Basic Obedience Class is for age 10 weeks and older, they are never too old to learn. Your pet must be current on vaccinations for age, including Rabies, Distemper/Parvo Combo, and Bordetella. Week one covers jumping, barking, biting, chewing, importance of praise and motivation as well as the timing of corrections. Basic manners, safety, and leash walking are the focus of the 6 weeks. We will talk about different collars, their proper fit and uses. The 6 week class is based on the American Kennel Clubs Canine Good Citizen Program. Week 1 is about 2 hours, after that each class will be about 1 hour to 1 hour 15 minutes.
The class will teach you how to train your dog to accomplish the following………
Accepting a Friendly Stranger, Sitting Politely for Petting, Appearance and Grooming, Out for a Walk (walking on a loose lead) Walking Through a Crowd, Sit and Down on Command and Staying in Place, Coming When Called, Reaction to Another Dog, Reaction to Distractions, Supervised Separations.
This is a progressive class, building each week on what you have accomplished the previous week. We also introduce the dogs to some beginner agility equipment for fun, bonding and confidence building. We perform the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test on week 6, and you are given a report card. Classes are $100 for 6 weekly sessions.
$50.00 NON REFUNDABLE-NON TRANSFERABLE DEPOSIT REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION.
Gayln Bractcher, Lead Trainer
Kennel Manager, Pawjama Party Kennel since opening 2015
Raising and training AKC/OFA Labradors since 1986
TOUCH (therapy dog) handler since 1996
AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Evaluator since 2006
Owner and trainer, Desiree’s Labs & Obedience since 2005
Service Dog Trainer @ Support Dogs, Inc. St Louis 2006-2015