Dog Obedience Training

Dog Obedience Training with Great River Rescue

We are very pleased and excited to offer basic dog obedience training classes to the public. One of our goals at GRR is to educate the public about responsible animal care. We believe that teaching people how to properly handle and train their dogs is an important aspect of that education. Our classes are led by our Kennel Coordinator, Kylie Hudzik, who is a certified dog trainer through the Karen Pryor Academy. Not only do we want to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully handle your dog, but we want to keep dogs in homes and out of the shelter system. Many of the dogs that are surrendered to Great River Rescue have never had any proper training. This leads to significant behavior issues that are hard to overcome which then makes it harder to find them a new home.

Current Classes Offered

Basic Obedience for Adult Dogs (7 months and greater) – 6 sessions at 2 hours per session – Next class scheduled to begin Tuesday, January 15

Basic Obedience for Puppies (up to 7 months of age) – 6 sessions at 2 hours per session – Next class scheduled to begin Thursday, January 17

Some of the things we’ll cover include:

  • For Adult Dogs – Leash training, basic commands, kennel training, manners when meeting new people, helping your dog avoid boredom when left alone, and other basic obedience topics.
  • For Puppies – How to socialize your puppy, leash training, how to housebreak your puppy, basic commands, kennel training, and other basic obedience topics.

Cost: $60 per participant – Space is limited to 6 participants. Once full we will begin a waiting list for upcoming classes to be offered. Fee must be paid upon completion of registration form (we’ll send you an invoice after we receive your registration).

Requirements: Dogs must be current on core vaccines including Rabies, Distemper, Parvo, and Parainfluenza. Preferably, dogs will be spayed/neutered by the trainer will determine if it is appropriate or not for the dog to attend if not spayed/neutered. Dogs must be on a leash when entering or leaving the facility. Handlers must be at least 13 years of age and be able to be fully in control of the dog at all times. An adult must be present with any handler under 16 years of age.

Upon completion of the program each participant will receive a basic dog training graduation certificate.

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Questions about the course can be directed to Kylie at