OBEDIENCE & MANNERS - UNLIMITED

Flexible and Unlimited Access
The most flexible group training classes available!  Levels is a multi-tiered, ongoing obedience program offering the ultimate in flexibility and designed for busy folks. Students receive unlimited access to multiple classes each week.  With this program, our flexible schedule allows you to attend your level class on different days and times. 

Why Levels
Each level introduces new and more complex skills for both dogs & owners, including sit, stay, loose leash walking, polite greetings and more!  Dogs and owners move through the different levels of training as they demonstrate proficiency of specific skills requirements.  There are multiple class days and times available.  It allows you and your dog to learn at your own pace .  You can spend time focusing on areas that need the most training.  

Affordable Cost
As low as $6-8 per class depending upon the Access Level you choose (see below) and frequency of attendance.  Many students come 2-3 times a week.

When can I start?
Whenever you like after you have registered & watched our Orientation Video.  Our classes have permanent dates and times and are always in session.  We teach 11 classes for the 5 Levels each week, year around.  You choose when to attend with Unlimited Access.  Get as much training as you need based on 
your expectations for your dog.
                                                                                                                                  Level 3 Class with Instructor Laura Bussing
LEVEL 1 - Starting Out:                                                                                             
Hand signals for Sit & Down, Focus, Name Recognition, Hand Target, Auto Sits 
(start of polite greetings), Biting, Chewing

LEVEL 2 - Manners Plus
Verbal Cue  for Sit & Down @ Side, Duration Stay, Wait at doors, Start Leash Walking, Digging, Barking, Anti-Jumping, Recall begins

LEVEL 3 - Adding Distractions:  
Loose Leash Walking (outside distractions), Distance Stay, Stand, Recall Now, Wait at doors (distractions), Leave it, Ready to Test for Canine Good Citizen

LEVEL 4 - Advanced:  
Distraction & More Distance Stay, Drop, Emergency Recall, Distance Cues, Auto Sit while Heeling, Turns, Place

LEVEL 5 - Elite:  
Retrieve, Spin, Sit Pretty, Middle, Front & Rear Target Touches, Backing, Insane Stay, Advanced Shaping of complicated Behaviors, Ultra Distractions & More!

CHOOSE ACCESS LEVEL
BRONZE - $199 = 2 months unlimited training in Levels Classes.                                             Level 5 Graduate "Smokey"
Expect to move to Level 2 (regular attendance & practice @ home)

SILVER - $299 = 4 months unlimited training in Levels Class. 
Expect to move to Level 3 (with regular attendance & practice at home)

GOLD - $399 = 6 months unlimited training in Levels Classes. 
Expect to move to  Level 5 (with regular attendance & practice at home)

PLATINUM -$750 Best Value! = A Full year of unlimited training in Levels.
Expect to nail Level 5 and be showing off to friends!

(Prices are for 1 dog)   MUST PRE-REGISTER   Click Here for Registration Form

CLASS SCHEDULE                                                                                                                                                                    
Tuesday    Wednesday     Thursday      Friday        Saturday
6p-Level 1    6p-Level 3     8a-Level 1    4p-Level 5   10a-Lev 3
7p-Level 2                        9a-Level 2                        11a-Lev 4                                                      
                                        4p-Level 4                         1p-Lev 1
                                                                                2p-Lev 2     
To see full schedule of all types of classes: 
 Click here for Class Calendar                                 


Click Here for OUR TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

Click Here for OUR GUARANTEE
                                                                                  
                                                             
                                                                                  Head Trainer:   Laura Bussing, CPDT-KA, CCFT, FP-MT
                                                                          Voted Best Dog Trainer Each Year 

               

              
Approaches Backed by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior
The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior (AVSAB) are the behavior specialists of the animal world — similar to a psychiatrist in human terms. AVSAB has developed position papers on several important topics.
Dominance Position Statement
One of the most pervasive, and also most damaging, myths of dog behavior is that their misbehavior is based on dominance. This brings about often abusive and dangerous approaches to dog training in an effort to “reduce the rank” of the dog.
Punishment Position Statement
There is no need to hurt a dog physically to get them to behave. And contrary to what some may try to tell you, choke, shock and prong collars, to be effective, must be aversive enough that the dog never ever wants to feel that again. Additionally, punishment is difficult to perform correctly compared to positive reinforcement and has some serious, known potential adverse effects.
Puppy Socialization Position Statement
Puppies have a very small “socialization” window in which to learn that new things, people, and other dogs are great and not things to be afraid of. Once that window is closed at 10 – 12 weeks old, then that puppy is more likely to grow into behavior problems.
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