The Heartland Dog Club sponsors an obedience and training class for dogs. We took Katie, our collie, to the class and were very happy with what we learned and how his behavior improved. Although the class was large, I think we got a lot of personal attention and instruction. On the last night of class, each owner must show what their dog has learned and how well they obey commands. There were awards and prizes given out for most improved, best behaved, etc. I think this is an excellent, inexpensive way to teach a dog basic skills.