Dog Training Classes

Fusion® Pet Retreat® offers a wide range of training classes including puppy, obedience, citizenship, agility and scent training. All dog and puppy classes are hosted in the comfort of our climate controlled 11,000 sq. ft. indoor training facility.

Now accepting registration for all classes.


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Puppy Kindergarten

Kindergarten is for puppies 3 to 9 months old. We teach YOU to teach your puppy the basic commands, including “come,” “sit,” “down,” “stay” and walking on a leash. Puppy Kindergarten features discussions on puppy behavior including separation anxiety, potty training, tooth brushing and grooming. This class is a MUST for every new puppy and owner.

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy (Socialization, Training, Activity, Responsibility)

S.T.A.R. is for puppies that have completed Kindergarten or are between 4 months to 1 year old. The course covers walking on a leash, sits, downs, comes, reaction to distractions, staying on leash with persons other than the owner or a family member, and owner responsibilities.  This class is preparation for Novice Obedience Training. Puppies do not need to be AKC registered.

Introduction To ScentWork

ScentWork is for dogs of all ages, shapes, sizes, and temperaments. Even non-social but human-friendly dogs can learn ScentWork. This fun game offers lots of mental stimulation while building confidence. The class involves working around obstacles in various environments. Only one dog is in the ring at a time. One their turn each dog searches for a hidden treat without human prompting. Upon completion, dogs are ready for ScentWork training.

ScentWork

ScentWork trains dogs to use their noses to search for and find specific scents. Scents may include birch, anise, and cloves. During ScentWork each dog is alone in the ring while the other dogs are crated. Completing this class prepares you and your dog to compete in ScentWork events. Even if you do not wish to compete, you and your dog will have a great time bonding and enjoy this fun and rewarding game.

Beginner’s Obedience

Beginner’s Obedience training is for dogs ages 9 months and older. This course teaches you to teach your dog the basic commands; “sit,” “stay,” “down,” “stand,” “walk” on a leash, “leave it”, and “give.” In this class obedience is learned through lots of love, patience, and positive reinforcement.

Intermediate Obedience

Intermediate Obedience continues where Beginner’s Obedience leaves off. It teaches you how to teach your dog the commands, “sit,” “down”, and “stay” for much longer periods of time. This course prepares you and your dog to pass the C.G.C. (Canine Good Citizen) test.

Advanced Obedience

This class is for those who wish to continue to work and bond with their dogs or prepare to compete in obedience trials. Advanced Obedience works on heeling, recalls, distractions, post turns, stays, retrieving articles, stand for exam, moving stands, and figure 8’s as it may be required for competition.

Tricks Classes

Here’s a fun class to teach your dog or puppy a variety tricks that will entertain a crowd. If you have a special trick in mind or would like to teach your dog to do something unique, let us know. This is a training class both of you will love.

Puppy Agility

This 8-week class focuses on agility fundamentals. Using fun games and tug play, your puppy will work with different equipment such as wobble boards, tunnels, targets, and cones. Each piece of specially selected agility equipment will build drive, focus, and motivation in your pup without hurting their young joints. Toys, treats, and lots of praise will motivate your puppy throughout the class.

Building Blocks of Agility

Build your dog’s confidence and develop a strong foundation of skills to become an agility superstar. Your dog will learn rear-end awareness, targeting, and basic performance with all agility equipment. This class is part of a three (3) part series.

Novice Agility Handling Class

This class builds upon Intermediate Agility Training. Hone your handling skills while your dog improves their abilities on all agility equipment. This training class runs you and your dog repeatedly through short fun courses to prepare for participation in Novice Agility level competition.

Intermediate Agility Handling Class

Continue to build you and your dog’s skills as a team in Intermediate Agility Handling Class. Learn to sequence longer courses and prepare for the Open/Excellent Level Competition.

Master Agility Handling Class

A class designed for dog/handler teams looking to continue adding handling skills to their toolbox. This class focuses on longer more intensive coursework.

For more information about our training classes:

CALL 952-492-0214 OR EMAIL US

Need something other than dog and puppy training classes? We also offer boardingdaycare, and grooming services.