Obedience Classes

The K-9 Clinic’s obedience series is a four-level, four-week program that emphasizes socialization and handler control. Obedience classes are the foundation for all specialty training and will cover heeling, sitting, recalling and staying down with major distractions. The goal of the obedience program is for the handler to have control of his or her dog while performing off-leash work. Dogs and handlers are evaluated at the end of each four-week session for progression to the next level of obedience. If you have questions about which class to join, please contact us at the clinic.

Basic Obedience

good-dogs-downThe Basic Obedience class is designed for the new handler and dog. It is a basic class for non-aggressive dogs with little to no obedience, and teaches the fundamentals of heel, sit, down, down stay and recall commands. Held in four-week sessions, each week builds on the prior week’s topics. Basic Obedience classes are held on Saturdays at 11:00AM. Please call us at The K-9 Clinic with any questions about the program and/or if you believe that your dog may need to be evaluated for aggressive behavior. See The K-9 Clinic calendar for upcoming classes.

Intermediate Obedience

dogs-n-people3The Intermediate Obedience class is the progression from Basic Obedience and builds upon the techniques and skills learned there. Held in 4-week sessions, class begins with off-leash control with each subsequent week building on the prior week’s topics. Intermediate Obedience classes are held on Saturdays at 11:00AM. Dog and handler must complete the Basic Obedience class or evaluated by a K-9 Clinic Trainer before graduating to this level. For all questions regarding what is required, what topics are covered, fees, etc, please contact the K-9 Clinic. See the K-9 clinic calendar for upcoming classes.

Advanced Obedience

obedience2The Advanced Obedience class is designed for those who have successfully completed Basic and Intermediate training. This class emphasizes on building increased control of off-leash work, hand signals and agility training. Held in four-week sessions, each week builds on the prior week’s activities. The Advanced Obedience classes are held on Saturdays at 10:00AM. Dog and handler must complete the Basic and Intermediate Obedience classes or be evaluated by a K-9 Clinic Trainer before graduating to this level. For all questions regarding what is required, what topics are covered, fees, etc, please contact The K-9 Clinic. See The K-9 Clinic calendar for upcoming classes.

Masters Obedience

agility4The Master Obedience class is designed for a handler wishing to acquire improved commands and controls learned in prior levels. This level focuses on control over your dog in any envionment: “complete obedience, anywhere and anytime.” Classes are held in four-week sessions with each week building on the prior week’s topics. This class emphasizes handler control for off-leash work, hand signals and voice commands. Classes are held on Saturdays at 9:00AM. Dog and handler must complete the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Obedience classes or be evaluated by a K-9 Clinic Trainer before graduating to this level. For all questions regarding what is required, what topics are covered, fees, etc, please contact The K-9 Clinic. See The K-9 Clinic calendar for upcoming classes.

Puppy Imprinting

puppies2Puppy Imprinting is a two-week session designed to bond the puppy to its handler. This program teaches behavior modification, problem solving and discipline skills. Puppies should be between 8 and 20 weeks old for this program. Classes are held on Saturdays at 11:00AM. See The K-9 Clinic calendar for upcoming classes.