Anderson Dog Works, Inc., the adult owner is taught to train and
control his/her dog. During class sessions you will be shown different
techniques and methods to train your dog. You will practice those
techniques under supervision in class so that you can practice
correctly at home with your dog. HOME WORK IS ESSENTIAL if you expect
to achieve results. You will need to practice 10 to 30 minutes each
Dog Works obedience classes incorporate real world situations as part
of each training level, for example, teaching the dog to hold a down
stay while you eat dinner, not to run out an open door, to jump on
people, not to bark, etc.
All classes are one hour
long for a six week period. Classes are limited to 8 dogs in all
classes, with the exception of Puppy Kindergarten, in which 10
puppies are allowed.
Ages 2-5 months
class is extremely fun for both puppy & owner. The bare minimum of
obedience is taught. Instead, this class offers puppy a chance to lean
about life in general through socialization and playtime. The puppy
owner is taught about dog behaviour through body language as well as
talk pertaining to chewing, biting, housebreaking, etc. Puppies learn
to play together through group “free play” where all puppies are
allowed off lead to interact freely. They learn to accept being
handled, brushed, examined and much more.
Puppies should be current on all vaccinations.
Level: Once a dog has completed an ADW course, it may progress to the
next level of training.
for those puppies that have completed the Puppy Kindergarten class.
Puppies are still together with their classmates and continue to
expand on their formal obedience training and house manners.
Ages 5 month and Up
class is for the dog that has little, if any, training. While this
class is open to dogs 5 months and older (it isn't uncommon to have
8, 9 even 10 year old dogs in the class) emphasis is placed on the
adolescent dog, ages 7 to 12 months of age, the stage of life when
dogs begin to test their independence and “defy authority”.
Beginner classes are designed to teach good manners as well as formal
training; sit, down, stay, come, heel, off and leave it. Though dogs
may be doing well on these commands at home, a class situation is the
perfect opportunity to practice your ability to gain and keep your
dog's attention while teaching him to respond quickly and precisely
to the commands.
dogs that have completed either Graduate Puppy or the Beginner course.
Intermediate is a big practice session, working on solidly proofing
the formal commands. Dogs are required to maintain stays through heavy
distraction, complete a recall through obstacles, heel off lead, hold
a stand for exam and more.
dogs who have completed their Intermediate course. In this level, dogs
are trained to obey commands completely off lead in a secure
situation. Hand signals from the AKC Utility Level are introduced. The
AKC's Canine Good Citizen evaluation is given as a final exam on
For dogs that have
completed the Advanced course. Master Level is based, but not
restricted to, the AKC & UKC obedience trial exercises. A
segment of each exercise is practiced per week, including drop on
recall, the moving stand and retrieve. Handlers are instructed on
the requirements of both dog and Handler in the NOVICE AKC class for
the Companion Dog Title.
Unique and Interesting Instruction offered throughout the year