Independent K-9 LLC
Dog Training, Obedience Training, Behavior Modification,
Group Obeidence Class, Training Camps, Puppy Class

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Group Obedience Class

Group Obedience Classes are a great way for you to train your own dog with the help and guidance of a professional while keeping the cost down. 

Puppy Class

Puppy Socialization

Your puppy's development into becoming a well-adjusted part of society and a great companion depend on the type of socialization and training opportunities you give your puppy from that very first day on.  Socialization is safe exposure to new people, animals, environments, smells and noises.  The most important time frame to socialize your puppy is from 3 weeks to 18 weeks.  The younger they are the more accepting of new situations and experiences they will be.  As they age, they will naturally become more cautious of new things and socialization will become more difficult.  This class is for dogs under 6 months of age.   


Our puppy class is designed to expose your puppy to new people, dogs, environments, smells and noises in a safe and stress-free manner.  Your puppy will learn to welcome new things with a happy and confident attitude instead of being fearful and stressed.  


Our puppy class also offers behavior shaping, which is designed to shape positive behaviors.  We will teach you how to shape your puppy's negative behavior into positive behavior.  For example, if your puppy jumps up so that you will pet them, we will teach you how to replace that negative behavior with a positive one like sitting for petting and attention. 


This class will also cover crate training, house breaking, loose lead walking, sit, down and come.  Your puppy is required to have their second set of vaccines and be clear of parasite to start this class.  Puppy Socialization and Behavior Shaping Class is a 6 week class held for 45 minutes each week.  Your Puppy will also receive its AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Award if it meets the criteria after attend 6 puppy classes.   


6 Week Puppy Socialization and Behavior Shaping Class- $150.00


Basic Obedience Class

Saturday Group Class- Basic Obedience Class

Life can get busy and maybe you didn’t have time to do the training between classes or you had to miss class because of another obligation. This class structure is set-up in levels so you can come back where you left off without feeling left behind. You can move through the program at your own pace so that you feel comfortable and confident that your dog knows and will follow through with commands.  Each level consists of specific obedience tasks that you teach your dog to do before you can move onto the next level.  Upon completion of the class you will have a dog that can perform Obedience on and off leash. 16 weeks of class included

Time Schedule

Level 3: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Level 4: 9:40 a.m. - 10:10 a.m. 

Introduction to Dog Training: 10:20 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

Level 1: 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

                                            Level 2: 11:40 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.


Introduction to Dog Training- I will go over the fundamentals of dog training, my training technique, training programs available and different training equipment I recommend.  You will also get a demonstration of what your dog will learn if they complete the program.    


Level 1-                           

  • Walk on a loose leash
  • Sit until released
  • Down until released
  • Come into heel position

To move onto level 2 you must demonstrate that your dog can sit and down until released while standing at the end of your leash, bring your dog into a sit in heel position and walk with your dog on a loose leash while doing three changes of direction. 


Level 2-

  • Walk on loose leash with distractions
  • Sit until released with distractions
  • Down until released with distractions
  • Come when called
  • Sit while shaking hands with another person

To move onto level 3 you must demonstrate that your dog can sit and down until released while you walk completely around them with other distractions, walk on a loose leash through a group of people, when called come and sit directly in front of you and sit patiently while you shake another person’s hand.   


Level 3-

  • Sit until released with the leash dropped
  • Down until released with the leash dropped
  • Heeling
  • Place

To move onto level 4 you must demonstrate that your dog can sit and down until released with added distractions while the leash is on the ground, heel on a loose leash and perform three direction changes, place with the leash dropped


Level 4-   

  • Sit and down until released from minimum of 15ft
  • Heeling off leash or with leash dragging
  • Stand
  • Come when called from minimum of 15ft
  • Emergency Down/Drop in motion

To pass the Level 4 you have to demonstrate that your dog can perform all of the tasks taught in level 4 and previous levels.


16 Weeks of Class- $250.00 

Advanced Group Obedience Class

Advanced Group Obedience Class builds upon the skills that you and your dog have learned in Basic Obedience Class.  This class increases the difficulty of heeling by adding heeling patterns that include figure eights, right, left, and about turns.  Long sits, long downs and recalls will have increased distractions and distances.  We will introduce and build on off-lead obedience. 

To join this class you must have completed either the Basic Group Obedience Class, Private Sessions, or a Training Camp.  This class is offered is a 7 week class.  This is a great class for people who want to continue training and building their relationship with their dogs.   

7 Weeks of Group Class- $150.00