Dog training classes are taught by Certified Trainer Allison Lamminen CTC, CSAT and are held at Dakota Pet Hospital in Lakeville, MN. If you are interested in signing your dog up for class, send in a contact form today!


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You watched us as we were teaching commands and gave really good course correction. You also taught us a command that allowed Daisy to not pull on her leash for the first time in her life. Thank you for your dedication to teaching well-behaved puppies!
— Daisy's parents
We can’t wait til the next one we can take!
— Jersey's mom
Allison is an amazing trainer! We have had both of our pups in her classes and the results are awesome. She loves every dog like her own, and she makes us feel like part of her family. Because of her training we were able to recall our dog the first time he was off leash up North and running away. I just can’t say enough good things! No harm, no fear training with Allison is the way to go!!
— Astrid and Hiccup's mom

Puppy Classes

Join one of three puppy classes! 

  • Puppy Kindergarten

    • Introduction to obedience skills such as come when called, sit, down, stay and leave it.

    • Body handling exercises build confidence and teach your dog to be comfortable in his own fur!

    • Off-leash play sessions are worked into the curriculum to promote healthy play and to provide socialization with other puppies as well as people!

    • Puppies must be between 8-18 weeks at the start of class

    • Price: $150

  • Adolescent Manners

    • Introduce or continue building on basic behaviors such as come when called, sit, down, stay and leave it.

    • Off-leash play sessions are worked into the curriculum to promote healthy play and to provide socialization with other puppies as well as people!

    • Puppies must be between 18 weeks and one year old at the start of class.

    • Price: $150

  • Puppy Intermediate

    • Throughout this six week course, we will prepare your puppy for the CGC test (evaluation not included).

    • https://www.akc.org/products-services/training-programs/canine-good-citizen/training-testing/

    • Off-leash play sessions are worked into the curriculum to promote appropriate and balanced play and to provide socialization with other puppies as well as other people!

    • Puppies must have taken Puppy Kindergarten or Adolescent Manners. If no beginner class was taken or if the puppy took a beginner class elsewhere, approval will be necessary before registration.

    • Puppies under a year old are welcome!

    • Price: $150


Adult Basic

It is never too late to enroll your dog in class! In this class, we will teach basic behaviors such as come when called, sit, down, stay, leave it and more.

No matter where your dog is at, we can help you and your dog learn behaviors that will set him up for success and will provide you with some relief from those "naughty" behaviors your dog may be practicing.

*Dogs older than 10 months of age are welcome to join class. They must have a good history with dogs and people. If you are unsure if your dog would thrive in a class setting, contact me before registering.

Price: $150

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Adult Intermediate

Continuing education is so important not only for our dogs but for us! You and your dog can only continue to grow if you take more classes. In Adult Intermediate, we will prepare your dog for the CGC test (evaluation not included).

https://www.akc.org/products-services/training-programs/canine-good-citizen/training-testing/

Dogs older than 10 months of age who have taken a basic training class are eligible to join this class. Dogs must be good with other dogs and people. They must also be up to date on rabies, distemper and bordetella vaccines.

 

Price: $150

 


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Tricks

Do you often have company over? Would you love to be able to entertain by showing off what your dog can do? Sign up for this six-week class!

Some tricks we will be teaching are:

  • Bow

  • Army crawl

  • Spin

  • Wave

  • and more!

Price: $150


Reactive Rover

Does your dog go crazy when he sees another dog? Do you avoid taking your dog on walks because he is too difficult to manage when another dog is in sight?  If you answered yes, this class is for you!

In this 6-week class, we will introduce other behaviors for your dog to perform during those stressful times when another dog dared to come into sight. We will also focus on building your dog's comfort level when he sees a dog.

This class is for dog-reactive dogs only. If your dog is reactive toward people, the private training route is best for you.

Price: $200