To me, it depends on what is implied or meant by Basic Obedience.
Sit, Down, Heel, Stay, Recall, Leave it, etc
Some testimonials: "I have been an obedience, conformation, and agility judge,also a schutzhund judge for the past 40 years. I have never met a man more knowledgeable or a man more dedicated to the dog world. HE is always ready to donate his time to help those in need"
"I had him in the late 70's. I owned a sheppard that was huge and strong as ****. When he got through training us that dog was so much easier to walk. He definitely knows the deal "
" He is called to bring his dogs on search & rescue and search & recovery jobs. His reputation is national; he went with his dogs to search through the collapsed Cypress Freeway in Oakland after the San Francisco earthquake."
"Nine years ago we got a dog from a shelter who had trouble adjusting to the kids. We paid for his 6-session program. In two sessions, the dog was behaving consistently well both in 'class' and at home. We went for three more sessions and never even called for the 6th, because the job was long done. He trains the owner as much or more than he trains the dog. We are in control and the dog knows his place."