Dog Training Classes & Individual Sessions

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Training your dog is an important part of enjoying a happy, healthy, balanced friend! 

Our staff and dog trainers work with you to help achieve your training goals from walking on a leash, sit, down, stay and advanced level obedience for therapy dogs, AKC Canine Good Citizen, and overcoming problematic behavioral issues.

Your dog will be the happiest (and you'll be happy too) when there is clear understanding of your expectations and boundaries in the house or out for a walk. We utilize a lot of praise, excitement, and fun to get your dog engaged paired with correction for unwanted behaviors. A core foundation of obedience is the stepping stone to managing puppyhood as well as creating confidence in shy or fear aggressive dogs. 

Puppy Social Club

Puppy Social is a 5-week course for you to observe your puppy's play style, behaviors, and make new friends! Class size is limited to dogs under 40lbs and under 5 months of age, but no younger than 12 weeks, with up to 10 dogs in the session. Each session will be lead by a senior staff member educated on dog behavior and social interactions. We will provide toys and activities including introductions to new experiences and environments.

*Dogs must wear a "quick-release" nylon collar.

*Dogs must be under control (no dog- or human-aggressive dogs are allowed, please consult individual training options.)

*Puppy Social Club can be taken at the same time as "Introduction to Obedience" training course.

5 Week Puppy Social Club: $175.00

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This is only offered at our Mequon and Racine locations.

Racine - Thursdays 5PM-6PM

Mequon - Mondays 6PM-7PM

Introduction to Obedience

Introduction to Obedience courses run regularly at each location based on enrollment and scheduling. The Intro Course lasts 5 weeks and addresses the basics of walking on a leash, sit, down, stay, and walking through doors politely.

 

*Dogs must be leash on regular flat or rope leash and wear a collar or training collar.

 

*We educate on proper use of training collar options but do not require any specific training tools.

 

*Dogs must be under control (no dog- or human-aggressive dogs are allowed, please consult individual training options.)

5 Week Introduction Class: $125.00

Register Now for Classes!

Give us a call or email for class schedule. 

Milwaukee - Mondays 6PM-7PM

Racine - Tuesdays 5PM-6PM

Mequon - Thursdays 6PM-7PM

Individual Training Sessions

Individual or "one-on-one" training sessions are a perfect way for you to address specific behavioral concerns or to have private time to fine-tune you and your dog's skills. 

 

The first steps in arranging individual options begin with a training Evaluation with our trainer. This is an hour long appointment that gives us the opportunity to discuss your training goals and observe the dogs temperament and behavior. From there, we will advise the best course of action in helping you be successful!

  • Evaluation At PetU Facility: $50.00

  • Evaluation At Your Home: $100.00 (additional travel costs may apply)

Individual sessions require a minimum of 5 sessions scheduled. Sessions purchased expire after 6 months. A 24-hour notice is required for cancellations or the session is forfeited.

  • Individual Session at PetU Facility: $130 per session, $650 for 5

  • Individual Session at Your Home: $160.00 per session, $800 for 5

Board & Train

Our individual options begin with a training Evaluation with our trainer. This is an hour long appointment that gives us the opportunity to discuss your training goals and observe the dogs temperament and behavior. From there, we will advise the best course of action in helping you be successful!

  • Evaluation At PetU Facility: $50.00

  • Evaluation At Your Home: $100.00 (additional travel costs may apply)

Our Board & Train program is great for creating a strong foundation of behavioral expectations. Your dog will spend approximately three weeks at our facility working daily on training goals arranged during your Evaluation. Our staff and trainers work closely with your pup to learn how they learn and what motivates them! While they stay with us, you will visit weekly to review what has been learned and for you to practice what we teach. 

  • Puppies Up to 6 Months, starting rate: $2,100*

  • Dogs 6 months - 1 year, starting rate: $2,700*

  • Dogs 1 year +, starting rate: $3,300*

*Based on nature of training, additional costs for advanced obedience (service work), aggressive, or anxious and fearful dogs.

 
 
 
 

A Statement from our Trainer:

I started my career in the pet industry over 4 decades ago.  I have been fortunate to experience just about every facet of all things animals.  From retail, pets and supplies, wholesale pet supplies and food, Veterinary Technician, and of course, pet training.  Other than a 10 year period training Parrots, dogs have always been my passion, mainly obedience and behavior modification.  For the last 8 or so years, in search of continuing education, I have been training my own dogs and competing in the most difficult of dog sports, IGP-Schutzhund.  In that time I been lucky enough to work with several world level trainers and competitors.  Luckily for me I have 2 outstanding dogs who have allowed me to achieve high in Trial Obedience and high in Trial Tracking titles, as well as the 2018 working dog Championship IPO 2 National Champion title.
I try to share as much knowledge as I can to dog owners, so they can bring the clarity of learning to their dogs.  When I started out there was no such thing as online certifications, but I am now certified to do Canine Good Citizen evaluations, as well as K-9 Nutrition Specialist.
The training methods I use change from dog to dog, as each one is an individual in what motivates them to learn.  To keep it simple, I use classical conditioning, and operant conditioning, as studies have shown this decades old knowledge creates the easiest way for dogs to learn.

HAPPY TRAINING
Pat Valente

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