Training

From Puppy Basics through Advanced Obedience, Wag ‘n Woofs provides positive reinforcement training for you and your furry family member! Please call 952-224-4491 or email wagnwoofs@gmail.com to register for a class.

 

PRIVATE LESSONS

Is your dog too distracted in a group setting? Do you only see certain behaviors when your dog is at home? Do you need training more personalized to your dog’s needs? A private lesson is the perfect choice! Private lessons are $165/hour for the initial consultation and lesson, and $110/hour for follow up lessons. Lessons are scheduled at your convenience, and can cover any behaviors you’d like to work on including:

  • Basic obedience
  • Crate and potty training
  • Leash manners
  • Behavior evaluations
  • Dog or people aggression

Call Wag ‘n Woofs to find out more and set up your private lesson! 952-224-4491

 

PLAY AND TRAIN

Does your dog already utilize our daycare program? Play and train is a great way to fit in some extra training time! While your dog is here to play, one of our trainers will work with your dog one on one to polish up their obedience. Lessons can include obedience work, leash manners, or follow one of our group class curriculum’s. *Play and train is limited to dogs actively attending dog daycare at Wag ‘n Woofs.*

GROUP CLASSES

*PUPPY BASICS

Your first step after you bring home a new furry family member! Help your puppy start off on the right paw by making sure they get lots of positive interactions with other puppies, people, and different types of environments. Begin working on important behaviors such as sit, down, no jumping, and leash manners. This class will make sure all of your puppy questions are answered going over tips for potty training, crate training, and other important puppy topics. Recommended for puppies ages 8 weeks – 6 months.

  • Mondays, June 26th – July 31st @ 5:00 pm (call or email to enroll)

*TEENAGER CLASS

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As your puppy is turning into a young adult, their sweet puppy attitude may disappear and become more confident and inquisitive. Make sure during this critical time you continue training, socializing and working with your pup so they become a well mannered adult. In teenager class we start learning more difficult behaviors like leave it, wait, and stay. Talk about teenager issues you might be dealing with at home like another round of teething and stubborn behavior. Recommended for dogs who have completed a puppy class, or age 6 months – 1 year.

  • Mondays, June 26th- July 31st @ 6:00 pm (call or email to enroll)

*BEGINNER CLASS- OUTDOOR LEVEL

Does your dog need to learn some of the basics? Has it been a while since you’ve taken an obedience class? Beginner Class may be the right option for you! Learn important behaviors every dog needs like sit, down, leave it, and stay. Gradually start working with distractions to proof commands so your dog listens under any circumstance. This fun course is designed to equip you and your dog with skills you’ll use every day!

  • Mondays, June 26th – July 31st @ 7:00 pm (call or email to enroll) *This round of Beginner will be held outdoors each week, weather permitting*

*INTERMEDIATE CLASS

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Are you ready to challenge yourself and your dog with more difficult behaviors and proofing commands? Intermediate Class is what you need!

(REQUIREMENTS: Dogs must have passed a Beginner level class at Wag ‘n Woofs or have instructor approval)

  • Classes being scheduled soon, call or email to be added to the wait list 

*ADVANCED CLASS

Are you ready to work with your dog off leash? Is your dog an obedience pro? Try out Advanced Class at Wag ‘n Woofs. Perfect behaviors, work in challenging and distracting environments, and learn advanced new behaviors.

  • Classes being scheduled soon, call or email to be added to the wait list 

*CANINE GOOD CITIZEN CLASS

Does your dog have what it takes to be a Canine Good Citizen? 5 weeks of this course is spent prepping for the test, and then you and your dog take the test Week 6! Be able to tell landlords, friends, and family that your dog is a Canine Good Citizen.

  • Classes being scheduled soon, call or email to be added to the wait list 

*FOCUSED ATTENTION

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Want to spend some extra time helping your dog relax, focus and listen? Try out our Focused Attention class. This course is designed to help your dog develop the ability to listen to you no matter what is going on, and look to you for guidance. A fun and different class that utilizes a combination of games and teaching your dog new behaviors centered around good listening. This is also a great option for dogs that are nervous in new situations or need to build some confidence.

  • Mondays, June 26th – July 31st @ 8:00 pm (call or email to enroll)

*FREAK ON A LEASH

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Do you have a dog that acts out of control on leash when they see another dog or person? Freak on a Leash is a class we are offer specifically for dogs who are reactive on leash. Designed to prevent and modify “freak out” behaviors like barking/lunging/growling and overall acting like a freak when they are on leash! Learn how to redirect and focus your dog back to you, so you both can enjoy going on walks again.

 

  • Wednesdays, June 21st – July 26th @ 7:10 pm (call or email to enroll) 
  • Wednesdays, June 21st – July 26th @ 8:15 pm (call or email to enroll)

*THERAPY DOG PREP

Is your dog a master at their obedience and a people lover? Take this class to prepare for the TDI (Therapy Dogs International) test. CGC certification is recommended but not required, you may take your CGC test at the same time as your therapy test if you’d like. This class will go over all the behaviors and situations you’ll be tested on.

  • Classes being scheduled soon! Please call or email to be put on the wait list.

GROUP INFORMATION

Group classes run for 6 weeks, and are approximately 1 hour long. For your first day of class please bring:

  • Payment (group obedience classes range from $110-$135)
  • A non-retractable leash (no flexi leashes please)
  • Training treats (we recommend the small, soft and smelly variety)
  • A copy of your dog’s up-to-date vaccinations including rabies, distemper, and bordetella

Group training classes take place at Wag ‘n Woofs, and participating in group classes requires:

  • Your dog does not disrupt class with constant barking or vocalizations (unless this is the focus of the class!)
  • Your dog be on leash and under your control at all times
  • Your dog be up-to-date on rabies, distemper, and bordetella prior to the start of class
  • One dog per handler (however one dog may have multiple handlers, we welcome everyone to attend class that is involved with training your dog)

If any of these criteria cannot be met, please call Wag ‘n Woofs directly to discuss our other options including our private lessons before entering a group class (952-224-4491).

Please call Wag ‘n Woofs to enroll at 952-224-4491 or if you have any questions. If you would like to be notified when a class is added to the schedule, call or email us to be put on the wait list!

About Your Trainers

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Ashley Wendel, CPDT-KA is excited to be teaching your training classes at Wag ‘n Woofs! Ashley brings a positive attitude and creates a fun atmosphere in each of her classes. With over 8 years of instructing experience, Ashley offers personalized and unique solutions to your training questions. Using positive reinforcement, she wants you and your dog to form a strong bond during classes based on trust and love. Ashley is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer-Knowledge Assessed through The Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers. She appreciates that each dog learns at their own pace and in their own way. Owners can leave their training frustrations behind as Ashley develops techniques and solutions that allow your dog to successfully learn the behaviors and manners you want to achieve. Ashley not only has experience teaching owners how to work with their dogs, she also has gone through the process of training her own furry kids Colby Jack, Drexl, and her newest puppy Feta. This allows her to understand how you feel at your end of the leash. The most important thing she’s learned is that there is a balance between obedience, and letting a dog be a dog! She hopes you come to class feeling comfortable to ask questions, work at your own pace, and have a great time while you bond with your dog!


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Jen Laskewitz, CPDT-KA, has been with the Wag ‘n Woofs team since day one. She now is the Daycare Manager, a lead trainer, and also does a majority of the private lessons. Jen has endless experience in dog behavior and training, including developing the curriculum and training for local rescue group A Rotta Love Plus. Jen has a simple, no nonsense, loving style of training that helps owners better understand their dog. She is currently owned by a pack of three dogs, Monte CGC- pit bull mix, Lloyd- pit bull, and Jax CGC, TDI- cavalier king charles. Jen’s knowledge has developed from her experience in multiple dog fields including therapy work, doggy sports, as well as extensive rescue work.