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I've just called around my town (in Mississippi) to get information on obedience training for my bully... out of the only 2 places listed, here is what I've found:

a) first place isn't running any classes at this time, "check back in a month or so" was her advice. She also mentioned she 'might' be able to mail me some information on the classes.

b) second place offers three courses.
- Level 1: sit, stay, come, heal, quiet, off, etc... all with the use of a choke collar (is the the humane word?)
and verbal commands. 10 day course, $350.00

- Level 2: "advanced" commands such as sitting w/ heal, etc... all with the use of auditory commands and 'snapping'
sound of the collar (trainer's words not mine). 10 day course, $350.00

- Level 3: "Master Level" all above learned commands with the use of hand signals only (trainer's words again)
I'm assuming it's also 10 days at the same fee. I didn't ask about that one.

Any ideas on the value of obedience courses and if that fee is about average. Sadie pretty well knows sit and lay consistently. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
 

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We paid $65 for Dixies first ob class, beginner. It was 6 weeks long, once a week.
Second class was intermediate, at $65, same legnth.
Last two were competetion training at $125 each, 12 more weeks. She graduated, we passed, she is fully trained.
















On the way out, she tried to attack another dog, and we havent goten to compete yet! (Animal aggressiveness)

Trained her privatly!Big mistake, cuz it took $$$$$$$$$$$$$ to try to train the aggressivness outta her and never worked!
 

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It really varies. Tala and Odie's training was $35 for puppy kindergarten and $40 or obedience (per dog). About 7 years ago I paid $50 for obedience. Some places/trainers charge a lot more than this, but offer additional things as well. I think the key is to find a trainer that you like. I've seen some terrible trainers that expect perfection from 4 month old dogs, and others that work really well with dogs and know how to properly correct any behavior.
 

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350 seems expencive
the few places ive check out so far range from 95-125
they are about 8-10 week courses that meet once a week for an hour
 

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wow, that seems expensive to me, specially for basic. $185-$220 for six weeks basic. once a week/ sit, down, come, stay.
bout the average in this town
 

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My club offers 6-week puppy, basic, and intermediate courses - all 6 weeks, $120 per class.

If you become a member, these classes are 1/2 price and there are more advanced and diverse classes - from CGC training to competitive OB (many levels), agility, conformation handling, flyball and tracking. All of the advanced training is free (with membership of $200/year) except agility ($40 equipment fee).
 

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I paid $90 for 9 weeks.... that was at petsmart tho so not THE best training but Kate enjoyed it and learned good things
 

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Find a good club to join. Bully Breeds have so much to offer and their limitations are far greater than most breeds. You would do you and your dog a disservice if you stopped at basic OB.
 
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