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Companion Obedience Foundation Skills

Next session starts in September '23

  • Starts Sep 7
  • From 155 US dollars
  • Weston Community Center, 20 Alphabet Lane, Weston, MA

Available spots

Service Description

Registration will open in June $175 non-member, $155 member Member discount for active CRDTC club members only! FMI: Instructor: Wendy Marcks, assisted by Diane Hagelstein. For dogs 6 months and older. For new dog owners, beginners, veteran dog owners with new dogs, & handlers who want to practice. Please note: The first class meets for 90 minutes; subsequent classes are 50 minutes. No dogs at the first class. Attendance in the first class is required to participate in the subsequent classes. - Companion obedience training for handlers to learn how to teach their dogs, and for dogs to learn foundation behaviors and life skills that will make them great companions. - For new dog owners, beginners, veteran dog owners with new dogs, and handlers who want to practice fun, positive teaching techniques with their dogs. - Meets once per week for 6 weeks. - The first class is for humans only. Updated learning theory and positive reinforcement techniques to build trust and produce long lasting results will be presented. Methods including use of a clicker or verbal marker will be explained. Shaping will be described and class members will participate in exercises to learn and improve timing. - Weekly assignments for practice at home. - Instructor plus an experienced assistant to provide individual attention. - Course fee includes a clicker. You must pre-register for this course. Additional information: - Dogs should be at least 6 months old, with all vaccinations up to date. - Usually for one handler per dog, however, additional family members may attend and work one at a time with the dog. Handlers should be at least 15 years old. - Please leave your dog at home on the first night of class. - For all classes, please wait outside until the instructor comes to let in the group. - Please potty your dog before class and pick up after your dog. Buckets will be available to dispose of waste.

Upcoming Sessions

Cancelation Policy

You may request a refund before the start of the course by emailing us at NO refunds after the first class. Refunds will be credited to the card used, minus payment processing fees. Payment must be made in full before the start of the course. Returned checks incur a $25 fee. No refunds for a missed class. If a class must be cancelled due to inclement weather or other circumstances, we will make every reasonable attempt to schedule a make-up class as soon as possible.

Contact Details

  • Weston Community Center, 20 Alphabet Lane, Weston, MA, USA

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