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Beginning Obedience & Puppy Classes

We offer several Beginning Obedience and Puppy Classes to help get your dog off to a great start whether your goal is a well behaved companion or a future in competition. 

Beginning Obedience & Puppy Classes -

  • Puppy Kindergarten

Class Description:

For puppies up to 4 months, The Best Gift you can give your puppy is to enroll in this class.  Socialization is of utmost importance in your dog's life, this is a fun way to accomplish this.  You will learn how to walk on a leash, sits, downs, attention work and how to make you and your pup better canine citizens.  The class is geared for success and a lot of fun for you and your pup. Upon completion you and your puppy are eligible for testing in the AKC Star Puppy program.

  AKC Star Puppy Program 

The American Kennel Club®, is not just for champion dogs. They are the dogs’ champion—all dogs. They believe that all dogs deserve training and a responsible owner, and our goal is to reward responsible dog ownership.  The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an exciting new program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start.  The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is an incentive program for loving dog owners who have taken the time to take their puppies through a basic training class.

  • Beginner Obedience

Class Description:

In this class you will learn basic Obedience.  You and your dog will learn how to walk on a loose leash, as well as basic commands such as sit, down and come.  This class teaches beginning requirements toward your dog becoming a Canine Good Citizen.
  • CGC Prep Class

Class Description

This class is to brush up on the skills needed for the AKC CGC Test.  Boost you and your dog's confidence for taking the test. 

  • Advanced Beginners Obedience

Class Description:

This is a step towards the competition ring for Obedience and Rally and prepares students for CGC/CGCA

Requirements: Dog and handler have completed a Beginner Obedience class or handler has trained a dog before. Dog should be able to do a sit and down on command and does a controlled walk on leash.

You will be working on tightening up your obedience handling skills, learn the figure 8, stand/sit for exam and work on attention along with advanced stays. Exercises from Beginner Novice Obedience, Novice Obedience, Rally and the CGC and CGCA tests will be worked on.

Emphasis will be placed on attention and learning how to work as a team to give handlers and dogs a good foundation. 

  • Competition Puppy Obedience

Class Description

This class is for the serious competitor.   It is geared to puppies two months to eight months old that are being trained to compete in competition obedience.  The class focuses on engagement and motivational training of the basics for competition obedience.  Your dog with be exposed to heeling, sit, down, stand, back, recalls and stays through games and play training keeping training upbeat and fun for both puppy and handler.

What you will need for this class: Lots of yummy soft treats, and a special toy.  Crates are Mandatory at each training session.  



    Marion-Alachua Dog Training Association
    Office: 352-369-5551

    Address:
    6600 NW 3rd Place 
    Ocala FL  34482

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