Welcome to What An Obedient Dog!
What An Obedient Dog! uses positive dog training techniques, reward-based force-free training methods! With positive puppy and adult dog training, you are encouraging your dog to do what you are asking by rewarding him with something he likes (a treat or toy). In other words, he works for food, or a reward, just as we would go to work and earn our paycheck. Once your dog learns the behavior you are asking, you can randomly use treats or toys, and your dog will want to do what you are asking, and will work harder just for the purpose of getting it right.
DOG OBEDIENCE CLASSES
The Puppy/Beginner obedience classes include teaching the basics commands, such as sit, down, come, release, stay, leave it, take it, drop it, watch me, leash walking, shake, and discussions on behavior problems including, barking, nipping, biting, chewing, digging, jumping, etc. The cost is $139 for the 5-week program.
Also taught, is Middle School classes (level II), which is the next level after our Puppy/ Beginner classes, or your previous basic dog training, where we will add distance, duration and distractions to the basics, which will help your dog focus on you despite what is going on around them. We will also learn park it, which is "go lie down on your mat until I release you". We also learn heel, and more fun tricks. The cost is $139 for the 5-week program.
The AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Preparation with Exam class is where your dog is almost guaranteed to pass and receive his canine good citizen certification - that is as long as you do your homework! We also administer the CGC Exam, so your dog can become an AKC Canine Good Citizen and ready for therapy dog work or service dog work, or if you just want him to be your calm companion. The cost is $159 for the 7-week program (includes the test).
In the Trick Dog and Indoor Agility Class, we learn 3-4 tricks a week, including but not limited to, shake, play dead, back up, go around, high five, rollover, spin, take a bow, puppy pushups, touch, paws up, jump thru the hoop, hide, take it on "five", tap, wave, sit pretty. Each week we introduce your dog to our indoor agility fun, including different tunnels, low to high jumps, and beginner to intermediate weaves! It's a total blast and nothing but fun!! The cost is $149 for the 6 week program.
DOG BOARDING and TRAINING PROGRAM
Let us do all the hard work for you! We will teach your dog "all the basics" at our facility in Carrollton with our 2-week dog boarding and training program! You will bring home a calm, obedient dog after the program is complete! When you pick up your dog, please plan to stay about an hour for your follow-up training session where we will coach you on everything we taught him. All dogs must be 4 months or older with updated shot records, including their rabies shot to be eligible for the program. The cost for the 2-week board and training program is $1,330.
PRIVATE PROFESSIONAL DOG TRAINING SERVICES
If you want one-on-one private sessions to teach your dog "all the basics" then dog obedience private training would be for you. If you feel your puppy or dog is not ready for group classes, we will come to your home, or you can come to our facility for private training sessions. See the different packages with costs on the Private Training page.
Potty training is easier to learn in your own home. We will come to your home and discuss potty training your puppy according to your lifestyle (work hours), living environment (house or apartment), whether to crate, put up a baby gate or a puppy pin. There is no one answer to potty training. Also, along the lines of puppy training is "puppy proofing" your home, which includes picking up shoes, remote controls, etc. until your puppy knows what he can and cannot chew.
SERVICE DOG TRAINING PROGRAMS
Every potential service dog, emotional support animal, or therapy dog starts with the Puppy/Beginner classes followed by Middle School classes. Then when your dog is ready, the next step is the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep class. See the Service Dog page for more information. Each program is individual and the cost will vary according to your goals. We no longer train psychiatric service dogs or psychiatric emotional support animals.
After your service dog in training, or emotional support animal in training passes the CGC Exam, we will start private sessions teaching him the tasks you want him to help you with according to your disability or emotional needs. Lastly, we will give him a Public Access Test (PAT). After he passes the PAT and everything is accomplished, he will be considered a Service Dog or An Emotional Support Animal. Service Dogs have public access with their handler. Emotional Support Dogs DO NOT have public access with their handler, except for air travel.
After your therapy dog in training passes the CGC Exam, we will discuss therapy group organizations to join where you can go to assisted living facilities, hospitals, senior centers, to name a few. Most organizations require your dog to be an AKC Canine Good Citizen and have their own testing as well.
1500 Crescent Dr, Carrollton, TX 75006