From puppy class to therapy dog preparation and everything in between, The Dog Stop® offers a variety of Training services. Classes vary from group settings to one on one and take place in our facilities as well as your home. Please contact your local facility for their offerings and pricing
Obedience Class: $20/each, $100/6, $180/12
We will also show you how to curb common puppy issues including jumping and mouthing.Tuesdays 6:30-7:15Saturdays 12:00-12:45
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.
Saturdays 1:00-1:45 and 2:00-2:45
Content will include advanced heeling, increased distance and duration, high levels of distraction, new locations, tricks, and more. We will emphasize fading out food lures in favor of hand signals and verbal rewards, as well as decreasing dependence on training tools. If you are looking to continue challenging your dog and your self, join the intermediate class!Saturdays 11:00
Specialty Classes: $25/each
Urban agility is our adaptation of a traditional agility class, integrating obstacles, and treadmill training into a more compact space. Obstacle and treadmill training offers physical and mental challenges for any age or breed and helps 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.
Class 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 3:00-4:00 $25 each
Play, Stay & Train:
Our certified professional trainers custom tailor a regimen for each dog based on your goals. To have a well-behaved and balanced dog, it takes more than just the right training. Consistent daily structure, discipline, physical exercise, and mental stimulation are imperative. Although owners strive to meet these needs, busy lives can sometimes get in the way. At least two weeks of adherence to a routine will get dogs into good habits while significantly limiting the ability to practice unwanted behaviors. Many experts agree that it takes a minimum of two weeks to establish a new habit, as well as to extinguish an undesirable one. Our program helps habituate dogs to obedience in a fun, enriching environment.
Our facility has the resources to expose dogs to stimuli that prepare them for any situation that life may bring including dogs, strangers, bicyclists, joggers, heavy machinery, vehicle traffic, various noises, and more. Boot camp doesn’t replace group training for maintenance or private lessons for situational obedience but is the perfect fit to give dogs a solid foundation on which to build. Boot camp is ideal for dogs of any age that need to master general obedience including but not limited to staying in place, walking without pulling, greeting others politely, coming when called and responding to commands under a multitude of distractions. Please note that boot camp is not for all dogs.
We strive to create a program that is the best fit for each dog while keeping the dog’s best interest in mind. Due to the difference in housing at our facility compared to your home, house training cannot be achieved in this program. Nuisance behaviors caused by boredom, such as chewing and barking, are usually not an issue during boot camp but can return once the dog is at home again. To find out if your dog is a good candidate for boot camp, please call or email our trainers. Boot camp pricing includes lodging, training, daycare (when appropriate), and an hour of private training with the owner upon pickup.As scheduled in 2-week increments $1000
Instead of boarding for two weeks and being trained daily, your dog will be picked up each night after playing and training for the day. Day Camp is available Monday-Friday each week. A private lesson at the end of the second week is included. Day Camp is ideal for dogs that need the consistency and continuity of boot camp, but are not long-term boarding candidates.
Custom tailored training sessions while your dog is boarding.
30 minute session $40, 15 minute session $20
Custom tailored training sessions while your dog is here for daycare.
30 minute session $40, 15 minute session $20
This could include obedience, scent detection, agility, treadmill training, or any specific activity or behavior the owner wishes to learn.$80/hour
Please consult with the training staff before requesting this type of appointment.$100/hour
Please email email@example.com or call us at (412) 586-7878 to make arrangements.
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.