CLASSES WILL BE HELD AT:
4 Paws Spa & Training Center
121A Industry Lane, Suite 1
Forest Hill< MD 21050
Puppy 1 Obedience Class (Up to 6 Months)
Puppy 2 Obedience Class (6 to 12 Months)
Basic 1 Obedience Class (Graduates of the Puppy Classes)
Basic 2 Obedience 2 Class (For older dogs just getting starting in training)
Intermediate Obedience Class (For Graduates of the Basic Classes)
Advanced Obedience Class (For Students that wish to continue training and Compete with their Dogs)
Each session is 7 Weeks long. Classes are 1 hour long.
COST PER SESSION:
Seven week session is $160.00
Please read the Rescheduling and Cancellation Policy
Copies of Certificate of Vaccines are required at the first class.
Please complete & bring the following forms with you to class:
K9 College Registration Form for Classes
PUPPY CLASS DESCRIPTION
This 7-week course is for puppies under 6 months of age. Your puppy will learn focus on you, the beginning stages of walking on a leash, how to be groomed, pet, held properly, take a treat or toy away, enjoy being pet by another person, follow you, sit and down on command, come to owner when called, and to stay with another person for a brief period of time. Your puppy will also learn to love their crate, lay quietly on a Boundary or Dog Bed. Your puppy will also learn the importance of play, to be optimistic, why training is so much fun and that you are the gamemaker!
Your puppy must attend 6 of the 7 classes to be eligible for the American Kennel Club (AKC) S.T.A.R. Puppy Award. The AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluator may observe and check off the 20 items on the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Award Registration Form during the course. Once the form is completed and submitted to AKC, you will receive your AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Medal, a Packet from AKC and a very nice gift bag, which, is sponsored by The Mill.
It is recommended that you continue on to the Basic Class, to continue your puppies training.
What to Bring to Class
INTERMEDIATE OBEDIENCE CLASS
This 7-week course is for puppies over one year of age and/or graduates of the Basic Obedience Class.
You will learn, to be responsible for your dog’s health needs, your dog’s safety, responsible dog ownership, the quality of your dog’s life, accept a stranger, sit politely, learn to be groomed, go for a walk and making turns, walk through a crowd, sit/down on command and stay, come when called, introduced to another dog and owner, how to disengage from distractions, and separation from you and held by another person.
You and your dog will also learn the importance of Calmness Protocol, what fills your dog’s bucket and how to empty it.
in this class you will be challenged and so will your dog. Come have fun with your dog and learn how training the dog in front of you changes everything.
The participants of this class will learn the skills to participate in the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test.
BASIC OBEDIENCE CLASS
This 7-week course is for puppies over 6 months of age and under 1 year. This course you will continue working on some of behaviors you learned in the Puppy Class, more focus work, the importance of proper play, a variety on new behaviors and games to continue to build the relationship with your puppy.
You and your puppy will continue to learn loose leash walking, sit, down, come, and stays, along with a variety of games and exercises to build your puppies confidence, optimism and impulse control. You will also learn some warm-up and cool down exercises to use if you hike or take walks.
ADVANCE OBEDIENCE CLASS
This 7 week course is for graduates of the Intermediate Obedience Class and/or anyone that want to sharpen their training.. This class will focus on your dog off-leash, maintaining loose leash walking, coming when called, extended periods of time for stays during the sit and the down, adding in distractions when a behavior has been cued. This class will also prepare you to begin the preparation for competition if you so choose.
The Mill of Bel Air Classes
Puppy classes started in September 2019, at The Mill of Bel Air, in Bel Air, MD. It is so important to start your puppy as young as possible.They are like little sponges, are yearning for attention and learning. Spending time creating an optimistic and confident puppy will. Seeing puppies grow into well behaved dogs and watching the relationship between dog and owner grow is priceless.
These classes have moved to 4 Paws Spa & Training Center effective June 1, 2020.
*Payment accepted in the forms of Cash, Check or Venmo App.