In this section we try to answer some of the questions we hear most frequently in our obedience classes. If you have a question you don't see answered here, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll try to help.
A lesson series is six weeks, will my dog be trained in that time?
It's a beginning. In a six week lesson series you and your dog will learn the basics of obedience training. If you're diligent, you could continue to train on your own using the basics learned in the first six weeks. Most people attend for three to six months before they feel they have the skills to train on their own.
Is my dog too young/old for obedience class?
We like to start puppies at 12-14 weeks of age before bad habits are developed. However, a dog is never too old to learn. We specialize in solving long term behavior problems.
Can you help me with a dog that has specific behavior problems such as jumping up, excessive barking, biting, etc.
There are techniques for dealing with specific behavior problems. We can advise you on the ones most appropriate to your situation. We believe most problems are best addressed as part of an overall obedience training program.
I want to make sure my dog is safe around kids, what do you recommend?
Once the dog and an adult handler have learned the basics, we encourage other family members, including children, to participate in class.
Can you help me select the breed that would be best for me?
Generalizing about dog breeds can be tricky. Nevertheless, we see lots of dogs of many breeds and will be happy to share our experience with you. Perhaps a better way to learn about a breed is to meet someone who has one and see the dog in action. Call or Email us and we'll tell you if we have an example of the breed you're interested in enrolled in class. You're welcome to visit, speak to the owner, and see the dog work.