Family Dog Manners

From sassy adolescents to mature-aged mutts, this class will teach a dog of any age how to have good social skills towards other dogs and people using fun, rewards-based methods.

Location: Lake Mills Veterinary Clinic

Class Length:  6-week series (1 hour lessons)

Class Size: 6 dog maximum


What’s the schedule for this class?

We offer many Family Dog Manners series throughout the year.

2024 Series Start Dates:

Start Date Class TimeNotes
Sunday, January 7, 202410:00 - 11:00 amFULL
Sunday, January 7, 202411:30 am - 12:30 pmFULL
Friday, January 26, 20245:00 - 6:00 pmFULL
Friday, January 26, 20246:30 - 7:30 pm (NB: the first lesson of this group is 5-6pm, then lessons 2-6 start at 6:30pm)FULL
Tuesday, February 6, 20246:30 - 7:30 pmFULL
Sunday, February 25, 202410:00 - 11:00 amFULL, skip Easter
Tuesday, April 9, 20246:30 - 7:30 pmFULL
Sunday, April 21, 202410:00 - 11:00 amFULL, skip Mother's Day (5/12)
Sunday, April 21, 202411:30 am - 12:30 pmFULL, skip Mother's Day (5/12)
Tuesday, May 21, 202410:30 am - 11:30 amFULL
Tuesday, June 11, 20246:30 - 7:30 pmFULL
Sunday, June 23, 202410:00 - 11:00 amFULL
Sunday, June 23, 202411:30 am - 12:30 pmFULL
Sunday, August 11, 202410:00 - 11:00 am5 spots available
Tuesday, August 20, 20246:30 - 7:30 pm3 spots available
Sunday, October 20, 202410:00 - 11:00 am5 spots available
Tuesday, October 29, 20246:30 - 7:30 pm6 spots available

Enroll now in Family Dog Manners (online form). You can also call (920) 648-2421 or email us, if you have questions!


What will you and your dog learn in this class?

In Family Dog Manners, we discuss house manners, potty training, and common problems (like chewing inappropriate objects, e.g. your couch). We work on building trust with your dog, and teaching impulse control. You and your dog will also learn the following basic cues:

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stand
  • Come when called
  • Leash walking
  • Stay
  • Wait
  • Drop it
  • Leave it
  • Watch me
  • And more!


What kind of dog is this class for?

Family Dog Manners is for dogs of any breed, any age, and any experience level! If you dog is younger than 4 months, we encourage you to enroll in Puppy Preschool first.


Are there any prerequisites for this class?

There are no prerequisite training classes for Family Dog Manners!

Dogs and trainers who have graduated Puppy Preschool class often choose to continue their training by enrolling in this class next.


How much does this class cost?

The price of Family Dog Manners is $170, which includes lessons, a class handbook, and graduation materials. Additionally, our instructors are happy to stay after class and address any individual questions you may have.


Who teaches this class?

Our behavioral trainers, Dani, Mittsy,  and Holly currently teach Family Dog Manners. You can learn more about their certifications, experience, and more on our Meet the Trainers page!


Classes are filling up quickly, so be sure to enroll soon (online form), call (920) 648-2421, or email us to claim your spot!

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