Hours8 am - 10 pm


Obedience – Level 3


6 weeks

Trainer: Donna Savoie

This Level 3 Obedience Class focuses on advanced obedience skills for you and your dog including promoting off leash reliability.


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Off Leash Obedience is a level 3 obedience class that is perfect for you if your dog has successfully completed Obedience 1 and Obedience 2.  This class is for you if:

  • You would love to play frisbee with your dog in the park but he doesn’t come when called.
  • You’d love to go off leash hiking with your dog but he might run away.
  • You don’t take agility or other off leash classes because your dog leaves you as soon as the leash is snapped off.
  • Your dog is great until the distraction level increases.
  • You want to be a Therapy Dog Team.
  • You want to stay in school!!

Your dog will learn:

  • Sit, Down or Stand & Stay while YOU go out of site under any distraction.
  • Polite Greetings while YOU talk to another person and their dog while your dog remains calm and focused on you.
  • Heel on Leash and off Leash: Get precision and duration in the Heel position.  Work toward performance level heeling.
  • Focus, Attention and Engagement under distraction while off leash.
  • Food Refusal:  Whether it’s food or another exciting object, your dog will learn to ignore things that are dropped or even tossed in her direction.
  • RECALLS!!!  At this level of training you want off leash hiking, frisbee in a field, group class for agility or other off leash sport and your dog MUST recall from any distraction including other dogs, people even deer.
  • Engagement, Engagement Engagement
  • And More

You will learn:

  • Planning and training for the In Betweens and what that means.
  • Advanced training skills and techniques.
  • Maximum use of Luring, Shaping and using props to get behavior.
  • Reinforcement Strategies that will blow your dog’s mind!
  • Examine how you may be inadvertently reinforcing behavior that you are trying to fix!

Things to bring:

  • LOTS OF YUMMY FOOD – different flavors not mixed together and cut up into small reward sized pieces
  • Efficient system for food delivery – ie: training vest, treat pouch, etc.  Things that won’t work:  Manufacturer’s bag, zip lock bag, containers, etc.  Reinforcement MUST be on your person available for easy and efficient access during each training exercise.  No Exceptions.
  • Long Line – at least 15 ft – NO Retractable leashes.
  • Dog should be on a Flat Collar or harness.  No choke collars, no head collars.  Please call us if you use any other gear for your dog.
  • Dog’s favorite toys, at least 2 AND a way to have them on your person – ie: training vest or kilt.
  • Bowl for water
  • Mat (yoga mat, towel, etc.)


This is NOT a beginner course. NO REACTIVE DOGS.

If you are not sure if you meet the minimum requirements, please give us a call.  If you enroll in Obedience – Level 3 and you and your dog are found to NOT meet the minimum requirements you will be transferred to an appropriate class.

PLEASE NOTE: Do not feed your dog their regular meal immediately before your training session. If your lesson interrupts your regular feeding schedule, please feed your dog only a small portion of their regular meal.

Payments for all services must be made directly to Pack of Paws Dog Training.
All services are non-refundable. See Terms of Service for details.

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