September Obedience and Puppy Classes

Obedience 101 is scheduled for Mondays starting September 16, and Thursdays starting September 19.  Both classes run from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 

Puppies 101 will run on Mondays starting September 16, from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.  

Class descriptions and prices are listed below.  Instructor is Alex Bain. You can call or text Alex at 205-753-3181 or email her at alexisbain98@gmail.com to register or if you have questions. 

Proof of current parvovirus, distemper, and parainfluenza vaccinations for dogs are required for all classes. We also require proof of current rabies vaccination for all dogs over four months old. You may want to vaccinate your dog against Bordetella (kennel cough) based on your veterinarian’s recommendation.

Dogs attending class should not have any visible signs of illness or disease, ex. Runny nose, cough, eye discharge, diarrhea, vomiting or mange. No female dogs in heat in class.

Payment can be made by check or credit card at the first class.  Sessions will be held at the Encore building, 301 EA Darden Drive, Anniston, AL 36201.

Group Classes

Weekly:

Introduction to K9 Nose Work (1)  $120 for the six-week session.  Class covers the history and philosophy of nose work, the concept of the game, handler observation skills, and getting the dog focused.   The dogs search for high value food or a toy. Searches are conducted inside.

Introduction to K9 Nose Work (2)  $120 for the six-week session.  Class introduces the dog to searching vehicles, outside, and closed containers. More challenging searches and environments are introduced.

Introduction to Odor  $120 for the six-week session.  The dog learns to search for birch odor in all four elements – interiors, exteriors, vehicles and containers.

Advanced Nose Work $120 for the six-week session.  Dogs are introduced to anise and clove odors and prepare for odor recognition tests and competitive trials.

Obedience 101  $120 for the six-week session.  We go over how dogs see the world and start teaching them basic obedience such as sit, down, come, stay, heel, etc. We will also work on loose leash walking and the proper way to hold the leash and the proper equipment to use.

Puppies 101  $120 for the six-week session.  We will cover how the puppies view the world and the reasons why they do what they do. We will also include practice with socialization and introduce some basic commands such as; sit, down, come, heel, stay, etc.

Private Classes

Nose Work: $30/45 minutes

Obedience and General behavior Issues $30/45 minutes

Evaluations

Dog evaluation for individual issues or behaviors and training plan development: $60 for the first hour.  Call 256-403-0723 for details.

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