Intermediate – Dog Training

Dog Obedience

dogs heeling while walking in a circle

Description: This class is designed to help you advance your training skills and take your dog’s accomplishments to a higher level. You will build on communication and positive reinforcement techniques so that getting and keeping your dog’s attention becomes second nature. This is the perfect prep class for taking the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC title) assessment. It is also a great foundation class for those considering other competitive dog sports (e.g. obedience, rally, agility, herding etc.). You are welcome to repeat this class.

Specifically you will be working on adding duration and distance to “stay”, speed and distance to “come”, formal “heeling” and additional behaviors you need from your companion. We also take it up a notch by adding distractions to all of these exercises. Your dog must have completed and excelled in the “Beginning Dog Training” class or have prior approval of the instructor.

Requirements: Completion of beginning dog training class.

Length: 6, 1 hour classes

Cost: $145 (resident discount available)

CGC Assessment: CGC assessments are offered regularly for a $10 fee.  Contact the instructor for more information.


Lomita Park

Time:  Tuesday, 7:00 pm

Instructor:  Jack Thourot, (310) 259-5464;

Beginning Dates:  March 5, 2024

Location:  Lomita Park, North Parking Lot, 24428 Eshelman Ave, Lomita, CA, 90717 (map).

Registration:  Sign up at the Lomita Park office located at 24428 Eshelman Avenue (map) or online.


Ernie Howlett Park, RHE

Time:  Wednesday,  9:00 am

Instructor:  Carolyn Peter, (714) 366–4887; Ethel Mercer, (310) 755-4443,

Beginning Dates:  March 6, 2024

Location:  Ernie Howlett Park (flat area near the horse barn), 25851 Hawthorne Blvd., Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 (map).

Registration:  Contact

Complete these forms and send to above email address:

LOTC Registration Form

RHE Registration Form



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What to Bring

  • Receipt from park for proof of payment.
  • A proof of vaccinations in the form of your most recent vet receipt or a printout stating type and date of the vaccine the dog has been given. All adult dogs must have distemper and parvo and meet rabies requirements. Puppies need to have started and be up to date on the immunization process. Rabies is not required for very young puppies.
  • A well fitting collar and a 4’ to 6’ leather or nylon leash with nothing attached. No retractable or flexi leashes.
  • Bring lots of tiny treats to train your dog with. Make sure that your dog is hungry and that he loves the treats. Cheese, hot dogs, chicken, etc. work well.