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Our Basic Obedience Level 2 Class picks up  where Basic Obedience Level 1 leaves off . After completing a basic obedience class, dogs know the material but generally still have difficulty responding in the presence of distractions. Classes are limited to eight dogs each. Our small class size ensures an environment conducive to learning.  Level 2 is a great way to prepare for Canine Good Citizen, Therapy Dog, Rally Obedience and Outdoor Adventures.

 Basic Obedience Level 2 is a 6 week course that is a continuation of our Basic Obedience. Dogs are required to have attended Basic Obedience or a similar training. This class concentrates on add distance, duration, and distractions to the behaviors taught in Basic Obedience. We will teach you to work with your dog with a six foot lead and 20 foot lead on a long line. This class will extend your skills to take your dog to the next level  and build confidence.

The Cost is $165 for six week/one hour sessions

Many people feel after they have completed basic obedience  class with their dog that their dog should be perfect, but like any skill, training takes time and practice to master. We realize it takes time to reach the more advanced skill levels; therefore, we have designed this class  as the next level of training basic obedience for your dog

This 6 week course will really solidify the basic obedience commands. We will work with the 3 “D’s” of dog training: adding distance, duration and distractions to all of the basic obedience commands. Our Level 2 Basic Obedience Class provides the opportunity to further work on problem areas that you are currently stressing over. have the opportunity to pick a issue that you are having at home to work on in a real life scenario. Our advanced Basic Obedience Class will take your dog’s foundation skills to the next level using fun games and exercises with increased distractions.

 

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Our Basic Obedience Class Level 2 will take your dog’s foundation skills to the next level using fun games and exercises with increased distractions. Member of the class are invited to come up with goals and the class will work on the training skills together to address the problem behavior.

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This course includes: Heel in patterns, Heel Free, Extended Sit/Stay, Extended Down/Stay, Down in Motion/On Recall, Focus, Stand, Pivot Turns, Front, Place, and Recall Under Distraction,  Duration, distance and distraction will be added to all Basic Obedience cues. Building on the foundational skills you learned in your Basic Manners class, you and your dog will practice recall past a variety of distractions such as other dogs and edible objects on the ground as well as walking politely on leash to include automatic sits and passing by other dogs and people,

 

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Our classes are designed to teach your dog to respond to your commands and remain in them regardless of whether you are at home or in an area full of excitement and distractions.

 

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As with all Training Your Best Friend classes, the course is set to be fun and interesting for you and your dog, and class is run in a positive, relaxed format where reinforcement is key and training is aimed for pet dogs and pet dog owners – not your typical regimented obedience style class! We find this works better for both dogs and owners as most owners are not looking for competition obedience, just socialized, responsive, happy and well mannered dogs.

 

               Get the Results you want with Our Basic Obedience Level 2 Class             intermediate obedience course 

 

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Stays with even more distractions,

Real world skills such as laying politely while you eat,

Greeting others  (human and canine) calmly, automatically sitting when you stop walking,

     working at a distance,

     

 Being sent to relax on the mat

  Even better leash skills.

  Real life scenario of counter surfing and begging for food

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Level 2 Basic Obedience Class includes the following:

  1. Reinforcement of Basic Obedience Skills
  2. Fading food as a lure
  3. Hand signals
  4. Leash walking
  5. Advanced Recall
  6. Food manners (leave it, drop it)
  7. General good manners when out-and-about (jumping up, self-control, wait, stay etc)
  8. Loose Lead Walking for good leash manners and pleasant walks, and for building a great connection with your dog which will help with all aspects of training and living with your dog.
  9. Sit; Down; and Stand position cues
  10. Come when called
  11. Stay and Wait
  12. Leave it & Take it
  13. Impulse Control and settle
  14. On  your mat
  15. Targeting
  16. Confidence building exercises

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     Additional skills you and your dog will learn:

    • Properly managing your dog’s day for the sake of your sanity.
    • Leadership skills so your dog will listen to you when you ask him to come, stop barking, stop jumping, etc.
    • How to teach your dog self-control so you can enjoy a calm dog at home and during walks.
    • No Pulling on a Leash
    • Come.
    • Not running away.
    • Sit/Stay.
    • Down/Stay.
    • Not jumping on you or guests.
    • Door Manners.
    • Wait rather than lunge unsafely out of house doors.
    • Wait outside the kitchen while you cook, dining room while you eat, garage, kids room, etc.
    • Settling Down at home, while conversing with neighbors, etc.
    • Off your furniture, counters, pot roast, socks, trash during walks, squirrels, etc.
    • How to stop excessive barking.
    • How to stop being destructive.
    • How to stop counter surfing
    • Proper equipment.
    • No more nipping.

Part of our class will focus on House Manners:

We set the room up to look like a home environment to create real life scenario in a few of our classes to work on issues such as whining. beginning for food at the dinner table. We cover problem behavior such as – jumping on guests, counter surfing, jumping on furniture and much more.  You will have so much fun during our six weeks of advanced training, but more importantly, we aim to give you a further understanding of learning theory so that you may better train your dog. We will teach you and your dog to advance skills previously learned and also learn some new ones! The course is also designed to fine tune any problem areas you may still have with your dog. We focus more on leash work, distance work and continuing to improve their basic life skills and manners.


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Class Begins:

Tuesday, September 5 7 pm – 8 pm