Wag 'N Woofs

Training

Dog Training

 
Training Room

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 info@wagnwoofs.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! Lessons are scheduled at your convenience in the location of your choice, 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 
  • Puppy consultations 

Rates

Private lessons: $165/hour for the initial consultation and lesson

Follow up lessons: $110/hour

Have a friend, family member, or neighbor that is looking to work with their dog on the same things you are? Ask about Semi-Private Lessons! All the fun and flexibility of one-on-one lessons, with the cost of the hour(s) shared amongst your group. Group size may be limited, depending on the training goals of the group participants. We can teach a whole 6 week, neighborhood obedience class right in your very own cul-de-sac! 

All Private and Semi-Private Lessons can be scheduled to take place in your home, at our facility, or at other locations. 

Call us to find out more and set up your private lesson! 952-224-4491


GROUP CLASSES

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 4-6 foot 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.

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!

 

 

 
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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.

~~Full~~ Mondays, June 18th – July 23rd @ 5:30 pm (call or email to enroll)


TEENAGER CLASS

 

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 18th – July 23rd @ 6:30 pm (call or email to enroll) 

 


OUTDOOR BEGINNER CLASS

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! This round of Beginner Class will take place primarily outdoors! 

  • Mondays, June 18th – July 23rd @ 7:30pm (call or email to enroll)

 

 

INTERMEDIATE CLASS

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 put on 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? 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

 

OUTDOOR FOCUSED ATTENTION

 

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. This round of Focused Attention will take place primarily outdoors! 

 

Tuesdays, June 19th – July 24th @ 5:00 pm (call or email to enroll) 


 

FREAK ON A LEASH- The beginnings 

 

Do you have a dog that has a meltdown when they see another dog or person? Freak on a Leash class is designed to prevent and modify “freak out” behaviors like barking/lunging/growling at other animals or people. Class topics include impulse control, leash handling skills, basic behavior modification techniques, mat work, and much more. This class is also appropriate for dogs that may be shy and fearful, or dogs that have a hard time working in larger group class settings. 

Class runs for 6 weeks, is limited to 4 dogs, and costs 135.00. Please bring your dog on a Gentle Leader head collar or a front-clip style harness. 

~~Full~~ Wednesdays, Starting July 11th @ 7:30p-8:30p (call or email to enroll) *Class meets on July 11, 18, 25, Aug 1, 8, 15*

~~Full~~ Saturdays, Starting July 21st @ 10:30a-11:30a (call or email to enroll) *Class meets on July 21, 28, Aug 11, 18, Sept 8, 15*

~~Full~~ Saturdays, Starting July 21st @ 11:45a-12:45p (call or email to enroll) *Class meets on July 21, 28, Aug 11, 18, Sept 8, 15*


Freak on a leash- the sequel

For graduates of Freak on a Leash Beginner class (or with approval from the trainer), continue to develop your dog's ability to be comfortable, confident, and under control in the presence of other dogs and people in a predictable environment.  Dog and handler teams that have mastered the activities taught in the Beginner session, but are not quite ready for larger group classes, this one is for you! This class will cover rotating topics each week including tricks and games, exploring K9 sports, obedience skills, husbandry work, and more- with plenty of room to keep your dog comfortable! Class runs continuously, dates are scheduled two months out. Schedule updates will be sent to current students each month. New students are added to class as current pass holders move out of class. 

Class registration is on a pass system (purchase 6 class lessons and use them within 8 scheduled weeks)- One six week pass is 135.00

Class is limited to 4 dogs. Please bring your dog on a Gentle Leader head collar or a front-clip style harness. 

Saturdays @ 1:00p-2:00p- 2 passes available to start Saturday, June 9th 2018!! (call or email to enroll)


 

    About Your Trainer, Ashley

     
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    Ashley 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. 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!