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

Posted on February 2, 2024 by Admin

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Our 8-week blocks of Training Sessions for 2024 are:
Jan. 5 - March 1, 2024 (Winter Session)
March 15 - May 15, 2024 (Spring Session)
TBD (Summer Session)
TBD (Fall Session)

The German Shepherd Dog Club Training classes are held at:
Animal Inn Training School: 8633 34th St N, Lake Elmo, MN 55042
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Each Session – 8 classes: Members $125 / Non-members $150

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

Puppy Obedience Class: 
The Puppy Obedience 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 8:15 - 9:00 pm

Puppy Socialization: 
Socializing your puppy is the key to ensuring you’ll have a happy, confident, and well-adjusted dog. Expose your puppy to different people, places, sights, and sounds. Socialization only, no ring time - Members/Non-Members: One dog is $5; Two or more is $10.

Puppy Socialization 6:00 - 6:45 pm

Training Director: Andrea Lane at training@gsdcmsp.org

If paying by check, fill out the training application form and bring check payable to GSDCMSP to first night of class; if paying by PayPal, those instructions are below the class descriptions.

Training Application: click here

Obedience Classes: Pay by Paypal option

Attention: PayPal is now 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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