This is where it all begins for dogs no longer puppies. We learn the basic obedience and communication skills needed to build a trusting relationship with your dog or to start competitive dog sports such as agility or rally. This class is the foundation for all future training. It will increase communication and awareness between your dog and you. Some of the skills we will cover include attention, some off leash control, ability to work around other dogs as well as people and distractions, drive and motivation, confidence and basic obedience such as sit, down, stay and come. Other topics covered include: heel and side position, toy drive, and motivation. The focus of the class is on improving manners, gaining skills, and increasing confidence to build a more enjoyable relationship and become an effective team.