• Phone: 262-909-4512

    Serving Ottawa, Morris, La Salle, Peru & surrounding communities in the Illinois Valley area.

  • Class Schedule

    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.


    Upcoming Puppy Socials held at Play and Stay Dog Lounge in Ottawa (No need to register for these, Learn more here)

    -Due to a busy schedule with private lessons and group classes right now our Puppy Socials at Play and Stay are “Pop Up”. Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for when a Puppy Social will be popping up 🙂 We do still have our Growing Up Social puppy socialization class going on at Progress Park Vet in Peru. Please see below for the next class starting


    Doggie Manners- Basic obedience class for dogs 12 weeks or older. Eligible for AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program (Class meets once a week for 8 weeks and includes coupon for 50% off Grooming and Free Daycare Assessment):

    -Begins Tuesday Jan. 29th at 6:45pm (5 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 Thursday Dec. 6th at 6:45pm (no Class Dec. 27th) (Full Waitlist available)

    -Begins Thursday Feb. 28th at 6:45pm (6 spots available) No class March 12th



    Growing Up Social Puppy Class- Held at Progress Park Vet for puppies 8-16 weeks. To enroll please call Progress Park Vet at 815-224-2858 (Class meets once a week for 3 weeks)

    -Begins Saturday Jan. 12th at 1:30pm


    New! Fun With Pedestal Training! Teach your dog impulse control exercises and tricks using a pedestal. Great for building confidence and creating calm behavior (Class meets once a week for 4 weeks):

    -Begins Tuesday Feb. 5th at 5:45pm (3 spots available)


    New! Four on the Floor – Help your dog gain skills to prevent unwanted jumping such as jumping on guests or counter surfing (Class meets once a week for 4 weeks):

    -Begins Tuesday Jan. 8th at 5:45pm (6 spots available)


    Fit Fido- Canine Conditioning class (Class meets once a week for 4 weeks):

    -Begins Thursday Nov. 29th at 5:45pm (1 spot available)


    *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!!”