Bon-Clyde Learning Center offers all levels of basic obedience
- Puppy Kindergarten
- Beginner Skills
- Intermediate Skills
- Advanced Skills
Schedule for the current schedule and registration
information and for Show and Go and Special Workshops
and Rallies. See Specialty Classes
for Freestyle, Rally Obedience, Tracking, and more.
KINDERGARTEN: This class is generally for puppies
between the ages of 12 weeks to 6 months old. A few
of the topics covered in the course will be socializing
your puppy, nipping and bite inhibition, gentling exercises,
beginning obedience (sit, down, stay and come), discussion
on nail clipping and teeth cleaning, plus use of some
obstacles for confidence building. Preregistration required.
SKILLS: This class is for dogs 6 months and over.
The course will consist of teaching sit, down, stay,
come when called and walking on a loose leash, along
with control and manners. All exercises will be done
on leash. Preregistration required.
Gain more focus and attention
from your dog! Learn how to train your dog for Canine
Good Citizen (CGC) or Therapy Dog (TDI) certification.
Dogs and their handlers will continue work started in
the Beginner skills class. Emphasis will be placed on
helping your dog learn control, developing relationships,
and improving existing skills. Dogs will be introduced
to agility, acting, freestyle, and the intermediate
skills needed for entry to agility and advanced level
SKILLS I: This class is for graduates of the Intermediate
Skills class or prior approval. Participants will work
on improving focus and attention, on and off lead control,
working with distractions, and improving sits, downs,
stands, stays, and recalls. This class will introduce
more advanced training skills with a strong emphasis
on heeling and loose-lead control, as needed for general
good behavior, rally, freestyle, or competition.
ADVANCED SKILLS II: Emphasis is on
teaching your dog the more advanced obedience skills,
such as off-lead heeling, hand signals, retrieving,
scent discrimination, directed jumping, and more. Improve
relationships, gain more focus and control, as well
as keep your dog motivated and happy as they continue
to learn. Participants should have completed Advanced
Skills I, or have prior approval before enrolling.
WORK – OBEDIENCE: All dogs are invited to attend our “open” obedience
time. Handlers may work on training their dogs, problem
solving, socializing their dogs, etc.
for the show ring by running your dog through Novice,
Open, and/or Utility exercises. Great for working out
problems and exposing the dog to ring procedures.
the world of competition obedience! Learn to work as
a team with your dog, build relationship, and have fun
in a sporting environment. Or, just develop your dog's
talents in obedience for companionship and enjoyment.
competition obedience classes start with Advanced Beginner,
which introduces dogs to more controlled obedience work
needed for passing the CGC (Canine
Good Citizen) and TDI (Therapy Dog International) certification
tests. Advanced Beginner also prepares dogs and
their handlers for Novice level competition exercises.
Competition obedience classes work on advanced level
training, primarily Open and Utility levels, with a
concentration in heeling and attention. Participants
should have taken a Novice Ring Prep or Advanced Beginner
class, or have prior approval before enrolling.
Beginner and Competition classes help the dog and handler
understand the requirements for competition obedience.
All aspects will be covered, such as, the exercises
involved, improving attention, increasing scores, and
motivating your dog for more attitude and desire, etc.