Obedience Classes

Obedience Classes offered:


All of the obedience classes are instructed by : Linda Coates

Basic Beginner's - 7 weeks - $100.70 (3 different nights offered - Tues, Wed, Thurs)

Dogs enrolling in our Basic Beginner's class learn how to walk on a loose lead and heel off lead, sit and down stay, come when called off lead and many other skills that will make them better pets both at home and out in public. The owners are taught how to handle the dog in a group setting with 2 instructors overseeing a class of 10-12 students. This is a great class for dogs of all ages. Application and payment is required to sign up and save a spot in one of our Beginners Classes.

Advanced Beginner's - 7 weeks - $95.40 (2 different nights offered - Wed, Thurs)

Dogs enrolling in Advanced Beginners must be able to complete the exercises taught in our Beginner's Obedience Class. Preference is given to our current students when enrolling this class as this class only has one instructor and is 8-9 students. We teach many new heeling exercises, figure 8, change of pace and other fun exercises to keep the dog engaged and having fun while learning to pay more attention. Sit and Down stay are now off lead, we also teach Sit for Exam and Stand for Exam. Our Recalls are done by teaching the dogs to now "wait" to come when you call and learn to sit in front and "finish". Some jumping is introduced in this class as well. This class also requires an application to hold a spot in an upcoming class, contact Linda for starting dates.

AKC Competition Classes - 7 weeks - $79.50 (Mon - Thurs)

Pre-Novice, Novice, Open, & Utility

Our Competition classes teach you all the exercises needed to compete in obedience or rally at any level. They also give you the control you need to participate in the agility classes. We offer Pre-Novice, Novice, Open, and Utility Classes. Please contact Linda about our competition classes as they are limited in size.

At Shamrock we use positive motivational methods in a small class setting stressing the importance of "having fun" in learning to work with our dogs. Linda has 42 years' experience teaching obedience classes in the Louisville area. She competes actively with her dogs in AKC and UKC Obedience Rally, Tracking and Agility trials.

(Classes ARE LIMITED in size and pre-registration is required)