Child friendly, Intermediate Level Dog Obedience

This child friendly class is open to anyone over the age of 8 and any friendly dog who has had our Family Dog basic obedience training class. Our program will teach your child how to be a better dog handler, a good leader and to be responsisbile for their dog. We will also teach your dog to be a better companion and a better listener to your child. Other topics we cover include grooming, dog care and perfecting basic obedience skills.

Kids & K9s obedience training is a six week training program. After completion, your dog will receive a certificate of achievement to verify that they've received obedience training. Class size is restricted so that more individual attention can be given and as a result, progress generally occurs quickly. The following commands are taught in the intermediate 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

This class will also prepare your child and their dog for a very casual and friendly dog show recital after 12 weeks!

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

  • TBD
  • 7:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Elmhurst, IL

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