Training

Training is available year round at Dog's Play.  Take advantage of our air conditioned matted training room and our shady grounds built around the comfort and safety of your canine. Full service agility field and swim tank for conditioning.
We offer compassionate science based training using the latest techniques and a lot of cookies! Come prepared with different proteins to tempt your canine's nose and help engage that training brain. We are here to help you with basic training and problem behaviors too. Uniquely qualified at problem solving to help you have a full and committed relationship so handler and dog experience a beautiful bond. There is so much pleasure in a well trained learning partnership with your dog. We will teach you the joy of a well trained partner without the use of harsh collars or tools. Bring your treats and a martingale collar with a six foot leash and that is all you will need for the most part. We also recommend the front closing wonder walk for hard pullers. You can purchase your harness at the Earthwise Pets in Jonesville.     

current schedule

Puppy Obedience 

Open to pups one year or less. Super fun and a great building block for your dog's young mind and learning fun obedience skills that work with your puppy. Social time for pups that like it and fun fun fun for your young growing busy body. 

Basic Obedience

This class is the foundations for which we build on everything else. You must take this class if you are new, unless you have a puppy or have proof of a passed Canine Good Citizen (CGC). CGC will be given at the end of this class. This is also a gateway to many more titles that start with your CGC.

Agility

This class is open to all dogs who have completed any of our regular classes, or who have their CGC. All levels are welcome but special emphasis is placed on the basics.

Tricks

This class is a blast and will strengthen your bond with your dog. Trick titles and awards will be given at the end of the class. So much FUN. Titles and video movies of your tricky canine are available featuring Fido as the star of the show!  This class is open to all who have already completed one of our basic classes, or their dog has a CGC.

Public Manners

Walk about and obedience with your pup. While practicing social distancing we will go to different locations for group practice in novel situations. A lot of fun outside while at a good distance from crowds. Earn your AKC Community canine with these lessons. Public Access and help your canine companion learn calm behavior in stressful environments. 

 

Private Lessons

Get one on one help with training in or out of the show ring. Sharpen your skills while all the attention is on you and your pup! These sessions can be done in your home or at our facility.  All reactive dogs are asked to take a private first so we can properly access behavior and what kind of help your dog will need. 

Service Dog Training

Corner stone of who we are. Complete task training and help with the legalities and obedience required to get the very best out of your team. Dozens of happy service dog teams working around the country in a beautiful partnership. Psychiatric tasking my specialty along with mobility work. 

Board and Train along with Day training and behavior camp

We now have board and train capabilities! We can work on any kind of training including sports, basic obedience, socialization, service dogs and behavior modification. Our field trips and day camps are usually sold out so please plan to book in advance.

Rally

Rally is a fun sport that works on obedience and the handler dog bond. It is good for beginners and well trained dogs!

Focus Class

The next step of your training begins with this class. Focus expert Julie Hughes will lead this class to a deeper more emotional connection with your canine partner.