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- Open enrollment for your scheduling convenience
Upcoming Puppy Social Dates:
- -Saturday Oct. 26th at 1:30pm
- -Saturday Nov. 2nd at 1:30pm
- -Saturday Nov. 16th at 1:30pm
- -Saturday Nov. 30th at 1:30pm
- -Saturday Dec. 7th at 1:30pm
- For the safety of all puppies please bring proof of puppy vaccinations being started (the series does not need to be completed) and negative fecal/dewormed by vet to your first session. Puppy class is for puppies between the ages of 8-16 weeks.
Basics and Beyond– Basic Obedience, Intermediate Obedience, and Canine Good Citizen Prep all in one class!!! AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and AKC CGC Testing available at the end of class
- Begins Tuesday Dec. 3rd at 6:45pm ( No class the week of Christmas or Dec. 31st) ( FULL- Waitlist available)
- Begins Tuesday Dec. 10th at 6:45pm (No class the week of Christmas or Dec. 31st) (5 spots available)
-Begins Tuesday Nov. 12th at 5:45pm (1 spot available)
*There is a $25 title fee due to the instructor the first day of class. This covers the Trick Title fee.
Around Town: This class is held at different public locations in the Peru/Ottawa area and designed to work on skills around natural public distractions. Class is held on most Saturdays, time and location varies. Class participants are notified weekly where class will be held.
*Open Enrollment for your scheduling convenience*
To Enroll Please email Discover Pet Training at firstname.lastname@example.org
*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. All dogs that enroll must complete obedience training prior to enrolling so they have a basic understanding of the skills worked on with the distractions. If you have completed obedience training at another facility or have a dog that has the basics down already we will require proof of skills (they don’t have to be perfect) to enroll.
AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing
Next Test night is Thursday Nov. 14th starting at 5:30pm. This will be our last scheduled test night for 2019 ( we will still do private testings)
* 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 the day of testing.
*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!!”