DeKalb Park District Dog Obedience Classes

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The DeKalb Park District is offering Dog Obedience Classes for all levels this winter.

Train with Marcia Poff, Certified American Kennel Club Trainer and Judge!

Dog Obedience

Help your dog be a better “friend” and enroll in our basic course for home training. Dogs DO NOT come the first night. Proof of rabies vaccination is required. Children may train the dog during class with an adult guardian present to take over if needed.

Please note: All dogs enrolled in dog obedience will be trained with the training collar. Positive reinforcement is used for correct behavior. Treats are not allowed as part of the training program.

Dogs 8 weeks & up
Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
$72rs/$82nr per dog | Haish Gym
Session 1: Jan 16 – Mar 6
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Graduate Program: Dogs 16 Weeks & Up

Graduate program dogs/owners are given more challenges and further distances for certain skills. Participants work on light to no leash lines, and step up to out-of-sight sits and downs.

Dogs 8 weeks & up
Wednesdays | 6:30-7:30 p.m.
$72rs/$82nr per dog | Haish Gym
Session 1: Jan 16 – Mar 6
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American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen

Transform your dog into an upstanding member of the community! This AKC sponsored program teaches simple obedience skills like sit, down, stay, come, and walk on a loose leash. We also introduce meet and greet techniques and socialization activities to help improve manners and interaction with other people and dogs. Upon successful completion of the 13 step program you may purchase a certificate and title through the AKC. Program is open to all breeds, mixed and purebred. Bring your dog the first night.

Dogs 16 weeks and up
Wednesdays | 7:45-8:45pm
$72rs/$82nr | Haish Gym
Session 1: Jan 16 – Mar 6
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Rally Obedience

Rally is a dog sport that builds on obedience training and teaches agility skills. Participants move from station to station working on different skills and patterns through teamwork between handler and dog.

Dogs must have attended at least one full obedience course of 6-8 classes before enrolling. Bring veterinarian papers with vaccination proof the first night of class.
Bring your dog the first night.

Dogs 16 weeks and up
Mondays | 6:30-7:30 pm | $72rs/$82nr | Haish Gym
Session 1: Jan 14 – Mar 11
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