Obedience classes are held under the direction of Joseph
Mosner. Joe and his dogs have earned numerous AKC titles, including a UDX, and they have received a prestigious Dog World
award for attaining a CD, CDX and UD in less than 12 months.
Joseph's training methods consist of purely positive
motivational techniques. All levels of classes are available including the basics for beginners through high-level classes
for the advanced competitor. Classes are conducted in seven-week semesters.
Training Arena and Agility Field Rentals
Required Obedience Vaccinations:
DHLPP Vaccination or Titer
Bordetella (Kennel Cough) Vaccination
Click here to download the upcoming class schedule and training registration form.
Puppy Kindergarten: This
class focuses on opportunities for puppies (age two to six months) to develop social skills with both people and other
dogs. Lots of playtime is afforded during this class as well as very basic obedience training and dog care issues.
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I: Sit, come, stay, down and other
basic obedience commands and training for dogs beyond puppy age. A great class for students moving up from Puppy Kindergarten,
individuals with dogs who have never been to classes before, or those that need a little tune up. We cover the basics as well
as many other useful commands to help you and your dog live an enjoyable and fulfilling lifetime together.
Basic Obedience II: This class is designed for handlers and their dogs that have graduated
from Puppy Kindergarten and/or Basic Obedience I at Golden Grange Kennels. Basic commands will be reviewed and a deeper understanding
of attention during training will be developed through exercises and games. Recalls, heeling and walking politely on a leash
are a major focus of this class.
Canine Good Citizen (CGC): This is an American Kennel Club (AKC) recognized course. The course reinforces responsible
pet ownership and proper manners and skills for dogs to “go out in the real world”. At the end of the course,
dogs will be tested and those successfully completing the test will be awarded a certificate from the AKC proclaiming their
success. There will be six weeks of instruction, the final week is the test.
Novice Obedience: This class is for students who are serious about competing in the Obedience show ring and are working
toward their AKC Companion Dog (CD) title. The class will focus on the requirements of the AKC Novice Obedience course: on
and off lead heeling, figure 8’s, stay, come, and stand for exam.
Open/Utility Obedience: This class is designed to meet the needs
of students who have already completed their AKC CD title and are working towards a CDX, UD or UDX title.
Rally Obedience: A great stepping stone from CGC to agility or obedience, Rally is a fun
and new dog sport that promotes a positive relationship between dog and owner. Teamwork is emphasized as the dog and handler
work closely together through a course, heeling from sign to sign where one of many different exercises is performed.
Agility Classes: Small group classes available for handlers and dogs at all levels. Beginners'
classes will focus on introducing the contact equipment and proper handling skills. Advanced classes aim towards building
confidence, refining the skills of the handler and precise execution of obstacles from the dog.
Nose Work Classes: K9 Nose Work® is a fun search and scenting activity based on the
foundation skills used in K9 Detection work and it is open to virtually all dogs. Through K9 Nose Work®,
dogs develop their natural scenting abilities by using their curiosity, desire to hunt and love of food and toys.
As your dog grows more confident with his nose work, the game expands to entire rooms, exteriors and vehicles and special
target odors are used. Prerequisite: dogs must be able to rest in a crate or car while waiting their turn.
Conformation Handling: If you are dreaming of Westminster, this is the class for
you! Proper handling techniques for the conformation ring will be demonstrated. The class will include run-throughs and individual
attention. Classes are divided by the handler’s level of experience.
Private Training Lessons: Private training lessons are available for students currently enrolled
in group classes. Please see one of our instructors for availability and pricing.