Dog Training Courses

Offering dog training courses for all breeds and temperaments. Fully Insured.

All courses are taught by Larry Leogrande, owner of K9 Obedience Training.

Here are some extras that you get with all K9 dog obedience training courses:

  • I don’t limit the number of people who can participate in the training. Everyone in the family is encouraged to get involved. I also pay close attention to the dog making sure he or she is not pushed past mental or physical capabilities from lesson to lesson.
  • I also provide an information and a pre-training class with our courses. I don’t just put a leash and collar on your dog and start training. I provide in-depth coverage of socialization, the pack ranking system, the drives of the dog, separation anxiety, corrections, crate training, teething, housebreaking, diet, exercise, chew toys, and grooming. Grooming information includes bathing, brushing, cleaning ears, brushing teeth, and cutting nails. I cover behavioral problems such as chewing problems, play biting, aggression towards people and/or other dogs, fear biting, hole digging, jumping on people who visit, jumping on furniture, food and/or toy possessiveness, getting into the garbage and other problems the owner might have experienced.
  • After course completion support.

Courses available:

Puppy Training Class (for puppies 6 weeks and older)

The length of this course is dependent on the puppy’s temperament. I provide in-depth coverage of socialization, the pack ranking system, the drives of the dog, separation anxiety, corrections, crate training, teething, housebreaking, diet, exercise, chew toys, and grooming. Grooming information includes bathing, brushing, cleaning ears, brushing teeth, and cutting nails. I cover behavioral problems such as chewing problems, play biting, aggression towards people and/or other dogs, fear biting, hole digging, jumping on people who visit, jumping on furniture, food and/or toy possessiveness, getting into the garbage and other problems the owner might have experienced.

  • Leash and collar walking.
  • Imprinting obedience – including sit, down, come when called (recall), and heeling.
  • One on one training.
  • Course length: 8 weeks.

Basic Training On Leash and Behavioral Problem Solving Course

This is a one-on-one training program. This training course consists of sit, sit stay, automatic sit, down, down stay, recall (come when called), finish movement, distance work, distraction work, release command, heeling at three different paces, right turns, left turns, German turns, full circles, figure eights, behavioral problem solving and an information and pre-training class before the course is started.

  • Course length: 8 weeks

Refresher Course

This course is meant for people whose dogs are trained in obedience but need to adjust their skills or address certain training problems.

Group Classes

Advanced Group Class: For dogs that know basic heeling, sit stay, down stay and a recall (come when called). The dogs also learn off leash training, hand signals, stand for examination, advanced distraction work, release commands, distance work, advanced voice commands, and to come only when the owner calls them. This class provides socialization among the dogs.

  • Course length: 8 weeks

Advanced Training (Off Leash)

This is a one-on-one program.

Your dog must already know basic heeling, sit stay, down stay and a recall. Hand signals, focus work, attention exercises, off leash response, stand, sit in motion and down in motion will be taught. I will also teach (if necessary) advanced distraction work, release commands, distance work, advanced voice commands, various heeling techniques, and to come only when the owner calls them.

Competition Heeling (including Schutzhund)

Your dog will be evaluated first to be sure it has the proper temperament to be able to do this work. We will discuss your goals and what titles, if any, you would desire. Training would be custom tailored to these needs.

Agility Course Training

There is no specific price for this course. The dog will be evaluated to be sure it can do the work mentally as well as physically. There are 9 pieces of agility equipment consisting of a dog walk, weave poles, see-saw, open tunnel, A-frame, closed tunnel, tire jump, standing jump and pause table. The dog’s owner can decide what pieces of equipment will be learned during the training program (all 9 pieces of agility equipment or just a few).

Tracking

The dog must first be evaluated to see if it has the genetics to track. Each dog progresses at its own rate depending on its genetics and capabilities. The owner will decide how much tracking they wish to learn. Some people might want a dog to track a fresh scent at a short distance. Others may want to be able to complete a 1000 pace long, one hour old track with right and left turns and article detection (dog indicates article by lying down next to the article).

Protection (including Schutzhund)

The dog must first be evaluated to see if it has the genetics for this type of training. The dog must also have a sound temperament. This is to ensure that the dog will still have the ability to be a great family pet. Each dog progresses at it’s own rate depending on it’s genetics and capabilities. The dog must also be trained in obedience in order to have better control over them in any situation.