Heartland Dog Club, Inc.

of Florida

(863) 385-7474 or (863) 385-7803



     A basic training course for dogs 5-to-6 months and older is aimed at training you to train your dog. The basic class emphasizes the essential training commands needed to make a dog a good companion: heel on a loose leash, sit, stand, down, stay in position, and come when called.  Instructors also usually provide information on nutrition, grooming and problem-solving. This basic training is important in keeping your dog safe.




     An obedient dog is a dog that has manners and deportment to make it a pleasant creature with which to live.

     The basis of all obedience training is to achieve the goal of living with your pet.  A dog that does what it is told and knows it role in society will generally be happier and a more useful and loving pet.

     As an extension of this basic social rule, man has devised ways of using dogs to serve his needs.  In its most ritual form, we have Obedience and Rally routines, Canine Good Citizen tests, and dog shows.  All these require the dog to master certain techniques of learning and demonstrate them in competition.  However, without the competition, the training is just as valid.  It is essential for a dog's well-being, and for its participation in society that the dog respond to the basic commands of "Heel", "Sit", "Stay", "Down", and "Come".

     NO dog should be shy and or aggressive in its environment or in public.  Socialization and training are essential components of a happy dog.  Training and vet care should begin when the dog first arrives in your home.

Please contact the HDC if you need assistance

with your pet and its training.


"Training You to Train Your Dog"