Lawrence, KS   785-550-1427     

Dog Training

We offer group dog training classes as well as private dog training.

Group Dog Training

trainingOur training begins with Introduction to Dog Training, a course open to anyone interested in learning about modern methods in dog training. This class is offered at no cost and is the starting point for further dog training classes.

Our group dog training classes offer you and your dog the opportunity to work together in a group setting while learning obedience, socialization, and handling.  You and your dog will have fun learning with others in a light-hearted, positive and fun environment.  Group classes are designed with quick access and flexibility in mind.  Wagmore Canine Enrichment also offers topical seminars, AKC Canine Good Citizen and STAR Testing.  All of our dog training classes are planned and overseen by certified dog trainers.  Please check our news or sign-up page frequently for the latest seminar topics and schedules.  Please note:  Group classes are not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash).  Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions.  All dogs and puppies participating in group classes that are 16 weeks and older must have proof from a Veterinarian of current Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella and Rabies Vaccinations.  Puppies under 16 weeks of age must have proof from a Veterinarian current vaccinations and boosters for Distemper, Parvo and Bordetella.  You must attend Introduction to Dog Training in order to attend classes with your dog.  Register for this course on-line or in person at our office. 

 

Introduction to Dog Training 
Open to people only (no dogs)
This is a 1.5 hour (free of charge) orientation to modern dog training concepts and methods that you attend without your dog.  This class is a pre-requisite to many of our other courses at Wagmore Canine Enrichment.  It is also a helpful stand alone course for anyone who just wants to explore dog training.
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Puppy Open Enrollment
*Pre-requsite :  None 
Open to puppies less than 15 weeks of age at time of start
6 week pass $120

Don’t wait for the “next available” class.  Get your puppy started right away!  Our puppy classes are “Open Enrollment”, meaning you can start right away.  No pre-requisite classes are required.    On rare occasions, these classes may fill up and we will close them.  Should this happen, please call to discuss other options for your puppy.  All puppies participating in group classes that are 16 weeks and older must have proof from a Veterinarian of current Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella and Rabies Vaccinations.  Puppies under 16 weeks of age must have proof from a Veterinarian of current vaccinations and boosters for Distemper, Parvo and Bordetella.  All puppies must appear healthy and parasite free.

Learn to control your puppy’s exuberance and play, as well as important positive and humane solutions to common puppy behavior problems.  The focus of this class is socialization and problem behavior solving.  Course fee is $120 for a six week pass.  Additional one week passes are available for make up sessions at a cost of $20 per week. Dogs must complete this course by 21 weeks of age. **Please note:  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office.  Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes.

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Basic Manners
*Pre-requsite :  Introduction to Dog Training
Open to dogs 4 months and older
5 week pass $130
10 week pass $250

Just like our puppy class, our Basic Manners classes are now designed so that you may start any time after you complete the pre-requisite, “Introduction to Dog Training”.  Course fee is $130 for a 5 week pass or choose a 10 week pass for $250. Additional one week passes are available for make up sessions for $25 per week.  In this course, you will learn how to use scientifically proven, fast and effective, positive training methods to instill basic skills while building a healthy and trusting relationship with your dog.  Learn important skills such as:  getting your dog’s focus and teaching him/her self control.  Learn how to communicate with your dog so that you and your dog work as a team. This is a beginning course open to dogs 4 months and older.  Please note:  this course is not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made.

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Intermediate Manners
*Pre-requsite :  Basic Manners
Open to dogs 4 months and older
5 week pass $130
This class is a continuation of Basic Manners.  The behaviors you learned in Basic Manners are taken to a new level of performance.  Just like Basic Manners, you can enroll anytime after you have successfully completed Basic Manners.  Learn to get your dog’s attention and self control even when he is distracted.  Improve your dog’s overall cooperation and build a system of communication that works for both you and the dog.  Please note:  this course is not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made.
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Advanced Manners/AKC Canine Good Citizen
*Pre-requsite : Intermediate Manners or pre-test for basic cues 
Open to dogs 4 months and older
5 week pass $130
Advanced Manners/AKC Canine Good Citizen Prep– *Pre-requisite:  Intermediate Manners or pre-test for basic cues.  This seminar course is a 6 week course that focuses on working with your dog in public with various real life distractions. This is an advanced course open to dogs 4 months and older.  Please note:  this course is not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made.  Course fee = $130

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 Topical Seminars – Loose Leash Walking, Polite Greeting, Fun & Games, and More…

These seminars may be for people and/or people and dogs together.  We strive to provide cutting edge information on hot topics in the dog world.  Whether it’s a common problem that everyone seems to be asking about, an advanced course, or a special requested topic from a school or club, we will provide responsibly researched and professionally presented information.  Check our course schedule for scheduled seminars or call if you would like to request a presentation to your class or club.  Our most popular and regularly scheduled seminars are loose leash walking, polite greetings, and fun & games.  Bite prevention and safety are also commonly requested presentations as well as dog body language and pet first aid.   AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing will be periodically offered as a seminar. – Costs vary according to seminar. **  Please note:  These courses are not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made.

  • Loose Leash Walking & Polite Greetings –  This seminar course is held once a week for 4 weeks.  It is open to friendly (although over-exuberant) dogs 4 months of age and older. This course will teach handlers strategies for helping their dogs learn to walk loosely on leash and greet people and other dogs without jumping, barking or shying away.  We will use only proven positive methods.  We will offer individual and group activities that reinforce loose leash walking and polite greetings.  Please note:  These courses are not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made. Fee = $80
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen – This course is held once a week for 6 weeks.  It is open to dogs that have taken a previous Wagmore class and know basic cues such as sit, down stand, wait, come, etc.  Dogs must be at least 4 months of age and older.  This course will teach handlers to work on skills required for the AKC Canine Good Citizen award/title with their dogs in a group setting.  Canine Good Citizen testing will be held on the last night of class.  Please note:  These courses are not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made. Fee = $130
  • Fun and Games –  This seminar course is held once a week for 4 weeks.  It is open to dogs that have taken a previous Wagmore class and know basic cues such as sit, down stand, wait, come, etc.  Dogs must be at least 4 months of age and older.  This course will use a variety of games in order to reinforce and help generalize basic obedience and manners.   Please note:  These courses are not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made. Course fee = $80
  • Canine Nose Work – This seminar course is held once a week for 4 weeks.  It is open to dogs 4 months of age and older.  We will help you get your dog excited about developing his olfactory skills in a non-competitive and fun environment. Taking a cue from working scent detection dogs, we will introduce you and your dog to beginning  nose work (scent detection).  It is easy to learn and helps your dog build confidence and focus by finding hidden treats.  This course is just for pure enjoyment for you and your dog.  It is not a pre-cursor to professional scent detection work. Please note:  These courses are not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes.  No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made.  Course fee = $80.
  • Reliable Recall – This seminar course is held once a week for 4 weeks.  It is open to dogs 4 months of age and older.  We will teach handlers the most effective methods to get their dogs to come when called, no matter what the circumstances. Please note:  These courses are not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made. Course fee = $80.
  • Trick Training – This seminar course is held once a week for 4 weeks.  It is open to dogs 4 months of age and older who have a good knowledge of basic manners and obedience cues such as sit and down.  In this course, you and your dog will learn both entertaining and functional tricks.  This course will also introduce you to the clicker training method, and how to shape specific behaviors with your dog.  This is a great course to provide stimulation and enrichment for your dog while having a great time. Please note:  These courses are not appropriate for reactive dogs (Dogs that bark, lunge, and are disruptive on leash). Owners with reactive dogs need to talk to a trainer about private sessions.  You must pre-register for this course on-line or in person at our office. Payment must be made in order to reserve placement in the course.  No refunds, exchanges, or make-up classes will be given for missed classes. No refunds or exchanges will be given once a registration has been made. Course fee = $80

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** All dogs and puppies participating in group classes that are 16 weeks and older must have proof from a Veterinarian of current Distemper, Parvo, Bordetella and Rabies Vaccinations.  Puppies under 16 weeks of age must have proof from a Veterinarian current vaccinations and boosters for Distemper, Parvo and Bordetella.  Please see our policies for additional health and vaccination, scheduling, payment, liability and cancellation policies for all our services.

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Private Dog Training

dog trainingPrivate dog training is highly personalized and tailored to exactly what you want your dog to learn.  It works great for busy dog owners who appreciate convenient, focused attention.

Problem Behavior Solving – training plans developed and tailored to you and your dog’s specific needs.

  • Jumping, Nipping & Mouthing, Poor House Manners, Excessive Barking, Inappropriate Chewing, Digging, House Soiling, Door Charging and Bolting. – WE CAN HELP!
  • Initial consultation/evaluation – $75

** Please see our policies for additional health and vaccination, scheduling, payment, liability and cancellation policies for all our services.

Contact us to find our more about Lawrence KS private dog training