ONLY RSVP for number of dogs you are signing up. Classes 2-6 start at 10:15 a.m., WEEK 1 starts at 10:30 a.m. due to the likelihood of the prior class running a little late.
Chako's six week basic obedience class designed for dogs that already know the following (and are fairly reliable with each):
• loose leash walking
We will be practicing proofing these commands with a greater level of distraction as well as introducing more formal heeling (i.e., competition style obedience) and sits and downs while in motion. We will also be incorporating some Community Canine (CGC Advanced) work in this course. A CGC test or Community Canine (CGC Advanced) test will be offered on the final week of class (expect this week to run longer). See AKC for details on the CGC or CGCA.
All dogs MUST be BACKED UP. You will bring your dogs to week 1 (unlike Basic where you go to week 1 with no dogs). You should have already taken a basic obedience course (anywhere is fine) and you should KNOW how to back up your dog's equipment (if you took a Chako basic class, you know how to do this). If you do NOT know how to back up your dog's equipment, please contact us in advance of week 1. We recommend that you get a six-way training leash (also known as a European training leash), available online at various retailers, and put two pieces of equipment on your dog (i.e., two collars or a collar and a harness), and have each end of the leash attached to a different piece of equipment on your dog. That way if one fails, your dog is attached to something else.
Bring LOTS of tasty treats to class (chicken or steak) and, if your dog is toy motivated, bring a favorite toy. Do NOT feed your dog his or her usual meal before class, and arrive to class the area 10-15 minutes early to walk your dog around (there is a class just before, so please be respectful of the prior class and give departing dogs plenty of room).
RULES OF CLASS:
• Always keep a safe distance between dogs
• Always have your dog backed up in class
• Bring your dog to class HUNGRY
• Never drop the leash unless instructed to do so by the instructor
• Clean up after your dog
• BRING your dog's proof of rabies vaccination to week 1. Dogs must be at least six months old to attend this class.
• Class meets rain or shine
This intermediate class is limited to six students. We require a minimum of 5 students to hold this class, so if the class does not make the quota, your money will be refunded. Please make plans to attend all classes. If you skip more than one class, you may not receive a certificate of completion.
Instructor: Dawn Capp (note, instructors may be subject to substitution due due to unforeseen events).
Note: no restrooms are available at this location.
By participating in this class, you release Chako Pit Bull Rescue and its officers, agents, volunteers, and representatives from liability for any injury that you or your dog may sustain, including but not limited to injuries cased by the negligence of any officer, agent, volunteer, or representative of Chako Pit Bull Rescue.