Group Obedience Classes

Let Your Dog Learn and Play with Other Dogs While You Learn to Communicate With Your Dog!

Two Month Obedience Course

Class Details:


Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Classes run concurrently so you can start as soon you’re ready!


Wags & Whiskers – 9301 Treasure Hill Rd, Little Rock, AR 72227

Price: $325


Please complete one form for each dog signed up.  Thank you! 2447

What You and Your Dog Will Learn…

  • The Name Game – look at you when you say their name
  • Watch Command -learn to focus on you for extended period of time when you want to give the command or need their attention
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Sit stay (with distance and duration)
  • Down stay (with distance and duration)
  • Recall – coming when called
  • Touch – targeting training, especially helps shy dogs to be more comfortable with people/dogs
  • Leave It – keep dog from eating something you drop (like pills that could kill them) eating the off the counter/table, etc. (impulse control)
  • Whistle Loading -teach dog to learn that a whistle means “watch me”
  • Intro to “Place” command – teaching your dog to go to a certain place on command
  • Walk on loose lead and introduction to off leash walking
  • Greeting friendly stranger
  • Greeting another dog
  • Sitting politely for petting
  • Politely and Calmly Accepting Grooming and handling
  • Desensitization to Oral and Visual Startles
  • Proper Play with Other Dogs
  • Bite Inhibition (for treat taking and human/dog and dog/dog play
  • How to communicate with your dog in your dog’s language
  • House training instructions and guidance, if needed
  • How to really know and understand your dog using breed traits and personality traits
  • Introduction to therapy dog certification – if needed/interested

*Please make sure you advise Charlotte in advance if you want your dog assessed for therapy training

Important Info & What to Bring

What to Know:

  • Don’t Feed Breakfast Before Class: Be sure not to feed your dog breakfast before morning class or the dinner meal if you are coming to an evening class as they will not be food-motivated if they aren’t hungry.
  • Practice Every Day: The success of this course largely depends on you. If you want your dog to be solid in everything we teach, you will need to do 3-5 short (5-10 minute) sessions every, single day!
  • Humans Only Classes: The 3rd Thursday of each month and the 3rd Saturday of each month are “humans only” classes at Books-A-Million in Lakewood Village and you will not want to miss those! We will also offer humans only classes on days that the weather prevents us from being in the park for regular class.
  • The Right Fit? If your dog’s needs cannot be met by the training provided in a class setting (i.e. shows aggressive reactivity toward other dogs or humans or class setting is not beneficial to your do, we will discuss your options with you and offer you all of the assistance and resources we can in order to help your dog overcome the issue(s).

What to Bring:

  • Leash: 4 – 6 foot leash, NOT a retractable Flexi.
  • Treats: small – grain free. Some people like to use chopped turkey hot dogs. (Treat alternatives: unseasoned boiled or dehydrated chicken, Zukes Mini Naturals (dogs seem to love the Salmon flavor), Natural Balance Dog Food Roll (Petsmart, Hollywood Feed, Petco or If using the Natural Balance, the log should be refrigerated first so you can slice it and cut small (approx 1/4″) cubes.
  • Collar: properly fitted, two fingers should slide but fit snugly underneath the collar. If the collar is too loose, your dog could back out of it, while on leash, and escape.
  • Treat Bag: optional, but will make things much easier for you!