One dog can change how we see the World!
Whether you have a new puppy and looking for a way to survive puppyhood or wanting to begin or continue training your companion or competition dog, we can help you out from basic manners and obedience skills to help your dog become an enjoyable part of your family to being successful in the competition ring.
A solid obedience foundation through our positive training program will strengthen the relationship between you and your dog and help your dog live a longer and happier life.
Both Group classes and private lessons are available. Please check our current training schedules or call for upcoming classes or to schedule your private lessons.
Puppy Pre-school---This 6 week class is designed for puppies up to 4 months at the start of class. Let’s get your puppy on the right track learning basic puppy manners and social skills to help your puppy become an enjoyable part of the family. Your whole family is invited to participate in this class. We will help you teach your puppy the right way to live and help you survive the fun and difficult times of puppyhood through love, patience, play, discipline and positive training.
What can be more rewarding than raising a puppy to old age?
Puppy Kindergarten---This 6 week class is designed for puppies 5 months – 12 months at start of class. We will assist you through play and positive training methods to get your dog to become that well- mannered four-legged family member that you can be proud to take out in public. This class is the next step after puppy preschool and will enhance their already acquired skills whether learned in class or at home. We have a social playtime built into this class structure as well.
It’s fun to play and socialize but do you and your puppy know how?
Beginner Obedience---This 6 week class is designed for dogs one year and older. You will learn how to teach your dog basic manners and obedience skills through positive training methods and games to help your dog become that well- mannered four-legged family member that you can be proud to take out in public. You and your dog will participate in exercises and activities that are designed for real everyday schedules and experiences.
It’s never too old to teach an old dog new tricks!
Advanced Beginner Obedience—this six week class will offer continuous obedience training for you and your canine partner. The class will challenge each participant for as many times as you enroll as it is designed around current students and their needs. Beginner obedience is a pre-requisite as we are building from the obedience foundation skills learned in the beginner levels. You and your dog will participate in exercises and activities that are designed for real everyday schedules and experiences The AKC Canine Good Citizen test (CKC) may be offered at the end of this class for those students who are interested.
Competition and Rally---This 6 week class is for those handlers preparing for novice and on up in both obedience and rally competitions. We work group exercises and plenty of time for individual work outs and equipment use as well.
PRIVATE LESSON---We offer private lessons customized to you and your dog’s specific needs. Maybe you have a new puppy, need to correct some unwanted behaviors such as jumping, barking, pulling on the leash, or wanting a tune-up for trials—Give us a call to set up your consultation and get on the path to a Happy and Healthy Relationship between you and your dog.
CONFORMATION---This is an on-going class every Tuesday evening (except the 4th Tuesday of each month). Get some table or ring time and lots of great handling advice from one of the best instructors in the area. She can help you get your dog ring ready for a fun-filled career in the breed ring whether you are just starting out or are an experienced handler.
AGILITY---We offer agility private and group lessons from Obstacle Familiarization and Foundation to competition. Classes are offered in the spring, summer and Fall Months.
PAWS FOR FITTNESS--- If your dog is a loved pet and part of your family, you’ll want to make sure they stay healthy and fit.
Is your dog overweight, anxious, recovering from an injury, looking for a way to release excess energy or needing to improve overall conditioning? The core is the POWERHOUSE of a dog's body. Helping your dog develop strong core muscles can help reduce and prevent injuries. Help improve your dog’s overall health to live a longer happier life. Join one of our 8 week classes or individual sessions. You can also schedule a private consultation with Laurie, Certified Fit Paws Master Trainer, to have a customized fitness program designed for your dog.
We are a group of dog lovers that built an outstanding dog facility for your dog's pleasure and safety.
Family Dog Center
N 3089 State Hwy 16 next to Bittersweet Floral
La Crosse, WI 54601