The Dog Den

Learn and Play...Everyday!

1019 Jonathon Dr. Madison, WI 53713 | 608-278-PLAY (7529)
410 Atlas Ave, Madison, WI 53714 | 608-241-DOGS (3647)

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Obedience Traning

Our training philosophy is simple HAVE FUN! We have developed classes that not only combine the latest scientifically-proven, positive training techniques but we also focus on making training simple and fun for the whole family. We use a combination of treats, praise, games and other rewards to teach your pup to be a courteous member of your family and society. We strive to work with you and your dog as individuals to meet your training goals instead of focusing solely on a set curriculum from week to week.

Our training team keeps up with the most recent positive training techniques to help your dog develop into an exceptional pet that is the envy of all your friends! We love dogs and know the importance of a solid training foundation to help make your dog an important part of the family. We understand the ups and downs of training. We are here to celebrate your successes and help you through your rough spots. You and your dog become part of our team as soon as you walk in the door.

We believe no dog is “too old” or “too young” to learn basic obedience and nice manners. Check out our class options below to ensure you have the BEST dog for YOU.

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Does your dog tend to pull you around on walks? Is your dog highly distracted while on-leash? Are you working on teaching your dog a formal "heel"? The Loose Leash Walking class is perfect for you! In this class, we'll discuss lots of tools, tips, and exercises that will help teach your dog to walk nicely at your side. Plenty of practicing time will be provided!

Class Length: 4 weeks; 45 minutes each week

Cost: $80

Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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This class is taught at a Beginner-Intermediate level, and it's held entirely outdoors! Dogs who have experience with basic commands such as "Sit," "Down," "Stay," and "Come," will get some practice performing these exercises (and many others,) surrounded by all of the extra distractions that the outdoors provides. We will be incorporating various distractions and games to help achieve reliable commands, and each week, we will work on something different, making this the class not to miss!!

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This class is perfect for dogs who have completed the Outdoor I and/or (indoor) Intermediate Class. This is an Intermediate-Advanced level class, in which we will work on "proofing" the dogs in an outdoor setting-making sure that they can do any command in any circumstance (if a bird is flying above them, a firetruck is heard passing by, etc.) We will include "field trips" to get even more chances to practice in real world settings.

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The American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen program focuses on good manners for "real world" situations such as walking nicely through a crowd, greeting a friendly stranger, meeting someone that also has a dog and reacting to distractions. Each dog will have the opportunity to take the 10 exercise test with a certified CGC evaluator. Pass all exercises and receive a certificate from the AKC! By combining the CGC program with exposure to wheelchairs, walkers, balloons, vacuums and many other items, your dog will have the skills to enter classrooms, libraries, nursing homes, etc. This is NOT a therapy dog certification course.

This class will include both the CGC test and a visit to a local nursing home.

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The Dream Team Level 1 class focuses on improving overall manners through learning basic obedience cues, building attention skills and working toward the removal of food lures for training and verbal control.

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week

Cost: $100

Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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The Dream Team Level 2 class focuses on proofing verbal controls. Exercises include prompt listening skills, rock-solid stays, controlled on-leash heeling, reliable recalls, polite greetings and leave its all while adding very difficult distractions and relying less on the leash.

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week

Cost: $100

Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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Our Dream Team Junior Class is a great fit for the pups a little too old for our All Star 1 class, but not an adult just yet - puppies between 17-weeks and 10-months-old! We will focus on addressing some of the more challenging adolescent puppy behaviors (bite inhibition, socialization/fear issues, listening skills, etc.) as we teach a great foundation for household obedience and attention-building skills.

Is your puppy 16-weeks or under? Check out our All Star Classes here!

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week

Cost: $100

Prerequisites: None *vaccines required first night of class

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