Dog Training

We have a state of the art training facility that will meet your needs and those of your beloved animal. We offer puppy, basic obedience, agility, conformation classes and private training sessions.

Our trainers have experience in many different areas including dog behavior and agility to conformation and competitive obedience. They regularly attend seminars to stay updated on new training techniques and to keep their skills in tip top shape. Many of our trainers also compete in different venues and all have earned titles in their venue of interest. In fact, Alice Howe, with her golden retriever Bobbi, was the 1st Minnesota team to achieve both Agility and Obedience Championship titles!

Indoor Training Facility

Training Courses

Puppy 1

$80 for 6 weeks
When Mondays at 6pm, Tuesdays at 10:30am, Tuesdays at 6pm, Wednesdays at 6pm, Thursdays at 5pm, Saturdays at 9am

Puppy 1 class focuses on socialization skills (such as bite inhibition) with other puppies and introduces the pups and their handlers to basic obedience commands. This is a MUST HAVE class for every little pup ages 9 weeks to 5 months old at start of class.

Learn More & Register

Puppy 2

$80 for 6 weeks
When Tuesdays at 7:30 pm & Saturdays at 10:30am

Puppy 2 is a great class to keep socializing puppies in a safe environment with other puppies their age while introducing them to new surfaces and obstacles. Puppy 2 will also reinforce Puppy I skills, build on them, as well as learn some new skills.

Learn More

Basic Obedience

$115.00 for 8 weeks
When Monday: 10:30am, 6pm, or 7:15pm and Tuesday 6pm or 7:15pm

Basic Obedience Class is designed to build a close relationship between you and your dog. This is a MUST HAVE foundation class for all dogs 6 months old and older.

Learn More & Register

Courteous K9

$90 for 6 weeks
When Saturdays at 12:30pm

Does your dog struggle with having good manners? Such as having trouble greeting people, enjoying his/her crate, or is begging at the dinner table? This class will help your dog be the most well-mannered pup in the family.

Learn More & Register

Rally Obedience

$90 for 6 weeks
When Mondays at 12:15pm, Mondays at 5pm, and Tuesdays at 5pm

Learn how to navigate an obedience course while developing a lifelong bond and connection based on communication and fun with your dog! You will learn new obedience and training skills while improving on your existing skills.

Learn More

Intro to Dog Tricks

$90 for 6 weeks
When Thursdays at 6:30 pm

Intro to tricks is a fun 6 week class geared towards connecting and bonding with your pooch, increase their confidence and learning fun new tricks and behaviors while working towards earning trick dog titles. If your dog loves treats and/or toys, your dog will love learning new tricks to impress your friends and family.

Learn More

Intro to Nosework

$90 for 6 weeks
When Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

Does your dog love to sniff and find goodies? Does your dog need a confidence booster, is an older dog, or has an injury that restricts them from doing their sport of choice? Maybe its just too cold outside in our Minnesota winters but your dog needs a outlet for their energy. This might be the class for you! Teach your dog to love the mental challenge of hunting down their prize in this fun sport.

Learn More

Reactive Remedy

6 weeks for $125
When Mondays at 5 pm

Reactive Remedy focuses on helping reactive dogs learn how to be calm around other dogs or stimuli they would normally react to. It will also focus on helping the handler learn how to better manage their dog and read their dog's body language.

Learn More

Canine University Program

See Package Options Below
When During Playcare

Does your dog need some one-on-one training, but your schedule won't allow you the time to commit to it? Our "Canine U Program" may be a good option for you.

Learn More


$30.00 per half hour
When Weekdays by appointment only

Would you like us to help you polish up your dog's training while you're on vacation? Board-N-Train is perfect for you.

Learn More


$10 per session
When Tuesdays at 6:00pm

Conformation will prepare you and your dog for the show ring.

Learn More

2 Day Therapy Dogs 101 Seminar

$20 per team (handler and dog)
When TBD

Join us for this 2 day seminar where you will learn about the different organizations, skills and requirements to become a therapy dog team.

Learn More

One-on-One & Home Training

Individual dog training is available at our training facility or at your own home. Please call us at 507-282-2710 or email us at to schedule a time with one of our trainers.

$60 Per hour at our training facility.
$100 Per hour, in Rochester and Byron area.

Email for any training related questions or more information about our courses.

Meet Our Trainers

View All
Distemper Combo

Vaccination Requirements

All pets visiting Leashes & Leads must have proof of the following vaccinations: DHLPP (Distemper Combo), Rabies, and Bordetella (recommended every 6 months). We also highly recommend your dog receiving a yearly influenza shot, although this is not required. Please provide vaccination records at check-in or have your veterinarian fax the records to Leashes & Leads at (507) 424-1695.