Support Dogs offers obedience classes to the general public. Each class session is six weeks in length and the cost is $125 per session. Our instructors are AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluators and members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). The class sessions offered by Support Dogs include:
- AKC Star Puppy class is for dogs 8 – 20 weeks of age
- Adult class is for dogs 21 weeks and older
- Tricks/Games Class
- Nose Works
All participants are required to pre-register before the session begins.
AKC S.T.A.R. PUPPY CLASS (pups 8-20 weeks of age)
Learn how to communicate and bond with your puppy. This is an opportunity for your pup to also socialize with other pups while you receive information about housetraining, grooming, chewing and jumping. Your puppy will learn these core skills: Come when called, walk with a loose leash, sit and down quietly, and stay reliably for a short time. AKC S.T.A.R. certification given during class.
BEGINNING ADULT CLASS (dogs 21 weeks of age and older)
Learn to read your dog and communicate positively by using the core obedience skills: Come when called, walk with a loose leash, sit and down quietly, and stay for a reasonable length of time. The class will also address problem behaviors.
ADVANCED OBEDIENCE (completed beginning adult class)
Learn how to continue to build trust and cooperation practicing the core obedience skills with added distractions, working from a distance, and staying for a longer period of time.
TRICKS/GAMES CLASS (as offered)
Learn several tricks that are fun for your dog! Your dog will learn: crawl, bow, and rollover with part of the class being spent playing games with your dog.
NOSE WORK CLASS
This class introduces the elements of scent detection in a recreational setting, allowing your dog to experience the fun of searching.
Class Information & Registration
Each class is $125 per six week session and all class fees are non-refundable.
Our instructors are AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluators and members of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). Proof of vaccinations for Rabies, DHLPP, and Bordatella are required. It is required that your canine receive its Bordatella vaccination at least 2 weeks prior to the start of class. If your dog does not have these vaccinations, you will not be able to participate in class. Leashes and slip collars are available for purchase during class.
All classes are held at Support Dogs, Inc., 11645 Lilburn Park Rd., St. Louis, MO 63146 (Page and I-270).
*Upon arrival, please enter through the rear (north) entrance of the building.*