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ABTCA Training Classes

Welcome to All Breed Training Club of Akron, Inc.  Below you will find a description of the classes we offer.  Please note that all training classes now require a club membership. For more information see Membership FAQs.

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Puppy I & II


Puppy I: 6 weeks of basic manners training for puppies between 10 and 16-weeks-old, covering the foundations of basic obedience skills, leash skills, potty training, crate training, chewing/mouthing, socialization, and more!

Puppy II: For puppies 4 months to 1 year, reinforce those good manners skills learned in Puppy 1 as your puppy moves into adulthood. Learn about the different stages of growth that puppies go through, and how to deal with puppy behaviors as you dog grows up!

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Obedience I & II


Obedience 1: Learn the basics and how to have better communication with your dog! For dogs 8 months and older, learn household manners skills, like sit, down, stay, walking on a loose leash, and polite greetings.

Obedience 2: Hone in on your polite manners skills through the addition of distance, distraction, and duration. With a focus on leash manners and ignoring distractions, this course is a great precursor to Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog classes.


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Obedience III 

The Competition Obedience class is geared to those who have mastered basic obedience skills and wish to move toward competing in obedience or rally trials. Emphasis is on strategies to help the dog be successful in the ring. Class will focus on Novice Obedience exercises, building each week from heeling to sit and down stays to perfecting recall. Rally signs and advanced commands will be included. Teams may practice off-leash work to prepare for ring readiness.

Pre-requisite: OB2 or comparable experience.


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CGC, Star Puppy, Therapy Dog Prep

S.T.A.R Puppy is designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start.  Similar to Puppy 1 with an added evaluation and certificate from AKC

Canine Good Citizen is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.  The program stresses responsible pet ownership and good manners for dogs. This program lays a foundation for other activities and is good preparation for Therapy Dog Certification.

Therapy Dog Prep is intended to prepare handlers and dogs who are planning to become certified as a therapy team.  Test exercises are intended to be similar to situations that you may encounter on therapy visits 

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Trick Class


Teaching tricks establishes a pattern of learning, teaches skills and focus, is a positive method of training, and promotes a bond between dog and human.  In this class you will learn tricks like crawl, take a bow, high five, roll over and many more.  Dogs that have an AKC, PAL or AKC Canine Partners ID number are eligible to earn a title via the American Kennel Club.

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Do you worry about taking your dog for a walk because they bark and lunge at other dogs or people? Do you wish that your dog was more closely interacting with you instead of scanning the environment? Do you want to build a better relationship with your dog when out in the world together?

This positive reinforcement-based training class will teach dogs new responses to triggers in their environment and will enhance the bond between you and your dog.

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