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Sonic and Adele doing the Fast in the obedience ring

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

All obedience classes are held in the north end of the big building at the rear of the NDT site.

To download a PDF with a flowchart of recommended obedience and agility training classes, see Class Flowchart.

A note about Filled classes. Occasionally, someone drops out of a class, so we maintain waiting lists for filled classes. Your check reserves your space in a class or on a waiting list.

The classes are listed in the approximate sequence we recommend you follow.

If paying by check, please write the section number(s) and your dog(s)'s name on your check. This is a big help for processing registrations.

Are you new to Northfield Dog Training? Please read our screening information.

Upcoming Classes

Basic Obedience

         
Course Day Time Start Date End Date Cost Instructor Section Spaces Left
Puppy Kindergarten

Puppy Kindergarten

Teach obedience commands (come, sit, down, stay, basic controlled walking) and socialize your puppy (puppies get to play with each other during class, how many weeks depends on the makeup of each class) Discussion topics include spaying and neutering, how to handle children and puppies, multi pet households and solving chewing, housebreaking and jumping problems. Please check with your vet as some vets recommend the young puppies to have had the second in the series of distemper vaccinations before attending a group training class but some are fine with them attending after the initial vaccine depending on age, breed and other factors. Children are welcome, in PK class if under 7 the child must have a dedicated adult with them, plan on bringing some quiet toys in case they get bored. Children must be seated during the loose play time and please ask owners permission before petting other puppies.

Prerequisites

Puppy must be between 10 weeks and 4 months old when the class begins. If you have a larger breed puppy the younger you can start the better! Please email info@northfielddogtraining.com with questions.

Mon 7:00-7:55 PM Jun 19 Jul 31 $100 Marcia 17106 PK Filled
  Notes: NOTE this class will skip Monday July 3rd for the 4th of July long holiday weekend. This class is held in the smaller yellow training building. If you have any questions please call 734-995-7200 or email info@northfielddogtraining.com.
Jumpstart Obedience

Jumpstart Obedience

.Teach obedience commands (come, sit, down, stay, basic controlled walking). Class focuses on basic control needed for everyday life with your dog and on basic problem solving.

Prerequisites

Puppy Kindergarten or dog must be older than 4.5 months

Sat 11:00-11:55 AM Jul 15 Aug 19 $100 Terry 17E207 JSO 8
  Notes: This class is held in the larger training building. If you have any questions please call 734-995-7200 or email info@northfielddogtraining.com
Jumpstart Obedience/Evening

Jumpstart Obedience/Evening

Teach obedience commands (come, sit, down, stay, basic controlled walking). Class focuses on basic control needed for everyday life with your dog and on basic problem solving. This session of Jump Start is held for a shorter period of time for each class and is taught by Terry Jacobus and is held in the smaller training building.

Prerequisites

For these sessions of Jump Start obedience the puppy/dog can be any age. There is no play time for the dogs in this class.

Tue 6:30-7:25 PM Jul 11 Aug 15 $100 Terry 17E07 JSOT 1
  Notes: This class is held in the smaller yellow training building. If you have any questions please call 734-995-7200 or email info@northfielddogtraining.com.
Jumpstart Obedience/Evening

Jumpstart Obedience/Evening

Teach obedience commands (come, sit, down, stay, basic controlled walking). Class focuses on basic control needed for everyday life with your dog and on basic problem solving. This session of Jump Start is held for a shorter period of time for each class and is taught by Terry Jacobus and is held in the smaller training building.

Prerequisites

For these sessions of Jump Start obedience the puppy/dog can be any age. There is no play time for the dogs in this class.

Wed 6:30-7:25 PM Jul 12 Aug 16 $100 Terry 17E07 JSOW 2
  Notes: This class is held in the smaller yellow training building. If you have any questions please call 734-995-7200 or email info@northfielddogtraining.com.
Advanced Jumpstart

Advanced Jumpstart

This class will build on the foundation covered in basic obedience or Puppy Kindergarten class. Continued work on the basic commands, loose leash walking, stays with distractions. learning to pass other dogs politely, polite greetings of people.

Prerequisites

Our Jump Start or Puppy Kindergarten class or any basic household obedience class or 6 week puppy training class elsewhere.

Sat 10:00-10:55 AM Jul 15 Aug 19 $100 Terry 17E07 Adv JSO 3
  Notes: This class is held in the larger training building. If you have any questions please call 734-995-7200 or email info@northfielddogtraining.com

Advanced Obedience

         
Course Day Time Start Date End Date Cost Instructor Section Spaces Left
Rally Practice

Rally Practice

There will potentially be class every week Iím in town. I will set up a nested course with levels appropriate for those in attendance for a given week. This is not an introductory type of course, but for those trainers with at least some rally experience who want a chance to practice courses with coaching. Typically, I follow each person through the course on the first run, offering suggestions for how to better perform a station (or more correctly). Because of the set up involved, I need a commitment each week from at LEAST 3 people for me to hold a class in a given week. In order to communicate with potential attendees, Iíve set up a Facebook group where we can communicate about attendance. If you are interested in attending and would like to be added to the Facebook group, or If you are not on Facebook but are interested in attending, please email me privately. abyunck@gmail.com

Prerequisites

Knowledge of the AKC rally signs at the level of course you are interested in.

Thu 6:30-7:30 PM Apr 23 Dec 17 $100 Adele Rally practice Filled
  Notes: There is class every week Iím in town AND there are at least 3 people coming to class. Please pay Adele directly so she records your payment in her attendance chart.
You don't have to use the weeks consecutively, just please use them up within 12 class weeks. Cost is $100 for 6 weeks, and $20 as a single-day drop in class.
Please check the Facebook group for class dates.
Depending on who is coming each week, I set up a nested course with all three levels if needed (Novice-Advanced-Excellent). This is not an introductory type of course, but for those trainers with at least some rally experience who want a chance to practice courses with coaching. I follow each person through the course on the first run through, offering suggestions for how to better perform a station.

Because of the set up involved, I need a commitment each week from at LEAST 3 people for me to hold a class in a given week. In order to communicate with potential attendees, Iíve set up a Facebook group where we can communicate about attendance. If you are interested in attending and would like to be added to the Facebook group, or If you are not on Facebook but are interested in attending, please email me privately @ abyunck@gmail.com.

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.

Tue 9:30-10:25 AM Jan 7 Dec 16 $100 Adele Tues Novice Practice  
  Notes: We have a Facebook group "NDT NP & Proofing classes". Please message me if you'd 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 Wednesday by noon about your plans.
There is class every week Iím 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 $100 for 6 weeks, and $20 as a single-day drop in class.
You don't 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.

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.

Wed 6:30-7:25 PM Jan 8 Dec 17 $100 Adele Weds Novice Practice  
  Notes: We have a Facebook group "NDT NP & Proofing classes". Please message me if you'd 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 Wednesday by noon about your plans.
There is class every week Iím 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 $100 for 6 weeks, and $20 as a single-day drop in class.
You don't 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.

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

$20/week drop-in fee. You may buy a 4-week card for $60. You may buy an 8-week card for $100. You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.

Wed 7:30-9:00 PM Jan 8 Dec 17 $100 Adele Evening Proofing  
  Notes: We have a Facebook group "NDT NP & Proofing classes". Please message me if you'd 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 Wednesday by noon about your plans.
There is class every week Iím 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 $100 for 6 weeks, and $20 as a single-day drop in class.
You don't 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

$20/week drop-in fee. You may buy a 4-week card for $60. You may buy an 8-week card for $100. You do not have to use the weeks consecutively.

Tue 10:30-12:00 PM Jan 7 Dec 17 $100 Adele Tues proofing  
  Notes: We have a Facebook group "NDT NP & Proofing classes". Please message me if you'd 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 Wednesday by noon about your plans.
There is class every week Iím 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 $100 for 6 weeks, and $20 as a single-day drop in class.
You don't 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 proofing class.

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