Services at the Pittsburgh Training and Fitness Center (Strip District)

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About our Training Program

Training helps build strong relationships between you and your dog. At The Dog Stop®, we’re committed to only using positive reinforcement in place of aversive methods and tools, making training a fun and enriching process.

Due to limited space, preregistration is required for each class you would like to attend, including bundled classes.

Required Class Materials

• Treat Pouch with Treats

• Six-Foot Non-Retractable Leash

• Appropriate Training Collar


Required Vaccinations

Up-to-date vaccinations against Rabies, Bordetella, and Parvo/Distemper.

Play/Stay @ Train

Bundle sessions and save!
Fifteen-Minute Sessions 20
Thirty-Minute Session 40

Boot Camp – $1,000

The Dog Stop’s Boot Camp is an intensive training program where your dog stays with us for two weeks or longer, and is trained daily.

Boot Camp helps habituate dogs to obedience in a fun, enriching environment. Our facility has the resources to expose dogs to stimuli that prepares them for distractions in everyday situations, such as other dogs, strangers, bicyclists, various noises and more.

Boot Camp pricing includes lodging, training, daycare (when appropriate), and an hour of private training with the owner upon pickup.


Group Classes

Available as forty-five-minute sessions.

Bundle sessions and save!


  • Puppy Class | $20

Every Saturday at 11:00AM and 12:00PM.

Suitable for puppies aged twelve weeks to six months.

  • Beginner | $20

Every Saturday at 1:00PM and 2:00PM.

Suitable for dogs aged six months and up.

  • Intermediate | $20

Every Saturday at 10:00AM.

Suitable for dogs aged six months and up.

  • Urban Agility | $25

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday at 3:00PM.

Suitable for dogs of all ages.

Private Classes

Type of private class Cost per 1-hour session
Obedience 80
Behavior Modificaiton 100
In-Home Training 150

About the Trainer

Taylor Jones
Dog Obedience Trainer

Taylor began her journey as a trainer in 2016 under guidance of The Dog Stop’s Director of Training, Brett Reynolds (CPDT-KA). She obtained her Dog Obedience Trainer certification upon graduating from the Animal Behavior College in 2022.

Taylor can be described as being patient and dedicated, with a passion for working with animals. Her goal as a trainer is to help teach pet owners how to achieve a harmonious life with their dogs through the use of positive reinforcement


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