Basic Obedience


Basic Obedience Training

This course is a MUST for every dog and their owner. Dogs that are obedience trained lead a happier life and can become a closer member of your family once you have the proper control. It’s often said that there are no bad dogs, only uneducated owners. Most dogs thrive with boundaries and predictable routines. Without basic obedience training, they simply do not know how to behave.

You will learn how to apply some very simple strategies from our dog trainers that have a POSITIVE effect on the relationship your dog will have with you and the outside world. Starting with “Sit”, “Down”, “Stay”, “Heel”, and “Come”, these basic commands are the foundation of our training and moving forward to more advanced classes. This class is also a wonderful idea for past Basic Dog Training & Obedience graduates who may require a tune-up! 

Our classes book up fast for one simple reason….. PROVEN SUCCESS!

An acceptable level of accomplishment in this course is required before advancing to more difficult levels of training at our facility.

Typically, basic obedience training at other facilities does not meet the requirements necessary for advanced levels of training, but you may discuss this with our staff.

Basic Obedience

Ages 5 Months +


6 week course
Flexible class schedules available.
We take up to 14 dogs per class.
Next Start Dates:
Sun 4:30PM; Mar 10, 2024
Sun 4:30PM; May 5, 2024
Mon 6PM; Apr 15, 2024
Tues 7:30PM; Mar 12, 2024
Wed 10:30AM; Mar 13, 2024
Thurs 7:30PM; Mar 28, 2024
Fri 6PM; mar 15, 2024
Sat 9:30AM; Apr 6, 2024
Features Included: Class size will be limited to 14 dogs/owner teams which will allow greater personal attention for you and your dog.

features included

  • Class size will be limited to 14 dog/owner teams which will allow greater personal attention for you and your dog.
  • This 6-week course (one day a week) is open to dogs of all breeds that are 5 months and older.
  • A limited amount of time is available for questions and specific behavior problems you may be having with your dog. Serious behavior issues should be addressed in a Private Lesson, not a group format.
  • Your dog will learn to Focus on you, Heel, Sit, Sit-stay, Down, Down-stay and “Come” on command.
  • We will focus on teaching your dog to pay attention to you, and walk on a leash without pulling.

Required Equipment

  • 6-foot leash in good condition
    • No bungee or retractable leashes allowed
  • Well-fitted collar
    • Any collar with a quick-release will be required to have a safety implemented while on our premises
  • Soft, meaty treats your dog is familiar with
    • Hungry Dogs 
      • AM classes-not recommended to feed breakfast; PM classes-not recommended to feed after noon
  • Treat pouch
  • 30-foot leash in good condition
    • No wire or cables
    • This will be needed by the third week 

Vaccination Requirements

  • Rabies
    • Many puppies in Level 1 may not be old enough for Rabies vaccination at the start of class, but this must be supplied to the Front Desk staff by the 13th week of age per Indiana State Law
  • Distemper
    • The 1st round must be given at least 5 days prior to the puppy attending class
      • If your puppy receives the 1st round too close to the first week of class, the puppy may be left home with the owners attending class
    • Boosters must be given at appropriate times and supplied to the staff to be eligible to achieve the STAR award

Titer testing is accepted for Distemper and Bordetella, but per Indiana State Law not for Rabies.

Vaccination paperwork needs to be submitted at the front desk prior to the first day of class.