OBEDIENCE & EDUCATION CLASSES
For any dog over 8 weeks of age AND the people who love
When you first become a dog owner,
it is very exciting and fun. Remember, though, your dog needs
you to be a responsible owner for its lifetime. It's true
- your dog is your best friend when it comes to play, but
you have to be your dog's best friend when it comes time
to provide care and training.
Owning a dog is a lifetime commitment
– not just a passing fad! You can look forward to many years
of enjoyment and pleasure from your dog. The acquisition
of the dog is the easy part of dog ownership – the day in
and day out responsibility is the hard part. Without proper
upbringing and care, the dog becomes a nuisance to both you
and your neighbor. A dog that is not properly trained can
be a very difficult dog to live with. Teaching your dog to
sit, stay, lie down, come when called, and heel are the five
basic commands that every dog should know. Ninety percent
of the dogs that are euthanized or sent to the pound each
year are the result of behavior problems and lack of training.
It’s never too late to train your dog to be a joy to live
South Mountain Dog Training Beginner
classes are designed with the following guidelines, goals,
and expectations in mind:
- To gain control of your adolescent
(teenager) dog and eliminate problem behavior.
- For any dog over 5 months (NO
dog is too old!). Occasionally, a large breed puppy who
is too large to attend Puppy Preschool, will be able to
attend this class at 4 months old.
- Dogs only learn by repetition
so you must be willing and able to spend 15 to 30 minutes
per day at home teaching him what is expected of him.
- The classes are structured for
pet people who want a well-behaved and controlled dog in
all situations. Emphasis for this class will be to teach
you how to get your dog under control at home, as well
as out in public.
- Once you have completed this
class, you and your dog should be just about ready to take
and pass the canine good citizen test. After your dog completes
the advanced class, your dog can take and pass the Therapy
Dog Test and become a certified Therapy Dog.
- All classes are filled on a
first-come, first-served PAID basis. $199 for eight weeks.
- Complete the Class Registration Form to sign up online.
Payment is to be sent to me by check made out to South
Mountain Dog Training Center.
- If you choose and are set up
for it, you can also pay via PayPal but it MUST be a cash
transfer from a bank account, an eCheck or an instant transfer
on the PayPal sign above to pay on-line) and NOT a credit
card transaction (credit cards will be denied as I am NOT
set up to accept credit cards through PayPal) and label
it as a non-auction item and pay to my email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.