Dog Training

We have a state-of-the-art training facility that will meet your needs and those of your beloved animal. We offer many class options for dogs and their people at all stages...beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. If your schedule doesn't permit joining a class check out our Canine U Program.

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

Canine University

As a student of Canine U, your dog gets 1:1 training and playtime while Boarding or at our Doggy Playcare facility. You will choose the skills they work on. Choose between our one week and three week packages.

$100 One Week
$250 Three Week
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Training Courses

Choose a group course that fits your schedule where your dog and you can learn and bond together.

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.

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Puppy 2

$80 for 6 weeks
When Mondays at 7:30pm, Tuesdays at 7:30pm, Thursday at 12pm, Thursday at 6:30pm & 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.

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Courteous K9

$90 for 6 weeks
When Saturdays at 12pm

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.

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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.

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Rally Obedience

$90 for 6 weeks
When Mondays at 12pm, Mondays at 1pm, 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.

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Competitive Obedience

$90 for 6 weeks
When Tuesdays at 3:30pm

This six week course will cover the fundamentals of starting on the path of the fun and rewarding sport of AKC competitive obedience. You and your dog will learn the elements of precision heeling and team work with games, play and motivational training techniques to start preparations for entering the obedience ring.

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Taste of Agility

$125 for 8 weeks
When Mondays at 6pm or Tuesdays at 12pm

This is an 8 week course designed to give you a "taste" of what agility training involves.

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Agility – Beginner Handling

$125 for 8 weeks
When Mondays at 5pm, Tuesdays at 1pm and 5pm

This is an 8 week course that will build on the skills of our Taste of Agility class and add some basic handling moves as well.

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Agility – Intermediate Handling

$125 for 8 weeks
When Wednesdays @ 7:30pm

This is an 8 week course that will build on the skills you've already learn from Beginner Handling and add new ones as well.

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Agility – Advanced Handling

$125 for 8 weeks
When Wednesdays at 4:30pm and 6:00pm; Thursdays at 5:15pm and 6:45pm

This is an 8 week course that will continue to build on the skills you've learned through Intermediate Handling and help prepare you for competition.

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Intro to Dog Tricks

$90 for 6 weeks
When Thursdays at 7:30 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.

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Intro to Nosework

$90 for 6 weeks
When Wednesdays at 5pm

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.

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$10 per session
When Wednesdays at 6:00pm

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

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Reactive Remedy

6 weeks for $125
When Mondays or Fridays

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.

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2 Day Therapy Dogs 101 Seminar

$20 per team (handler and dog)
When Saturday and Sunday, June 25th and 26th

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

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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.

Meet Our Trainers

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.