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.

ALL CLASSES, SOCIALS, AND ELECTIVE CLASSES MUST BE PREPAID AT THE TIME OF SCHEDULING. Clients will not be concidered confirmed unless payment is made at the time of scheudling. All unconfirmed clients can not be gaurenteed placement in a class or session.

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

 

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,  body language 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

Tuesday May 10th at 6:30pm -FULL

Thursday May 26th at 5:00pm

Friday July 1st at 6:30pm

Monday July 11th at 5:00pm

Wednesday July 6th at 6:30pm

Thursday July 7th at 5:00pm

Tuesday August 2nd at 5:00pm

Friday August 12th at 5:00pm

Monday August 22nd at 5:00pm

Wednesday September 7th at 6:30pm

Tuesday September 13th at 5:00pm

 

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

Friday May 20th at 5:00pm

Saturday May 21st at 11:30am

Monday June 6th at 5:00pm

Friday June 10th at 5:00pm

Wednesday July 6th at 5:00pm

Wednesday July 27th at 5:00pm

Saturday July 30th at 11:30am

Wednesday August 17th 6:30pm

Thursday August 18th at 5:00pm

Wednesday September 7th at 5:00pm

Saturday September 10th at 11:30am

 

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

Tuesday June 7th at 5:00pm

Monday July 11th at 6:30pm

Tuesday August 2nd at 6:30pm

Tuesday September 13th at 6:30pm

 

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

Saturday May 21st at 4:00pm

Monday June 6th at 6:30pm

Saturday July 30th at 4:00pm

Friday August 12th at 6:30pm

Friday September 9th at 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

TBD

 

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

Tuesday July 5th at 6:30pm

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

 Friday July 1st at 5:00pm

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

Monday September 5th at 6:30pm

 

 

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

TBD 

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

TBD

Elective Classes

Must be signed up ahead!

Elective

Classes

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!*

Saturday June 11th at 11:30am – Obedience: Place, Stay, & Focus

Saturday June 18th at 11:30am – Obedience: Heel, Leave-It, & Wait

Friday June 24th at 6:30pm – Basic Obedience: Down-Stay, Wait for food, Leave-It, Leash Skills

Friday September 30th at 5:00pm – Obedience: Place, Stay, Leave-It, & Heel

Dog Socializing Courses

Puppy Social

45 minutes

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 gets 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

Monday May 23rd at 5:00pm

Thursday May 19th at 5:00pm

Saturday June 11th at 4:00pm

Saturday June 18th at 4:00pm

Monday June 27th at 5:00pm

Tuesday July 26th at 5:00pm

Wednesday August 17th at 5:00pm

Wednesday August 24th at 5:00pm

Wednesday August 31st at 5:00pm

Friday September 2nd at 6:30pm

Wednesday September 28th at 5:00pm

Friday September 30th at 6:30pm

 

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 a daycamp or nightcamp stay.

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

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

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
  • 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

TBD

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

Dog Trainer

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. She is currently working on learning beginner level agility for dogs!