Dog Obedience

WCH offers great Dog Obedience classes from trainers Ashlee Trotter of Creative Paws, Inc. and Montana C. Hayes, Certified, Professional Dog Trainer

  • Next Program Starts: 09/11/18
  • Instructor: Ashlee Trotter
  • Ages: 14 - +

Puppy Class is designed to provide a positive environment for socialization of puppies to a variety of people as well as dogs. Early socialization has been shown to greatly reduce the incidence of both human and dog directed aggression, as well as anxiety and fear based behavior problems. Other topics discussed include house training, mouthing, leadership, sitting and recall. This class is appropriate for puppies ages 2-4 months old. Dogs must have received at least two rounds of vaccinations prior to attending. If not, please plan to attend class without your dog until all vaccinations are administered. No retractable leashes allowed


  • Next Program Starts: 09/11/18
  • Instructor: Ashlee Trotter
  • Ages: 14 - +

Obedience 101 teaches the basics of obedience including sit, down, stand, recall (coming when called), stay and heel - everything your companion dog needs to know! Both verbal commands and hand signals will be used. Dogs of any age may take this class. Positive reinforcement techniques will be used, so please bring food rewards or a small toy with you to class. No retractable leashes allowed.


  • Next Program Starts: 09/11/18
  • Instructor: Ashlee Trotter
  • Ages: 14 - +

Rally is a fun spin on traditional obedience for both the dog and the handler. Rally is a sport in which all dogs are encouraged to participate. Purebred or mixed breed, every dog can learn the fundamentals for Rally. Dogs must have strong heeling skills to take this course. In rally an enthusiastic attitude and wagging tail are as important as precision. In fact, handlers are not only allowed to, but encouraged to positively reinforce their dogs during the competition with verbal praise, petting and even food rewards! Dogs and handlers should both appear to be enjoying the work and each other's company. No retractable leashes allowed.


  • Next Program Starts: 09/13/18
  • Instructor: Montana Hayes
  • Ages: 15 - +

Your pup has learned the basic skills. It's time to up the ante! This class is geared toward strengthening the basic level obedience commands your dog has already learned. We will work on having greater control at farther distances, with more distractions, and for increased time (come, sit, stay, down, and recalls). In addition, we will begin to work on off-leash heeling exercises. Dog training hand signals and voice commands will be used throughout the class along with the five basic rewards of touch, voice, loose leash, play, and treats. Come join the fun! Please bring a 6' leash and soft treats. No retractable leashes allowed.


  • Next Program Starts: 10/23/18
  • Instructor: Ashlee Trotter
  • Ages: 14 - +

Obedience 102 is focused on honing the skills of Obedience 101. Additional levels of difficulty and distractions will be added. Dogs of any age may enroll provided they have a basic knowledge of basic obedience commands: sit, down, recall (coming when called) stay, and heel. Children training dogs must be at least 14 years old. No retractable leashes allowed.