Riley MacKenzie Fund - Helping Animals and Their People

Dog Obedience Classes

Classes are held on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings at Riversbend Animal Hospital, 745 Water Tower Road, Big Rapids, Michigan.

Puppy obedience class is from 6:00 to 7:00 in the evening on Tuesday and 9:00 to 10:00 in the morning on Saturday.
Beginner dog obedience class is from 7:15 to 8:15 in the evening on Tuesday and 10:15 to 11:15 in the morning on Saturday.

Classes are held all year round with the exception of August, December and January. Dog and puppy classes are a six week basic obedience class. You must pre-register for classes. The cost for classes is $90.00. Start dates February 4 & 7, March 18 & 21, April 29 & May 2, June 13 & 17, September 5 & 9, October 17 & 21

For more advanced dogs a four week class will be held on Saturdays starting on October 7 at 11:30, this will be a fun class and includes Introduction to Rally Obedience.

Also there will be a Therapy Dog Class. An evaluator is available to test dog and handler teams to be certified as Therapy Dog Teams. There will be two Therapy Dog Preparation Classes, one class will start on April 8 and one class will start on September 9. The classes will be 4 weeks long with a $50.00 class fee and a $20.00 testing fee. Classes will be held on Saturdays at 11:30. Any dog and handler team must have taken a previous obedience class to attend.

Our goal is to have more dogs become good canine citizens and, therefore, stay in their original homes. To sign up for classes please call Riversbend Animal Hospital at 231-796-3507. Please email us to speak with Debbie if you have questions classes. Your dog must be current on vaccines for his or her age. Vaccination requirements include Rabies, DHLPP and Bordetella.