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Basic Obedience

If you are interested in taking an Obedience Class on Thursday evenings, please send a message to and we will contact those who are interested if we have enough dogs to run the class. Thanks!

Thursdays 7:30pm-8:30pm

Six week long class for $155

Instructor: Peggy Dobbins


This class is designed to be fun and help build your relationship with your dog. This is for happy, social dogs who enjoy playing with other dogs. Basic Obedience class includes practicing basic commands and house manners, i.e., polite greeting with 4 feet on the floor, stay at the door, wait at the food dish, leave it (things on floor or ground) and focusing with distractions, noise tolerance and enjoying the company of other dogs and people. Socialization with other dogs is an important part of this class.  Dogs will have an opportunity to interact with the other handlers and other dogs.


Peggy Dobbins has been teaching dog obedience since 1983, originally with Northern Virginia Community College, and then with Lake Jackson Kennels, and now with Waggin' Tails Junction. Peggy regularly attends seminars and clinics and has participated in clinics presented by Max Parris, Linda Tellington Jones, Ian Dunbar, Pat Miller, and others. Peggy has competed in obedience, tracking, field, agility, and conformation. She is an AKC evaluator for the Canine Good Citizen Test and a Therapy Dog International Evaluator. She currently shares her home with her golden retriever, Zing. In the past, her goldens have been active therapy dogs and have had children read to them at local elementary schools and libraries. Peggy served Prince William County as a First Grade teacher for 25 years and survived with lots of patience, a good sense of humor, and a love of children. All of these skills apply to teaching dogs.

To sign up for a class, please access your ProPet account with us and request to sign up for class through your account. If you are a current client and have attended class with us before, DO NOT CREATE A NEW ACCOUNT. For more detailed instructions, click the PDF button:

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