Obedience: Puppy, Beginner, Advanced - Registration and class info below!

Posted on February 2, 2024 by Admin

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2024 Training Session Dates (8 weeks per session):

  • Jan. 5 - March 1, 2024 (Winter Session)
  • March 15 - May 10, 2024 (Spring Session)
  • May 31 - Aug. 2, 2024 (Summer Session); no classes on July 5 and July 19
  • Aug. 23 - Oct. 11 (Fall 1 Session); no class Oct. 18
  • Oct. 25 - Dec. 20 (Fall 2 Session); no class Nov. 29

    The German Shepherd Dog Club Training classes are held at:
    Animal Inn Training School: 8633 34th St N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
    Link to Map

    Each Session – 8 classes: Members $125 / Non-members $150

    Contact Andrea Lane if you have questions: training@gsdcmsp.org

    Puppy Obedience and Socialization Class: 
    The Puppy Obedience and Socialization class is designed for puppies between 8 weeks and 6 months of age. It is designed to teach the basic behaviors that make your dog a better member of the family and the community.

    Puppy Obedience 7:00 - 7:45 pm

    Beginner Obedience Class: 
    The Beginner Obedience class is designed for dogs and puppies at least 6 months of age. This is a block of 8 weekly lessons focused on teaching the handler/dog basic exercises of heeling, sits, stays, downs, recalls, stand for examination, and finishes. No previous training is required to participate in this class, but previous puppy socialization and basic leash training is desirable. Mandatory training equipment – 6ft. leash - leather preferred, slip collar or prong collar. Collars are available for purchase on site.

    Beginner Obedience 6:00 - 6:45 pm

    Intermediate/Novice Class:
    This class takes what was learned in beginner obedience and moves forward with more advanced handling techniques. New activities are also introduced but the emphasis is placed on perfecting each exercise prior to moving on - assuring the student’s and dog’s success. Mandatory training equipment – 6ft. leash - leather preferred, slip collar or prong collar. Collars are available for purchase on site.

    Intermediate/Novice Obedience 8:00 - 8:45 pm

    Training Director: Andrea Lane at training@gsdcmsp.org

    If paying by check, fill out the training application form and send via mail to our Treasurer, Jeff Granrud at 14289 Arbor Blvd., Becker, MN 55308 prior to first night of class. You can email Jeff at Treasurer@gsdcmsp.org. To pay via PayPal, fill out the training form and a link to pay is in the form, or use the below instructions.

    Training Application: click here

    Obedience Classes: Pay by Paypal option

    PayPal or payment via check mailed to our Treasurer (address above) is available for training classes.
    Please check class availability before making any obedience class PayPal payments.

    Follow these steps when paying online:

    1. 1.    Check class availability by emailing Andrea Lane at training@gsdcmsp.org
    2. 2.   Fill out application and save
    3. 3.    Use the PayPal buttons and follow PayPal instructions
    4. 4.    Complete the Training Application and attach it plus PayPal receipt and send to training@gsdcmsp.org.
    5. Incomplete forms and missing attachments will not be processed

    This will be a fun and teachable time for you and your GSD! Don't miss out on the fun and sign-up today! Class size is limited!

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