Beginner Obedience is designed for dogs ages six months and older, with no upper age limit. This is a class for dogs with limited obedience skills, and for all beginner handlers. There is no pre-requisite for Beginner Obedience, but many Puppy graduates enjoy the sequential learning offered in Beginner Obedience.
Exercises include heeling on leash, sit for examination, recall (coming when called), and sit and down stays. These are the exercises required for CKC Pre-Novice level and are the basics for a well-mannered dog.
All training is done on-leash. We require that participants use a collar and 6 foot leash. Harnesses, haltis, and retractable leashes are not allowed.
Note: The SKOC is not an appropriate environment for aggressive dogs. Handlers of aggressive dogs will be referred to trainers who specialize in management of aggression, sometimes called reactivity. Feel free to reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to connect you.
There are EIGHT classes in this Beginner Obedience course, with 2 to 3 instructors.
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