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. 

  • Workshops will resume January 2022

Workshops are held indoors and outdoors. Please come prepared for weather. If weather does not allow for outdoor work we may reschedule the workshop if it is one that can not be held completely indoors. Cost of workshop is $99. Dogs must be up to date with vaccinations, had a negative fecal test, and good with dogs and people to participate. Email to enroll.


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, Space is limited, advanced enrollment required.


 Upcoming Puppy Social Dates: Puppy Socials are done for the year, Please check back soon for January 2022 dates.

  • Thursday 
    8-14 weeks at 6pm
    15-20 weeks at 6:30pm
  • Thursday 
    8-14 weeks at 6pm
    15-20 weeks at 6:30pm
  • Thursday 
    8-14 weeks at 6pm
    15-20 weeks at 6:30pm
  • Thursday 
    8-14 weeks at 6pm
    15-20 weeks at 6:30pm
  • Thursday 
    8-14 weeks at 6pm
    15-20 weeks at 6:30pm
  • Thursday 
    8-14 weeks at 6pm
    15-20 weeks at 6:30pm
  • 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. 


In Person Group Classes-


  • Puppy Manners- AKC S.T.A.R Puppy  Prep and Socialization 
  • Puppy Manners begins Monday January 10th at 6pm 
  • 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. This age appropriate class covers a large variety of socialization skills to PREVENT unwanted behaviors before they happen. Teaching your puppy the acceptable behaviors we like to see in our human world now can save you time and money later. It’s much easier to teach what we want now than to try to undo the unwanted behaviors and habits our puppies pick up on their own. 
  • In addition to socialization skills we cover the obedience skills needed to pass the AKC S.TA.R. Puppy evaluation. Testing for the AKC S.T.A.R Puppy Evaluation is completed on the last night of class and included in the price 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 Level Class series– We are happy to announce the Basics and Beyond series is back!! Join us for level 1- The Basics and Level 2- Beyond the Basics! 


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


  • The Basics (Level one in the Basics and Beyond Series)
  • Begins Monday January 10th at 7pm
  • Beyond the Basics (Level Two of the Basics and Beyond Series)
  • Begins Tuesday January 11th at 6pm 
  • The Basics and Beyond 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. This is a great opportunity for dogs that may not be a good candidate for in person group class.  
  • 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.  


  •  The Basics and Beyond Series is a two class series, level 1-The Basics and level 2- Beyond the Basics. We highly recommend completing the entire series for the best training results, however it is not required. Level 1 The Basics introduces the common obedience and manners skills every dog should know to be successful in our human world. Level 2, Beyond the Basics, takes what was taught in level 1 and applies them to real world situations. In level 2 we teach you how to be successful with your new skills around distractions, how to add duration to your skills, and also how to add distance to your skills. We also work on the AKC Canine Good Citizen evaluation skills and offer testing at the end of level 2 for those that wish to test. The price of testing is included in the class price.  


Fun With Classes:

These classes are designed for you to have fun with your dog and enjoy training outside the regular obedience and manners. 

Fun With Tricks: Earn a Trick Title with Do More With Your Dog or with AKC. AKC DOES accept the Do More With Your Dog titles so we usually recommend getting them first with Do More With Your Dog if you’re interested in both programs. Tricks of all levels are taught and no prior trick training is needed. This is a fantastic class for dogs that have lots of energy or need to work on confidence building. This class is 5 weeks long, with testing on the fifth week. Cost is $99 plus the title fee which is due to the instructor on the first night of class. Title fee does vary based on program and if you want a PDF or paper version.

Fun With Tricks begins Tuesday January 11th at 7pm

*NEW* Animal Actors Academy: These new titles with Do More With Your Dog are designed to give your dog the skills needed for professional jobs such as photo shoots, commercials, movies/television, and plays. This class does have some basic skills that dogs need to know before enrolling, because of this there is a prerequisite of having completed The Basics Level 1 with Discover Pet Training or sending in a video to the instructor before enrolling of the skills to get approval. If you need instructor approval to enroll please email us at Dogs also MUST be comfortable with strangers handling them and being very close to other unknown dogs. Since these titles are geared at developing skills for professional work dogs need to be able to work with actors and set trainers as well as other animal actors. If your dog is not comfortable with either of these please contact us for training to get comfortable before enrolling. This is a 5 week class and the cost is $99 plus the title fee, due to the instructor on the first night of class. 

Animal Actors Academy begins Wednesday January 12th at 6pm

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

*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:  email to reserve your time


CGC Test night: email 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.