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Basic Obedience

From Poodles to Great Danes, we can help you with all your dog training needs!


 Obedience is the most desirable trait in any dog. Our theory on training is to teach desired behaviors through repetition, and reward with lots of praise and love.  

Obedience Training

Q. Do I have to participate in competitions to utilize your Obedience Training ?

A. Not at all!  Obedience is the most desirable trait in any dog. An obedient, well mannered dog is a pleasure to be around, whether it is in your home, walking in the park, or sitting in a duck blind.

However, AKC Obedience trials allow exhibitors and their dogs to enjoy companionship and competition as they proudly earn AKC titles. It's a great hobby for you and your family. 

Q. What are Obedience Trials?


A. Obedience trials showcase dogs that have been trained and conditioned to behave well in the home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs.


Q. Do you only accept Retrievers in your Obedience Training Program.

A. Of course not. Here at West Wind Retrievers we welcome all breeds of dogs and all sizes. 

Programs & Investment

Please complete the WWRT Training Contract and bring it with you when you drop your dog off for training. 

Well Mannered Dog / Charm School

Our Obedience Training Program teaches your pup, not only basic obedience but good manners as well. The success rate of our dogs is based on a controlled environment, because of this, dogs in our program stay at West Wind for the duration of their training. 


Skills Taught During Basic Obedience Include:

  • Sit

  • Here/Come

  • Down

  • Stay

  • Heel on Leash

  • Kennel

  • Socialization

  • Off (no jumping up on people)

Your investment: 

4-week off-leash course: $2000 
4-week in-home course:  $2500

Each program includes three (3) 30-minute Owner-Dog training sessions. Additional 30-minute Basic Obedience Owner-Dog training sessions are $25 per session.


In-Home sessions are available upon request

Your investment: $50 per 30-minute session. 

Please note that Basic Obedience Owner-Dog training sessions are scheduled by appointment only. 

Contact John Kello at Westwind 757-353-1741

*All dogs are evaluated prior to training to set clear goals and expectations.


*To be accepted into our Basic Obedience Training Program, your dog must be at least 6 months old and up to date on all vaccinations (including DHPP, Rabies, and Bordetella).

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11368 Windsor Blvd., Windsor, VA 23487


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