Training at Dawgs in Motion

The trainers at Dawgs in Motion use mixed methods based on the varied education, experiences they have had, customer abilities, and customer requests. We don't have a "one size fits all" method and strive to choose the best learning method for you and your dog by using a variety of techniques, methods, and tools. Our trainers are fun and family oriented, encouraging everyone in the family, including children, to join in the training. Call for more information and pricing!

Materials to bring to classes and lessons:

Non-retracting leash, collar, treats, a favorite toy, up to date vaccinations (rabies, distemper, and bordatella), and we must have a copy of our policy filled out and on file.

Cancellation and Makeup Policies:

If you cancel your class two weeks or more prior to the start date of your class you will receive a full refund, cancellation one week prior to class will result in a cancellation fee, we do not issue refunds for cancellation on the start date or after a class has already started.

Makeup classes will be guaranteed if Dawgs in Motion reschedules a class due to trainer illness, weather, etc., however, if a student misses class we can not guarantee a make-up class with your current trainer but you will still receive all of your homework and materials for the missed class. Make up classes may be scheduled with a trainer as a private lesson at the private lesson charge during avalible times.

Now offering testing for

Canine Good Citizen, Urban CGC, and Advanced CGC!

Expanded 

Born to be Wild

Beginner Obedience

Expanded Beginner Obedience is conducted with an AKC Certified trainer and evaluator. The course covers fundamentals that your dog needs to get started at any age; From ages 8 weeks to even senior dogs, this is a great place to start if you are just getting into training with your dog. Learn building blocks like Name Recognition, Sit, Recall, Drop-It, and Socializing and valuable information on impulse control.

Class meets once a week for six (6) weeks and lasts about an hour long. Maximum of six (6) dogs per class. 

Condensed

Born to be Wild

Beginner Obedience

Condensed Beginner Obedience is a course that teaches the basics without all the bells and whistles. It is perfect for owners that have a busy schedule and find it hard to fit in a six week course. It teaches only the core fundamentals and cuts out the extra exercises. This course also works on impulse control.

Class meets once a week for three (3) weeks and lasts about an hour long. Maximum of six (6) dogs per class.

Expanded

The Crate Escape

Intermediate Obedience

Expanded Intermediate Obedience is the next level in obedience training. It is open to dogs of all ages as long as they have completed obedience at the beginner level. Intermediate will teach you how to increase your dogs' recalls, targeting skills, and impulse control and how to work with desensitizing them. It will demonstrate higher leash work skills and putting them into real life situations.

Class meets once a week for six (6) weeks and lasts about an hour long. Maximum of six (6) dogs per class.

Condensed

The Crate Escape

Intermediate Obedience

Condensed Intermediate Obedience is a course that teaches intermediate skill basics and cuts out the extra practice exercises. It is open to dogs of all ages as long as they have completed obedience at the beginner level. Students will improve on their leash skills and impulse control skills and will learn basic targeting.

Class meets once a week for three (3) weeks and last about an hour long. Maximum of six (6) dogs per class.

Expanded

Turning a New Leash

Advanced Obedience

Expanded Advanced Obedience is the third level in our obedience training. Open to dogs of any age, as long as they have completed obedience at the intermediate level, it teaches detail-oriented, advanced skills including specialty leash work and handling maneuvers. Students will learn new training positions and improve impulse control skills.

Class meets once a week for six (6) weeks and runs about an hour long. Maximum of six (6) dogs per class. 

Condensed

Turning a New Leash

Advanced Obedience

Condensed Advanced Obedience, just like our other condensed courses, is a great option for busy owners looking to improve on their core skills. It is open to dogs of any age as long as they have completed obedience at the intermediate level. Pulling the most important information from our expanded course, this class will focus on improvement of leash and impulse skills and teaches new handling maneuvers.

Class meets once a week for three (3) weeks and runs about an hour long. Maximum of six (6) dogs per class.

Peppy Pups

Agility for Fun!

Peppy pups is our Agility for Fun course. It is open to dogs of all ages as long as they have completed obedience at the beginner level. This foundations course will expose your dog to all of the main agility obstacles at a low level, perfect for first timers, and then work them up to the harder levels. Learn how to target contact points, increase balance and confidence and learn important safety skills.

Class meets once a week for six (6) weeks and runs about an hour long. Maximum of four (4) dogs per class.

Canine Socials

PUPPY SOCIAL

45 minutes long

The puppy social sessions are for puppies that are ages 8 weeks to six months old. Supervised by one of our certified trainers your puppy will gets to meets lots of people and new puppy pals. It is great for critical socializing and confidence building and our trainer will help to answer any questions you may have on puppy play styles, training, and development.

SMALL DOG SOCIAL

45 minutes long

The small dog socials are for dogs under 30 pounds and are between the ages of 6 months to 7 years old. Supervised by one of our certified trainers, your dog will get to socialize with other dogs close in size and lots of new people pals. It is great for socializing and confidence building and our trainer will help to answer any questions you have about play styles and training.

 

 

Camp Private Lessons

Dawgs in Motion offers training for our daycamp and nightcamp guests. These lessons are 30 minutes long and are designed to help assist dogs that struggle with behaviors during their boarding time.

 

Our experienced trainers will work with your dog in the environment that they are having the issues and will work to correct problematic behaviors like mounting, face-barking, barging through gates and doors, and can help build appropriate play and interactions with other dogs and staff.

Teacher's Pet

Novice Trick Dog Class

Who doesn't love a great party trick. Now you can take a class that teaches nothing but fun tricks. From a simple shake of the paw to taking a bow your pup will learn twelve (12) different fun tricks at a novice level!

Class meets once a week for three (3) weeks and runs for about an hour long. Maximum of 6 dogs per class.

This class teaches tricks consistent with the           AKC Novice Trick Dog title!

Teacher's Pet

Intermediate Trick Dog Class

Who doesn't love a great party trick. Now you can take a class that teaches nothing but fun tricks. Your pup will learn twelve (12) different fun tricks at an intermediate level!

Class meets once a week for three (3) weeks and runs for about an hour long. Maximum of 6 dogs per class.

This class teaches tricks consistent with the           AKC IntermediateTrick Dog title!

Teacher's Pet

Advanced Trick Dog Class

Who doesn't love a great party trick. Now you can take a class that teaches nothing but fun tricks. From a simple shake of the paw to taking a bow your pup will learn twelve (12) different fun tricks at advanced level!

Class meets once a week for three (3) weeks and runs for about an hour long. Maximum of 6 dogs per class.

This class teaches tricks consistent with the           AKC Advanced Trick Dog title!

In-Home Training

Dawgs in Motion offers private in-home training as well. This training runs for a minimum of one (1) hour but may be extended by 30 minute add-on's. Our     in-home trainers can assist in various training including but not limited to, complications between dogs, introduction of new pets, bringing home a new baby, obedience, impulse control, and much more!

Dawgs in Motion also offers testing for the following:

 

S.T.A.R. Puppy 

Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGCU)

Community Canine (CGCA)

Novice Trick Dog (TKN)

Intermediate Trick Dog (TKI)

Advanced Trick Dog (TKA)

Virtual Home Manners (VHM)

Upcoming start dates for classes and socials:

Classes will meet once a week on the same day at the same time for 3 weeks (condensed classes) or 6 weeks (expanded classes). Socials and elective classes will

meet only one time on their scheduled date.

Condensed Beginner Obedience

Wednesday April 28th @ 5:00pm

Condensed Intermediate Obedience

Wait List

Expanded Beginner Obedience

Friday April 9th @ 6:30pm - FULL

Monday April 26th @ 5:00pm - FULL

Monday May 17th @ 6:30pm

Friday May 21st @ 5:00pm

Novice Trick Dog Class

Monday April 26th @ 6:30pm

Beginner Agility

Thursday April 8th @ 6:30pm - FULL

Thursday May 20th @ 5:00pm

Thursday May 20th @ 6:30pm

Expanded Intermediate Obedience

Tuesday April 13th @ 5:00pm

Wednesday April 28th @ 6:30pm

Friday May 21st @ 6:30pm

 

Intermediate Trick Dog Class

Thursday April 8th @ 5:00pm

Small Socials (dogs under 30#)

Saturday April 10th @ 5:15pm

Saturday May 1st @ 5:15pm

Thursday May 6th @ 5:00pm

Saturday May 22nd @ 5:15pm

Condensed Advanced Obedience

Wednesday March 24th @ 5:00pm

Expanded Advanced Obedience

Friday April 9th @ 5:00pm

Tuesday April 13th @ 6:30pm

Advanced Trick Dog Class

Tuesday April 13th @ 6:30pm

Puppy Socials

Saturday April 10th @ 4:15pm

Wednesday April 14th @ 5:00pm

Thursday April 29th @ 5:00pm

Saturday May 1st @ 4:15pm

Wednesday May 12th @ 5:00pm

Thursday May 13th @ 5:00pm

Wednesday May 19th @ 5:00pm

Saturday May 22nd @ 4:15pm

Wednesday May 26th @ 5:00pm

Canine Good Citizen Testing

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Trick Dog Citizen Testing

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Private Lessons & In-Home training options!

MEET OUR TRAINERS

Amanda Zavadil

ABCDT, ABCMT, CGCC, CPMT, CCC, CPRC

Amanda is the lead trainer at Dawgs in Motion and is also a mentor trainer for Animal Behavior College. She is certified in canine obedience, mentor training, canine good citizen, trick dog, beginner agility, pet massage therapy, canine swimming instruction, hydrotherapy, pet CPR, animal communication, and animal psychology. She is currently enrolled in courses for Nutrition and is working towards her masters in Animal Behavior and Science.

Kelsey Czaplewski

ABCDT, CGCC, CPRC

Kelsey is certified in canine obedience, canine good citizen, trick dog, beginner agility, and pet CPR. Kelsey assists daily with training for our daycamp and nightcampers and is working towards her certification in massage and hydrotherapy work.

Lori Kistenmacher

ABCDT, CGCC, CPRC, CPMT, CPP 

Lori is certified in canine obedience, canine good citizen, trick dog, and pet CPR. Lori recently took her continuing educations courses in pet psychology, nutrition, animal reiki, and basic grooming care. She is currently working on learning beginner level agility for dogs!

Jessica Wiesmueller

ABCDT, CGCC, CPRC

WELCOME JESSICA TO THE TEAM!

Jessica is certified in canine obedience, canine good citizen, trick dog, and pet CPR.

HOURS

MONDAY-FRIDAY: 6am - 6pm

​SATURDAY: 7:30am - 4pm

SUNDAY: 10am - 4pm

 

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Saukville, WI 53080

 

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