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|
|July 30, 2020||5||Thursdays||7:15 pm - 8:15 pm||$175||6 months and older – BASIC CLASS|
|August 12, 2020||5||Wednesday||6:00 pm - 7:00 pm||$175||6 months and older – BASIC CLASS|
|August 22, 2020||5||Saturday||11:30 am - 12:30 pm||$175||6 months and older – BASIC CLASS|
|September 10, 2020||5||Thursdays||7:15 pm - 8:15 pm||$175||6 months and older – BASIC CLASS|
|September 23, 2020||5||Wednesday||6:00 pm - 7:00 pm||$175||6 months and older – BASIC CLASS|
|October 3, 2020||5||Saturday||11:30 am - 12:30 pm||$175||6 months and older – BASIC CLASS|
|October 16, 2020||5||Friday||7:15 pm - 8:15 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
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.
A St. Louis native, Dawn comes to Chicago after graduating with honors from Lindenwood University. After receiving her degree in Biology, Dawn was a primate keeper for the St. Louis Zoo where she worked with apes, monkeys and lemurs. Training dogs was a natural extension of her education and personal interests, having been around dogs all her life. Her experience also includes working with veterinarians to rehabilitate wildlife.
Dawn is training dogs in our Day Camp and Puppy Obedience classes. She also loves spending time with new parents in the Puppy Play sessions on Saturday morning and is happy to share socialization tips with everyone who attends.
In her free time Dawn has enjoyed being involved with many different dog rescue communities and looks forward to making new friends and finding specials was to help Chicago area dogs in need find their forever homes.
Sarah lives an adventurous life and her dogs REALLY love that about her, so do we!
She channels this love in lots of fun ways that give her pups a positive outlet for their energy and a chance to deepen the bond she has with her home pack that includes: Luna, an American Pitbull Terrier/Husky mix, Atlas, a Mountain Cur/Great Pyrenees mix and Data, a border collie. Together they enjoy agility, disc, dock diving, barn hunts and herding activities all designed to give them an amazing mental and physical workout.
As a trainer at K9 University Chicago, Sarah will be teaching agility and obedience classes from Puppy to Advanced levels, as well as some targeted classes focusing on relationship bonding and everyday fun activities you can do with your dog to reinforce what you have learned in class. Sarah believes that positive relationship-based training is key to building a fun, rewarding and exciting lifelong connection with your dog.
Sarah has experience working with a wide variety of dog behaviors, personalities and breeds.
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.