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Obedience Training: Level 1

Obedience Training: Level 1


Obedience Training: Level 1 is a 5-week, first-level obedience training curriculum, offered both in group classes or private lessons. The curriculum demonstrates how to execute useful, everyday commands, such as sit, down, stay, down-stay, place, come, and release. Obedience training is most beneficial once you have established a healthy leader and follower relationship with your dog. After completing one of our behaviour training programs, your dog is ready for obedience. That is when your dog will be ready to follow your lead and be eager to please you.

We use a balanced method of training, with a 'First Command Response' system, where we teach you to have your dog respond to your first command. Your dog will be taught to remain on command until told what to do next. No chanting commands repeatedly or pleading for compliance. We give a command once, have the dog comply, remain on command, and only disengage from the command by way of a verbal release.

Our Group Classes are not only fun and interactive, but highly informative and educational. These classes have approximately 3 dogs in the class, allowing your dog the opportunity to learn, train and comply with your commands amongst other dogs and distractions. These classes are offered between April and September and take place outdoors.

Our Private Lessons are tailored for your particular dog and provide one-on-one, personalized training that's guaranteed to build a strong foundation between you and your dog. These lessions are offered all year round and take place at your home as well as outdoors.

This curriculum is suitable for dogs of any age, breed, size or temperament. It's ideal for puppies over 4 months old, for older dogs who have minimal to no obedience training, or for dogs who need to refine their obedience skills.

Why should you obedience train your dog?

It's found that dogs that practice ongoing obedience training, along with structure and leadership from their owners, live more balanced and happy lives. On the other hand, dogs who are left home alone or in the backyard all day, without any rules or mental/physical stimulation, become under-socialized, bored, stressed, and frustrated with excess energy, and turn to other things to entertain themselves with, which may prove to be destructive and unhealthy.

Obedience Training: Level 1

Enrolling in our obedience program is the first step in establishing clear communication, gaining and maintaining leadership, and most importantly, spending quality time with your k9 friend. This course may only be 5 weeks, but with practice and patience, the results are for life.


  • 5-week Group Classes: $300
  • 5-week Private Lessons: $600
All prices include taxes.
Lessons are 1-hour each.

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