Basic Dog Obedience – Civilize Your Dog! Does your dog jump up, drag you down the street when on leash, bark hysterically at the mailman, flip you the dew claw and
Basic Dog Obedience – Civilize Your Dog!
Does your dog jump up, drag you down the street when on leash, bark hysterically at the mailman, flip you the dew claw and run the other way when you call him or engage in other canine crimes and misdemeanors? Then this is the class for both of you. Owners will learn to teach their dogs basic obedience commands using positive, motivational methods, and use these as the basis for establishing or regaining control of their dogs. Problem-solving for common misbehaviors, issues of responsible dog ownership and bite prevention will be addressed. Emphasis will be on teaching and proofing the sit, down, stay, walk on leash, and come-when-called, and other commands (leave it, off) will be covered as well according to individual needs.
Class is open to all dogs, six months of age and older, and all handlers 14 years of age and older (younger if accompanied by an adult and with prior permission of the instructor). You MUST register and get confirmation of availability prior to 1/8 by calling 603-336-5726 or emailing HinsdaleProgramDirector@gmail.com. Classes will be held indoors at the Millstream Community Center. Six weeks of classes, at a (non-refundable) cost of $150 for Hinsdale residents or $175 for non-Hinsdale residents. In the event of class cancellations, every attempt will be made to makeup dates.
Note: FIRST CLASS IS WITHOUT DOGS.
This class is not appropriate for dogs with aggression issues or extreme reactivity. Please contact instructor to determine suitability.
Roo Grubis, CPDT-KA, has been teaching people to train their dogs since 1993 at all levels from Puppy Kindergarten to Competition Obedience, and has been active in breed rescue almost as long. She is past president and public education coordinator of the New England Dog Training Club, a Canine Good Citizen evaluator and Farm Dog judge for the American Kennel Club, and participates in a variety of dog sports. She has shared her life with dogs of many breeds and mixes, from Toy Poodles to Border Collies to German Shepherds, and currently lives with three Belgians and a Pug.
(Tuesday) 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hinsdale Community Center
19 Main St