Dog Training Dayton OH
Big Times Kennel and K9 Training is proud to be in our 23rd year of training man’s best friend. Over the past 22 years, we have trained over 9,000 dog owners how to have a better behaved best friend. Our experience covers everything from buying a new puppy to competing at the highest level of Agility.
Our classes are conducted by experienced instructors who actually compete in dog performance events on a regular basis. Our instructors are experienced in confirmation, obedience, agility, herding, tracking, dock diving and fast cat (the newest AKC sport). We continue to offer an assortment of classes to meet our dog owner’s needs. We offer both group and private lessons in obedience and agility. All of our classes are small with 7 or less in each class, small classes allow for a lot of individual attention to each student.
Big Times Kennel also offers dog boarding. The kennel is heated and air-conditioned and each guest has his or her own private inside and outside areas. Outside access is available 11-hours a day every day.
Owners not only live on site but are also the primary caregivers with decades of experience in dogs ensuring your pet will receive the best care possible outside your home.
Cat boarding is also available and our cats are housed in their own private area away from those noisy dogs.
We encourage all of our clients to come to visit us, just stop by during our normal business hours and take a tour. Do you have questions about our training program? Feel free to call or visit a training session.
Best Dog Training in Dayton OH
|The Training Center is located south of the kennel with ample parking and plenty of open grassy areas to walk your dog before class begins.|
Session 1, 2020 Registration Information:
Monday, January 6
- 9:30 am Manners 101
- 11:00 am Manners 201
- 6:30 pm Manners 101
- 8:00 pm Manners 101
- 8:00 pm Manners 201
Tuesday, January 7
Wednesday, January 8
Thursday, January 9
Questions? CALL 937-885-3427
How to Register
To register for a class just print out the registration form and mail it in with your check (we do not cash checks till the 2nd week of classes) and we will respond with a confirmation note back to you.
Big Times Kennel
10650 Clyo Rd
Centerville, OH 45458
With a new puppy joining your household, it is important to get them started on the right foot. For that reason, we have added a class just for puppies ages 9 to 16 weeks. The class focus will be on giving you and your puppy the tools to establish a strong obedience foundation and a positive learning experience. We will work on puppy/handler interaction, basic commands and overcoming bad behaviors. All puppies should have their first puppy shots and a bordetella shot administered by a veterinarian. Also, puppies must be in good health and alert, no diarrhea, vomiting, eye or nasal discharge.
6-week course $90.00 (7 Puppy Limit)
Now that your puppy is getting a little older, it is time to start his/her more formal training. We will now start focusing on building the puppy’s attention and focus. We will practice sit, down, stay and walking on leash, as well as the leave it command. Place and settle will become part of their everyday lives. We will introduce grooming and handling routines. Most importantly we will build the puppy’s confidence and your ability to read your dog better. This is for puppies 4 to 12 months of age. All puppies are required to have completed their puppy shots including Bordatella administer by their veterinarian. Also, puppies must be in good health and alert, no diarrhea, vomiting, eye or nasal discharge.
6-week course $90.00 (7 puppy limit)
Our basic dog training manners course focuses on making your pet a well-mannered companion. The course concentrates on walking on lead, sit, down, stay and come on recall. We also address those normal pet problems like barking, digging and jumping. Need help with housebreaking or counter surfing we can help. Want your pet to be a perfect neighbor? “Manners 101” is the place to start. Children must be 14 years or older. This is a class for puppies and adult dogs.
6-week course $90.00 (7 Dog Limit)
This class will capitalize on the basic foundations established in Manners 101 by improving the reliability of the dog under a variety of challenges. Longer sit-stays and down-stays and better leash manners. Introduction of the place command and continuing work on recall. All exercises will be done at higher distraction levels in order to ensure a more confident handler. Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Manners 101 class.
6-week course $90.00 (7 dog limit)
This class will focus on the proper execution of each obstacle from the placement of the handler to the proper set up of the dog. Startline stays, strong attention skills and the proper execution of each and every obstacle with special emphasis given to the contacts and weave poles. It is our belief that a strong foundation in contact obstacles and weave poles will lead you to future successes in agility.
Prerequisite: Manners 101 and 201 (strong stay and recall)
6-week course $90.00
Now that you have the basics down you are ready for step 2, Agility 201. Work will begin on a series of obstacles and the importance of handler positioning. Most of your class time will be spent working with different obstacle combinations and different obstacle placements. Special emphasis will continue to be placed on the contact obstacles and weave poles and their proper execution, crossing techniques will be introduced and each week new challenges will be presented to keep you and your dog at the top of your game. Come and join the fun!
Prerequisite: The successful execution of all obstacles off-leash, and the ability to successfully complete 12 upright weave poles at a Maximum of 6/8 inches apart off-leash and under control.
6-week course $90.00
Now that you have the basics down you are ready for step 3. In agility 301 we step up your game to the next level. The weave poles are now closed, the challenges are at more of a competitive level and the game starts coming together. Each week the class is presented with new problems with the challenge of how to run faster and cleaner. The 301 students are getting competition ready and each week they are put to the test.
Prerequisite: The completion of the Agility 201 Class with the successful execution of all obstacles, and the ability to successfully complete 12 upright inline weave poles.
6-week course $90.00
This is a class for the true competitor as the focus will be on increasing dog speed and handler skills. Each week a new course will be presented with new and different problems. The courses and the problems presented are designed to push you and your dog to the limit. All types of AKC Standard, Jumpers and Fast excellent level courses will be presented. This is a class for the true competitor. Instructor approval required.
6-week course $90.00
Are you having a difficult time making our evening classes or maybe you need more individual attention working on those special problems? We can help. We are now offering private lessons 6 days a week. So if you have a problem with your best friend and have been putting it off don’t delay, call now and make an appointment with one of our professional trainers to help you.
For private lessons at our training facility:
$60 / Hour
$150/ 3 one-hour Sessions
For private lessons in your home in the following Postal Codes 45036, 45458, 45459, 45066 & 45068:
$150 for 2 one-hour in-home Sessions
Outside the area? Call for information 937-885-3427