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Basic Obedience Classes

May 2022:

2022 COVID Information: Here is some important information for you to know about:

We are requiring ALL students and our staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be able to come to an in-person class. Students must show their card to a staff member BEFORE entering the building for their first class.

We have lifted our masking requirement, at least for now, but you may certainly continue to wear one.

Please call 734-995-7200 or email info@northfielddogtraining.com with any questions. We will reply as soon as possible.

Current Classes

Basic Obedience

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

Puppy Kindergarten

Learn how to build a solid relationship with your new puppy and a good foundation for future dog sports. Develop skills for maintaining your puppy’s attention. Teach basic obedience cues (come, sit, down, stay, and loose-leash walking). Socialize your puppy to a new environment and other dogs and people (puppies will actually get to play with each other during or after at least one or two of the classes, how often depends on the makeup of each class). Discussion topics will vary depending on each group’s needs and interests, but can include how to handle children and puppies; potty training; coping with multi-pet households; solving chewing, housebreaking and jumping problems; and non-medical questions about spaying and neutering and basic care. Please check with your vet as some vets recommend that young puppies should 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.

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 5:45-6:40 PM Jul 25 Aug 29 $150 Kathryn 22K07PK Filled
  Notes: You will need to bring a mat** to class. We will be doing some crate work, so if you have one, plan on bringing it to class at least part of the time. If your puppy is active and likes to bark, bring something to occupy them during down time. You will need lots of small, easy-to-chew, high-value treats (this is from the dog’s perspective; they should love what they are getting). Dogs must be worked on either a buckle or martingale collar, or a harness.

** A mat is some sort of dog bed. If you do not have a dog bed at this time, you can use a bath mat or even a towel to get started—although we would encourage you to get a bed specifically for your dog.

Puppies must be between 10 weeks and 4 months when class starts.
Jumpstart Obedience

Jumpstart Obedience

This class focuses on teaching dogs basic skills for everyday life and on laying a solid foundation for more advanced training. It also teaches handlers how to communicate effectively with their dogs and engage in basic problem solving.

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 4:30-5:25 PM Jul 26 Aug 30 $150 Kathryn 22K07JSO1 Filled
  Notes: This class focuses on teaching dogs basic skills for everyday life and on laying a solid foundation for more advanced training. It also teaches handlers how to communicate effectively with their dogs and engage in basic problem solving.
Jumpstart Obedience

Jumpstart Obedience

This class focuses on teaching dogs basic skills for everyday life and on laying a solid foundation for more advanced training. It also teaches handlers how to communicate effectively with their dogs and engage in basic problem solving.

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 5:45-6:40 PM Jul 26 Aug 30 $150 Kathryn 22K07JSO2 Filled
  Notes: This class focuses on teaching dogs basic skills for everyday life and on laying a solid foundation for more advanced training. It also teaches handlers how to communicate effectively with their dogs and engage in basic problem solving.
Jumpstart Obedience

Jumpstart Obedience

This class focuses on teaching dogs basic skills for everyday life and on laying a solid foundation for more advanced training. It also teaches handlers how to communicate effectively with their dogs and engage in basic problem solving.

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.

Thu 11:00-11:55 AM Jul 28 Sep 1 $150 Kathryn 22K07JSO3 Filled
  Notes: This class focuses on teaching dogs basic skills for everyday life and on laying a solid foundation for more advanced training. It also teaches handlers how to communicate effectively with their dogs and engage in basic problem solving.
Advanced Jumpstart

Advanced Jumpstart

This class builds on the foundations covered in the basic Jump Start or Puppy Kindergarten classes, focusing on developing the following skills: fluent loose-leash walking, parking and other “hanging out” politely behaviors, and passing other dogs and people politely. This class also begins building behaviors necessary for most dog sports such as a solid recall and learning to hold a stay in the presence of distractions.

Prerequisites

Our in person Jump Start or Puppy Kindergarten class or permission of the Instructor.

Tue 7:00-7:55 PM Jul 26 Aug 30 $150 Kathryn 22K07AdvJSO Filled
  Notes: This class builds on the foundations covered in our in-person Jump Start or Puppy Kindergarten classes, focusing on developing the following skills: fluent loose-leash walking, parking and other “hanging out” politely behaviors, and passing other dogs and people politely. This class also begins building behaviors necessary for most dog sports such as a solid recall and learning to hold a stay in the presence of distractions. . Prerequisites of this class are our in person Jump Start or Puppy Kindergarten class or permission of the Instructor See the Course Description for this class for a more detailed summary of the skills required for this class

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