Obedience Essentials

What is Obedience Essentials?

Obedience Essentials is a combination of skills and commands that are needed to build a strong foundation to address and prevent behavior problems. In addition, going through the Obedience Essentials program will prepare you and your dog for advanced training such as therapy work, AKC obedience trials, etc.

Maximus demonstrating the sit command learned in Obedience Essentials
Sitting patiently to let the car pass.
Mastering Obedience Essentials skills and commands will help you:
  • Communicate with your dog
  • Read your dog
  • Motivate your dog
  • Develop an enthusiastic, compliant companion

What Will Your Dog Learn?

In 4 lessons, you and your dog will establish an important obedience foundation:

Engagement
  • Pay attention
  • Touch a target
  • Come when called
  • Not pulling on leash
Impulse Control
  • “Learn to earn”
  • Sit on command
  • Down on command
  • Go to “place”
Problem Solving
  • Not jumping up
  • Ignore items
  • Drop items
  • Not breaking commands
Final Exam
  • Skill assessment
  • Behavior assessment
  • Multiple choice test
  • Assessment review

Where Will the Lessons Be Held?

Training will be held at one of the following locations:

  • The comfort and convenience of your own home
  • A location that best meets the needs of you and your dog
What Are the Benefits of Training in Your Home?
  • You spend over 90% of the time with your dog at home
  • Problem behaviors that occur in the home frequently cannot be recreated in a group class
  • Early dog training needs to occur in a low stress environment to maximize learning and comprehension
  • Can better control the learning environment and handling of distractions
What Are the Benefits of Individual Lessons vs Group Classes?
  • Personalized instruction
  • Tailored curriculum to meet your needs
  • Convenience of training in your home
  • Easier involvement of all family members
  • Better results in a shorter amount of time
  • Appointments scheduled at your pace

How Much Does It Cost?

The total cost for the 4 lesson program is $160

  • The price of each lesson is $40
  • You pay after each lesson
  • Each lesson is a minimum of 60 minutes
  • There is no extra charge for lessons that exceed 60 minutes
  • There is a $10 charge per lesson for multiple dog households


*Call 317-709-4155 or email john@k9prepschool.com for more information or to schedule a free no obligation Consultation.
There may be a charge for travel exceeding 15 miles from Carmel, IN.