Happy dogs mean happy owners!

– Give your pet some training –

We offer the following classes at LaBest Pet Resort in Edwardsville, IL

Obedience Classes

Puppy Classes
This class covers house breaking, household manners (waiting at doors), biting, jumping chewing, barking, digging, sniffing, walking on-lead, staying in the yard, basic health, emergency care, grooming tips, teeth care, and flea control.

Novice I (On Lead Training)
This class covers on-lead training, walking on lead, heeling, sit & wait, down & wait, changing speeds, changing directions, moving in and out of a crowd, stand for an examination, figure 8, recall (come), and finish (return to heel).

Novice II (Off Lead Training)
MUST HAVE COMPLETED NOVICE I
This class covers the beginning of off lead training, walking on and off lead, heeling, sit & wait, down & wait, changing speeds, changing directions, moving in and out of a crowd, stand for an examination, figure 8, recall (come), and finish (return to heel).

Advance Novice
MUST HAVE COMPLETED NOVICE II
This class covers off lead training, combination heel /sit&down /wait, figure 8, recall, stand, about turns, retrieve, German about turns, combination sit/come, down/come, stand/come, and come to heel with distance control, doodling, turnabout, U-turns, and scent discrimination.

Novice for Show (Competition Obedience)
MUST HAVE COMPLETED NOVICE I AND NOVICE II

Behavior Modification

Don’t Wait Any Longer…
LaBest has behavioral counselors on staff who can help with problems ranging from aggression to separation anxiety, hyperactivity to problems with rescued or adopted pets. Private in-home sessions are available upon request with day or evening hours. Private in-home sessions are available upon request with day and evening hours. Weekends are also avalible.

Agility
Agility training is great for building self esteem, especially in rescue and shelter dogs. Canine agility is training your dog to negotiate an obstacle course. It’s packed full of fun and enjoyment for both the pet as well as the owner. Agility is a wonderful way for people to experience another side of their relationship with their dogs and to improve their dog’s confidence, skill levels, and self image.

Beginner’s Agility
The dog must have taken at least Novice I obedience class. On lead rules and regulations, bar jump, wing jump, tire, tunnel, chute, teeter-totter, A-frame, dog walk, platform (sit & down), weave poles.

Agility I
The dog must have taken Beginner’s Agility, Novice I and Novice II Obedience Classes. This class begins covering off lead bar jump, wing jump, tire, tunnel, chute, teeter-totter, A-frame, dog walk, platform (sit & down), weave poles.

Competition Agility
The dog must have taken Beginner’s Agility and Agility I.

In Kennel Training

In kennel training can be tailored to the customer’s needs. We can work on any training from basic obedience to assistance dog training.

7 Day
In Kennel training package includes boarding in a semi-private suite and a bath on the day of going home.

14 Day
More in depth training and working toward off lead control. In Kennel training package includes boarding in a semi-private suite and a basic complete (Bath, brush, and blow dry. Trim privates, face, and feet as needed. Clip or grind nails and clean ears.)

21 Day
Woks on finishing off lead training with basic control. In Kennel training package includes boarding in a semi-private suite and a basic complete (Bath, brush, and blow dry. Trim privates, face, and feet as needed. Clip or grind nails and clean ears.)

*Additonal days may be needed based onindividual goals and breed characteristics.

Home Sessions

The purpose of these training sessions is to observe and train the dog in his or her natural environment. If the issue that the dog is having is with people or pets in his or her own environment, then it is important to have the people or pets available during training. Videos of your home session are available for purchase.

When setting up home sessions we encourage the whole family, friends, neighbors to attend. People who are in the dog’s life on a regular basis will need to be on the same page when it comes to changing the dog’s thought process.

Private Sessions

The purpose of these training sessions is to get one on one training focusing on specific issues and needs.
*LaBest also offers phone consultations for those who need behavioral counseling for their pets.