- Dogs must have completed Intermediate Obedience class at The Canine Connection
- Dogs and handlers must be proficient in clicker training.
- Current on all vaccinations including Bordetella
The purpose of these courses is to prepare dog and handler teams to succeed in competing for the AKC Companion Dog (CD) title. The first four weeks will focus on reviewing and sharpening the exercises required for the title. The second four weeks will focus on run-throughs and proper ring procedures. We are working on securing some different locations to help proof the dogs and will set up ring gates and make it feel more like a real show. By the end, teams should be ready to show at trials or to submit videos for the virtual titles.
AKC has just announced the opportunity to earn CD titles virtually beginning in March, and there are a couple of obedience trials scheduled in our region shortly after these classes finish. Whether you choose to go the virtual route or attend the trials in person, these classes are definitely designed to set you up for success!
Upcoming group class starting dates and topics, along with enrollment instructions, will be announced on this page.
Call us at 479.444.0300 to register for Advanced Obedience classes.
A very wise therapy dog evaluator once told us, "If someone ever tries to charge you for ‘therapy dog classes', run! Because the training for a therapy dog is obedience training!" And, yes, we do obedience training…LOTS of obedience training. Assuming your dog has the right temperament to become a therapy dog, we can absolutely help you achieve that goal.
Yes we can! We have three AKC-certified CGC evaluators on staff.