Dog Training

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A well trained dog is a happy dog. 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.

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.

$125 One Week
$300 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

$115 for 6 weeks for about an hour and a half each week
When Mondays at 6pm, Tuesdays at 10:30am, Tuesdays at 6pm, Wednesdays at 6pm, Thursdays at 5:30pm, 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

$115 for 6 weeks for about an hour and a half each week
When Tuesdays at 7:30pm, Thursday at 10:30am, Thursday at 7pm & 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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Basic Obedience

$150 for 8 weeks
When Mondays at 10:30am, 6pm, or 7:15pm, Tuesdays at 7:15pm, Wednesdays at 10:30am

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- Beginner/Intermediate

$100 for 6 weeks
When Mondays at 12pm or 5pm, Tuesdays at 6pm, and Wednesdays at 9am

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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Rally Obedience- Advanced

$100 for 6 weeks
When Tuesdays at 5pm

Building on rally skills with advanced courses. Handlers must have a thorough understanding of rally signs and dogs should have advanced skills.

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Mondio Obedience

$100 for 6 weeks
When Thursday's at 12:30pm or Friday's at 6pm

Positions (Sit, Down, Stand) at a distance, with distractions
Retrieve (All the things!)
Food Refusal (Mastering Leave It- Any kind of food, presented in any way, with handler out of sight!)
Absence of Handler (Sit or Down Stay with handler out of sight)
Focused Heeling
Little Wood (Handler Scent Discrimination)
Send Away (Run forward, Fast!)

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Agility Playground!

$50 for 5 weeks
When Saturday's at 9am

Do you want a fun space to exercise your dog inside? Build their confidence by conquering various agility equipment? Already train in agility and would like more practice time on equipment? This class is for you!

No Prerequisites! No age requirements!

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Taste of Agility

$135 for 8 weeks
When Mondays at 6pm, Wednesdays at 7:30pm or Fridays at 9am

Must have class for those who are interested in starting the sport of agility with their dog! This is an 8 week course designed to give you a "taste" of what agility training involves.

This is a physical sport for the dog AND handler! Both dog and handler should anticipate a lot of running- so bring your running shoes!

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Agility – Beginner Handling

$150 for 8 weeks
When Mondays at 7:45pm, Tuesdays at 9am, Fridays at 10:30am

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

$150 for 8 weeks
When Tuesdays at 7:15pm, Wednesdays at 10:45am, Fridays at 12pm

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

$150 for 8 weeks
When Thursdays at 5:15pm

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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Agility- Advanced/Masters

$150 for 8 weeks
When Thursday at 6:45pm

This class will focus on advanced/masters handling and techniques.

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Agility- Rising Stars- Experienced Handlers with Young Dogs

$150 for 8 weeks
When Wednesdays at 3:00-4:15pm

Rising Stars is a class for experienced handlers who have competed in agility before and have a new/young dog. The class focus is working on foundational skills to build a successful agility career!

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Agility- Advanced OneMind Dogs

$150 for 8 weeks
When Wednesdays at 4:45-6:30pm

This class will teach you the basics of OneMind Dogs which works on creating a bond and teamwork between handler and dog. This agility handling system is focused on the language that is natural to the dogs. We will be studying the 7 elements of handling in priority order to the dogs.

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Agility- Advanced/Masters OneMind Dogs

$150 for 8 weeks
When Wednesday 8:30-10am

Handlers will work on the 3 One Mind Dog foundations of Connect, Commit and Cue. We will also practice handling focusing on the 7 OneMind Dogs elements. Classes will include One Mind Dog exercises, course reading, learning to handle lines- not obstacles.

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Intro to Dog Tricks

$45 for 1/2 hour Private Lesson
When Private Lessons! You pick the time!

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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Disc Dog Foundations

$45 for 1/2 hour Private Lesson
When Private Lessons! You pick the time!

Does your dog have prey drive, love to chase bunnies, or play a good game of fetch? Then this is the class for you! This is a fun class that is geared towards having you and your dog learn the sport of disc dog! This sport is a great way to physically and mentally exhaust your dog!

Already play disc with your dog? Take this class to step up your game learning new throws, skills and drills, and tricks to incorporate!

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$15 per session
When Wednesdays at 6:00pm

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

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Canine University- On Campus

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When During Playcare or Boarding Stay

Don't have time to train your dog? We can help!

While your dog is in Playcare or Boarding Monday-Friday at Leashes and Leads, a professional dog trainer can train your dog for you, so you have a tired and better mannered pup to bring home!

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2 Day Therapy Dogs 101 Seminar

$25 per team (handler and dog)
When Saturday and Sunday, November 16th and November 17th

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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CPR & First Aid and PetSaver Classes

8-hr class $120; 5-hr class $80
When Class days and times vary. See Pet Tech website for current openings.

Are you a Pet Parent or a Pet Professional? If so, ask yourself if you are properly trained and educated to assist that Dog or Cat in a medical emergency? You say, no...or your not sure..then we strongly recommend you sign up to take either the 5-hr CPR, First Aid class or the 8-hr PetSaver class.

Sometimes the unexpected happens… Will you be prepared to take action when it does? Don't wait..get trained today.

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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.

$90 Per hour at our training facility.
$125 Per hour, in Rochester and Byron area.

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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.

Distemper Combo

Your Pet’s Safety is Our Priority

We want to keep your dogs happy and healthy during their visits at Leashes & Leads! One way we accomplish this is by keeping our intact (un-neutered) male guests separate from our other guests during playtime. Don't worry – they still get to enjoy playtime in our private yards with our staff, but they will not be in play groups.