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 but you will still receive all of your homework for the missed class.

Now offering testing dates for

Canine Good Citizen!

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.

Discover Dogs

Foundations Agility

Discover dogs is our entry level agility class. It is open to dogs of all ages as long as they ave 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. Learn how to target contact points, increase balance and confidence and learn important safety skills.

Class meets once a week for three (3) 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.

 

 

LARGE DOG SOCIAL

45 minutes long

The large dog socials are for dogs that are over 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.

SENIOR SOCIALS

45 minutes long

Our senior socials are for the older pups, 7 years old and older. These sessions are slower paced and incorporate lots of cozy lounging areas and lots of extra gentle love and even mini massages. It is great for socializing and confidence building and our trainer will help to answer any questions you have about play styles and training.

Elective Impulse Control Skills

Dawgs in Motion offers one day workshops that are elective courses focusing on 4 impulse related skills. These courses can be taken a la carte and do not need to be taken in any specific order. Designed to improve on one or two areas of impulse control skills and behavior correction without having to take an entire obedience course. Elective impulse control skills feature an A - B - C class option that meets only one time. These classes can be taken as extra practice or review.

Meets one time for about an hour.

Peppy Pups

Beginner Agility

Peppy Pups is our second level agility class. It is open to dogs of all ages as long as they have completed agility at a foundations level. This course will increase your dogs balance skills and expose them to all the main obstacles at a higher difficulty level. Learn key handling maneuvers and try some double jumps!

Class meets once a week for three (3) weeks and runs about an hour long. Maximum of four (4) dogs per class.

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!

Elective Leash Skills

Dawgs in Motion offers one day workshops that are elective courses focusing on 4 leash related skills. These courses can be taken a la carte and do not need to be taken in any specific order. Designed to improve on one or two areas of leash skill without having to take an entire obedience course. Elective leash skills feature an A - B - C class option that meets only one time. These classes can be taken as extra practice or review.

Meets one time for about an hour.

Dawgs in Motion also offers Canine Good Citizen testing!

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

Saturday November 7th @ 4:30pm

Monday November 16th @ 5:00pm

Condensed Intermediate Obedience

Wait List

Expanded Beginner Obedience

Tuesday October 6th @ 5:00pm

Wednesday October 14th @ 5:00pm

Tuesday November 17th @ 5:00pm

Wednesday November 25th @ 5:00pm

Expanded Intermediate Obedience

Wednesday October 14th @ 6:30pm

Monday October 26th @ 6:30pm

Friday October 30th @ 6:30pm

Wednesday November 25th @ 6:30pm

Novice Trick Dog Class

Monday October 26th @ 5:00pm

Thursday November 5th @ 5:00pm

Foundations Agility

Wait List

Intermediate Trick Dog Class

Tuesday October 6th @ 6:30pm

Beginner Agility

Thursday November 5th @ 6:30pm

Senior Socials

Wait List

Small Dog Socials

Friday October 2nd @ 6:30pm

Thursday October 15th @ 5:00pm

Canine Good Citizen Testing

Wait List

Leash Electives

B- Thursday October 29th @ 6:30pm

Condensed Advanced Obedience

Friday November 6th @ 5:00pm

Saturday November 7th @ 6:00pm

Expanded Advanced Obedience

Wait List

Advanced Trick Dog Class

Wait List

Puppy Socials

Thursday October 1st @ 6:30pm

Thursday October 8th @ 6:30pm

Friday October 9th @ 6:30pm

Thursday October 15th @ 6:30pm

Friday October 16th @ 6:30pm

Friday October 23rd @ 6:30pm

Tuesday November 3rd @ 6:30pm

Tuesday November 10th @ 6:30pm

Tuesday November 24th @ 6:30pm

Friday November 27th @ 5:00pm

Large Dog Socials

Tuesday September 29th @ 6:30pm

Impulse Control Electives

B- Thursday October 29th @ 5:00pm 

Not seeing the training you're looking for? Ask us about our Private Lessons!

MEET OUR TRAINERS

Lori Kistenmacher

ABCDT, CGCC, CPRC

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

Jessica Wiesmueller

ABCDT, CGCC, CPRC

WELCOME JESSICA TO THE TEAM!

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

Kelsey Czaplewski

ABCDT, CPRC

Kelsey is certified in canine obedience and pet CPR.

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, pet massage therapy, pet CPR, and animal communication.

HOURS

MONDAY-FRIDAY: 6am - 6pm

​SATURDAY: 7:30am - 4pm

SUNDAY: 10am - 4pm

 

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ADDRESS

580 N Dekora Woods Blvd

Saukville, WI 53080

 

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