BASIC OBEDIENCE CLASSES
The Atlanta Humane Society’s Basic Obedience classes give you the knowledge to have a more rewarding relationship with your dog by showing you how to teach your dog how best to behave in your household. Lessons include: pay attention, sit, stay, walk on leash without pulling, lie down, wait, come (all on leash), and more–though classes are NOT just about “commands.”
Classes last six consecutive weeks, once weekly, for about one hour per session, and homework is required. The object is to communicate more effectively with your pet and bond with him through attention, praise, treats, and positive leadership. Though specific “problem behaviors” such as chewing, excessive digging, or barking are not specifically covered, you will find that many of these behaviors disappear once you begin interacting with your dog using the positive methods we teach. Even dogs who already have a pretty good grasp of these commands can benefit from the socialization and added distraction of class, as well as our exclusive Leadership Protocols and Self-Control Exercises. It is never too late to have a great relationship with your dog!
Do you want your dog to behave whether or not you are holding a treat? So do we! We will show you how to get reliable behaviors without bribing your dog. Treats are great tools for teaching and reinforcing good behaviors, but our training will also give you results that last, with or without treats.
Classes are for puppies and dogs 4 months of age or older who have current vaccinations, including rabies (puppy vaccinations, including the rabies shot, are typically finished by the age of 4 months). Please email the instructor if you are not sure about your puppy’s eligibility.
Can’t wait for the next class? Have a dog who isn’t suitable for class? Our private training lessons may be just the ticket!
Classes fill quickly! Register soon so you don’t miss out!