Bark In The Park
Bark In The Park
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.
Indoor Training Facility
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.
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 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 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
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 & Register
Building on rally skills with advanced courses. Handlers must have a thorough understanding of rally signs and dogs should have advanced skills.Learn More & Register
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.Learn More & Register
It’s windy, icy, rainy, snowy, & muddy outside. Are you and your dog starting to feel some cabin fever?
Join us for our Winter Boredom Blues Class! We’ll explore games, play, calming and training techniques that you can do indoors to stimulate, and entertain, and calm both you and your dog.Learn More
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!Learn More & Register
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.Learn More & Register
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.Learn More & Register
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.Learn More & Register
This class will focus on advanced/masters handling and techniques.Learn More & Register
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!Learn More
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.Learn More & Register
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.Learn More & Register
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 & Register
Want something fun and unique to do with your dog? Try out Treibball!
Treibball is a sport designed to be similar to herding without the use of sheep! Essentially the human and dog are a team and you direct your dog at a distance around a set of balls to push them into a goal one by one!Learn More
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 & Register
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!Learn More & Register
Conformation will prepare you and your dog for the show ring.Learn More
Reactive Remedy focuses on helping reactive dogs learn how to be calm around other dogs or stimuli they would normally react to (by staring, growling, barking or lunging). It will also focus on helping the handler learn how to better manage their dog and read their dog's body language.Learn More
Don't have time to train your dog? We can help!
While your dog is in Playcare or Boarding 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!Learn More
Don't have time to train your dog? We can help!
Your dog can live and board in one of our professional dog trainers’ homes, and be treated like part of the family. Your dog will learn specific skills and life skills that address your pet’s unique training needs.Learn More
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time with one of our trainers.
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.
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.