Covid 19 Group Class Requirements: All persons participating in or family members attending our group sessions to observe must be fully vaccinated and send in a copy of their Covid 19 vaccine card with the registration form.
All classes will be outdoors and social distancing will be observed, for this reason masks will not be required.
Class size will be limited to 10 participants only so early sign up is recommended.
2021 Spring Session: Tuesday Evenings May 25th - June 15th/ 6:00 -7:00 P.M.
2021 Fall Class Session: Tuesday Evenings Sept 14th - Oct 5th/ 6:00 7:00 P.M.
Class Fee: $250 (For the complete 4 week course)
Our basic obedience classes are designed for all dogs of any size, breed or mix, 5 months of age and older.
We will be teaching you to train your dog by using today's more progressive, positive and motivational training techniques. Through a logical class progression (1 hour of class weekly) plus daily home practice sessions.
Over a period of 4 weeks time you will learn to train your dog to do the following skills: Walk on a loose leash (without pulling), Heel, Sit, Wait, Down, Stay, and Come When Called.
In all of our group and private training sessions clients can feel confident in the quality and consistency in our balanced approach to training.
You will find our methods to be not only effective, but positive and fun for both you and your dog!
In addition we will help you replace your dogs unwanted behaviors with many new and useful skills, resulting in a more attentive, relaxed and happy companion!
Also included in this course is an introduction to one of the American Kennel Club's newest and most innovative program's: Companion Rally Obedience.
Basic Obedience Skills - Establish yourself as leader of your pack while teaching your dog great new skills you will use together everyday!
Companion Rally - A fun and exciting training game, with a focus on teamwork for the dog and handler while doing an on leash obedience course, where an enthusiastic attitude and a wagging tail are more important than precision.
All group classes are held outdoors and weather permitting: any classes canceled by Oakwood due to bad weather will be rescheduled.
All class participants are encouraged to dress in layers for warmth spring and fall, jeans and tennis shoes are recommended.
Do not feed your dog their afternoon or evening meal prior to attending class, a dog with an appetite is much more interested in working for treats. Do give your dog a brief walk and fresh water before the start of each class.
The following items should be brought to class weekly: Water, for you and your dog, bowl, training collar, 6 foot leather leash, small soft treats.
Premium Training Collars and Leather Leads are available for purchase at Oakwood, we will be happy to correctly fit the appropriate style and size collar for your dog. Please call us to set up a fitting appointment.
All fittings must be done prior to the start of group class dates .
Class Fee: $350 ( For the complete 4 week course)
For those of you that would prefer private instruction and feel that the group sessions may not be right for you or your dog to start your obedience journey, the 4 Week Private Mini Course can be taylored specifically to you and your dogs needs and will be a great fit for you.
You will receive step by step coaching to learn all the basic skills needed to have a mannerly and well balanced companion.
You will master the same skill set as the group sessions above with a one on one personal experience with you, your dog, and the trainer.
Private sessions have the ability to move you and your dog along faster and also include problem solving unique to your own situation.
The session is one hour per week for 4 consecutive weeks at the same specified time each week.
For More Information On Training And Course Registration
Oakwood Kennel LLC
16746 Wells Rd. Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050
(740) 392 6554