Who We Are:
Birmingham Dog Obedience School has an
outstanding reputation for understanding people and their pets. 98%
of our incoming students are referred by veterinarians and former
students. Many people return with second and third pets. The
classes are fun and rewarding for both two-legged and four-legged
students! We teach in a mindful, respectful manner—not abusive and
reactive--keeping in mind individual needs.
Scientific research has proven dogs
learn exceedingly well with positive reinforcement principles. Dogs understand and thrive when there
is consistency and structure in their lives: when humans require
consistent behavior, it helps dogs feel safe. Dogs are often glad
to please us when they understand what it is we want; then, learning
becomes fun. We confuse our dogs by sometimes allowing a behavior and
at other times not. “Sometimes” and “maybe” are confusing
concepts for dogs (as they are for children.).
- Puppy Classes
- Advanced Sessions
- Basic Training
- Counseling for Unwanted Behaviors
- In-Home Private Lessons
The family dog relationship is a lifetime commitment. It is just as easy to educate our animal friend the correct way as it is the incorrect way.