Our dog obedience training program establishes proper obedience; teaching your dog how to walk on leash without pulling, to come when called, sit or down on command, to stop jumping on people, and respond to commands consistently.
This program is in-board, also known as boarding training. Dogs enrolled for this program stay at the Academy until course completion ranging anywhere from 4 to 12 weeks.
The dogs in our program have plenty of room to run and grow. We create an environment that values proper etiquette and reinforces inherent strengths.
Obedience Training (Basic, Intermediate or Advanced)
Practical and necessary commands for daily living. Commands to walk at your side without pulling, sit, stay, down, come when called, wait at doors, go into a kennel on command, and more!
Dog training commands for this program can be in German, Czech, French, or Dutch upon request at no additional charge.
View a full list of the commands offered in our dog obedience training programs.
Dogs enrolled for obedience training also receive pack socialization. They have the opportunity to run and play with the other dogs at the Academy.
Group play time or pack socialization is supervised and structured making this a positive experience.
Meet and greet human companions without jumping up, and to wait at the door in the kennel until given a command to enter or exit.
Upon completion of obedience training, your dog will receive a certificate of completion in recognition from the Academy. You will receive a DVD with obedience commands and instructions specific to your dog.
Level I. obedience training teaches your dog to walk on a leash without pulling, sit/stay, down/stay, come when called (on-leash), and general etiquette.
Curriculum includes: Basic on-leash obedience training, learning to walk on a leash without pulling, basic commands to sit, down, and stay.
* This program is recommended for dogs 6-12 months of age. No pre-requisites are required for this course.
Level II. is a course that covers all foundation training (on-leash) in level I. with the addition of more advanced training.
This additional training includes off-leash recall (come when called), down from a distance, and a place command (go to your bed until released).
Curriculum includes: Intermediate obedience training, off-leash recall (come when called), perfect heel position,
go to your bed (place), and down from a distance.
* This program is recommended for all dogs 6+ months of age. No pre-requisites are required for this course.
The Level III. obedience program covers all phases of obedience training up to the most advanced level, off-leash control. Once your dog has mastered all commands on leash, we teach them off-leash heeling next to the handler, full field (long distance) recalls, a "place" command (go to your bed and lay down), and "lay down" from a distance.
Curriculum includes: Advanced Obedience Training, off-leash heeling, off-leash recall (come when called), formal front & finish, perfect heel position, go to your bed (place), and down from a distance.
* This program is ideal for dogs 12+ months of age, and for dogs that may be used for hunting, sports, or for owners that simply want full off-leash control.
Graduates of our obedience program are eligible to return at a later date for refresher training, continuing education, or boarding. This is an exclusive program made available to graduates, giving owners a more productive option to boarding at the local kennel. This is also a great way to improve upon what your dog has already learned, plus we provide a familiar environment, refresher training, and lots of exercise!
To see dog training videos and/or pictures of dogs that have graduated click here --> Dog Training Videos and Pictures Gallery
Minnesota Dog Obedience and Training Professionals
Obedience training for your dog is the foundation for having a well behaved canine companion. We do the work for you. In-board training is the most effective method of dog training on the planet.
Our facility is conveniently located in Hugo, Minnesota. We are 28 miles from downtown Minneapolis or 22 miles from St. Paul (Twin Cities MN).
We receive dogs from all over the country and can arrange shipping and receiving from the Minneapolis International Airport (MSP).
To learn more, inquire about our dog training services using our convenient online form.
Pearl graduated Basic Level II in the summer of 2011.
We are certain you will see a positive impact in your dog returning home. Don't take our word for it - see what clients are saying about Neuman K-9 Academy!
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