29 - March 28
April 11 - May 9
June 6 - July 11 (skip 7/4)
September 12 - October 10
November 7 - December 5

Class Fee: $65.00


Advanced Dog Obedience

Are you ready for this class? In order to effectively participate in this class, you and your dog will need to be able to perform:
  • One minute sit-stay with the handler holding the leash at 6 feet without needing to be corrected more than once
  • Two minute down-stay with the handler holding the leash at 6 feet without needing to be corrected more than once
  • Nice loose-leash heeling, even with some distractions around (minimal sniffing the ground, pulling, or lagging behind)
  • A recall from a sitting position from about 6 feet away
Now that you know if this class is for you, here are the new commands you and your dog will be working on:

  • Leave it
  • Wait for the food bowl
  • Waiting at the door or gate
  • Not jumping up
  • Go to place
  • Down-in-motion or while heeling - you keep walking but your dog must lay down where you've told him
  • More challenging recalls - back to your dog or calling your dog away from a distraction such as another person or treats
  • Stay with increased distractions, duration, and distance on sit and down stays
  • Sit for examination
  • Meet and greet
  • Participant request 
Like the Basic Dog Obedience class, the Advanced Dog Obedience class uses treats and praise to help the dogs learn but, also includes corrections as needed. 

In order to participate in the class, you are asked to provide some equipment in order to maintain a safe environment for everyone that participates.  .
  • 5 - 6 ft. long leather, cotton, or nylon leash
  • Training collar (see pre-class info sheet) of the correct size for the individual dog
  • 10 - 15 ft. leash
  • Target for "place work"  (carpet square, welcome mat, etc)
  • Proof of rabies vaccination
  • Small treats that are easily chewed
  • Fanny pack or easy access pockets
  • Proper shoes for walking. No sandals, open toed shoes, or slip ons.
Choosing not to comply with these rules, will result in dismissal from that day's class.

This class is held at the Maude Cobb Ag Pavilion located behind Maude Cobb Activity Complex. Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather.

2016 Class Dates:
Mondays from 7:30pm - 8:30pm
January 11 - February 8
February 29 - March 28
April 11 - May 9
June 6 - July 11 (skip 7/4)
September 12 - October 10
November 7 - December 5

Class Fee: $65.00

Before arriving at the first class, please read over the pre-class information form.