Obedience is where many handlers start with essential training, as you'll learn key cues and responses used every day. Whether you're interested in building a strong foundation for your dog's training and behaviors at home or in public or competing in Obedience trials, this sport is an excellent way to communicate better with your dog. Obedience can enhance your and your dog's relationship while providing mental enrichment for your furry family.
Obedience Foundation 1 with Amy is the best place to start with if you and your dog have no prior Obedience training experience. The Obedience Foundation 1 with Amy course teaches Obedience skills that you can use in your day-to-day life as well give you the right foundation if you're interested in competing.
If you and your dog have Obedience experience through another training facility or have trained Obedience at home, please contact us to discuss class placement with RCTC Obedience & Rally coach Amy Schmidt.
RCTC uses positive motivational reinforcement training methods only and does not support the use of the prong collars, choke chains, e-collars or other aversive training tools.
When you come to class, we ask that you bring plenty of treats, a treat bag or belt and a leash. If your dog uses a tug toy or similar for training, please bring the toy as well. When there is snow and salt on the ground, RCTC provides a boot tray in the agility waiting area for your wet footwear and seating. RCTC features a crating area in the Skills room with crate blankets and chairs. Free snacks are always available in the agility waiting area, as well as beverages for $1.00 each. Disposable and sterilized fabric masks are also available on site.