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Dog Training Group Classes

What are LEVELS Dog Group Obedience Classes?

Update 09/08/2020 Classes will be held indoors on Monday and Tuesday nights at 5:30pm, and Saturdays at 11:00 am for all LEVELS.  Reservations Required

Traditionally, Basic Dog Training group classes are taught for several weeks in a row, the same night and time each week, and cover a lot of behaviors during that time. If you and your dog learn things more quickly, then you may find yourselves bored, eager to move at a faster pace. But maybe it takes a little more time for you and your dog to get each behavior just right. In that case, you might become frustrated, feeling like you're being left behind. Whatever the case may be, the solution is a class with a different format: LEVELS Dog Training Classes. 

In a Levels Training format, you and your pup get to move at the speed that's best for both of you. Each level has a list of behaviors to learn and master before you can move on to the next set of behaviors, building on what has come before. As you build a firm foundation of skills, more complex behaviors are easier to learn and are more reliable because they can fall back on what's been previously mastered.

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The Behaviors

Our certified dog trainer will coach you through training each behavior, and when you're ready to move on, they will let you know that you've "leveled up." When you've "leveled up," you can come to a class of any level, up to the level you've earned, which can accommodate a busy schedule or test learned behaviors with a different kind of distraction. For instance, if you and your dog are working on Level 3 behaviors, you can attend a Level 1, 2, or 3 class.

The behaviors taught in the Levels Training Classes are designed to help your dog become an AKC Canine Good Citizen should you choose. Each level adds new behaviors or increases the difficulty of previously learned skills to help build a firm foundation for your dog.

  • Level 1
    Handling/Bodywork
    Name Game
    Sit
    Recall: 5 ft with a Front Sit
    Loose Leash: no leash with high reinforcement
  • Level 2
    Down
    Sit/Stay
    Stand
    Off
    Recall: 10 ft with a Front Sit
    Loose Leash: on leash with high reinforcement
  • Level 3
    Down/Stay
    Leave It
    Touch
    Recall: 20 ft with Front Sit
    Loose Leash: on leash with low reinforcement
    Heel position
    Go to Mat
  • Level 4
    Stand/Stay
    Recall: 10 ft with Front Sit and distractions
    Sit/Stay with distractions
    Down/Stay with distractions
    Loose Leash with distractions
    Heel position
    Down on Mat
  • Level 5
    Long Stays with distractions
    Heel position while walking
    Down/Stay on Mat
    Recall: 20 ft with Front Sit and distractions

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Our dogs have been guests at the Crate Escape since it’s opening. We were excited by the concept of a place where our furry family members could run and play all day then go to bed tired and happy. We are forever grateful to Chris and her team of caring professionals, it’s great to know we have a place where love, care and fun is always on the daily agenda.

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