Riley MacKenzie Fund - Helping Animals and Their People

Dog Obedience Classes

Classes are held on Monday through Thursday 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 Thursday 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 Thursday and 10:15 to 11:15 in the morning on Saturday.

Classes are held all year round with the exception of August and December. All classes are six weeks, one hour each week. You must pre-register for classes. The cost for classes is $90.00. Private lessons are also available.

For more advanced dogs a six week class will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, these will be fun classes and includes Introduction to Rally Obedience and Beginner Agility as well as a Second Level Obedience class. Dogs must have taken a previous obedience class to attend.

Also there will be a Therapy Dog Class on Wednesdays. 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 held in spring and fall. 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.