Obedience Training:

Obedience Training has four different levels.
Level 1 will introduce the basic commands: Sit, Down, Stationary Attention, and the Name Game. We will also work on problem behaviors such as: jumping, play-biting, and house training.

Requirements To Move To Level 2:
Dog can sit and down on command. Lures and hand signals are allowed.
Dog will respond readily to their name with mild distractions.
In Level 2 we will work on walking politely on a loose leash without pulling, paying attention to the owner while walking, and ignoring other dogs. We'll also begin working on come and stay. Level 2 includes problem-solving information for behaviors such as barking, digging, chewing, etc.

Requirements To Move To Level 3:
Dog can walk nicely around the training area with attention on owner (and no ipulling) with other dogs 4-5 feet away.
Dog will come when called on leash with mild distractions.
Dog will sit and down with just a verbal command.
In Level 3 we will work on a long-distance come command, stay with distractions, loose-leash walking past distractions, and distance commands.

Requirements To Move To Level 4:
Dog will stay for 30 seconds with mild distractions and owner standing on the leash.
Dog will heel past other dogs with leash over owner's shoulder.
Dog will come from 20 feet away with moderate distractions.
In Level 4 we will work on polishing the come command by teaching an emergency come, strengthen the stay command by teaching the dog to stay for longer periods of time at a greater distance from the owner, work on turns and automatic sit in heeling.

Level 4 End Goals:
Dog can heel off-leash past other dogs and distractions.
Dog will stay 10 feet away from owner for 3 minutes with distractions.
Dog will come off leash past distractions from 30 feet away.
Dog is able to pass the Canine Good Citizen test.