Dog Obedience Classes

Our Obedience Classes are held at The Paw Market in Longmont, CO

The Obedience Manners classes focus on teaching your dog to make good choices. These classes work at the dog/guardian teams pace and moving to the next level is based on mastering the behaviors.

Manners 101

This is the base level of Manners foundation and your stepping stone to everything else we offer. When your dog is done with this class he will know how to focus on & listen to the handler and settle in mildly distracting environments.

Manners 102

Build on the foundation from Manners 101. Distance and distractions are presented plus longer durations to key behaviors are started. Loose leash walking and recall becomes an integral part of this level. Rewards become variable and environmental when possible.

Manners 103

Leash walking is taken to the next level with distractions of people, places and other dogs. AKC Canine Good Citizen Prep is one of the class goals.  Behaviors to be accomplished without food rewards on the guardian and seamless communication between dog and handler.

AKC Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) Prep

This level is geared toward achieving the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) designation. We incorporate fun games to help you and your dog understand how all life cues work together. Though this class is not mandatory for taking the CGC Evaluation it can fill in a few gaps and give the team confidence to pass. CGC is a stepping stone to Therapy Dog animal assisted therapy work.

TEAM Level 1 

TEAM Level 1 workshop will begin to teach you the steps to the dance that is competitive obedience or rally. Whether or not you plan to compete, training higher-level obedience is great for cooperation in real life, relationship building and as a mental/physical outlet for your dog!
TEAM is an acronym for “Training Excellence Assessment Modules,” which perfectly describes our goal; a progression-oriented titling program that emphasizes excellence in training. This is an obedience titling program consisting of 6 levels. You can be titled through video submission only which takes much stress off you and your dog by not attending an in person event. Full details may be found at Included in this class is the option for video submission assistance and can be done whenever team is ready (typically takes new dogs longer then 6 weeks).