Below is a complete list of group classes that are currently enrolling. If there is one of our group classes you are looking for but do not see listed please contact us for info on when that class will be enrolling next. All group classes are held at Play and Stay Dog Lounge in Ottawa unless otherwise noted. To enroll in a group class please call Play and Stay at 815-313-9477.
Growing Up Social Puppy Socials- Held at Progress Park Vet in Peru- Registration is not needed but highly recommended as space is limited. To Register for a date please call Progress Park at 815-224-2858
Upcoming Puppy Social Dates:
-Saturday March 30th at 1:30pm
-Saturday April 6th at 1:30pm
-Saturday April 13th at 1:30pm
-Saturday April 20th at 1:30pm
Doggie Manners- Basic obedience class for dogs 12 weeks or older. Eligible for AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program (Class meets twice a week for 4 weeks, 8 sessions total and includes coupon for 50% off Grooming and Free Daycare Assessment):
-Begins Tuesday April 16th at 6:45pm (Full Waitlist available)
-Begins Thursday May 23rd at 6:45pm (6 spots available)
Intermediate Obedience/ AKC Canine Good Citizen Prep Class: Class practices skills needed for the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test and expands on behaviors learned in Doggy Manners. Option to complete CGC test at the end of class. (Meets once a week for 6 weeks)
-Begins Tuesday April 2nd at 5:45pm (Full- waitlist available)
-Begins Thursday May 23rd at 5:45pm ( 4 spots available)
AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing
Thursday April 11th 5:45-7:30
* This is just test night, if interested in testing please contact us to reserve your spot. Anyone ready to test for CGC can reserve a spot no matter if you trained with Discover Pet Training or not. You must reserve a spot to test prior to test night to be eligible to test
Fun With Tricks- Trick Title class (Class meets once a week for 4 weeks):
Begins Thursday April 18th at 5:45pm (2 spots open)
*Please note there is a $25 fee due the first class for your trick title- all level titles can be achieved with this class so all levels are welcomed
Around Town: This class is held at different public locations in the Peru/Ottawa area. To Enroll Please Call Discover Pet Training at 262-909-4512
– This class is an on going class where you are able to begin at anytime. Class is held on Saturdays at 11am.
*Please note we do limit the size of the class for safety reasons and to ensure each dog gets enough time with our trainer. Therefore periodically enrollment for this class may close.
*We try our best to keep this page updated with how many spots are available in a class, however sometimes a class will fill up before we are able to update.
Meet Ava from Ottawa, IL
Ava began her dog training with Discover Pet Training as a young German Shepherd puppy eager to learn. She started with our Growing Up Social Puppy Class and has taken almost all of our group classes we offer. Ava’s owners knew it was important to keep a herding breed busy and that training is an excellent way to do just that. Because of this she is a wonderful success story about being proactive instead of reactive when it comes to raising a puppy. Anytime a behavior problem began to blossom we were able to work with her owners right away to nip it in the bud. Ava got over her shyness and alarm barking quickly and now is a social butterfly. She has done so well with her training that she has earned the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy award, several Trick Dog titles, and is now working hard at earning her AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) *UPDATE AVA PASSED HER CGC CLASS :)*. Ava makes friends anywhere she goes, which is a lot of places since she is so well behaved she gets to go with her owners all the time :). You are sure to see her around the Illinois Valley. Here is what Ashley, Ava’s owner, had to say about Ava’s Training with us: “We heard about Marisha from Progress Park Vet Clinic in Peru. We’ve been with her since Ava was 3 months old. We can’t imagine life without her. She has so much patience with every dog. Lots of knowledge and encouraging words. She’s training us as well, honestly. We recommend her to everyone looking for a trainer. She offers a variety of classes for dogs of all ages. A tired dog is a good dog! Our favorite class is the agility class!!”