Training is a great way to create a wonderful bond between a dog and its owner.
With Duo Dogs’ positive reinforcement training courses, you will learn how to effectively communicate with your dog and strengthen your relationship. Sessions are 6 weeks in length and class meets for one hour per week. Our basic skills classes are $200 and specialty classes are $250, each with payment due at the time of registration. All class fees are non-refundable.
PLEASE NOTE: Duo’s obedience classes are not appropriate for fearful, aggressive or reactive dogs. If you are unsure if your dog is right for class, please contact us at email@example.com.
Classes are held at Duo Dogs’ facility at 10955 Linpage Place, St. Louis, MO 63132.
Registration for Session 13 will open soon. Please check back for updates.
Session 12: September 5 – October 14, 2023 (no classes on Monday, September 4th, Labor Day) – IN SESSION
Session 13: October 30 – December 16, 2023 (no classes week of Thanksgiving – November 20-25)
Class Sessions Offered
Puppy Class – Puppies 12 weeks to 6 months
Get your puppy started on the right “paw”! In our Puppy Class you will learn how to effectively communicate with your new puppy and build a successful relationship. You will learn how to socialize and desensitize your puppy to grooming procedures such as nail trimming and baths. You will also learn how to address common puppy behaviors such as inappropriate chewing, mouthing/nipping, and housetraining. In addition, your puppy will start to learn his/her name, sit, down, stay, recall/come, and get comfortable walking on a leash.
Basic Skills – Dog 6 months and older
Learn how to build fundamental skills with your dog and forge a strong bond! In our Basic Skills Class you will learn how to teach your dog a range of useful behaviors: responding to their name, sit, down, stay, heel, loose leash walking, recall/come, and leave it. Using the skills gained in this class will help address common behaviors including barking, pulling, jumping, and chewing.
Intermediate Skills (includes Scent Work and Tricks) – Dogs who have completed Basic Skills
A continuation from your Basic Skills training! Intermediate Skills give you and your dog an opportunity to solidify mechanics and skills learned in your Basic Skills course. New skills to help with manners around the house and in public will be introduced. Intermediate Skills will be open to those who have completed Duo’s Basic Skills Class. After completing this class you will have the opportunity to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test.
Advanced Skills – Trainer recommendation required
In our Advanced Skills Class, you will learn to proof your dog for new and more challenging environments. You will be introduced to new skills and situations that will better prepare you and your dog to navigate public spaces as well as the obedience ring.
Touch Prep – Dogs seeking Duo Touch Therapy certification
To qualify for Duo’s Touch Therapy program, applicants must provide proof of taking an adult group obedience class with their dog. Once documentation is received, Duo will provide a link to register for ‘Touch Prep‘ class. The Touch Prep class is a 6-week long course focused on preparing teams for their temperament evaluation and entry into the 12-week Touch Therapy training semester.
Duo Dogs employs full-time, professional certified trainers that utilize positive reinforcement training. Our methods are not only effective, they also engage both dog and human to create enthusiastic learners out of both! Endorsed by the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior and The Association of Professional Dog Trainers, positive reinforcement will help you see results while building a strong relationship with your dog.
Did you know?
- Duo trains hundreds of dogs each year through our obedience training classes.
- Obedience training strengthens the dog-human bond.
- A trained dog enjoys a better quality of life.
- Almost all dogs can be trained to follow obedience commands and to stop undesirable behaviors.
- Dog obedience is critical for a dog’s safety.
- Obedience classes start with puppies as young as twelve weeks old.
- From puppy and basic obedience to intermediate and advanced classes, Duo has a class for dogs of all abilities and ages.
- Dogs completing the intermediate or advanced class have the ability to become CGC (Canine Good Citizen) certified.