Everyone loves a good dog. At Wagging Tails Pet Resort we promote good behavior through positive reinforcement, repetition and a focus on skills building. We offer training programs from puppy through adulthood and our flexible training options will fit perfectly into your schedule. At this time, the Obedience Academy is available at our Eagan location only. Please call 651-483-DOGS (3647) to enroll, or to inquire about future training opportunities in Bloomington.

Benefits of Training

  • Builds trust and strengthens the bond between you and your dog
  • Promote good behavior through positive reinforcement and repetition
  • Develops focus and attention
  • Emphasis on having fun while learning
  • Easy to continue skills building at home

Classes

Puppy Kindergarten

Ages: 8 weeks to 5-6 months (5 months for large breed, 6 months for small breeds)
Requirements: None
Length: 5 weeks
Location: Wagging Tails Pet Resort Eagan
Cost: $120
To bring: Flat collar with flat leash – no retractable leashes. Bring dog treats for motivation.

 

Puppies have a very short time to learn to be polite and social in our big world. Puppy class is the most important class that you can take during your puppy’s life. This is a family friendly class and children may attend and be involved. We will socialize the puppies with each other and the puppy parents in attendance. We will work on all puppy manners including potty training, crate training, chewing and biting, and any other issues that individuals have. We will also introduce sit, down, come, stay and heel or walking on a loose leash.

Puppy Middle School

Ages: 6 months or older
Requirements: Must have passed Puppy Kindergarten
Length: 5 weeks
Location: Wagging Tails Pet Resort Eagan
Cost: $120
To bring: Flat collar with flat leash – no retractable leashes. Bring dog treats.

 

Continue your puppy’s training with Puppy Middle School. Everything learned in Puppy Kindergarten will be revisited and expanded upon to advance your dog’s training. We will introduce place, how to start walking off leash and continue to develop good mannered behaviors. This class is best taken immediately after completing Puppy Kindergarten.

Obedience 101

Ages: 6 months or older
Requirements: None
Length: 5 weeks
Location: Wagging Tails Pet Resort Eagan
Cost: $120
To bring: Flat collar with flat leash – no retractable leashes. Bring dog treats.

 

This class is for dogs that have not had obedience class before and are too old for Puppy Kindergarten. We will teach a solid foundation of canine manners. We will introduce sit, down, come, stay and heel or walking on a loose leash. Some time will also be devoted to individual training issues such as crate training, chewing and biting, and any other behavioral issues that individuals may have.

All our classes are very supportive and interactive. We welcome all questions and will have all levels of pet owners in the class. Other topics covered in this class are discussions around dog parks, personal space for dogs, pet nutrition wait and leave it.

Advanced Obedience

Ages: N/A
Requirements: Must be a graduate of Obedience 101 or Puppy Middle School
Length: 5 weeks
Location: Wagging Tails Pet Resort Eagan
Cost: $120
To bring: Flat collar with flat leash – no retractable leashes. Bring dog treats.

 

This class is a continuation of everything your dog learned in Obedience 101, and is best taken right after completing Puppy Kindergarten or Obedience 101. We continue work on your dog’s training and development. Advanced Obedience builds upon the foundations of your dog’s training thorough repetitive positive practice and enhancement of skills already known. We will also introduce new skills such as the place command, maintaining focus during distractions, and begin off leash training. This class is meant to deepen the skills for your dog, and to develop consistent, repeatable behaviors as well as confidence and pride.

Stay & Train

Ages: N/A
Requirements: None
Length: 10 days, daily training sessions
Location: Wagging Tails Pet Resort Eagan
Cost: Varies by training requirements, talk to our trainers for more information
$40/half hour OR $70/full hour

 

Bring your dog to Wagging Tails Pet Resort to stay and we’ll do the training! Board your dog with us and sign up for at least 10 days of one-on-one time with an experienced dog trainer. Your trainer will discuss your training and behavioral goals and develop a training plan. When your Stay & Train is complete, your trainer will meet with you and teach you how to prompt those behaviors your dog has learned! It’s the perfect way to train for those who travel or have a busy schedule.