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Manners Training For Life

Training your dog is a two-way process, with communication between you both.  And with good communication your training will enable you to enjoy your dog more fully.   A well trained dog can enjoy sharing life with your family, without needing to be excluded.  


The time invested in training your canine friend will pay off with years of great companionship. 

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Puppy Life Skills

under 5 months old

4 sessions Saturdays  * $75

8/6-8/27  * 10:00-11:00am

Prospect Park, Hudson

The whole family is encouraged to participate.

This course will focus on teaching life skills and concepts.

  • positive introductions to novel things and experiences

  • structured interaction play

  • teach your pup to love being handled

  • basic skills such as name recognition, sit and come when called

  • impulse control games, learning self control

  • calming strategies for those crazy times

  • management ideas to keep you sane and your puppy safe

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for dogs of all breeds & ages

4 sessions Saturdays  *  $80

7/30-8/20  *  9:00 am

Roberts Community Park

Looking for an easy way to keep your dog busy? Do you want an activity for your dog that’s both fun and mentally stimulating? Scent games offer your dog a fun way to use their natural talents.  For dogs of all breeds and ages.

The benefits of teaching your dog nose work include:
*   Fun way to give your dog more mental stimulation
*  Gives your dog extra physical stimulation
*  Scent work builds your dog’s confidence
*  Gives your dog a job to do
*  Easy way to bond with your dog
*  Scent work is fun & rewarding for both you and your dog

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Pooch Painting

for all breeds & ages

$20 includes 2 canvases

  6:30 pm

8/11  Roberts Community Park

8/18  Prospect Park, Hudson

Painting with your dog is a fun way to spend some time with them.  The finished paintings are pawfect to frame or makes the pawfect personalized gifts.   This painting activity doesn’t require any training so it’s something that can be done with dogs and puppies of all ages.  

All proceeds benefit Gregory's Gift of Hope Rescue


Quick Manners

5 months & older

Proposal sent to Hudson Community Ed to start in Oct

This class is great for adolescent and adult dogs and to strengthen the bond between you and your canine friend. 

As a team, you and your dog will work with basic manners such as:

  • polite sits instead of jumping

  • paying attention

  • come when called

  •  walking without pulling

  • sit and wait at door, no more door dashing

  • impulse control

  • open discussion problem solving


Quick Tricks

open to all breeds $ ages

2 sessions 9/6-9/13  *  Baldwin

3 sessions 9/8-9/23  *  River Falls

Fun, quick tricks and activities to engage and challenge your dog.

By teaching tricks, you will:
*  Establish a closer, more communicative bond with your canine friend.
*  Improve behaviors your dog already knows
*  Provide mental and physical stimulation
*  Teaching your dog to experiment, pay attention to you and offer behaviors
*  Learn self control.
Tricks will include: shake, high five, wave, jump over & thru, crawl,  le

leg weaves, back up, spin, and more.


CALL (715) 688-6200


Canine Good Citizen

Proposal sent to Hudson Community Ed to start in Septembe

Dogs must complete a Basic Training course or pass a skills evaluation to join.  This course is also a Prerequisite for Therapy Dog Training.  Family members are encouraged to participate.

​Your dog will develop better manners in the face of distractions:  
*  Accepting a friendly stranger without jumping
*  Sitting politely for petting
*  Walking on a loose lead
*  Walking calmly through a crowd
*  Coming when called
*  Solid sits & down stays
*  Polite greeting when meeting another dog
*  Acceptance of being groomed and handled by a stranger

Dogs that pass the CGC test (optional) will receive a certificate and title from the American Kennel Club (includes mix breeds).


Therapy Dog

Proposal will be sent to Hudson Community Ed to start 2/2023

Your dog MUST pass the Canine Good Citizen test to enroll or pass a skills evaluation as a prerequisite.

In this course you and your dog will:

  • Practice good manners skills 

  • Maneuvering around obstacles that are common in a nursing home environment.

  • Learn to be calm in all types of distracting situations and environments.

  • Comfortable with all types of handling by all types of people

  • Friendly with all other dogs and all other animals

  • Comfortable in different surrounds, on different surfaces

  • Comfortable with loud noises and crowd

  • A certification test will be given during the last week of the course.

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Walking in Partnership

5 months & older

Coming back to Baldwin &

River Falls spring 2023

Is your dog walking you instead of the other way around? Do you dread going for walks? Are your arms and shoulders aching? Is he a barking maniac? Yes, walking an out of control dog is incredibly frustrating. Let’s change that!


Learn exercises to teach you and your dog to walk in a calm, pleasant, and fun partnership