Basic Obedience Classes
The Basic Obedicene classes are based on simple behaviour modification techniques using a reward system to teach basic behaviours such as sit, down, stand, com heel and an off command to leave things alone and to stay off people and the furniture, etc. With these basic commands and behaviours you can teach the dog the rules of the house, have your dog evaluated for the Canine Good Citizen Test and as a future pet therapy dog.
It is a good place to start for future adventures in Intermediate Obedience, Competitive Obedience, Rally, Agility, or any other performance event.
Rally is a wonderful sport that can be described as a combination of competition obedience and agility. Rally behaviors are similar to obedience behaviors, but Rally teams follow a numbered course, as in agility - the judge doesn't call a pattern. You can talk to and encourage your dog (and yourself!) throughout the course.
Rally exercises/behaviors easily transition into other dog sports and the show ring, but they are great day-to-day exercises for use in real world scenarios - "come front and watch me while that kid on a skateboard goes by" or "let's do a moving side step to avoid that dog that is lunging at us".
Learning Rally is fun for you and your dog. It can be done in remarkably short training sessions, during commercial breaks, and while on your everyday walks.
Rally is all about having fun and building a strong, joyful bond with your dog! And you can earn titles in the process! All levels are taught.