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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Rescue U - Classes for Recently Adopted Dogs

The Dog DenThe behavior team at The Dog Den has recognized the need expressed by newly adopted dog owners to learn how to work with and bond with their newest family member, and created a new class to address these needs.  Our Rescue U class will address how to raise and train your recently rescued pooch.  This class will do more than teach basic obedience; it will dig into the behaviors that many new dogs have as they transition into their new homes and families, and help the owners to learn the skills to work with their new family member for many years to come.  

Rescue U Level 1

In this class, we will be discussing how to bond with your new dog and set them up to succeed with their household manners, listening skills, and social interactions.  You will also learn to use basic obedience cues and positive-reinforcement training techniques to improve your dog's attention & focusing skills, build their confidence (as well as yours,) and create a wonderful bond between you and your dog.

Class Length: 6 weeks; 45 minutes each week Cost: $100 Prerequisites: Adopted from a Rescue Group or animal shelter within the last 3 months *vaccines required first night of class

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Mondays Mar. 4 - Apr. 8

7:45 - 8:30pm

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Thursdays Mar. 28 - May 2

6:45 - 7:30pm

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Mondays May 13 - June 24 (skip 5/27)

6:30 - 7:15pm

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Refund Policy: Class fees will be refunded or transfered only if registrant
cancels registration no later than 7 days prior to the start of class.


For Dogs Currently in Foster Care Looking for Their Forever Home

The Dog Den is committed to helping local rescues.  For dog currently in foster care, we offer many of our services for free or at a deep discount. 

  • Dog Daycare is free for all dog friendly fosters; however, reservations are required.   
  • In addition, foster dogs can also attend our group training classes to help them become more adoptable.
    • Our basic classes are free and include the following:  Any of our All Star Classes, any of our Dream Team classes, Outdoor I & II, and Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Dog Prep.
    • Specialty classes are offered at 50% off include the following:  Positively Focused, Scrappers, Rally, Freestyle, Treibball, and Shy Dog.
    • Foster dogs that might need additional help receive a discount of 50% on all private lessons.

Some restrictions do apply.  Contact us if you have questions. We are happy to help you find the right services for your foster dogs.