South Mountain
Dog Training Center
4785 South Mountain Drive
Emmaus, PA 18049
Office - 610-966-4447


Advanced Dog Classes - South Mountain Training Center

How do you know if your dog needs Beginner Obedience Classes?
  • You have to repeat commands. We do not believe in repeating commands. One command and your dog should respond. Nagging dogs is the same as nagging children or spouses...and you know how well that works!!
  • You have to say "NO" A LOT AND the dog tunes you out
  • Your dog pulls on the leash. We teach dogs how to walk right beside you on a loose leash without the dog pulling and sitting when you stop walking - all on the first command
  • Your dog won't come when called. We will show you how to train a reliable "come when called" and only have to say "come" one time
  • Your dog won't stay for one to three minutes around distractions. Sit-stay, down-stay, and stand-stay - around lots of distractions!!! - are all taught in the beginner class
  • You are still having behavior problems. We will help you find the best solution for all behavior problems (SOMETHING will work) for barking, chewing, digging, jumping up, playbiting, and other common problems
South Mountain Dog Training Beginner classes are designed with the following guidelines, goals, & expectations in mind:
  • To gain control of your adolescent (teenager) dog and eliminate problem behavior
  • For any dog over 5 months (NO dog is too old!). Occasionally, a large breed puppy who is too large to attend Puppy Preschool, will be able to attend this class at 4 months old
  • Dogs only learn by repetition so you must be willing and able to spend 15 to 30 minutes per day at home teaching him what is expected of him
  • The classes are structured for pet people who want a well-behaved and controlled dog in all situations. Emphasis for this class will be to teach you how to get your dog under control at home, as well as out in public
  • Once you have completed this class, you and your dog should be just about ready to take and pass the canine good citizen test. After your dog completes the advanced class, your dog can take and pass the Therapy Dog Test and become a certified Therapy Dog.
  • All classes are filled on a first-come, first-served PAID basis. The cost is $189.00 for 8-weeks
What you and your dog will learn:
Obedience-all of the basic obedience commands are taught on leash:
  • Heeling (walking with you when you walk) and not pulling on the leash
  • Coming when called
  • Down-stay (with lots of distractions)
  • Stand-stay and Stand for Examination

Behavior-all behavior problems are covered such as:
  • Jumping up
  • Playbiting
  • Housebreaking
  • Crate training
  • Food stealing
  • General household etiquette
General Dog Care:
  • Teeth cleaning
  • Ear cleaning
  • How to give pills & liquid medication

CLICK HERE to sign up online

This will take you to the contact form, which give me your information to reserve your space in the class, until I receive your check in the mail. This also gives you instructions on where to mail the payment. Payment is to made out to South Mountain Dog Training Center.

You can pay via PayPal, but it MUST be a cash transfer from a bank account, an eCheck or an instant transfer. Click on the PayPal Button to pay on-line label it as a non-auction item & pay to my Email address: lovedogs@ptd.net .

We are not set up to accept credit card transaction so credit cards will be denied through PayPal.

Offered on Monday evenings from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Saturday mornings from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Beginner Class Schedule - 2017


WEEKDAY

CLASS DATES

TIMES

INSTRUCTOR

Monday

Jan. 8, thru Feb. 26, 2018

7:00 to 8:00 PM

Pat Wotring

Saturday

Jan. 13 thru March 3, 2018

10:00 to 11:00 AM

Tom Kosman

Monday

March 5, thru April 23, 2018

7:00 to 8:00 PM

Pat Wotring

Saturday

March 10 thru April 28, 2018

10:00 to 11:00 AM

Tom Kosman

Monday

April 30, thru June 18, 2018

7:00 to 8:00 PM

Pat Wotring

Saturday

May 5 thru June 23, 2018

10:00 to 11:00 AM

Tom Kosman

Monday

June 25, thru Aug. 20, 2018

7:00 to 8:00 PM

Pat Wotring

Saturday

June 30 thru Aug. 25, 2018

10:00 to 11:00 AM

Tom Kosman

Monday

Aug. 27, thru Oct. 15, 2018

7:00 to 8:00 PM

Pat Wotring

Saturday

Sept. 1 thru Oct. 20, 2018

10:00 to 11:00 AM

Tom Kosman

Monday

Oct. 22, thru Dec. 22, 2018

7:00 to 8:00 PM

Pat Wotring

Saturday

Oct. 27 thru Dec. 22, 2018

10:00 to 11:00 AM

Tom Kosman

Below are two of our proud graduates, complete with Cap & Gown

Beginner Graduate with Blk Cap & Gown
Beginner Graduate with Red Cap & Gown

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