Training / In-Home Services

All Classes held at Strip District Location!

Class space is limited, pre-registration is required for each class you would like to attend.

Training

Puppy classes will teach basic obedience skills such as sitting, lying down, staying in place, coming when called, and walking on a leash without pulling. We will also show you how to curb common puppy issues including jumping and mouthing.

Tuesdays 6:30-7:15

Saturdays 12:00-12:45

6 for $100

To register for Drop-In class, click here.

Beginner classes will build upon the puppy class curriculum. In addition to basic obedience skills (sit, down, stay in place, come when called, walk without pulling), students will learn how to heel on a leash, greet others appropriately, and work under higher levels of distraction.

Thursdays 6:30-7:15

Saturdays 1:00-1:45

6 for $100

Therapy Dogs International is an organization that certifies dog and handler teams to visit hospitals, assisted living facilities, other institutions and wherever therapy dogs are needed. Dogs must be at least 12 months to be eligible for testing, but it is never too early to begin preparing for the required exercises. Our preparation class will walk participants through the testing requirements and provide practical instruction on training a therapy dog. This class also helps prepare for the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen test.

2nd and 4th Saturday each month 2:00-3:00

$25 each Class

Urban agility is our adaptation of a traditional agility class, integrating obstacles, and treadmill training into a more compact space. Obstacle and treadmill training offer physical and mental challenges for any age or breed and help foster trust, confidence and teamwork between you and your dog. This class is open in format and no prior agility training is required. Urban agility is intended for recreation rather than competition, however attendees will learn the foundation skills for the sport.

1st and 3rd Saturday each month 2:00-3:00

$25 each Class

A private session at The Dog Stop Training Center that is tailored to your specific goals. This could include obedience, scent detection, agility, treadmill training , or any specific activity or behavior the owner wishes to learn. $80/hour

A private session at The Dog Stop Training Center that is customized to address serious needs such as aggression, fear or separation anxiety. Please consult with the training staff before requesting this type of appointment. $100/hour

In-Home Training: A private session in your home to address any issues that cannot be addressed at The Dog Stop Training Center. $150/hour

Please email trainer@thedogstop.net or call us at (412) 586-7878 to make arrangements.

 

A private session in your home to address any issues that cannot be addressed at The Dog Stop Training Center. $150/hour

Please email trainer@thedogstop.net or call us at (412) 586-7878 to make arrangements.

 

In-Home Services

Our trained professional dog walkers can give your dog the exercise and attention he needs wen you are unable to! For complete information on our walking services, please contact your nearest location.

Let your pets stay in the comfort of your home while being cared for by one of our trained professionals. Pet sitting is great for owners with multiple dogs, elderly dogs, cats or other small pets, or pets with special needs. Our pet sitters will also bring in the mail, take out the trash, water plants, and give your home the feel that someone is home while you’re away.

Is your pup too young to play at The Dog Stop® yet? Don’t worry! Until then, our trained professionals can visit your puppy at home, giving him a midday break for lunch and assistance with housebreaking.

For the dogs that are more comfortable taking it easy, we offer midday outdoor breaks or light walks.

If you can’t get them here, we can! We offer both one-way and round-trip services to and from The Dog Stop® to your home or other desired location.

Out of sick days, can’t miss the board meeting, or have another commitment? Don’t worry! We offer both one-way and round-trip services to and from your veterinarian.

Have your pet’s favorite food, treats, toys, and more delivered directly to your door with The Dog Stop®’s Pet Supply Concierge service. We carry premium foods, treats, toys, clothing, supplements, flea and tick treatments, grooming, and more! Our brands include Taste of the Wild, Orijen, Acana, Merrick, Solid Gold, Zignature, Fromm, Nutri-Source, Answers, Greenies, Stella & Chewy’s, Buddy Biscuits, Goughnuts, Kong, Advantage/Advantix, and much more! In addition, if you are searching for a product The Dog Stop® does not carry in our stores, special requests can be made at no additional charge.

In-home services have a number of variables that can affect the cost and availability of these services. For pricing and availability, fill out the Walking/In-Home Pet Sitting form here or call your nearest The Dog Stop® location. In-Home Services are only available at participating locations, Please call you nearest location for availability.

Recommended materials for classes

  • Treats
  • Treat pouch/bait bag
  • Six foot leash (please no retractable leashes)
  • Appropriate training collar