Dog Training

Dog Behavior Training, AKC Testing and more

About our classes and trainers:

The trainers at Dawgs in Motion are balanced method trainers that use primarily positive reinforcement training (+R). Our trainers are all professionally certified and have all attended training college to earn their certification in training and have mentored under established trainers prior to training on their own. The trainers will work with you and your dog based on their training knowledge and experience and will select the best method for your team based on the needs of you and your dog and on the learning process that works best for both of you. We do not have a one size fits all because every dog/handler team is different. While some dogs need a softer form of direction, others that are more stubborn may need more assistance. Training is variant based on these needs and our trainers will adjust their styles to fit your team. As our trainers are balanced we will always strive to use +R training first but are not opposed to using other corrective tools. The decision to incorporate a tool in your training will always be discussed with the owner/handler beforehand to ensure proper sizing, use, and efficiency.

Dawgs in Motion does not work with aggression cases at the facility. We do however offer in-home and off-site training for dogs with aggression cases depending on the severity of the behavior. Please contact our training team today to see if your dog is eligible for this program option.  

Materials to bring to classes and lessons:

* Dawgs in Motion Policy filled out front and back. Must be turned in 24 hours+ prior!

* Vaccinations: Bordetella, Distemper, & Rabies (Rabies if dog is 15+ weeks old) Must be turned in 24 hours+ prior!

* Group Class Training Agreement form. Must be turned in 24 hours+ prior!

* A variety of training treats that are pea-sized (kibble, soft treats, hot dogs, cheese bits, etc.)

* A favorite toy of your dog’s for rewarding and decompressing

* A standard leash 4-6ft in length. We do NOT allow the use of any retractable leashes.

* Any training tools that you plan to use with your dog (Clicker, harness, prong collar, etc.)

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Customer Policy

Our Customer Policy is required for all of our services. Please complete & return or email to [email protected]

Training Program Guide

Click the link below to access our training program guide with lists of training options, pricing, and more!

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In-Home Training Contract

Clients participating in in-home training must have this on file. Complete and email to [email protected]

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Camp Training Contract

Clients participating in any camp training must have this on file. Complete and email to [email protected]

Cancellation and Makeup Policies:

If you cancel your class 8 days or more prior to the start date of your class you will receive a full refund, cancellation 1-7 days prior to class will result in a cancellation fee, we do not issue refunds for cancellation on the start date or after a class has already started.

Makeup classes will be guaranteed if Dawgs in Motion reschedules a class due to trainer illness, weather, etc., however, if a student misses class we can not guarantee a make-up class with your current trainer but you will still receive all of your homework and materials for the missed class. Make up classes may be scheduled with a trainer as a private lesson at the private lesson charge during available times.

Dawgs in Motion does not work with aggression cases at the facility. We do however offer in-home and off-site training for dogs with aggression cases depending on the severity of the behavior. Please contact our training team today to see if your dog is eligible for this program option.

 Dog Obedience Training Courses

 

ALL CLASSES, SOCIALS, AND ELECTIVE CLASSES MUST BE PREPAID AT THE TIME OF SCHEDULING.

Clients will not be considered confirmed unless payment is made at the time of scheduling. All unconfirmed clients can not be guaranteed placement in a class or session.

ALL DOGS PARTICIPATING IN OBEDIENCE CLASSES WILL BE TESTED

FOR PROFICIENCY ON THE LAST WEEK; THEY MUST PASS TO GRADUATE! 

Puppy Pre-K

3 week Puppy Socializing Class

Class Cost: $80.00

Ages: 8-16 weeks

Includes:  This class is specifically for young puppies in their developmental period. The class is primarily for socializing to people, dogs, and  situations. Tactile Exposure, Engagement Building, Name, Come, Sound Conditioning, & Socializing.

 

Upcoming Start Dates & Trainer

None scheduled at this time. Please check back later!

 

Puppy Kindergarden

6 week Puppy Basics & S.T.A.R. Puppy Class

Class Cost: $240.00

Ages: 4-7 Months

Includes: This class is taught and instructed by a CGC approved evaluator and trainer. The course includes Tactile Exposure, Sound Conditioning, Socializing, Crate Training, Name, Come, Sit, &    Drop-It. This class is a S.T.A.R. Puppy class, puppies will be tested on week 6 and those that pass will earn their S.T.A.R. puppy title. 

 

Upcoming Start Dates & Trainer

  None scheduled at this time. Please check back later!

Elementary School

6 week Beginner Obedience Class

Class Cost: $255.00

Ages: 4 months and older

Includes: This class is for all dogs 4 months and up that need to work on the basics. The course includes training on sit, focus, down, termination cues, leash pressure skills, handling skills, wait, take-it, gentle, stand (4 on the floor) and settle.

 

Upcoming Start Dates & Trainer

 

Monday February 13th at 6:30pm with ASHLEY STRONG

 

Elementary School Express

3 week Express Beginner Obedience

Class Cost: $180.00

Ages: 4 months and older

Includes: This class is for all dogs 4 months and up that need to work on the basics. It is an EXPRESS class that will cover the primary basics over two sessions with testing on week 3. The course includes training on sit, focus, down, termination cues, leash pressure skills, wait, and stand (4 on the floor). 

Upcoming Start Dates & Trainer

None scheduled at this time. Please check back later!

 

Middle School

6 week Intermediate Obedience & CGC Class

BEGINNER OBEDIENCE REQUIRED

Class Cost: $255.00

Ages: 6 months and older

Includes: This class is taught and instructed by a CGC approved evaluator and trainer. The course includes leave-it, sit-stay, loose leash walking, halt, calmly approaching dogs and   people, desensitization, separation from owner, touch. On week 6 dogs will be tested and if they pass with 100% they will earn their CGC title.

 

Upcoming Start Dates & Trainer

Friday January 20th at 5:00pm with LORI QUIGLEY

High School

6 week Advanced Obedience Class

INTERMEDIATE OBEDIENCE REQUIRED

Class Cost: $255.00

Ages: 1 year and older

Includes: This class is for dogs that are 1 year old or older and have graduated from Middle School (intermediate obedience) and is a CGCU preparation course. This class covers down-stay, distance sit, heel, front, finish, place, switch, distance down, group stay, distraction recall/come.

 

Upcoming Start Dates & Trainer

None scheduled at this time. Please check back later!

Dog Agility & Tricks

Gym 1 & 2 For Fun

Gym 1: 3 week Agility Foundations Class

Gym2: 3 week Agility Basics Class

Class Cost: $255.00

Ages: 1 year and older

BEGINNER OBEDIENCE IS REQUIRED FOR THESE CLASSES

Gym 1 Includes: An introductory course to familiarize your dog with the agility obstacles and basic handling maneuvers. This class is designed for fun only and is not a competition class. Skills   include: wobble board, basic handling maneuvers, pause table,      a-frame, teeter, weave poles, bar jumps, and tunnel. This class will not be teaching the dogs to run a course.

Gym 2 Includes: .:*MUST HAVE GYM 1*:.This class is designed for fun only and is not a competition class. It will expand on the skills that have been taught in Gym 1—Agility Foundations and will teach the dogs to work at higher levels of skill on the obstacles. This class will not be teaching the dogs to run a course.

 

Upcoming Start Dates & Trainer

Gym 1: February 7th at 5:30pm with MANDIE ZAVADIL

Gym 2: February 28th at 5:30 with MANDIE ZAVADIL

Art 1-2-3

3 week Novice-Intermediate-Advanced Trick Dog Class

BEGINNER OBEDIENCE REQUIRED

Class Cost: $180.00

Ages: 4 months and older

BEGINNER OBEDIENCE IS REQUIRED FOR THESE CLASSES

Art 1 (Novice) Includes: Crawl, get-in, paws-up, shake (paw), jump, kennel up, get-on, kiss, push-up, spin, touch, & high five.

Art 2 (Intermediate) Includes: Place, head-down, jump (over leg), stationary leg weaves, paws up (on an arm), ring a bell, roll over, sit-pretty, close a door, open a door, balance a treat, & shell game.

Art 3 (Advanced) Includes: Limp, smoosh, bow, identify a toy, orbit, circle left & right, hide your head, turn on the light, play dead, walking leg Weaves, embarrassed, and dance.

 

Upcoming Start Dates & Trainer

Art 2: Saturday February 11th at 4:15pm with MANDIE ZAVADIL

Art 3: Saturday March 11th at 4:15pm with MANDIE ZAVADIL

Elective Classes

Must be signed up ahead!

Elective

Classes

Elective Class Cost: $30.00 

Ages: All Ages

Our Elective classes are a 1-night session that runs for 1 hour. These courses must be signed-up for prior to the start date/time as space is limited.

The classes will cover different training in each session from obedience skills, leash work, tricks, agility, and much more! They are a great way to keep you and your pup busy and are a great way to stimulate your dog’s body and mind as well as providing a fun bonding experience with your canine companion!

Tuesday January 24th at 6:00pm .: Leash Skills :. with MANDIE ZAVADIL

Tuesday March 21st at 5:30pm .: Impulse Control :. with MANDIE ZAVADIL

Wednesday March 22nd at 5:30pm .: Impulse Control :. with ASHLEY STRONG

Wednesday March 29th at 5:30pm .: Leash Skills :. with ASHLEY STRONG

Dog Socializing Courses

Puppy Social

45 minutes

Class Cost: $15.00 for a 45 minute session

Sessions must be pre-paid and scheduled in order to attend!

The puppy social sessions are for puppies that are ages 8 weeks to five months old and are 30 pounds or under. Supervised by one of our trainers your puppy will get to meet people and new puppy pals learn to play around play equipment, share toys, have exposure to new surfaces and textures, and more! It is great for critical socializing and confidence building and our trainer will help to answer any questions you may have on puppy play styles, training, and development.  

**Puppy socials will not be canceled by Dawgs in Motion unless only one puppy signs up – we will still hold a social even with 2 puppies.

**Cancellation of a puppy social must be done 24 hours in advance to avoid a 50% cancellation charge. No Shows and cancellation the day of a social will result in no refund unless otherwise approved by management.

** The supervising trainer may choose to incorporate a trained “Guardian” dog over the age limit to help socialize the puppies with older or larger dogs. 

 

BEGINNING IN JANUARY 2023 OUR SINGLE NIGHT SOCIALS WILL BE DISCONTINUED TO MAKE AVAILIBLE SPACE FOR OUR

BRAND NEW

3-WEEK PUPPY SOCIALIZING CLASS!

Upcoming Dates for puppy socials

December dates TBD

 

 

Private Lessons

Private Lessons

30 minute Camp Lesson Cost: $50.00

60 minute Camp Lesson Cost: $93.00

 

30 minute Owner Present Lesson Cost: $65.00

45 minute Owner Present Lesson Cost: $90.00

60 minute Owner Present Lesson Cost: $115.00

Dawgs in Motion offers training for our daycamp and nightcamp guests. These lessons are 30 minutes and 60 minutes long and are designed to help assist dogs during a daycamp or nightcamp stay. Our trainers can work on socializing, obedience, tricks, and more. Private sessions are not offered for aggression cases.

We also offer owner present lessons ranging from 30 minutes to 60 minutes long. These sessions can be tailored to address specific behavioral problems or obedience, tricks, or agility training. Private lessons are not offered a the facility for cases of aggression.

For daycamp/nightcamp lessons our experienced trainers will work with your dog in the environment that they are having the issues and will work to correct problematic behaviors like mounting,                face-barking, barging through gates and doors, and can help build appropriate play and interactions with other dogs and staff. All students must have a camp training contract on file prior to lessons.

Our trainers do NOT work with aggression towards people or other dogs in our camp private lessons. 

In-Home Training

60 minute In-Home Private Lesson Cost: $200.00

30 minute In-Home Extension Cost: $65.00

Dawgs in Motion offers private in-home training as well. In-Home training is 1 hour long and can work on a range of behaviors including obedience, housebreaking, and problem behaviors including but not limited to: counter-surfing, digging, barking, chewing, etc.

Dawgs in Motion can work with dogs experiencing issues with reactivity or aggression on a limited basis. If you are experiencing issues with this please alert our staff so that we can ensure that you are placed in the correct program prior to starting your training.

Custom Board & Train

Board and Train Cost: $180.00 a day plus add-ons

Discounts offered for extended stays

Dawgs in Motion offers a custom board and train option for our clients! This program is designed to work with you dog intensively over a minimum of 3 days. Length of stay will depend on the behaviors needing work.

Our training team will meet with you for a pre-training consultation to discuss the areas that need work and create a custom training plan for you and your furry friend. During the training process owners will receive updates on their pets’ progress and after the training is completed owners will meet again with the training team for a post-training consultation to go over the training procedures for your individual pet. Owners will receive trouble shooting guides along with a detailed, custom training journal going over all of the dog’s training. 

​Board and train options are available for behaviors including but not limited to:

  • Beginner, Intermediate, & Advanced Obedience
  • Socializing
  • Impulse control
  • Leash Skills
  • Therapy Dog Skills
  • Tricks 

Dawgs in Motion does not offer board and train for aggression cases!

Puppy Prep Academy

Puppy Prep Academy Cost: $85.00 a day plus add-ons

Care package, photos and videos, and take home packs are included!

Puppy Prep is a board and train option that we offer in partnership with breeders. Owners who have selected a puppy from their breeder can choose to have their puppy boarded for a minimum of two weeks with our training team. While your pup stays with us they are worked with several times a day on basic obedience skills including but not limited to:

  • Name Recognition
  • Recall
  • Gentle
  • Sit
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Drop-It
  • Leave-It
  • Wait
  • Focus
  • Handling Skills

Puppies are also socialized daily in specially created groups that are supervised by our daycamp managers and training team members! In addition to all of this we also expose the pups to special activities to boost their confidence and aid in socializing including:

  • Assisted Swimming Lessons in the in-ground pool
  • Grooming with our certified grooming team

​Owners are scheduled to meet with the lead trainer for a minimum of 1 hour long consultation session where they are presented with their pups customized training journal, care package, and go over the training procedures used with their individual puppy.

Therapy Dog Training

   (if 2. Dawgs in Motion offers training and certification for Therapy Dogs.

Our program requires the dogs to complete Beginner and Intermediate Obedience and earn their titles for Canine Good Citizen and Urban Canine Good Citizen. If an adult dog comes to us for certification but the owner feels that they have reached the intermediate level of traiing or has trained elsewhere the dog may be evaluated and test out of these classes. If a dog has already received their CGC and CGCU and tests out but wants to be certified they can be evaluated by the lead trainer and test out of the program. 

Dawgs in Motion does not offer insurance for these dogs, we only offer training and certification based on the evaluation and testing of the dog.

Our recommended course of training would be the following:

1. Beginner Obedience – Graduated

2. Intermediate Obedience – Graduated

3. Achieve Canine Good Citizen Title (at DIM 2 & 3 can be done together)

4. Achieve Urban Canine Good Citizen Title

5. Evaluation and Testing with the Lead Trainer for Certification

 

Service Dog Training

Dawgs in Motion offers training and certification for Service Dogs.

Our program requires the dogs to complete Beginner , Intermediate, and Advanced Obedience and earn their titles for Canine Good Citizen, Urban Canine Good Citizen, and Advanced Canine Good Citizen. If an adult dog comes to us for certification but the owner feels that they have reached the advanced level of training or has trained elsewhere the dog may be evaluated and test out of these classes. If a dog ahs already received their CGC, CGCU, and CGCA and tests out but wants to be certified they can be evaluated by the lead trainer and test out of the program.

Dawgs in Motion does not offer insurance for these dogs, we only offer training and certification based on the evaluation and testing of the dog.

Service training can be done privately as well through our private lessons at Dawgs in Motion’s Facility. We offer training for psychiatric service dogs, PTSD, balance assistance, mobility (not including guide dogs), anxiety and depression, and other task oriented training. We do NOT offer service training for medical alert such as diabetic alert, allergen alert, etc. However we would be happy to get you recourses on these options.

Please note that Service Dogs are specially trained dogs to assist their handler with a disability and are not pets. These task oriented working dogs assist in daily function for their handlers and are NOT therapy dogs. It is illegal to claim your pet is a service animal if you do not have a disability and it is illegal to claim your pet is a service animal so that you can bypass housing, airline, or other pet restrictions. Dawgs in Motion will not sign off on a dog that is not a legitimate service animal. We do not sell vest, ID tags, or other visual verification for these working dogs but would be happy to write a letter verifying the training and or evaluation of a service animal at the request of the legal owner/handler of the animal.

Our recommended course of training would be the following:

1. Beginner Obedience – Graduated

2. Intermediate Obedience – Graduated

3. Achieve Canine Good Citizen Title (at DIM 2 & 3 can be done together)

4. Achieve Urban Canine Good Citizen Title

5. Advanced Obedience – Graduated

6. Specialized Task Training through Private Lessons

7. Evaluation and Testing with the Lead Trainer

Testing

Testing Cost: $30.00 

S.T.A.R. Puppy
Canine Good Citizen (CGC)
Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGCU)
Community Canine (CGCA)
Novice Trick Dog (TKN)
Intermediate Trick Dog (TKI)
Advanced Trick Dog (TKA)
Virtual Home Manners (VHM)

Upcoming Testing Dates

Individual testing may be scheduled as a private session

Meet Our Trainers

Amanda Zavadil

ABCDT, ABCMT, CGCC, CPMT, CCC, CPRC

Lead for Training, Massage, Swim Instructions & Hydrotherapy

Amanda (Mandie) is the lead trainer at Dawgs in Motion and is also a mentor trainer for Animal Behavior College. She is certified in many areas including canine communication and she teaches obedience classes, socializing classes, foundations agility, trick courses, and swimming instruction. Mandie specializes in obedience training and training Therapy, ESA, and Service dogs.

*Available for group, private, & in-home classes as well as in-home canine massage therapy

 

Ashley Strong

ABCDT

Dog Trainer & Swim Instructor

Ashley is the newest trainer to our training team and has been with Dawgs in Motion since 2019 Ashley teaches puppy and beginner obedience classes, socializing courses, trick courses, and swimming instruction!

*Available for group and private classes

 

Lori Kistenmacher

ABCDT, CGCC, CPRC, CPMT

Dog Trainer, Massage Therapist, Hydrotherapist, & Swim Instructor 

Lori is one of our trainers here at Dawgs in Motion. She works part time doing only training and massage/hydrotherapy. Lori is certified in many areas of training and she teaches socializing courses, obedience courses, foundations agility, and swimming instruction. Lori is our primary in-home trainer and specializes in working with aggression based behaviors.

* Available for group, private, and in-home classes