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 and respectful manner, 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
- In-Home Private Lessons
- Counseling for Unwanted Behaviors
- Preparation for Canine Good Citizenship Class
- Therapy Dog Class
- Day and Evening Classes
* Learning is fun for both dog and owner
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.