Group Training 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. Please note class cancellations/ delays may occur if any phase changes happen due to Covid-19. 

Work Shops are back!!!

 

 Work Shops are held at K9 Paw Prints in Marseilles unless otherwise noted.  Space is limited and payment is required to reserve your spot as workshops often fill up quickly. 

 

  • FOUR ON THE FLOOR Mini workshop will be held Tuesday Dec. 15th at 6pm. Cost is $30. This work shop will be held at PLAY AND STAY DOG LOUNGE in Ottawa. To enroll call 815-313-9477. This is a mini version of the full Four on the Floor work shop. The mini version will focus on what can help when in a pinch during the busy holiday season to help with jumping in the moment as well as some skills to start practicing that can help reduce jumping over time. (3 spots left)

 

Workshops are currently being held outdoors. Please come prepared for the weather. Face protection Masks are required to be worn at all times during the workshop. Virtual training options are available for those unable to wear a mask for the entire workshop. 

 

Growing Up Social Puppy Socials

 

We will be starting Drop Off Puppy Socials. Supervised by certified professional trainers to ensure your puppy plays in a safe, supported environment. Socialization is key for physical, emotional and cognitive development! During this time where social distancing is the norm we owe it to our puppies to make sure we do everything we can to help their development. Drop off Puppy Socials will be limited to 4 puppies and registration is required. Cost is $15 per social or bundle and save with our buy 2 get 1 free offer. Socials must be purchased at the same time for offer. You can enroll in as many socials as you would like as long as your puppy meets the requirements. Payment is due at the time of enrollment to hold your spot. Socials will also include handouts with puppy tips for socialization at home. 

 

 To enroll puppies must be between 8-20 weeks old (Two age groups are now available for socials). They must be up to date with age appropriate vaccinations (series does not need to be completed but must be started and kept current) and have a negative fecal exam/been dewormed by a professional vet. Proof of up to date medical is required before the day of the social. Puppy Socials are held at Progress Park Vet in Peru. To enroll please call them at 815-224-2858

 

 Upcoming Puppy Social Dates:

 

  • Stay Tuned Resuming in November
    8-14 weeks at 6pm
    15-20 weeks at 6:30pm
  • 8-14 weeks at 6pm
    15-20 weeks at 6:30pm

 

  • 8-14 weeks at 6pm
    15-20 weeks at 6:30pm
  • WE WILL BE TAKING A SMALL BREAK FROM PUPPY SOCIALS AFTER THE OCT. 15TH SOCIAL, PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT HERE FOR DATES, WE PLAN TO RESUME IN THE MIDDLE OF NOVEMBER
  • For the safety of all during this social distancing time puppies will be dropped off at the door to one of our trainers and brought inside by our trainers. Drop off will begin 5 minutes before the start of the social.  Socials will be streamed for owners to watch. Each social will be 20 minutes long. At the end puppies will be brought out by our trainers for pick up. We ask that owners practice social distancing at this time. Please be available for pick up on time as we must sanitize the play area for the next class. We do ask that owners stay at Progress Park during the socials as we will try and do outside education portions as weather permits. 

 

Zoom Classes-

 

During this time we are continuing our online zoom classes. These are a great option for those unable to make group class or those that are higher risk and wish to stay home. The zoom classes also allow us to offer some of the other classes while we are still limiting the number of in person group classes. To enroll in any zoom class please email us at info@discoverpettraining.com 

 

Zoom classes meet once a week at a set time like regular group classes. You are given the zoom info for each session as the class goes along. These classes will require that you have access to the internet and to both zoom and facebook. You are able to create an account with zoom for free. 

 

  • Puppy Manners- AKC S.T.A.R Puppy – Begins Tuesday January 5th at 6pm (6 spots available)
  • Puppy Manners is a puppy socialization class that also works on the skills needed to pass the AKC S.T.A.R Puppy test at the end of the class.  Puppies should be between 8-24 weeks at the start of this class. This online class will work right along side our in person class. The only difference is you will log on and work with us from the comfort of your home. You will still be able to ask questions and work with your dog live with the class and get feedback and support from our trainers in real time. Because this is an online class access to the internet and conference programs is a must to be able to participate. Cost for the online Puppy Manners class is $75. Note: The online version of Puppy Manners DOES NOT qualify for your puppy to be able to test for AKC S.T.A.R Puppy. You will still learn all the skills but part of the prerequisites to test is that the puppy in present in a in person group class for at least 6 weeks. If you wish to test for the AKC S.T.A.R Puppy see in person info below. 

 

  • Basics and Beyond– All are full for the remainder of 2020. Now enrolling for 2021
  • The Basics (Part one of the Basics and Beyond class series) Starts Tuesday January 5th at 7pm (6 spots available)
  • Beyond the Basics (Part two of the Basics and Beyond class series) Starts Tuesday February 16th at 6pm (6 spots available)
    -Basic Obedience, Intermediate Obedience, and Canine Good Citizen Prep all in one class series!!! The Basics and Beyond class series is a 2 part class and will work right along side our in person class. The only difference is you will log on and work with us from the comfort of your home. You will still be able to ask questions and work with your dog live with the class and get feedback and support from our trainers in real time. The Basics is Part one of the series and goes over basic obedience and manners. Beyond the Basics is part two and takes everything taught in The Basics to the next level with more distractions, distance, and duration. By the end of both classes your dog will be ready to test for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test if you wish to test. Because these are online classes access to the internet and conference programs is a must to be able to participate.  AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and AKC CGC Testing available at the end of class. Testing is included in the price of the class but registration is required. Testing is held in person at Play and Stay Dog Lounge in Ottawa IL. Cost of each part of the Basics and Beyond series is $99. You do have the option to bundle both and get both classes at a reduced cost of $175. Classes must be enrolled together for the discount. To enroll email info@discoverpettraining.com

 

  • Fun with Tricks– Starts Oct. 29th at 6:30pm Work on any level title from Novice to Expert! Do More With Your Dog titles can also be submitted for equivalent AKC Trick Dog Title!!!!  Cost is $85 for the class and $30 per title that is submitted along with your application for the trick title.  
  • Note: While these classes are online we still limit the number of dogs to make sure each dog gets quality time with our trainers, similar to group classes in person. 

 

In Person Classes-

 

  • Puppy Manners- AKC S.T.A.R Puppy – Begins Tuesday January 5th at 6pm (6 spots available)
  • Puppy Manners is a puppy socialization class that also works on the skills needed to pass the AKC S.T.A.R Puppy test at the end of the class.  Puppies should be between 8-24 weeks at the start of this class. Puppies must be dog and people friendly and up to date with vaccinations/negative fecal test. Cost is $125 which includes the testing fee to test for AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy at the end of the class. Bundle with our Basics and Beyond two part series for $325 ($50 savings over buying each class separate.) Includes Puppy Manners, AKC S.T.A.R Puppy test, The Basics class, Beyond the Basics class, AKC CGC Testing at the end of the two part Basics and Beyond class series.

 

Basics and Beyond Two Part Class series– We are happy to announce the Basics and Beyond series is back!! 

 

Basic Obedience, Intermediate Obedience, and Canine Good Citizen Prep all in two part series!!! AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and AKC CGC Testing available at the end of class

 

  • All sessions for 2020 are full-now enrolling for 2021
  • The Basics (Part one in the Basics and Beyond Series) Begins Tuesday January 5th at 7pm (6 spots available)
  • Beyond the Basics (Part Two of the Basics and Beyond Series) Begins Tuesday February 16th at 6pm (6 spots available)
  • These classes are now also being offered Online. Online class will meet as the same time as in person class and will work right along with the in person group. Please see more info above in our Zoom Class Schedule section. 
  • Cost for the Basics and Beyond series is $225 and this includes Both 6 week classes and all of the bonuses. * Classes can be purchased individually for $125 each, coupon bonuses are not included with individually purchased classes.  

 

  •  Basics and Beyond will follow the new CGC social distancing requirements and skills will be practiced with these new regulations in mind. Group class safety is our first priority. Each class is limited to how many dogs we can have. Each dog must have one handler over the age of 18 with them. While we normally encourage the family to come, at this time we are limiting it to one person per dog. We do offer special zoom sessions for our group class families to help get everyone on the same page if needed. We do ask that each handler wear a mask while they are in group class. If you forget a mask we have extras on hand. Virtual training options are available for those that can not wear as mask due to health reasons.  Before class starts we ask everyone to remain in their cars (if your dog needs a bathroom break feel free to take them, keeping away from others, and then head back to your car). This is to avoid too many at the door at once. We will be propping the door open 5 minutes before class for everyone to come in to also avoid everyone having to touch the door handles. If you, or any one in your home is feeling ill or has a fever please stay home and notify us. We have a plan in place for make up sessions.  

 

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 info@discoverpettraining.com

 

*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

 

 If you are interested in setting up a private test please contact us. There are NEW guidelines in place to allow us to test while practicing safety precautions like social distancing during the test. 

 

S.T.A.R. Puppy test night: Tuesday Dec. 8th starting at 5:30pm email info@discoverpettraining.com to reserve your time

 

CGC Test night: Tuesday Dec. 8th starting at 5:30pm email info@discoverpettraining.com to reserve your time

 

* 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 test time to test prior to test night to be eligible to test the day of testing. Test time spots do tend to fill up quickly so we recommend signing up right away instead of waiting until it’s the week of the test. If you wish to test for CGCA or CGCU please contact us to set up a test time. The higher levels are tested by appointment only.

 

 

 

 

 

*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.