Advanced Obedience Classes

September 2020: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are closed for all inside training classes until at least March 2021. Owner Adele Yunck has started to offer a new all-on-line Maneuvers class and will continue to work on developing more on-line offerings over the next 6 months.

Sonic and Adele doing the Fast in the obedience ring

Flat-Coated Retriever Sonic and Adele perform a Fast in the obedience ring

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Upcoming Classes

Advanced Obedience

           
Course Day Time Start Date End Date Cost Instructor Section Spaces Left
Fundemantals of Comp Obed On-Line - Working

Fundemantals of Comp Obed On-Line - Working

This is an all on-line competition obedience course. In the course, you will learn how to begin teaching a wide variety of crucial skills for competition-bound puppies. These include different techniques for training with food; attention, position changes (sit, down, stand), cookie-toss recalls, beginning sit stay, perch and platform work, beginning target work, beginning retrieve work, and general handling for grooming and veterinary care. All the video lessons are hosted on the Thinkific platform. A working spot in the course gives you a chance to get feedback from Adele during the Zoom class meetings, scheduled every other week. In addition to the 6 weeks of feedback via Zoom, you will have full access to all of the course video lessons for a full 6 months from when you start the lessons, as well as access to the course Facebook group for that same 6 months.

Prerequisites

No prior training is required. This class is geared toward young puppies with little to no training and trainers who are interested in training for obedience and Rally titles.

Wed 5:30-6:30 PM May 12 Jul 21 $197 Adele 21A05FCOOLWork 1
  Notes: For the course description, please click on the course name.
Working spot students may join the weekly Zoom meeting (times are Eastern time!) for feedback from Adele. You will be enrolled in the class on the Thinkific website, on which Adele hosts the course videos. You are expected to watch the videos and work on the skill training with your dog prior to each week's Zoom class.
Class dates: May 12, 26; June 9, 23; July 7, 21
Maneuvers On-Line - Auditing Spot

Maneuvers On-Line - Auditing Spot

This is Adele's first all on-line competition obedience course. In the course, you will learn how to teach your dog power steering commands for improved body awareness (forward, backward, side-step right and left, perch work, and tight turns to the right and left). All the video lessons are hosted on the Thinkific platform. An auditing spot in the course gives you full access to all of the course's video lessons on the Thinkific platform for a full 6 months from when you start the lessons, as well as access to the course Facebook group for that same 6 months. You may read all of the posts and watch all the videos posted by students with working spots and my critiques on the Facebook group, but may not post videos about your dog. You may ask technical questions about using the Thinkific site.

While you may sign up here on this website, if you have never taken a class at Northfield Dog Training, you will find it far easier and quicker to sign up right on the Thinkific site.

Prerequisites

Your dog should have basic attention on you, and you should be able to get your dog to sit from a stand and stand from a sit.

Sat 12:00-1:00 PM Jan 9 Jul 9 $97 Adele 21A15MANOLAudit 20
  Notes: While you may sign up for an auditing spot here on this website, you will find it far easier and quicker to do so right on the Thinkific site. Click here to go to the Thinkific site to sign up for an auditing spot.
For the course description, please click on the course name.
The starting date above is only a reference. You may sign up and start at any time. Your six months of video and Facebook group access will be based on when you first start viewing the course videos on the Thinkific site.
Novice Practice

Novice Practice

We work on all of the elements of the Novice obedience class, including heeling patterns, Figure 8s, stays and recalls. We also work on beginning jumping, retrieving, and various target games. Sometimes we work on Rally exercises.

Prerequisites

You should have trained at least through Heeling to take this class. $25/week drop-in fee. You may buy a 6-week card for $120. You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.

Thu 7:15-8:10 PM May 20 Dec 15 $120 Adele Thurs Novice Practice  
  Notes: We have a Facebook group "NDT NP & Proofing classes". Please message me if you would like to be added to the group. I will post a message to this Facebook group each Sunday asking who is planning on class for that week. Details are available on the group page. If you are not on Facebook, please email me by Monday at 6:00 PM or Thursday by noon about your plans.
There is class every week I am in town AND there are at least 3 people coming to class.
Please check the Facebook group for class dates.
Please pay Adele directly so she records your payment in her attendance chart.
Cost is $120 for 6 weeks, and $25 as a single-day drop in class.
You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.
Please use the classes up within 6 months of the first class.
You may use the same class payment to attend the Tuesday morning Novice Practice class.

Novice Practice

Novice Practice

We work on all of the elements of the Novice obedience class, including heeling patterns, Figure 8s, stays and recalls. We also work on beginning jumping, retrieving, and various target games. Sometimes we work on Rally exercises.

Prerequisites

You should have trained at least through Heeling to take this class. $25/week drop-in fee. You may buy a 6-week card for $120. You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.

Tue 11:45-12:40 PM May 4 Dec 15 $120 Adele Tues Novice Practice  
  Notes: We have a Facebook group "NDT NP & Proofing classes". Please message me if you would like to be added to the group. I will post a message to this Facebook group each Sunday asking who is planning on class for that week. Details are available on the group page. If you are not on Facebook, please email me by Monday at 6:00 PM or Thursday by noon about your plans.
There is class every week I am in town AND there are at least 3 people coming to class.
Please check the Facebook group for class dates.
Please pay Adele directly so she records your payment in her attendance chart.
Cost is $120 for 6 weeks, and $25 as a single-day drop in class.
You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.
Please use the classes up within 6 months of the first class.
You may use the same class payment to attend the Wednesday evening Novice Practice class.
Open and Utility Proofing

Open and Utility Proofing

We proof several of the advanced (Open/Utility) obedience exercises each week. Utility beginners can get some guidance each week.

Prerequisites

$25/week drop-in fee. You may buy a 6-week card for $120. You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.

Thu 6:00-7:00 PM May 20 Dec 15 $120 Adele Evening Proofing  
  Notes: We have a Facebook group "NDT NP & Proofing classes". Please message me if you would like to be added to the group. I will post a message to this Facebook group each Sunday asking who is planning on class for that week. Details are available on the group page. If you are not on Facebook, please email me by Monday at 6:00 PM or Thursday by noon about your plans.
There is class every week I am in town AND there are at least 3 people coming to class.
Please check the Facebook group for class dates.
Please pay Adele directly so she records your payment in her attendance chart.
Cost is $120 for 6 weeks, and $25 as a single-day drop in class.
You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.
Please use the classes up within 6 months of the first class.
You may use the same class payment to attend the Tuesday morning proofing class.

Open and Utility Proofing

Open and Utility Proofing

We proof several of the advanced (Open/Utility) obedience exercises each week. Utility beginners can get some guidance each week.

Prerequisites

$25/week drop-in fee. You may buy a 6-week card for $120. You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.

Tue 10:30-11:30 AM Apr 6 Dec 15 $120 Adele Tues Proofing  
  Notes: We have a Facebook group "NDT NP & Proofing classes". Please message me if you would like to be added to the group. I will post a message to this Facebook group each Sunday asking who is planning on class for that week. Details are available on the group page.
There is class every week I am in town AND there are at least 3 people coming to class.
Please check the Facebook group for class dates.
Please pay Adele directly so she records your payment in her attendance chart.
Cost is $120 for 6 weeks, and $25 as a single-day drop in class.
You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.
Please use the classes up within 6 months of the first class.
You may use the same class payment to attend the Thursday evening proofing class.