This six-week course addresses impulse control issues in dogs, such as pulling towards distractions, jumping on guests, not coming when called, counter surfing, and refusing to leave things that aren’t theirs. Dogs will learn to settle and stay when guests knock at the door or ring the doorbell, and they will learn to leave distractions while on walks or when called to come. Strong emphasis is placed on offered behaviors, teaching the dog to make good decisions without being asked. Come, leave it, stay, and settle are delved into more deeply, through the use of new, innovative exercises.

Prerequisite: Beginner obedience or equivalent skills.

Upcoming Class Start Dates – Now Enrolling:

Homewood -Wags ‘n Whiskers Comprehensive Pet Care. Call 902-WAGS to enroll!

June 3 at 6:30 with Rebecca Mason CPDT-KA, CTDI

June 20 at 7:30 with Rebecca Mason CPDT-KA, CTDI

Hoover/Vestavia – Altadena Valley Animal Clinic. Email to enroll!

July 16 at 7:30 with Rebecca Mason CPDT-KA, CTDI

Chelsea – Knotty Dog Spa & Boutique. Email to enroll!

June 17 at 6:30 with Anthony Rodriguez

Settling when guests arrive is one of our greatest focuses of this course. Here, I knock at the door, and as the owners hear it, they cue their dogs to settle as I enter.

Week 5 – Ruth has learned a beautiful off-leash recall with offered sit! We do the same thing on week 6, except then she has to leave a toy on her way to mom!

Week 6 – Tilly comes past a person and toy when called!

Week 3 – Emy comes to mom, even when called away from a person!

Week 5 – Gibbs leaves food on a low counter with mom out of the room!

Week 6 – Cooper settles while dad chops food and then leaves the room

Week 5 – Nellie Settles while her mom chops food AND leaves the room!