The Dogwood Pet Hotel & Day Spa is excited to introduce Level Obedience Training. Now you and your dog can learn at a pace that works for you, attending classes that fit your schedule and your dog's training needs.

With a Levels Obedience Punch Card, you can come to classes as often as you like for as long as you like! Get as much or as little training as you want based on your own needs and expectations for your dog. You can attend classes at your level, or any lower level and classes are available most days of the week. Check our schedule to see when each level is offered (at the bottom of this page). Move through all four levels or stay at any level that meets your training goals! 

Before beginning class, all new clients must attend an orientation (without your dog) offered the second Tuesday of each month at 6:15pm. All dogs start in Level 1 and will be moved up according to their abilities. 

Every owner and family wants a dog to be kind, functional and fun member of their family. That does not happen without effort or education. Consider dog training as a worthy investment of your time and money to help your dog learn the commands and manners necessary to be a wonderful member of your family. Without proper training and socialization, dog ownership can be a frustrating, expensive and problematic endeavor! 


To be completed by all training customers before entering the Levels Obedience Training program. Orientations are held with owners only (no dogs present) and will be available on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 6:15pm. There is no cost for orientation. 

To be completed prior to orientation:


Completed Dog guest profile


Confirmed proof of Vaccinations

(Required: DHLPP, Rabies, Bordetella, Negative Fecal test) Flu vaccine is recommended


Assessment Completed with Trainer


Punch card purchased


Puppy Level

Puppies Age 12 Weeks - 6 Months


This class will teach you how to teach your puppy the skills necessary to be a happy and fun part of the family. We will trouble shoot new puppy issues and your puppy will learn basic skills. Puppy vaccinations need to be current and verified for ages 3 months and older prior to class start date. You will learn the steps to complete the akc puppy good citizen testing. A Minimum of 6 weeks in puppy level are required before advancing to Level 1 training.

* Puppy level may be started prior to attending a orientation. Orientation will still be required to continue into Level 1


Level 1, 2

Open to Any Dog 6 months and older who have completed the orientation


This class is where most of your basic and necessary skills are learned and perfected. Your dog will come away from this class with the basic skills necessary to go places and know they can be good dog citizens.




Levels 3, 4

Open to Any Dog That Has Completed The Dogwood Orientation and Prerequisite level


Here you will focus on perfecting basic obedience skills and introducing more complex exercises, such as off leash work and distractions. Intermediate skills also include proofing of previously learned commands, such as increasing the duration of the "stay" or moving out of sight during a "down" exercise. These skills will help you to pass your Canine Good Citizen test. 



Canine Good Citizen Testing - $25

Open to dogs that have passed 2 obedience training classes (this does not include puppy kindergarten)

Date: TBD


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