Basic Obedience Training for Dogs and Handlers
When their best behavior could be better
Basic Obedience Training for dogs and handlers who need to start at the beginning, this class teaches the basic skills: sit, down, stand, stay, come, watch, touch and leave it while exploring the use of markers in training. The handler learns how basic cues can help with good manners and proper leash walking. Designed for dogs five months and older, this class will provide the handler and dog a foundation for further learning.
Basic obedience training for dogs as well as puppy training is a matter of equipping your dog with the skills he or she needs to be successful in your life. We shape basic desired behaviors for a happy, well mannered, and healthy dog.
If you are looking for more advanced training, please check our Intermediate Dog Obedience Training class. If you’re looking to start your puppy off on the road to good obedience, start with our Puppy Training (for dog up to 6 months of age).
Basic Obedience Training Objectives
- Teaching overly enthusiastic dogs how to be calm & relax
- Paying attention to the handler
- Teaching duration behavior
- Walking in position of a leash
- Managing attention getting behaviors such as jumping, barking, etc.
- Teaching your house rules
Basic Obedience Training Class Schedule
|Start Date||#of Weeks||Day||Time||Cost||Desc|
|May 30, 2020||5||Saturday||11:30 am - 12:30 pm||$175||6 months and older – BASIC CLASS|
|June 3, 2020||5||Wednesday||7:45 pm - 8:45 pm||$175||6 months and older – BASIC CLASS|
|June 27, 2020||5||Saturday||3:15 pm - 4:15 pm||$175||6 months and older – BASIC CLASS|
|July 18, 2020||5||Saturday||11:30 am - 12:30 pm||$175||6 months and older – BASIC CLASS|
Please ask to be placed on a waiting list if the Basic Obedience Training class is full. We may be able to add another class offering based on demand.
Basic Obedience Class Price
|Basic Obedience Class @ K9U Chicago|
|One Dog and Handler||5 weeks||$175.00|
(include a training and resource package with goodies)
Basic Obedience Training for Dogs Syllabus
- Jumping up
- Sit to greet
- Proper leash behavior
- Sit-Down-Stay with increased
- Leave it
What Do We Need to Get Started with Training
- Be sure we have a profile for you and your pouch in our system by registering online.
- Upload vaccination records to your online profile.
Ready to Start Learning?
Chicago puppies love learning at K9U Chicago Puppy School!
Meet Our Trainers
As the daughter of a veterinarian Amy has worked with dogs since the age of 13. This background instilled in her the importance of education and customer service. With over 20 years of dog training experience Amy prides herself in using only positive reinforcement to train dogs as well as their owners.
Always staying current with the latest in trends and developments in the industry, Amy is a member of the Association of Professional Humane Educators (APHE) and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). Amy regularly attends seminars to expand her knowledge and remain relevant.
Amy works with all kinds of dogs from puppies to reactive or shy dogs. Her philosophy begins by understanding how to best communicate with each dog, then she works with their owner to help them build a bond based on consistency and support.
Amy will be teaching classes and offering private training as well as board & train services in her position as Directorof Training at K9 University Chicago. She will work with all trainers to develop a broad range oftraining services that assist any dog and their owners as they work to improve communicationand strengthen their relationship.
Grace has been around dogs throughout her life. In many ways her life is centered around dogs. From training dogs, to relying on Medical Alert Service Dogs for daily tasks, to competing in National Agility competitions, dogs have been teammates, companions and life partners.
Grace’s home pack currently consists of four dogs each with their own special skills and gifts. She trains and competes in agility with her two Miniature Schnauzers Gus and Bernie, who qualified for nationals in his first year of competing! As well as her Standard Poodle, Rafiki, and her Sheltie, Bella, who is a NADAC Champion. Rafiki is also a working Medical Alert Dog and training for Water Fowl retrieval in her spare time.
At K9U Chicago Grace will teach all levels of Agility Training from puppies to competition and will be teaching group obedience training classes. Grace uses only positive training methods and believes in having fun while learning new skills that enhance the bond between dogs and their owners.
When not at K9U Chicago Grace volunteers with shelters and rescue groups in Naperville to help the disabled connect and train service dogs. She also founded Beard & Golden a hand-made custom clothing company providing dog gear and accessories.
Victoria (Tori) Comerford
A Chicagoland native with a degree in Zoology from SIU, Carbondale, Tori comes to K9U Chicago with a diverse background caring for and understanding animals. This has provided her with the experience to not only train dogs but teach owners how to positively strengthen the bond they have with their dog.
Tori believes in the power of communication as a valuable skill that helps dogs become secure and well socialized. This starts with understanding dog body language and the subtle cues they send to express their feelings of fear, confusion, frustration and joy. Her work as a trainer starts with sharing this knowledge through fun games and exercises that allow dogs the chance to fundamentally be dogs while nurturing and rewarding new behaviors.
Tori has experience working with all types of dog breeds and families who have needs that range from welcoming new puppies to older dogs with specific challenges including reactivity and other behaviors that require training to desensitize the dogs to certain objects, noises or other dogs.
Tori will be teaching all levels of obedience training as well as working with daycare day train clients, our board & train camps and providing private training sessions.
Get Ready for Basic Obedience Training, Chicago!
When you bring your puppy to K9 University Chicago, we ‘take the lead’ to help you with your pooch’s training, and equip you with useful advice every new dog owner can use at home.
We will show you how to always be positive, patient and under control. You will learn how to correctly reward good behavior and build trust and effective communication. Remember, dogs repeat behaviors that they are rewarded for consistently. Building the foundations for obedience will give you lasting results. Once you and your pooch have mastered the basics, we’ll have you ready for success with more advanced dog training.