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Course Descriptions and Prices

Beginner Obedience
This class is for pets of all ages! Have lots of fun teaching your dog and watching him grow into an obedient companion.
By the end of this class you will have learned general theories about how to motivate and train your dog.  Dogs will have learned attention, no jumping, sit, down, sit stay, down stay, no biting, come, walk on a loose leash, and heel on leash. This class is also a forum for problem solving for the dog / handler team such as crate training, house breaking, counter surfing & aggression issues just to name a few.

At the end of this class, your certificate and a note from the instructor would allow you to be eligible for entry into the Happy Tails Pet Evaluation.  

Cost for this class is $140.00

      “for a 6 week session”


CGC Class (AKC Canine Good Citizenship)

Way to go! You have made it through Beginner Obedience. Well, now it is time to really put what you learned to work and start on some new skills.

This class is for students that have graduated from the Beginner Class, or can show mastery of all the necessary exercises.

In this class, the dog will learn and practice all the skills and  exercises needed to pass the CGC test.

Dogs that have completed this course should be ready to take the Canine Good Citizen test.

Cost for this class is $120.00

       “for a 6 week session”


Competition Obedience

Rally, Novice, Open, and Utility Obedience Classes

Why not continue your education and put your companion to the true test? Enter the exciting world of competition obedience.

These classes are focused on perfecting the union between handler and dog. You will be learning from some of the best competition trainers in the Southeast.
In these classes, you will learn the rules of AKC and UKC competitions.

  • Rally : Rally is an exciting new sport offered by the American Kennel Club. Rally provides a link from the Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) program to obedience or agility competition, both for dogs and handlers. In addition, rally promotes fun and enjoyment for dogs at all levels of competition.
  • Novice: On and Off leash heeling, Stand for Examination, Figure 8, Recall, Fronts and Finishes, Sit Stay and Down Stay.
  • Open:  Drop on Recall, Retrieve on the Flat, Retrieve over High Jump, Broad Jump, Out of Sight Sits and Stays. Open class exercises are all off lead.
  • Utility: Hand Signals, Scent Discrimination, Moving Stand, Directed Jumping, Directed Retrieve.


Cost for these classes is $100.00

"For a 6 week session"

Introduction to Open and Utility

Build the skills needed to compete successfully in open and utility. Some exercises will be taught, but most of the emphasis will be on skills, or “pieces” of the exercises. Retrieving is a bonus, but not absolutely necessary. Some retrieving skills will be discussed, but the retrieve is not going to be taught in this class. You will need a dumbbell and scent articles if your dog is retrieving. Go outs, attention, pivots, keeping focus, jumping skills, signals, and light proofing. There will be minimal emphasis on heeling. Dogs must have a reliable recall and be under control off lead to participate.

Cost for this class is $100.00 Effective Jan 1, 2020
 “for a 6 week session”

Your dog must  pass the Intermediate Obedience class or have approval of the instructor to enter these classes.

Private Lessons / Consulting are available by appointment in our indoor heated and air-conditioned building.