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Obedience and Performance Skills


Beginners Obedience (Young dog Focus)

Continue to build on skills and relationships started in previous puppy classes. Or introduce your dog to new skills. The class concentrates on developing and improving the basic skills of sit, stay, down, come, healing on a leash, focus, engagement, motivation, greeting people and working around other dogs. 


Recommended age:  5 months or older

Equipment:  Buckle collar, 6 foot leather leash, soft training treats and treat bag.

Advanced Obedience

Every dog can benefit from continued training. Young ( over 6 months) or old, you and your pet will improve their skills of come, sit , down and stays. Play games and train for a great partnership. Develop skills for your well-behaved pet or performance companion in Agility, Obedience or Rally.  


This class is one of the requirements for being accepted in the FMKC Agility Program.

Prerequisite: Basic voice control and the ability to concentrate on handler in a busy environment

Recommended age:  Over 6 months . A sit and down with walking on leash helpful.
Equipment:  Buckle collar, 6 ft. leash, training treats, a favorite toy, and a hungry dog.

Performance Dog Skills

Tricks to train  attention, body awareness,  turns, spins needed for sports of Rally, Agility Scent Work or Obedience.   Come to class with YOUR specific goals and join the fun.

Recommended age: 5 months old
Equipment: 2 foot leash, 6 foot leash, your collar of choice, tons of soft small, treats.

And a hungry, rested dog.

Competition Obedience Open/Utility

Fine tuning the skills retrieving, jumping, Discrimination Exercises and heeling. Handlers will receive feedback and ideas related ring handling skills that will improve performance.


Your dog is eligible for this class if it has basic open skills of jumping, retrieving and off leash heeling. A dog with a CDX is a perfect student to improve those ring scores. A handler hoping to fine tune your handling skills with a focused, happy dog.

Equipment: Training collar of your choice, shoe string collar tab, 2 – 3 foot leash that you can fit easily in one hand, dumbbell, training shirt or vest where you are willing to put treats in pocket (without baggies, no bait bags), tons of soft small, treats.

And a hungry, rested dog.

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