Dog Training

Dog Behavior Training, AKC Testing and more
The trainers at Dawgs in Motion use mixed methods based on the varied education, experiences they have had, customer abilities, and customer requests. We don’t have a “one size fits all” method and strive to choose the best learning method for you and your dog by using a variety of techniques, methods, and tools. Our trainers are fun and family oriented, encouraging everyone in the family, including children, to join in the training. Call for more information and pricing!

Materials to bring to classes and lessons:

Non-retracting leash, collar, treats, a favorite toy, up to date vaccinations (rabies, distemper, and bordetella), and we must have a copy of our policy filled out and on file.

Policy and vaccinations must be turned in 24 hours or more prior to the date of class.

Cancellation and Makeup Policies:

If you cancel your class 15 days or more prior to the start date of your class you will receive a full refund, cancellation 1-14 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. We would be happy to refer you to a trainer in the area that does handle cases involving aggression.

Dog Obedience Training Courses

Born to be Wild

Beginner Obedience Class (6 Weeks)

Expanded Beginner Obedience is conducted with an AKC Certified trainer and evaluator. The course covers fundamentals that your dog needs to get started at any age; From ages 8 weeks to even senior dogs, this is a great place to start if you are just getting into training with your dog. Learn building blocks like Name Recognition, Sit, Recall, Drop-It, and Socializing and valuable information on impulse control.

Class meets once a week for six (6) weeks and lasts about an hour long. Maximum of six (6) dogs per class.

Upcoming Dates

Wait List – All classes FULL

Born to be Wild

Beginner Obedience Class (3 Weeks)

Condensed Beginner Obedience is a course that teaches the basics without all the bells and whistles. It is perfect for owners that have a busy schedule and find it hard to fit in a six week course. It teaches only the core fundamentals and cuts out the extra exercises. This course also works on impulse control.

​Class meets once a week for three (3) weeks and lasts about an hour long. Maximum of six (6) dogs per class.

Upcoming Dates

Wait List – All classes FULL

The Crate Escape

Intermediate Obedience (6 Weeks)

Expanded Intermediate Obedience is the next level in obedience training. It is open to dogs of all ages as long as they have completed obedience at the beginner level. Intermediate will teach you how to increase your dogs’ recalls, targeting skills, and impulse control and how to work with desensitizing them. It will demonstrate higher leash work skills and putting them into real life situations.

​Class meets once a week for six (6) weeks and lasts about an hour long. Maximum of six (6) dogs per class.

Upcoming Dates

Wait List – All Classes FULL

The Crate Escape

Intermediate Obedience (3 Weeks)

Condensed Intermediate Obedience is a course that teaches intermediate skill basics and cuts out the extra practice exercises. It is open to dogs of all ages as long as they have completed obedience at the beginner level. Students will improve on their leash skills and impulse control skills and will learn basic targeting.

Class meets once a week for three (3) weeks and last about an hour long. Maximum of six (6) dogs per class.

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday December 1st @ 6:30pm

Turning a New Leash

Advanced Obedience (6 Weeks)

Expanded Advanced Obedience is the third level in our obedience training. Open to dogs of any age, as long as they have completed obedience at the intermediate level, it teaches detail-oriented, advanced skills including specialty leash work and handling maneuvers. Students will learn new training positions and improve impulse control skills.

Class meets once a week for six (6) weeks and runs about an hour long. Maximum of six (6) dogs per class.

Upcoming Dates

Wait List – All classes FULL

Turning a New Leash

Advanced Obedience (3 Weeks)

Condensed Advanced Obedience, just like our other condensed courses, is a great option for busy owners looking to improve on their core skills. It is open to dogs of any age as long as they have completed obedience at the intermediate level. Pulling the most important information from our expanded course, this class will focus on improvement of leash and impulse skills and teaches new handling maneuvers.

Class meets once a week for three (3) weeks and runs about an hour long. Maximum of six (6) dogs per class.

Upcoming Dates

Thursday December 2nd @ 6:30pm
Monday December 6th @ 5:00pm

Dog Agility & Tricks

Peppy Pups

Agility for Fun! (6 Weeks)

Peppy pups is our Agility for Fun course. It is open to dogs of all ages as long as they have completed obedience at the beginner level. This foundations course will expose your dog to all of the main agility obstacles at a low level, perfect for first timers, and then work them up to the harder levels. Learn how to target contact points, increase balance and confidence and learn important safety skills.

​Class meets once a week for six (6) weeks and runs about an hour long. Maximum of four (4) dogs per class.

Upcoming Dates

TBA

Teacher’s Pet

Novice Trick Dog Class (3 Weeks)

Who doesn’t love a great party trick. Now you can take a class that teaches nothing but fun tricks. From a simple shake of the paw to taking a bow your pup will learn twelve (12) different fun tricks at a novice level!

Class meets once a week for three (3) weeks and runs for about an hour long. Maximum of 6 dogs per class.

This class teaches tricks consistent with the AKC Novice Trick Dog title!

Upcoming Dates

TBA

Teacher’s Pet

Intermediate Trick Dog Class (3 Weeks)

Who doesn’t love a great party trick. Now you can take a class that teaches nothing but fun tricks. Your pup will learn twelve (12) different fun tricks at an intermediate level!

​Class meets once a week for three (3) weeks and runs for about an hour long. Maximum of 6 dogs per class.

​This class teaches tricks consistent with the AKC Intermediate Trick Dog title!

Upcoming Dates

Thursday December 2nd @ 5:00pm
Monday December 6th @ 6:30pm

Teacher’s Pet

Advanced Trick Dog Class (3 Weeks)

Who doesn’t love a great party trick. Now you can take a class that teaches nothing but fun tricks. From a simple shake of the paw to taking a bow your pup will learn twelve (12) different fun tricks at advanced level!

​Class meets once a week for three (3) weeks and runs for about an hour long. Maximum of 6 dogs per class.

This class teaches tricks consistent with the AKC Advanced Trick Dog title!

Upcoming Dates

TBA

Drop-In Elective Classes

Must be signed up ahead!

Drop-In Classes

Our Drop-In 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!

*Advanced Agility Drop-In’s require the dog to have attended the intro level training of those obstacles to be eligible for the drop-in class!*

Friday December 10th @ 6:30 LEASH SKILLS
Wednesday December 22nd @ 5:00pm LEASH SKILLS

Dog Socials

Puppy Social

45 minutes

The puppy social sessions are for puppies that are ages 8 weeks to six months old. Supervised by one of our certified trainers your puppy will gets to meets lots of people and new puppy pals. 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.

Upcoming Dates

Friday December 10th @ 5:00pm
Wednesday December 22nd @ 6:30pm
Thursday December 23rd @ 5:00pm

Small Dog Socials

45 minutes

The small dog socials are for dogs under 30 pounds and are between the ages of 6 months to 7 years old. Supervised by one of our certified trainers, your dog will get to socialize with other dogs close in size and lots of new people pals. It is great for socializing and confidence building and our trainer will help to answer any questions you have about play styles and training.

Upcoming Dates

TBA

Private Lessons

Camp Private Lessons

Dawgs in Motion offers training for our daycamp and nightcamp guests. These lessons are 30 minutes long and are designed to help assist dogs that struggle with behaviors during their boarding time.

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.

In-Home Training

Dawgs in Motion offers private in-home training as well. This training runs for a minimum of one (1) hour but may be extended by 30 minute add-on’s. Our in-home trainers can assist in various training including but not limited to, complications between dogs, introduction of new pets, bringing home a new baby, obedience, impulse control, and much more!

Custom Board & Train

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 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
  • Massages with our certified massage therapists
  • 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.

Testing

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

Tuesday December 14th @ 5:00pm – CGC
Tuesday December 14th @ 6:30pm – TRICKS
Tuesday December 21st @ 5:00pm – CGC
Tuesday December 21st @ 6:30pm – TRICKS

Meet Our Trainers

Amanda Zavadil

ABCDT, ABCMT, CGCC, CPMT, CCC, CPRC

Amanda is the lead trainer at Dawgs in Motion and is also a mentor trainer for Animal Behavior College. She is certified in canine obedience, mentor training for instructing and training future trainers, canine good citizen, trick dog, beginner agility, pet massage therapy, canine swimming instruction, hydrotherapy, pet CPR, animal communication, pet nutrition and animal psychology. She is currently working towards her masters in Animal Behavior and Science.

Kelsey Czaplewski

ABCDT, CGCC, CPRC

Kelsey is certified in canine obedience, canine good citizen, trick dog, beginner agility, and pet CPR. Kelsey assists daily with training for our daycamp and nightcampers and is working towards her certification in massage and hydrotherapy work.

Lori Kistenmacher

ABCDT, CGCC, CPRC, CPMT, CPP

Lori is certified in canine obedience, canine good citizen, trick dog, and pet CPR. Lori recently took her continuing educations courses in pet psychology, nutrition, animal reiki, and basic grooming care. She is currently working on learning beginner level agility for dogs!