Help your dog be a better “friend!” Enroll in one of DeKalb Park District’s four obedience classes, all starting this month. More information about each class can be found below. Visit the Park District website to learn about other classes starting soon!
Dog Obedience: Dogs 8 weeks and up
Help your dog be a better “friend” and enroll in the basic course for home or show training. A training collar is used during the class. Dogs do not come the first night. Proof of rabies vaccination is required. Children may train the dog during class as long as an adult guardian is present to take over if needed.
Please note: All dogs enrolled in dog obedience will be trained with the training collar. Positive reinforcement is used for correct behavior. Treats are not allowed as part of the training program.
Dog Obedience: Graduate Program Dogs 16 weeks and up
Be the envy of beginner participants and take your dog to the next level! Graduate program dogs and owners are given more challenges and further distances for certain skills. Participants work on light to no leash lines, and step up to out-of sight sits and downs. Dogs do not come the first night.
American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen
Transform your dog into an upstanding member of the community! This AKC sponsored program teaches simple obedience skills like sit, down, stay, come, and walk on a loose leash. We also introduce meet and greet techniques and socialization activities to help improve manners and interaction with other people and dogs. Upon successful completion of the 13 step program you may purchase a certificate and title through the AKC. Program is open to all breeds, mixed and purebred. Bring your dog the first night.
Rally is a dog sport that builds on obedience training and teaches agility skills. Participants move from station to station working on different skills and patterns through teamwork between handler and dog. There are several levels of Rally obedience. This class will be a prerequisite for the next level offered in the summer. Dogs must have attended at least one full obedience course of 6 to 8 classes before enrolling. Bring veterinarian papers with vaccination proof the first night of class. Bring your dog the first night.
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