WCH offers great Dog Obedience classes from trainers Creative Paws, Inc. Big Sky and Anything is PAWZible.
Dog obedience is designed to teach essential commands that every dog should know and is designed for dogs with little to no formal training experience. These programs will cover: verbal and/or hand signals applied to positive training techniques, manners and general applications for the day to day life with your dog. Classes are kept small to reduce distractions and increase lots of individual attention! This class is recommended for dogs five months and older and not recommended for reactive or fearful dogs.
Founded in 2001, Anything is Pawzible was created with the family dog owner in mind. We offer a variety of group classes, aimed at every stage of life for you & your dog. Having been based in the city for many years, we are thrilled to now have a teaching venue in the suburbs-here at Winnetka Community House! Our methods and techniques are founded in positive reinforcement-and fun for both you and your dog. It’s never too late to improve your relationship with your dog… Because Anything Is Pawzible
These classes are designed to review commands and increases the difficulty of exercises (commands) by extending the time and distance for each command. At each lesson you will be able to focus on your concerns, like housebreaking, chewing and barking to name a few. This class will teach you how to effectively train your dog while getting your dog to merge into your schedule and lifestyle.
Creative Paws 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.