North St. Louis County
Obedience Training Club Inc

Puppy, Beginning and Intermediate Classes

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Puppy Class – 7 weeks (No dogs on first night)
For puppies 8 to 14 weeks of age. (Puppy cannot be older than 14 weeks on the first day in class.)
This class will support the development of a confident, well-adjusted puppy. Issues such as jumping, chewing and nipping will be discussed as well as housebreaking and crate training. Puppies will receive important socialization with other puppies and people. Basic obedience commands will be introduced – sit, down, come and a brief stay. Particular attention will be given to walking on a leash without pulling and coming when called. Additionally, puppies will have fun with Puppy Rally to encourage attention and develop coordination.

Beginning Obedience – 7 weeks (No dogs the first night)
For dogs 5 months or older.
The beginning class provides the basic skills for all other activities in which you and your dog may become involved. You will learn how to teach your dog to walk in heel position on a loose leash, sit and stay, down and stay, come when called plus other exercises. Your dog’s attention will improve during this learning experience. The end result of your training in this class is a well mannered canine companion.

Intermediate Obedience – 6 weeks
A pre-requisite is an approved Beginning Obedience class.
For dogs who have attended a beginner class. The purpose is to extend skills introduced in the previous class. The focus is on more consistent attention, longer heeling, off lead recall, extended sit and down stays. New skills of stand/stay, left and right finishes along with new rally skills.