Basic Dog Training for Manners, Behaviors, and Relationships

Our Basic dog training class focuses on manners, behaviors, and relationships dogs of all ages.Our goal is to help them develop a solid set of aptitude and personal skills while building a love of learning based on positive reinforcement training methods.

Taught by Lisa Edwards, CDPT-KA, CDBC, students are presented with both a fun and stimulating environment that helps them learn the basic skills to not only be better dogs but also better members of your family.

Basic Dog Training Class Guidelines:
  • Each class is six weeks long, meeting on a weekly basis at the same time and location. The first week is just for humans and then dogs attend all the rest of the classes with their handlers.
  • Each weekly class is an hour long.
  • The class is intended for dogs from eight weeks and up. We have had dogs as old as seven years in the class — it’s never too late to start. Proof of vaccination is required prior to the beginning of the first class with dogs.
  • Because class size is limited, once you have enrolled and a spot has been reserved for you we cannot offer refunds.
    • However, if you miss one of the dates in a series, it can be made up in a subsequent class.
Basic Class Outline

Humans will work on: 

  • Teaching dogs behaviors and manners.
  • Communicating with their dog.
  • Reading their dog’s body language to help avoid problems and issues.
  • Appropriate handling.
  • Developing attention skills.

Humans will work on: 

  • Settle and self-control
  • Attention/focus/Trust
  • Dog body language
  • Appropriate dog greeting skills
  • Sit and down
  • Stay and wait
  • Loose-lead Walking
  • Say Hello
  • Off
  • Drop It
  • Leave It

The tuition for our Basic class is $200.

The First Presbyterian Church of Mahopac
411 Route 6N
Mahopac Falls, NY 10541

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