This class is for dogs at least 6 months of age. The class will focus on establishing basic behaviors and good training habits for a lifetime of learning, utilizing the separation of the 3Ds (Distraction, Duration and Distance) for learning clarity with a strong emphasis on the “Timing of the Mark” and how treats are used within established science for maximum efficacy. This is an excellent class to continue your leadership skill development. Beginner is an ideal class for preparing to obtain your CGC. Exercises include: Attention Focus, refining Loose Leash Walking (and getting ready for the next step of leash walking), Sit at the front and at the side, Down at the front and side, Stay, Leave It (food and objects), Wait, Handling / Sit for Exam, Stand, plus games to create a solid foundation for Come. S.T.A.R. graduates will find that this class builds upon their excellent skills and yet challenging and informative. **If your dog has not completed the STAR Curriculum, please consider taking Either S.T.A.R. (if age appropriate) or OBEDIENCE FOUNDATIONS before enrolling in Beginner.