Dog Obedience Training Classes

The next Basic Manners Class will start Monday, September 18 at 7 pm, with instructor Elizabeth Jandt. Students may be added late into the class. Basic Manners is an 8 week class this session, $90 new students/$80 returning ADOC students (cash or check).

The next Beyond Basic Manners: Intro to Rally Obedience & Beginner Novice/Novice Obedience Competition Class was Thursday, August 10 at 7:30 pm with instructor Debbie Moore. Beyond Basic Manners is an 6 week class, $90 new students/$80 returning ADOC students.If you are interested in competing in competing in AKC Obedience call Debbie Moore at 210 378-4202.

Download: Registration Application for Novice, Open, Utility, Basic Manners, Beginner Novice Obedience Training Classes in pdf. format

Practice is also open for all Alamo Dog Obedience Club members on Monday pm & Tuesday am. Please contact the instructors to let them know you plan to come.

Basic Manners  Class

Basic Manners dog obedience training class is for puppies 4 months of age through adult. It is also older dogs with no previous dog obedience training. Basic obedience skills, such as, sit, down, come, stay, heel and loose leash walking  are taught. This class allows for the dog to continue their dog training skills in the Beginner Novice dog training class.

Beginner Novice Class

Pre-requisite: Basic Manners dog training class.
After completing Basic Manners Obedience class,dogs know the material but generally still have difficulty reponding in the presence of distractions. Beginner Novice class provides further training in basic companion dog training skills. This is a transition class for owners and dogs who have completed basic obedience classes and offers advanced basic skills preparatory for participating in the novice class level.

This class also prepares the handler and dog for competing in Beginner Novice obedience competition, an optional titling class offered by the American Kennel Club. Using a combination of traditional obedience and rally obedience signs to communicate directions, handlers and dogs learn to demonstrate skills such as heel on leash, figure eight, sit for examination, sit-stay, and recall exercises in a trial situation.

Novice  Class

Pre-requisite: Basic Manners/Beginner Novice/instructor approval. Novice obedience dog training class is for dogs with previous obedience training. The class also helps dogs getting ready for competition in obedience trials.  The class includes training exercises required for competition in the AKC Novice obedience class. These exercises are Heel on Leash, Figure Eight, Stand for Examination, Heel Free, Recall, Long Sit, and Long Down.
Beginner Novice sit for exam

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