Achieve Obedience Academy

Life is better with a well trained dog

Training Theory 101

A beginner's guide to behavior modification

Training Theory 101 is a great dog-free course for the new trainer or one looking to better understand the different methods and tools used in behavior modification with dogs. This course is approximately 2 hours long and is in a classroom setting. Subjects include the four quadrants of reinforcement, training mechanics, tool demonstration and a quick guide to canine behavior and communication. Cost is $65 per person.

The next date for this seminar is April 20th 2019 in Mocksville NC

Introduction to Service Dogs

Everything you need to know about service dogs and the ADA

Our most popular lecture! This course is a one day workshop available to anyone interested in learning more about Service Dogs. We will walk you through the training, requirements and ethical handling of service dogs, as well as local and federal laws pertaining to service dogs and their handlers. We will also include a section on business owners' rights. This course is mandatory for anyone interested in any of our service dog training courses. The cost is $35 per person, with discounts available to business owners who would like to send their employees for training.

The next date for this seminar is April 19th 2019 in Mocksville NC


Titling available

Several times a year we offer a large CGC/CGC-A test open to the public. You do not need to have taken any of our classes to test. Testing cost is $25 per dog. Please email us to let us know you are coming so we have an accurate head count. 

The next date for our public testing April 6th at Tractor Supply in Mocksville, NC at 6:30 PM

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Class

Group puppy classes

This course follows the AKC STAR puppy guide and concludes with the AKC STAR puppy test, a precursor to the AKC CGC test. Your dog does not have to be AKC registered to enroll in this course or to take the test. Puppies must be between 12-18 weeks of age and must have a current rabies vaccines. 3 puppy series shots are recommended, two are required. Flat collars and leashes are required. Please contact us for more information or to enroll. The cost is $125 per puppy.

We are currently enrolling for puppy classes to occur on SATURDAY EVENINGS beginning April 13th. Classes will be held at Tractor Supply in Mocksville, NC at 6pm. Message for more information.


For dogs 6 months and older

This is a group CGC oriented basic obedience course including 8 lessons. This will cover Sit, Down, Stay, Recall, Loose Leash Walking, Target, Leave it and basic learning theory/training methodology. A free CGC test is included in this class. Class is $200 per dog.

We are currently enrolling for Basic Obedience/CGC Classes to be held on SATURDAY evenings, 7pm at Tractor Supply in Mocksville, beginning April 13th. Send us an email for more information.