Basic and Intermediate Level Classes Starting with The D.O.G.!
They're going to be held at Rye Rec, 281 Midland Ave., Rye NY on Mondays beginning December 10 (indoors - yay! - so don't worry about it being too cold). Basic Obedience will be at 11:00 and Intermediate Obedience will be at 12:00 (see below for descriptions). Each class is 6 weeks long, and costs $225. You can call or email for a registration form. If you'd like to register, email me & let me know, then print out the form and mail it in with your check.
- Heel (leash walking)
- "Leave it" - for stealing and chewing
- “Drop” - to drop things out of their mouths.
- “Off” - to get of anything or anyone they're jumping on
- "On Your Bed" - to go lay down on their beds
- "Get Your Toy" - to bite on a toy rather than your hands/clothes
- Front & Finish - calling your dog to you, they will sit directly in front of you, then they will go behind you to sit on your left side. This is all one command.
- Precision Heel - sit when you stop. Turn left and right staying in proper position.
- 3-5 minute "sit" with distractions - toys being thrown past the dogs, food distractions, people and dogs running by, all while the dog maintains his long sit for 3-5 minutes.
- 6-10 minute "down" with distractions - same as above but with the dog in a down position.
- 10 minute "on your bed" command with high distractions - dogs can not get off their beds until released, no matter what's going on around them. This includes running, playing dogs.
- Down in motion - walking fast and commanding a "down", your dog must follow the command and "down". You will keep walking while your dog remains in position.
- Sit in motion - walking fast and giving the "sit" command, your dog will stay in position while you walk away quickly.
- Starting out of sight commands - this means dog must stay in positions even if you are out of their sight and a distance away from you.
- Starting "off leash heeling" and "off leash basic commands".
- Back up - dogs must know how to back up if you need them to, particularly in tight quarters.
- Stand/Stand-Stay - dog will stand and remain standing until released from position.
- Sit from high excitement - we will build the dogs drive up and then give them a command one time. They have to be in command and IN control in less than 1 second.
- Long Distance Recall - dog comes to you from 20-30 feet away, from a distraction (toy, stick, person, etc.)