Obedience training is a great way to create a wonderful bond between a dog and its' owner. During our group classes, you will learn how to effectively communicate with your dog to increase the special relationship between human and dog.
Duo offers obedience classes to the general public.
Each class session is eight weeks in length and the total cost for the session is $150.
The first week of (Puppy, Beginning, and Intermediate) class will be an Introduction to Duo presentation. Please do not bring your dogs with you to the first week of class.
All classes are held at Duo.
All participants are required to pre-register before the session begins. Our class registrations are limited because we want to offer dogs and their owners a rewarding and special experience, setting them up for a lifetime of success.
Proof of vaccinations for Rabies (4 months and older), Distemper combo (DHLPP/DA2PP), and Bordatella are required at the beginning of class. If your dog does not have these vaccinations, you will not be able to participate in class.
Duo cannot certify personal dogs as service dogs. Our Obedience Training is not to train your dog as a service dog, but to strengthen your relationship and skills for success in general obedience.
The class sessions offered by Duo include:
- Puppy Class (for puppies 8 weeks to 5 months of age)
- Beginning Obedience (for dogs 5 months and older)
- Intermediate Obedience (completed a Beginning Obedience Course)
- Advanced Obedience (completed an Intermediate Obedience Course or Instructor Recommendation)
For pups 8 weeks-5 months of age
Get your puppy started on the right “paw”! In our Puppy Class you will learn how to effectively communicate with your new puppy and build a successful relationship. You will learn how to socialize your puppy with other people and learn how to desensitize your puppy to grooming procedures such as nail trimming and baths. You will also learn how to address problem behaviors such as inappropriate chewing, mouthing/nipping, and housetraining your puppy to his/her new home. In addition, your puppy will start to learn his/her name, climb/place, sit, down, stay, recall/come, leave it, and get comfortable walking on a leash.
For dogs 5 months of age and older
Learn how to establish fundamental skills with your dog and build on your relationship! In our Beginning Obedience Class you will learn how to teach your dog skills that all dogs should know: dog's name, climb/place, sit, down, stay, loose leash walking, recall/come, and leave it. We will also work your dog through some mild distance, duration, and distractions. Additionally, you will learn how to address common problem behaviors including barking, pulling, jumping, and chewing. A great class for any dog without prior training.
Can be taken after completed Beginning Obedience Class
A continuation from your Beginning Obedience training! In our Intermediate Obedience Class, you will learn to proof your basic obedience skills with higher distance, duration, and distractions. New obedience skills that will be covered in class are auto sit, get close/heel, waiting at doors, and sit while petting. This class will strengthen you and your dog's skills for the next level.
Can be taken after completed Intermediate Obedience Class or Instructor Recommendation
Take your dog to the next level! In our Advanced Obedience Class your dog will learn some advanced skills including passing another dog on walk, supervised separation, and walking behind you through narrow areas. We will also generalize the obedience skills for common day situations by adding increasing amounts of distractions to the intermediate skills your dog already knows. Your dog will also learn fun tricks to increase the fun and pleasure of training together. This class is the perfect preparation to get you and your dog ready to enter our TOUCH Therapy Program.