Mold Your Canine into a Reliable, Faithful Companion Dog

Everyone should be able to experience a dog that exhibits good manners, walks nicely on a leash and comes when called. With obedience training, you can mold your dog into a reliable, faithful companion. In our Family Dog beginning level program, we emphasize traditional obedience as well as good manners, leadership and social skills as the foundations for good behavior.

Our Family Dog beginning obedience class is a six week training program open to any dog that is at least 16 weeks old, current on vaccinations, in good health and examined regularly by a veterinarian. We address common behavior problems like jumping, nipping, digging, barking and pulling on the lead. Your dog will learn all of the beginning obedience exercises such as heeling on walks, stays, down, sit, wait, and coming when called. Methods of positive reinforcement make learning fun for you and your dog. Class size is restricted so that more individual attention can be given and as a result, progress generally occurs quickly.

Upon completion of the program, your dog will receive a certificate of achievement to verify that they've received beginning obedience training and will have learned the following beginning level commands:

  • 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

Handling and health issues such as teeth brushing, ear cleaning, and nail trimming are also covered in the beginning level.

Meet a Few of Our Graduates!

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 3rd, 2019
  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • Saturday January 5th, 2019
  • 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • Tuesday January 15th, 2019
  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • Thursday February 14th, 2019
  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • Saturday February 16th, 2019
  • 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Elmhurst, IL
  • Tuesday February 26th, 2019
  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Elmhurst, IL

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