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 to class to participate!

* Vaccinations: Bordetella (kennel cough), Distemper, & Rabies (if old enough) Must be turned in 24 hours+ prior to class to participate!

* 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 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 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.

Born to be Wild

Beginner Obedience Class (6 Weeks)

Class Cost: $250.00 for 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,  body language and valuable information on impulse control.

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

Upcoming Start Dates

Monday October 31st @ 6:30pm

 

 

 

Born to be Wild

Beginner Obedience Class (3 Weeks)

Class Cost: $210.00 for 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) consecutive weeks (same day and time) and lasts about an hour long. Maximum of six (6) dogs per class.

Upcoming Start Dates

Wednesday October 19th at 5:00pm

Saturday November 5th at 11:15am

Friday December 2nd at 6:30pm

Wednesday December 14th at 6:30pm

Thursday December 15th at 5:00pm

 

The Crate Escape

Intermediate Obedience (6 Weeks)

Class Cost: $250.00 for 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) consecutive weeks (same day and time) and lasts about an hour long. Maximum of six (6) dogs per class.

Upcoming Start Dates

Friday October 7th at 6:30pm

Tuesday November 1st @ 6:30pm

 

 

The Crate Escape

Intermediate Obedience (3 Weeks)

Class Cost: $210.00 for 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) consecutive weeks (same day and time) and last about an hour long. Maximum of six (6) dogs per class.

Upcoming Start Dates

Wednesday November 30th at 5:00pm

Friday December 2nd at 5:00pm

Tuesday December 13th at 6:30pm

 

 

 

Turning a New Leash

Advanced Obedience (6 Weeks)

Class Cost: $250.00 for 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) consecutive weeks (same day and time) and runs about an hour long. Maximum of six (6) dogs per class.

Upcoming Start Dates

TBD

 

Turning a New Leash

Advanced Obedience (3 Weeks)

Class Cost: $210.00 for 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) consecutive weeks (same day and time) and runs about an hour long. Maximum of six (6) dogs per class.

Upcoming Start Dates

TBD

 

 

Dog Agility & Tricks

Peppy Pups

Agility for Fun! (6 Weeks)

Class Cost: $250.00 for 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) consecutive weeks (same day and time) and runs about an hour long. Maximum of four (4) dogs per class.

Upcoming Start Dates

 Friday October 7th at 5:00pm

Teacher’s Pet

Novice Trick Dog Class (3 Weeks)

Class Cost:$180.00 for 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) consecutive weeks (same day and time) 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 Start Dates

TBD

 

 

Teacher’s Pet

Intermediate Trick Dog Class (3 Weeks)

Class Cost: $180.00 for 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) consecutive weeks (same day and time) 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 Start Dates

TBD 

Teacher’s Pet

Advanced Trick Dog Class (3 Weeks)

Class Cost: $180.00 for 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) consecutive weeks (same day and time) 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 Start Dates

TBD

Elective Classes

Must be signed up ahead!

Elective

Classes

Class Cost: $25.00 for the single night elective class – Must pre-schedule

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!

*Advanced Agility Electives require the dog to have attended the intro level training of those obstacles to be eligible for the class!*

Wednesday November 9th at 5:00pm – Obedience: Sit, Down, & Leave It

Wednesday November 16th at 5:00pm – Obedience & Leash: Loose Leash Walking, Wait, & Recalls

Friday November 18th at 5:00pm – Obedience & Leash: Loose Leash Walking, Heel, & Wait

Tuesday December 27th at 6:30pm – Obedience & Leash – Sit, Down, Loose Leash Walking, & Leave It

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. 

 

Upcoming Dates for puppy socials

Wednesday September 28th at 5:00pm

Wednesday October 5th at 5:00pm

Wednesday October 12th at 5:00pm

Wednesday October 19th at 6:30pm

Wednesday October 26th at 6:30pm

Monday October 31st at 6:30pm

Wednesday November 2nd at 6:30pm

Wednesday November 9th at 6:30pm

Wednesday November 16th at 6:30pm

Thursday November 17th at 5:00pm

Friday November 18th at 6:30pm

Monday November 21st at 6:30pm

Monday November 28th at 5:00pm

Wednesday November 30th at 6:30pm

Thursday December 1st at 5:00pm

Wednesday December 7th at 6:30pm

Thursday December 8th at 5:00pm

Wednesday December 21st at 5:15pm

Monday December 26th at 6:30pm

Tuesday December 27th at 5:15pm

Wednesday December 28th at 5:15pm

 

 

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

Dawgs in Motion offers training and certification for Therapy Dogs.

Our program requires the dogs to complete Beginner and Intermediate Obedienec 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 ahs 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.

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, 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.

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

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, canine good citizen, trick dog, beginner agility, pet massage therapy, canine swimming instruction, hydrotherapy, pet CPR, animal communication, pet nutrition, grooming and animal psychology. Mandie specializes in obedience training and training Therapy, ESA, and Service dogs.

Ashley Strong

ABCDT

Ashley is the newest trainer to our training team! She has been with Dawgs in Motion since 2019 and is one of our canine obedience instructors. Ashley also does work with the dogs in our daycamp and nightcamp service through private lessons. She is currently working with our lead trainer on advanced obedience, tricks, and learning assisted swimming instruction!

Lori Kistenmacher

ABCDT, CGCC, CPRC, CPMT, CPP

Lori is certified in canine obedience, canine good citizen, trick dog, and pet CPR. She is also our newest mentor trainer for Animal Behavior College. Lori recently took her continuing educations courses in pet psychology, nutrition, animal reiki, and grooming care. Lori is our in-home trainer and specializes in obedience and aggression/reactivity issues in dogs.