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DOG OBEDIENCE TRAINING Sheryl Phelps, Instructor Owners must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by an adult for class. Dogs must successfully pass the previous level before advancing. Do not buy any equipment prior to the first class. Proper equipment will be discussed and available at the first meeting. cy Dog Obedience Class Schedule Please bring to the first class: • Health information, rabies number, health certificate, and date of last vet visit. • Paper towels and plastic bags. • Paper and pen. • Your dog. Beginning Obedience Puppy Kindergarten 8 weeks to 5 months Help your puppy get a good start with Puppy Kindergarten! This class helps prevent problems by teaching your puppy basic manners and obedience. We will also discuss housebreaking problems, the importance of crate training, and basic commands while walking on a leash. Beginning Obedience Must be at least 5 months old. Are you tired of your dog dragging you down the street? Is he or she destructive? Learn to enjoy your dog and get control! Basic obedience is taught. Your dog will learn to walk nicely at your side, stay when told, and come when called. Problem solving is also covered. Advanced Dog Obedience Start off-leash work, as well as learning the American Kennel Club’s newest title for fun and competition: Beginners Novice. Both purebred and mixed bred dogs can earn titles. All dogs must have successfully completed the Beginners’ Obedience class or have approval from the instructor prior to registration. Leisure Center, Gym Min/Max: 8/14 Mondays Session 1, 7 weeks January 7– February 18 R: $63/NR: $70 Puppy Kindergarten 6:00–7:00p #456060-1 7:00–8:00p Advanced Obedience 8:00–9:00p Rally/Intermediate Obedience 9:00–10:00p #456061-1 #456061-2 #456061-3 Session 2, 7 weeks February 25 –April 8 R: $63/NR: $70 6:00–7:00p #456060-2 7:00–8:00p Advanced Obedience 8:00–9:00p Rally / Intermediate Obedience 9:00–10:00p The Forest Preserve District of Cook County provides the Beck Lake Dog Friendly Area, on N.E. River Road, north of Central Road. For forms, permit fees, directions, and related information, please visit the Forest Preserve website: becklakedogs.org, or call them at 708-771-1036. Beck Lake Registration Rebate We are pleased to provide a registration rebate to Des Plaines Park District residents who sign their dog up for the Beck Lake Dog Friendly Area. This is a safe, friendly environment where owners can legally unleash their dogs in a controlled, fenced-in area. Current Registration Cycle: October 2018–September 2019 Puppy Kindergarten Beginning Obedience Looking For a Great Dog Park? #456061-4 #456061-5 #456061-6 Dog and Animal Ordinance Code Section 8.04 (b): Dogs on leash* and under control are permitted in Park District owned parks, including general open space, non- athletic areas, pathways, and parking lots. Some restrictions do apply. The complete policy is on our website. *Not to exceed 6 ft. To obtain a Des Plaines Park District Registration Rebate, simply complete the proper registration of your dog(s) through the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and provide proof of the paid registration to the park district Business Office, at 2222 Birch Street. This rebate program is designed to introduce residents to the Beck Lake Dog Friendly Area and will be honored for only one registration cycle. The rebate is a Household Credit, applied to your park district account. The credit can then be used for paying a program fee, facility fee, or facility rental fee. Rebates: $25 for one dog registration. $10 for second dog registration. $10 for third dog registration. Rally/Intermediate Learn Rally, the newest sport for your dog, following a set course of signs. This novice level is all on-leash, and very positive for the dog. All participants must already be able to do basic levels of obedience to attend this class. Registration When registering, please use the owner’s information for the participant’s name and birth date. Include the dog’s name, in parenthesis. When you come to class Park in the Leisure Center north parking lot. Only use the Service Door entrance. 9