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 (come, leave it, sit, down, stay).

Digital Course Offerings – Coming Soon! Contact for more info!

Upcoming Class Start Dates – Now Enrolling:

**Do to the COVID-19 threat, start dates are subject to change. Please contact us with any questions**

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

Apr. 26 at 3:15 with Rebecca Mason CPDT-KA, CTDI – Class will not meet on May 24th (Memorial day weekend)

May 26 at 7:30 with Rebecca Mason CPDT-KA, CTDI – Class will not meet on June 23rd

Hoover/Vestavia – Altadena Valley Animal Clinic. See start dates at this location!

Chelsea – Knotty Dog Spa. See start dates at this location!

Alabaster – Shaggy Chic Grooming. See start dates at this location!

Pell City – Dogville USA. Now offering Beginner Obedience – Impulse Control class coming soon!

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.

Tilly leaves a distraction when called to come

Emy – coming when called away from people

Gibbs leaves food on a low bench with mom out of the room!

Maverick settles when a “guest” comes over, and stays while dad answers the door!

Cooper settles while dad chops food and then leaves the room