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Obedience Academy

Everyone loves a good dog. At Wagging Tails Pet Resort we promote good behavior through positive reinforcement, repetition and a focus on skills building. We offer training programs from puppy through adulthood and our flexible training options will fit perfectly into your schedule. At this time, the Obedience Academy is available at our Eagan location only. Please call 651-483-DOGS (3647) to enroll, or to inquire about future training opportunities in Bloomington.

Benefits of training

  • Builds trust and strengthens the bond between you and your dog
  • Promote good behavior through positive reinforcement and repetition
  • Develops focus and attention
  • Emphasis on having fun while learning
  • Easy to continue skills building at home

Classes

Puppy Kindergarten

Puppies have a very short time to learn to be polite and social in our big world. Puppy class is the most important class that you can take during your puppy’s life. This is a family friendly class and children may attend and be involved. We will socialize the puppies with each other and the puppy parents in attendance. We will work on all puppy manners including potty training, crate training, chewing and biting, and any other issues that individuals have. We will also introduce sit, down, come, stay and heel or walking on a loose leash.

Ages: 8 weeks to 5-6 months (5 months for large breed, 6 months for small breeds)
Requirements: None
Length: 5 weeks
Location: Wagging Tails Pet Resort Eagan
Cost: $130
To bring: Flat collar with flat leash – no retractable leashes. Bring dog treats for motivation.

Puppy Middle School

Continue your puppy’s training with Puppy Middle School. Everything learned in Puppy Kindergarten will be revisited and expanded upon to advance your dog’s training. We will introduce place, how to start walking off leash and continue to develop good mannered behaviors. This class is best taken immediately after completing Puppy Kindergarten.

Ages: 6 months or older
Requirements: Must have passed Puppy Kindergarten
Length: 5 weeks
Location: Wagging Tails Pet Resort Eagan
Cost: $130
To bring: Flat collar with flat leash – no retractable leashes. Bring dog treats.

Obedience 101

This class is for dogs that have not had obedience class before and are too old for Puppy Kindergarten. We will teach a solid foundation of canine manners. We will introduce sit, down, come, stay and heel or walking on a loose leash. Some time will also be devoted to individual training issues such as crate training, chewing and biting, and any other behavioral issues that individuals may have.

All our classes are very supportive and interactive. We welcome all questions and will have all levels of pet owners in the class. Other topics covered in this class are discussions around dog parks, personal space for dogs, pet nutrition wait and leave it.

Ages: 6 months or older
Requirements: None
Length: 5 weeks
Location: Wagging Tails Pet Resort Eagan
Cost: $130
To bring: Flat collar with flat leash – no retractable leashes. Bring dog treats.

Advanced Obedience

This class is a continuation of everything your dog learned in Obedience 101, and is best taken right after completing Puppy Kindergarten or Obedience 101. We continue work on your dog’s training and development. Advanced Obedience builds upon the foundations of your dog’s training thorough repetitive positive practice and enhancement of skills already known. We will also introduce new skills such as the place command, maintaining focus during distractions, and begin off leash training. This class is meant to deepen the skills for your dog, and to develop consistent, repeatable behaviors as well as confidence and pride.

Ages: N/A
Requirements: Must be a graduate of Obedience 101 or Puppy Middle School
Length: 5 weeks
Location: Wagging Tails Pet Resort Eagan
Cost: $130
To bring: Flat collar with flat leash – no retractable leashes. Bring dog treats.

May I take a tour of your facilities?

Yes! We invite you to come tour our resorts anytime time during the day, except from 11:30am to 1:30pm – when Resort guests are enjoying their Snacks & Naps.

What vaccinations are required to attend the Obedience Academy?

We require all dogs be current on Rabies, Distemper/Parvo (D/H/L/P) vaccines.

What type of training classes do you offer?

Wagging Tails Pet Resort offers a variety of training programs to meet your dog at their training level. We recommend starting puppies when they are young with socialization and develop a good foundation of manners.

Then our training curriculum progresses through foundation training and skill-building, to developing additional behaviors and increased concentration and focus. All of our training programs focus on rewarding good behaviors and positive reinforcement.

The Obedience Academy at Wagging Tails Pet Resort offers:

  • Puppy Training Programs
  • Obedience Training Programs
  • Group Classes
  • Individualized Training
  • Situational Training

My dog is shy and fearful, can your training help my dog?

Yes, we start by developing and nurturing a trustful relationship with your dog, our trainers and you. We show him that there is nothing to fear. By developing his confidence, we can start to reinforce his positive behaviors. Through this caring reinforcement and repetition, his confidence will grow and fear will diminish. Our approach of clear, non-confrontational obedience training and positive repetitive reinforcement is the best way to help dogs gain skills, manners and confidence.

Is my dog too old to train?

Absolutely not – old dogs can learn new tricks! Sometimes, mature dogs are easier to train because they have less energy than they were as a puppy and have better attention to focus. We use positive reinforcement and repetition to teach your dog the appropriate manners and behaviors. Your dog will gain confidence and joy while building their skills.

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