​Real Life Manners

  • For dogs 7 months or older
  • Tuesdays at 7:15 p.m.
  • 6 one-hour classes.
  • $120 - Pre-registration Required.
  • For Start Dates, Registration and More Information: 



Canine Good Citizens

  • For graduates of Real Life Manners
  • Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
  • 6 one-hour classes with AKC CGC test on last night.
  • $120 - Real Life Manners and Pre-registration Required.
  • For Start Dates, Registration and More Information:  




Walk As A Team

  • For graduates of any pupDOGS group class
  • Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.
  • 4 one-hour classes that meet at local parks.
  • Limited to 5 handler/dog teams.
  • $120 - At least one previous pupDOGS class and pre-registration required.
  • For Start Dates, Registration and More Information:  




Leave our dog training classes ready to:

  • Walk confidently with a dog who no longer takes you for a walk.
  • Enjoy a dog who is focused on you and responds when you call her name.
  • Train your dog whatever behaviors are most important to you and whatever real-life sends your way!



Basic foundational skills are imperative for dogs to learn to navigate their environment.  This could be out in public or in our homes.  As a trainer, it's my job to help my clients understand their dogs, the basics of how they learn, and to provide helpful, clear instructions  on how to teach these basic manners in a respectful way using positive reinforcement training principles.  


Some of the skills we cover include coming when called, walking nicely on leash, polite greetings, sit, down, stay,  leave it, and more!


We focus on training dog owners in a welcoming and fun atmosphere.  We want you to leave with the skills necessary to continue teaching your dog all the skills necessary for living peacefully with your family.

Puppy Introduction

  • This one-night class is REQUIRED before starting either Head Start or Kinder Pup.
  • This class is offered ONLINE.
  • $20 - Pre-registration required.​
  • For Registration and more information:
  • 1st Thursdays of the month @ 8:30 p.m.:  Puppy Introduction
  • 3rd Thursdays of the month @ 4:00 p.m.:  Puppy Introduction


​Head Start Pup

  • ​Puppies 8 - 18 weeks of age on their FIRST night of class.
    • ​Our classes tend to fill early.  Please verify that your puppy will be 18 weeks or younger on the first night you are able to register to start this class.
  • Thursday Nights at 7:15 p.m.  This class is 'Rolling Admission" with no set start dates.  You can begin the first night there is an opening.
  • Pre-requisite:  Puppy Introduction.  You may register for the Introduction and Head Start at the same time.
  • Enrollment is limited.  First openings are listed under the Session Details at the following link:  Head Start Pup
  • 6 one-hour classes.
  • $120 - Puppy Introduction and Pre-registration Required.
  • For Registration and More Information:  Head Start Pup


We focus on meeting the needs of the youngest puppies by taking advantage of the short-lived "Sensitive Socialization Period."  Each week we focus on different training topics that cover socialization, puppy issues, problem prevention and foundation skills.  

 Our goal is to help you raise a Well Socialized, Friendly Adult Dog!


Kinder Pup

  • Puppies 19 weeks - 8 months of age.
  • Thursday Nights at 6:00 p.m.  This class is 'Rolling Admission" with no set start dates.  You can begin the first night there is an opening.
  • Pre-requisite:  Puppy Introduction.  You may register for the Introduction and Kinder Pup at the same time.
  • Enrollment is limited.  First openings are listed under the Session Details at the following link:   Kinder Pup
  • 6 one-hour classes.
  • $120 - Puppy Introduction and Pre-registration Required.
  • For Registration and More Information:  Kinder Pup


Think Teenager!  Kinder Pup is designed specifically to meet the needs of adolescent puppies.  Each week we focus on different adolescent training topics that cover socialization, puppy topics, self-control and beginning obedience skills.  


Rolling Admission: 

  • Each week we focus on specific topics to address the unique challenges of raising a puppy.  Our modular format allows new students to join at any time. 
  • Your paid registration guarantees your enrollment for a block of six consecutive weeks with your choice of start dates. ​
  • Enrollment is limited to 5 puppies. Registration is required.  

Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge & Skills Assessed

puppy Training Classes

CLASS INFORMATION:

​Our classes tend to fill early: 

  • You can find our earliest openings by clicking on the specific class.  The first opening dates are listed in the "Session Details" section.


Missed Class:

  • In order to get the full benefits of class, your regular attendance is crucial. There are no make-up classes available for missed classes; however, you will receive the homework.  If your dog is ill, you are encouraged to come to class without your dog to observe the training that day and get the week’s homework. 


  • Rolling Admission Puppy Classes:  Your registration fee guarantees you a spot for six weeks.  There are no make-up classes available for missed classes.


  • No refunds will be given for missed classes.


Cancellations:

  • Please understand that we keep class sizes small so that you get more personalized attention. Reserving your spot means someone else misses out. No refunds will be given for cancellations within 14 days of your class start date.  So please plan carefully. No exceptions.  We appreciate your cooperation to help keep our classes small and effective for you.


  • Why two weeks notice? We are different from a tangible product in that we can't just put our services back on the shelf to resell like you would if returning a pair of shoes. Without ample notice, we can't resell your training package. We only have a small number of spots in each class. Sometimes we have a wait list for classes, but those people need time to rearrange their schedules.  Thank you for understanding.


  • Weather Cancellations:  In the event of bad weather, please check for an email notification of cancelled classes before leaving home. When cancellations occur, due to weather or unforeseen emergencies, an additional class session will be added.


For a complete list of our policies and procedures, click on the following link:   Group Class Policies

​​Susan Ward, CPDT-KSA

Adult Dog Training Classes

​​​Our Group Classes Returned to In-Person Training in June 2021.

"Thanks for a great class.  We have learned so much and wish we would have done it years ago with the older dogs.  The young dogs are better behaved thanks to your class!"


Ginny:  vom Rainmaker Deutsch Drahthaar Breeder

Our classes are currently online.  Starting June 1, 2021 our classes will return to in-person.  They are held at Wag'n Woofs Daycare:
7071 Shady Oak Road
Eden Prairie, MN 55344