Obedience training is one of the most important aspects of raising a dog. In fact, a study conducted by the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP) and published in the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (JAAWS) concluded that 96% of dogs surrendered to shelters had received NO obedience training. Obedience training provides owner and dog with a system of communication which allows for a relationships based on respect and trust.
Tecla’s K-9 Academy offer one of the most comprehensive training programs in the country. Founder Tecla Walton has developed a system that:
- Emphasizes balancing the relationship between handler and dog.
- Teaches obedience through sound scientifically proven methods and a clear system of leash communication.
- Modifies the most difficult of behaviors by addressing reactivity through proper socialization and improving the dog’s ability to manage adrenaline.
Whether you want to get your puppy off to a good start, improve on leash walking or household manners of your young dog, or need to address serious behavioral concerns Tecla’s K-9 Academy has a full spectrum of group classes, private sessions, and doggy bootcamp training that can help!
Please Note: We have 3 types of group class situations. “Courses” are entry level classes that have a set start date and run for a specific number of weeks. “Membership Classes” are higher level classes that run continuously and can be registered for by contacting our office. “Upcoming Events” are special group situations open to our clients such as our “Tail Treks” that occur a few times a semester and can be registered for by contacting our office.
|Basic Obedience 1: Loose Leash Walking 101|
|Basic Obedience 2: Beyond the Leash|
|Confidence Building for Puppies|
|Intro To Nosework|
|Purely Positive Puppy|
|Remote Control class|
|Continuing Nosework 1||Elkridge||Wednesday|
|Continuing Nosework 1||Ellicott City||Tuesday|
|Continuing Nosework 2||Ellicott City||Tuesday|
|Pack to Basics Adult Dog Social Class||Ellicott City||Tuesday|
|Pack to Basics Socialization Class||Elkridge||Saturday|
|Puppy Play Social Class||Ellicott City||Wednesday|
|Puppy Play Social Class||Elkridge||Tuesday|