Basic Obedience Class (For all age puppies & dogs)
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Class offers lots of fun & socialization for puppies and dogs. Puppies and dogs get a GREAT foundation for the rest of their lives! They get used to the basics of being handled, learning how to focus, and learning how to learn! Basic commands covered are: Sit, Down, Recall, Down Stay, and Loose-Lead Walking. In addition, owners learn how to promote good household manners, and how to deal with common problems, such as jumping, mouthing & biting and pulling on lead. Puppies only (5 months and under) also enjoy an optional socialization play group at the end of class, depending upon the make-up of the attending puppies, which teaches them how to relate to and interact appropriately with other puppies and also how to respond to their owners while playing.
Class is 8 weeks (8 hrs.), one hour/week, with Week One being an orientation for owners only (no dogs). Class instruction is one hour. There is no socialization period after the class for dogs over 5 mos. of age. Two instructors/class if class is full. Class size is limited to 10 dogs. Everyone in the family is encouraged to come to class! Make-up classes (max. 3/class) are available. Rate is $320.00
Additional custom classes may be available at the discretion of the instructor. Also, unique needs can be addressed. If your needs are not met by any of the classes or consultations listed, please call 703.876.0284 to discuss your specific requirements. Prices effective September 1, 2020, and are subject to change.