When I refer to obedience training for family pets, I mean a basic beginner course--a series of six to eight group lessons. Not only do owners learn *how* to train their pets in the basics, more importantly their pets are socialized during these classes and learn how to behave nicely and calmly in public. In my area, the local obedience club offers a series of six classes for $65. A series of eight classes at the local PetsMart was approx. $100 at the end of last year--don't know whether they've raised their prices.