BASIC OBEDIENCE

 
PUPPY KINDERGARTEN
 
The class helps owners and their puppies accomplish goals in three areas:
 
Introduction of all the basic obedience commands and training methods
Information on various canine care and behavior topics
How to safely introduce your puppy to new experiences
 
Prerequisites: Puppies must be between 3-6 months and have 2 sets of vaccinations. We strongly recommend that you consult your veterinarian about what vaccinations your puppy should receive before being exposed to other dogs in public. Because shot protocols vary from veterinarian to veterinarian, we only require proof of current rabies vaccination for puppies and dogs age six months or older.
 
Class Length: 6 weeks
 
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BEGINNER OBEDIENCE SKILLS
 
Beginner Obedience Skills is the first of two classes that focus on basic control of the dog and house manners. It is the ideal class for the pet owner. This class can also be of benefit to those who are interested in competing in performance events with their dogs, as they can build on the skills they learn in this class. Handlers are taught basic concepts of dog training, such as how to show a dog what to do, proper use and timing of positive reinforcement, and how to use, but not abuse, corrections (negative reinforcement). Emphasis is placed on lifesaving skills, such as coming when called, as well as skills that make a pet easier to live with, such as sitting for a pill or a treat, staying for short periods when directed, walking on a loose leash without pulling, and behaving politely around other dogs.
 
Prerequisites: Dogs must be 6 months or older. The dog must have a fully mature attention span. The age at which this occurs varies from breed to breed and individual to individual, but usually does not occur until the puppy is at least seven or eight months old, and often occurs later. All NDTC classes require proof of current rabies vaccination for dogs age six months or older.
 
Class Length: 6 weeks
 
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Boxer
 
CANINE GOOD CITIZEN CLASS
 
Prerequisites: Dogs must be 10 months or older. Completion of Beginner Obedience Skills and recommendation from the Beginner Obedience Skills instructor. All NDTC classes require proof of current rabies vaccination for dogs age six months or older.
 
This is the second of two classes that focus on basic control and manners useful for pets and competition dogs alike. During the last session of this class, students will take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test (both mixed-breed and pure-bred dogs are eligible), and those passing will be awarded CGC certificates. The ten elements of the test are
 

  • accepting a friendly stranger
  • sitting politely for petting
  • appearance and grooming
  • walking on a loose leash
  • walking through a crowd
  • staying in place at a sit or a down
  • coming when called
  • reaction to another dog
  • reactions to distractions
  • supervised separation
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    Class Length: 6 weeks and the test is on week 7
     
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