Yellow Lab

Skill Building for You and Your Dog

Group classes can be a good fit for dogs and their families. I keep my classes small so you will get lots of individual attention.  I’ll help you build a foundation of communication and trust with your dog and teach you how to train basic skills. Classes will include information so you will better understand your dog and can make informed decisions when you aren’t in class!

You will receive written homework each week.  Having trouble? I welcome questions in between classes to keep your training moving forward.

All classes are on Wednesdays at:
For the Love of Dogs
2415 Pilot Knob Road
Mendota Heights, MN  55120

Basic Manners Level I:
This is where basic training begins.  This class is for dogs that are 6 months and older. We work on basic skills that help dogs focus attention on you and learn sit, down, stay, polite leash walking, polite greetings.  We’re always working on communication and trust to help you build a relationship with your dog.

This course is the prerequisite for my other Basic Manners Classes.

6 Week Session – Wednesdays at 6pm ($120)  Register now
After registering, please look over “Before classes start, What you need to know


Basic Manners Level 2:
Enhance the skills your dog learned in Level I by adding duration, distance and distractions. We will teach new skills and help you through your dog’s adolescence – a potentially challenging time!  It’s time to put those skills into new environments.

This class is for graduates of Basic Manners Level 1.  
If you have trained at another school, but think you might be ready for Level 2 or 3, please don’t register before contacting me.  I’ll help you figure out if this is a good place for you to start.  I want you to be successful!

6 Week Session – Wednesdays at 7:30pm ($120)  Register now
After registering, please look over “Before classes start, What you need to know


Basic Manners Level 3:
Teach new skills that help your dog function comfortably in the real world.  Add more distractions, distance, and duration to the skills your dogs have learned.  

This class is for graduates of Basic Manners Level 2.
If you have trained at another school, but think you might be ready for Level 2 or 3, please don’t register before contacting me.  I’ll help you figure out if this is a good place for you to start.  I want you to be successful!

6 Week Session – Wednesdays at 8:45pm ($120)  Register now
After registering, please look over “Before classes start, What you need to know

CLASSES ARE HELD AT:
For the Love of Dogs
2415 Pilot Knob Road
Mendota Heights, MN  55120
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