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Obedience Classes

Seattle Agility Center's Obedience Program is held in our NEW spacious 72x36 feet training room. Visit the Driving Directions webpage for directions. Our classes and Star Puppy Program provide a positive, supportive environment for you, your family and your dog to learn basic through advanced obedience and become the well socialized family member you desire. Our program is designed to help you and your dog work together, have fun together, and build a healthy relationship that lasts a lifetime. The goal of training is to teach the dogs to learn. We do not teach the dog to sit. We teach the dog to LEARN to sit. Dogs learn by mimicking, following lures, emulation, exploration and discovery. The more constructive learning a dog does, especially between ages 0-2 years, the more complex the task the dog is capable of learning throughout its lifetime. Our obedience program facilitates this process.

All dogs participating in classes must be current on shots or provide titer results. Only non-aggressive dogs are appropriate for group classes. If you have a serious behavior or aggression problem, please ask us about resources to help you.

Star Puppy Program

Click here to learn more about this exciting 3 month training program for your puppy.

The following are 7 week, one hour a week classes.
Class Tuition is $180 for one dog.

Beginning Obedience

For dogs 6 months or older or younger puppy graduates from Puppy Kindergarten. Dogs learn controlled leash walking, sit-stay, down-stay, coming when called and appropriate social behaviors. This class increases the teamwork and understanding between dog and person. DO NOT BRING DOG WEEK ONE. This is orientation, so bring your questions!

Intermediate Obedience

For dogs who have completed Beginning Obedience with Seattle Agility Center or with instructor’s approval. Dogs increase sit and down stay skills, prefect coming when called, work on beginning off leash control and learn drop on recalls. Games are used in class to keep dogs and handlers interested. BRING DOG WEEK ONE.

Rally Obedience

Rally is a fun and interactive activity for dogs and handlers. Rally reinforces basic obedience skills and takes them to a new levels. Teams navigate a numbered course performing a different skill at each station. Training with your dog in rally creates a closer relationship and the skills transfer to living with your dog in the community.

Any dog with basic skills from a STAR puppy or obedience class can try a Rally class. The exercises develop greater focus and impulse control without being boring or repetitive. We offer two levels of Rally, Beginner and Continuing Rally.

For those who really enjoy the activity there are trials for competing with your dog. Your dog does not have to be purebred to compete in Rally. Unlike Obedience competitions, you are able to talk to your dog, point, pat your leg, guide your dog during a rally competition.

Everyone has different goals when taking rally classes. Some want to be active with their dog, while others want to prepare for competition. Each team sets their own goals. This sport improves your dog's focaus and builds teamwork and a trusting relationship iwth your dog in a fun activity by learning to navigate a serise of unique exercises.

Rally Obedience

For the schedule of upcoming classes visit the class schedule page.