Group Dog Training

Small Class Sizes. Great Education. So Much Fun!

*Current COVID restrictions: Masks required for all class attendees; Each registered dog may bring 2 humans.*

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Your dog (and you!) learns so much more when you’re having fun. Our group dog training classes are very hands-on. We incorporate science-based methods that will help you achieve the goals you want for your dog. Because our classes are small (6 teams or less), you’ll get the individual support you need to confidently practice new skills at home.

Our classes are designed to support you and your dog at every age and stage. Every class includes curriculum instruction, 3-4 tasks to work on, human mechanics, and individual coaching.

Classes meet weekly for 3-6 weeks.

Manners & Socialization Dog Training

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Puppy Manners & Socialization

Make the most of your first months together. Help your puppy become bold and confident with positive introductions to new sights, sounds, surfaces, people and play with other pups during a most critical development period. Master potty training, crate training, dealing with biting and learn to create and keep a schedule to keep training on track.

Sundays 7/25 – 8/22 9 am The Dog Hut, McFarland $185  REGISTER

Sundays 9/26 – 10/24 9 am The Dog Hut, McFarland $185 REGISTER

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Teen Dog Manners and Socialization

Dive into training and management skills that are critical to survive and thrive through your pup’s teenage stage. Become an expert on balancing training, play, quiet time and enrichment while addressing the most common dog troubles like jumping, counter surfing, stealing, pulling on leash and barking.

Sundays 7/25 – 8/22 10 am The Dog Hut, McFarland $185 REGISTER

Tuesdays 7/27 – 8/24 6:30 pm Camp K9, Madison $185 REGISTER

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Real Life Skills for Dogs 12+ Months

Train the behaviors that matter most in your daily life. Teach your pup polite manners like greetings without jumping, walking nicely on leash & coming when called. Learn to effectively manage and reduce unwanted behaviors while building great communication and trust.

Sundays 7/25 – 8/22 11 am The Dog Hut, McFarland FULL

Tuesdays 7/27 – 8/24 7:30 pm Camp K9, Madison FULL

Tuesdays 9/7 – 10/5 7:30 pm Camp K9, Madison REGISTER

Sundays 9/26 – 10/24 11 am The Dog Hut, McFarland REGISTER

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Out and About (4-12 Months)

This version of Out & About is specifically designed for our teenage pups’ developing bodies and brains. Work to effectively engage with your dog in more exciting locations, build confidence exploring new environments, improve leash walking skills, practice polite greetings and most importantly, have a blast learning and training with your dog. This is a hybrid indoor & outdoor class.

Sundays 9/26 – 10/24 2:00 pm $185 REGISTER (first two classes meet at The Dog Hut, McFarland. Following weeks will meet at east side and downtown Madison locations)

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Out and About (12+Months)

Advance your skills in the great outdoors. Work to effectively engage with your dog in more exciting locations, build confidence exploring new environments, improve leash walking skills, practice polite greetings and most importantly, have a blast learning and training with your dog. This is a hybrid indoor & outdoor class.

Sundays 9/26 – 10/24 3:00 pm $185 REGISTER (first two classes meet at The Dog Hut, McFarland. Following weeks will meet at east side and downtown Madison locations)

Behavior Change Dog Training

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Focused and Confident

Learn to lower stress, build calmness and attention, train alternate behaviors to reactivity and over arousal, build your dog’s confidence and trust. This class is ideal for dogs who exhibit levels of stress, fear or anxiety and may bark, growl, lunge, or over-react while on leash.

Mondays 7/26 – 8/23 6:30 pm Camp K9 FULL

Mondays 7/26 – 8/23 7:30 pm Camp K9 FULL

Wednesdays 9/1 – 9/29 6:30 pm Tailwaggers, Verona $185 REGISTER

Mondays 9/13 – 10/11 6:30 pm Camp K9 $185 REGISTER

Mondays 11/1 – 11/29 6:30 pm Camp K9 $185  REGISTER

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Focused and Confident Advanced

This is a hybrid indoor/outdoor learning experience. Advance your skills in the natural environment, on group walks and with real-world distractions. Trainer approval is required.

Sundays 9/26 – 10/24 4:00 pm This class meets at The Dog Hut, McFarland for 2 sessions, then travels to locations throughout downtown Madison

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Social Butterfly

Overly social, unable to listen or focus with over-the-top energy? Improve communication and develop more effective strategies to set you and your naughty but nice pup up for a lifetime of success.

This class is for dogs who are social and friendly with other dogs and people but find a traditional class set up to be too difficult to focus in.

Fitness, Play & Enrichment Dog Training

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Outdoor Tracking Dog Training

A dog’s nose is an amazing tool! This class teaches you and your pup the basic skills of tracking, or finding your scent. A wonderful, low-impact activity to engage your dog’s body and brain, this class is open to all ages and breeds. The classes are held outdoors and in all conditions – please dress accordingly. Dog will need a back clip harness for this activity.

Saturdays 10/16 – 10/30 9 am Badger Prairie, Verona $130 REGISTER

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Parkour for Dogs

Over, under, through, around! Dog Parkour or Urban Running is a noncompetitive sport that builds teamwork, fitness and confidence. Move through and explore the outdoor environment, challenging balance, strength, creativity and endurance.

Pups must be over 12 months (jump/impact restrictions for those under 18 months), dogs will need a back clip harness.

First two classes will meet at The Dog Hut, McFarland. Following classes will meet at outdoor locations in downtown Madison.

Sundays 9/26 – 10/24 1:00 pm $185 REGISTER

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Canicross Training

Learn to run with your dog! The sport of Canicross is an exciting way to hit the trails for fitness and fun with your best bud. This 5 week class is designed for those new to running with a dog companion, with a special emphasis on humans who are totally new to running. Build your skills, from couch to 5k! Dogs must be 18 months or older. Dogs will need a back clip harness and hands-free leash.

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Scent Work Training

When the weather has you stuck indoors, there’s nothing more fun than playing scent games with your dog. This course will teach you how to put your dog’s nose to good use, locating hidden scents. This class is open to all ages.

Sundays 11/14 – 11/28 12:00 pm $130 The Dog Hut, McFarland REGISTER

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Trick Training

Calling all class clowns! Trick training is a great way to bond, practice your training mechanics, and keep your dog’s brain and body busy. This class will teach fun tricks like: nose and paw targets, crawl, spin, sit pretty, shake, high five, roll over and ring a bell, back up…plus a few surprises! Earn your novice trick title with Do More With Your Dog! This class is open to all ages.

Sundays 11/14 – 12/19 (no class 12/5) 11:00 am The Dog Hut, McFarland $185 REGISTER

Join our Fit Dog Club!

Explore the Madison area with other dog-people and their dogs. Join us for fun, free walks every month throughout our city’s best and dog-friendliest neighborhoods and trails. Pre-registration required.