Make no mistake about who the real pupil is in obedience
school. It's NOT the dog.
You, the owner, have a lot to learn. And, it's
best if another human shows you the ropes before your pet has you completely tied up in
You need to know about socialization, cradling, OFF!, and how to make yourself the
responsible alpha member of your pack. Your dog already knows about these topics.
You need to even up the knowledge base.
We were trained by Gwen, a wonderful San Francisco woman, who is a mainstay of Perfect Paws. She taught us about time
commitments, consistency, patience, and persistence. We think we've learned well,
and our pets are fairly presentable as a result of our training. Perfect Paws has
regular obedience classes and also offers socialization/free play hours. They're the
best we know about in The City.