Mold Your Canine into a Reliable, Faithful Companion Dog

Family Dog basic obedience training is available to any dog that is at least 16 weeks old, current on vaccinations, in good health, and examined regularly by a veterinarian. Methods of positive reinforcement make learning fun for you and your dog. Everyone should be able to experience a dog that walks nicely on a leash and comes when called. Obedience training can turn your canine into a reliable, faithful companion dog. Besides traditional obedience, house manners, leadership and social skills are emphasized in the beginning level.

Family Dog basic obedience training is a six week training program. After completion, your dog will receive a certificate of achievement to verify that they've received basic obedience training. Class size is restricted so that more individual attention can be given and as a result, progress generally occurs quickly. This class will teach your dog the building blocks to becoming a reliable companion that walks well on a leash and comes when called. The following commands are taught in the beginning level:

  • Sit
  • Settle
  • Keeping your dog's attention
  • Release word
  • Heel with automatic sit
  • Heel with about turns
  • Heel with corners
  • Heel in serpentines
  • Heel in figure eights
  • Heel with changing pace
  • Stand
  • Sit-stay
  • Down
  • Down-stay
  • Recall

Included in the family dog basic obedience is training for house manners and social skills. Handling and health issues such as teeth brushing, ear cleaning, and nail trimming are also taught in the beginning level.

Client Testimonials

"My husband and I adopted our dog, Piper, from a shelter in May of 2001. She was an active dog, and had been through a lot. We knew she needed training and enrolled her in the Fine Canine Obedience program. In the first 6 weeks of training, I saw a transformation. The calmness that came over her was amazing. Piper could do what we asked. She was less stressed, because she could now understand us. We were less stressed because we could understand her. Training became fun for her, and her eyes would light up when she got to class.

I was (and still am) impressed with how well Monica understood our dog's behavior. She knew a solution for any situation Piper threw at us (she threw us quite a few interesting ones) and her ideas have always worked. We continued through the advanced obedience classes and Piper passed the AKC's Canine Good Citizen test. We just adopted Duchess, another rescue and have enrolled her into The Fine Canine program. We are having a baby in September and we need the peace of mind that our dog is trained.

To anyone I would recommend The Fine Canine's program. Their training is the best thing you can do for your dog."

- Val and Greg B., Aurora, IL

Class Schedule

  • Thursday January 5th, 2017
  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • Tuesday January 17th, 2017
  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • Thursday February 16th, 2017
  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • Tuesday February 28th, 2017
  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Elmhurst, IL

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