The Importance of Implementing Obedience into Daily Life
Do you remember when you finished school and the “world was your oyster?” “You could do anything or go anywhere you wanted.” For some, that seemed like a novel idea, for others, it induced a period in their lives fraught with anxiety and stress. There was a lack of structure to fall back onto, or to seek comfort in the familiarity of an established routine. Domestic dogs are the same. They do not want to lead; they want to be lead. They need to be told what to do, if they’re doing it right, and for how long they should be doing it. Obedience gives them a framework to follow in face of the chaos that is our daily lives.
K-9 CUES 101: Basic Obedience
Obedience classes meet once a week for a period of 8 weeks and come with detailed lesson plans and suggested homework assignments. Each session is one hour in duration and is designed to build upon the previous week’s lesson. All general obedience cues will be taught in the beginning stages up close and with no distractions. Once the foundation for each cue has been laid, your dog will be challenged by first adding distance, then secondly by adding a variety of distractions to each command. Each student pair will receive constructive criticisms as well as advice on perfecting their individual performances.
Cues and concepts covered in General Obedience Level I include:
- Recall (Come)
- Loose Leash Walking
- Leave It & Take It
The fee for this 8 week program is $250 Call 962-6763 or email Katie to register for the class.