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Basic Training

Tuesdays: May 4th (6 weeks)

Six 50-min Classes

Our skilled trainer, Doug Ayres of White Barn Kennels, provides training that is custom to the needs of the attending group and every individual puppy. Even so-called “hard to train” breeds like Dobermans can see great results. His background is in training multiple types of dogs and skill ranges, from working with students for 4H confirmation to K9 units for police duty. Doug caters his training methods based on where your dog is currently at, her individual temperaments, and learning style. He'll guide you in the steps needed to take them to the next level. Doug is committed to working with every owner to make sure their pet is learning and thriving in a safe, positive environment. 


Obedience and good behavior are essential to your dog’s development, and we are offering a six-week training class to reinforce good behaviors and develop new ones. The goal of training is to provide both you and your puppy with the necessary skills for building and maintaining a lasting bond.  The class outline is displayed here:

About Our Classes 

Week 1

Introduction to the leash, with basic leash handling and walking your dog at heel on a loose leash.  Will also go over some basics from the puppy class for those that have completed that class.

Week 2

Sit/Stay:  Handler and dog will be introduced to the proper sit/stay with the dog at their side in the heel position.

Week 3

Down/Stay to short recall.  Built upon week 2​, adding the down and recalling the dog to the heel position.

Week 4

Combining weeks 1-3 into a simple exercise utilizing the five basic commands (Heel, Sit, Down, Stay, and Recall) learned in the first three weeks.

Week 5

Will work on a sit/stay in heel position for the approach of a "stranger" with or without another dog.  In this exercise the dog must stay in sit position as a stranger approaches.  This may include the stranger shaking hands with the handler or petting the dog.

Week 6

Will combine all lessons learned and address any problems the group has encountered during the class.


Class will meet in the heated 3 car garage at MCAH. A veterinarian will also be available to answer general behavioral or medical questions not requiring an exam. 


Enrollment Deadline: Signup deadline is April 30th 


Date and Time: Starting the first Tuesday in May (5/4/21) running for six weeeks until Tuesday (6/8/21). Class will be 50 minutes from 7:00pm to 7:50pm each night. In the event of any unforeseen reason a class is cancelled we will extend the class an additional week. 


Cost: $120 


Age Limit: 6 Months+  **All dogs must be current on their vaccinations.** 


Class Size: limited to 6-8 dogs


Enroll Today

Give us a Call, Text or Email to reserve a spot! 219-872-4191 or reception@mcanimalhospital.com