Dog Training Classes

for Puppies and Adult Dogs

*All classes are taught at Heritage Animal Hospital in Plymouth/Maple Grove.*

In addition to in-home consultations for behavior issues, I offer many different levels of obedience and ‘fun’ training classes for dogs and their owners.

All my group classes are eight weeks in length and meet for one hour per week. Classes are limited to 6-7  dogs per group, allowing for more personalized attention to both dog and owner. Family participation is strongly encouraged, as the dog should know to display obedient behavior for each individual in the household.

Obedience Classes

Obedience training options range from learning the simple basics all the way to taking those lessons outdoors, and  work for young puppies as well as adult dogs.

Level I – owners learn how to teach their dogs hand and voice signals for basic obedience behaviors including sit, down, come, stay, heel and attention to their name. In this class, owners also receive instruction on how to deal with problem behaviors (jumping, barking, house soiling, etc.), as well as teaching social and house manners. All dogs under one year of age are eligible for the AKC S.T.A.R. certification upon completion of this class.

Level II – an intermediate training class expounding upon skills learned in Level I, with a greater focus on honing your dog’s attentiveness given greater distance from you and increasing distractions, building consistency and reliability.

Level III – this class prepares participants for AKC Canine Good Citizens (CGC) evaluation. Linda is an AKC certified evaluator.

Level IV: Out on the Town – for dogs who’ve completed either a Level II or III obedience class, this session takes place entirely outside throughout the metro area (in the warm months, of course) to further hone your dog’s attentiveness in real-life situations.

Trick Dog Class – this is a fun and motivating class that is open to dogs of all ages. Trick training offers mental stimulation and a fun way to bond with your dog. Trick training also teaches a dog’s creativity and an eager attention to working with their people.

To learn more about my training methods, sign up for a dog obedience class or to schedule an in-home, private behavior consultation, please contact me today.

To enroll in a class please complete an application and return it to me with payment. Once I receive this I will send you a letter to confirm your enrollment and give all information needed for the class.

Dogs must be current on distemper, parvo and rabies vaccinations in order to enter a class.