Ely Community Education

Class Details

Paula McKenzie’s
SPRING 2021 Advanced Dog Obedience  Class

This class works on improving your dog’s response to commands, moving the dog and handler to the next level of skill and understanding. In this class, you will reinforce learned commands and learn new commands. Socializing and controlling your dog while distracted, voice commands, off-leash, and other training will be addressed. Off lead work is introduced for dogs that are ready. This is a structured class that builds teamwork between the dog and the handler. This class follows Beginning but it is also an excellent class for the dog and handler that have been away from training and need to brush up on their skills. You and your dog will enhance success by practicing skills at home between classes.

ALL CLASSES WILL BE HELD OUTSIDE. Please wear clothing that is suitable for the weather. 

*Due to construction the arena is not available. 

  • When: Monday Evenings  

  • Time: 7:00-8:00  

  • Where: Ely High School Ice Arena Parking Lot 

  • Dates: Starts Monday, May 17, 2021 Class

  • Fee: $120    

  • Sessions: 8  

  • FEE: $120

  • Dates:  Monday, May 17
  • Monday, May 24
  • Monday, June 7
  • Monday, June 14
  • Monday, June 21
  • Monday, June 28
  • Monday, July 5

 Event Subject to Change

About The Instructor

Paula McKenzie has spent a good portion of her life working with dogs. She has acquired a vast amount of experience in all aspects of ‘a dog’s life’, from years of working with dogs of all sizes, shapes, and breeds. She has taught Obedience Classes for over ten years for Ely Community Education. In the past Paula helped train and work with certified therapy dogs. She also helped teach reading skills to elementary students through the Reading to Rover Program.

Paula breeds English Labs and Brittany's, trains dogs in everything from basic dog obedience to agility training and hunting. She has participated has shown several State champions.


600 East Harvey Street
Ely, MN 55731


Phone: (218) 365-6166
Fax: (218) 365-6138