Obedience Programs

Private training allows you to focus on what YOU want with your dog. However, your dog will also benefit from learning basic obedience commands and skills. This is a layout of the expectations for each level of obedience training, and what's required to 'pass' that level. 

Puppy FUNdamentals
 

For puppies 6 months and under

Your puppy can demonstrate the following behaviors at home or in the yard, with little to no distraction. Food rewards OK.

  • Watch me on cue, basic engagement  

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Leave-it with treats on the floor

  • Give (a toy)

  • Loose leash walking

  • Stay at 6ft for 15 seconds

  • Come from 6ft on leash

  • Sit for petting

  • Wait at doorways

  • Puppy has had at least 3 Socialization outings

Basic Obedience

Your dog can demonstrate the following behaviors at home or in the yard, with little to no distraction. Food rewards OK.  

  • Watch me on cue, basic engagement

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Leave-it with a treats on the floor

  • Give/Drop it

  • Heel and Loose Leash Walking

  • Sit/Stay and Down/stay, 6ft away and 30 seconds

  • Come from 6ft on leash

  • Sit for petting and no jumping

  • Wait at doorways

Intermediate Obedience

Your dog will demonstrate the ability to follow the following commands in the home AND out in public, among other people and other dogs. Your dog is reasonably non-reactive towards others. Food not allowed during the test. Most dogs who pass Intermediate are ready for CGC testing.

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Stand

  • Leave it

  • Give/Drop it 

  • Stay at 20ft and for 3 minutes with various distractions

  • Come on leash at 20ft with various distractions

  • Heel in a reasonably distracting environment

  • Park it, minimum 15 minutes

  • Sit for polite greeting with stranger

  • Polite greeting with neutral dog

  • Controlled enter/exit at doorways and vehicles

Advanced/Off leash skills

Your dog can follow all of the following commands Off-leash in a controlled environment or on a dropped long-line, around a reasonable amount of distraction.

  • Sit

  • Down

  • Stand

  • Give/Drop it

  • Come (minimum 50ft)

  • Stay (minimum 50ft and out of sight)

  • Leave it

  • Heel

  • Park it

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Creative Canine Training
Wendy Bemis, Owner/Trainer
(734) 325-4364
CreativeCanineMI@gmail.com
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