Upcoming Obedience Classes



WHEN: Tuesday March 6th, 2018 for 6 weeks

WHERE: Cortland YWCA on Clayton Ave, Cortland NY 13045

Behind the Post Office on Main St.

Follow signs to basement

PARK: In the Y parking lot on the side of the building or use the public parking between the VFW and Marketplace Mall.

TIME: 6:30 PM is Level I class. Puppies, adolescent, rescue dogs, etc.

7:30 PM is Level II class. Must complete Level I to attend Level II

FEE: GDU Manners Level I $130.00 – No dogs the first night.

GDU Manners Level II $115.00 – Bring dogs first night.


WHY: To build a life time relationship. Socialize. Train. Have fun!! Resolve potential problems before they are serious.

WHAT: To bring? You and your dog on a 6′ leash. (No flexileads and No pinch collars please). High value treats. (This will be discussed the first night of class for level 1 participants.)


If you are having trouble with signs of aggression please speak with Bev prior to class. A class environment may not be suitable at this time for your dog. This would need to be addressed on a private basis with the hopes of preparing both of you for a class environment in the future. Symptoms of aggression may include growling, snarling, snapping, lunging, etc. If at this time it seems minor, please call. Minor problems most of the time turn into major problems and families face very difficult situations if these are not addressed early. We have a much better chance of resolving the problem when the dog is young. Do not wait until the dog finally bites. The longer the behavior is practiced the more difficult it is to change.



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  1. Nancy Young says:

    My puppy is 16 weeks old. She is a German Shepherd Dog.

    • Bev Warner says:

      Hi Nancy,
      We are currently conducting obedience classes right now. If you are interested in joining us the next class is 11/22 at 6:30 p.m. in the basement of the YWCA on Clayton Ave in Cortland NY. Your fee would be pro-rated according to the number of classes you attend. If you can not make this class we are holding another 6 week session starting January 10th in the same place. In the meantime, please go to http://www.dogstardaily.com and download 2 free books. You will have to create an account. Once you have an account the books you can download are Before you get your puppy and the other one is After you get your puppy. These are free and very informative. These books stress the importance of socialization which is very important to you and your German Shepherd. The most important time for socialization is the first 16 weeks, so starting class now would be ideal. In Central New York, we have a tendency to hibernate in the winter months which means our puppies receive less opportunities to socialize. Socialization is more important than training. To sign up for our obedience class go to our website and print off our registration form and mail it to us. Our address is 6912 E. Keeney Ext Cuyler NY 13158.
      Please call Bev with any questions or concerns you may have at 315-247-2417.

  2. Judy Morris says:

    How do I register for the YWCA obediece claases, Level I, that begin on 1/10/17. I have a Golden Retriever puppy.
    Thank you.

    • Bev Warner says:

      Hi Judy,
      On our home page on the right side it says Registration. Click on that and fill it out and mail the form with your check for $125 to Wag Side Inn
      6812 E. Kenney Ext. Cuyler NY 13045. If you have any questions please give us a call at 607-842-6990.
      Thank you,

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