(440) 255-3500
1890 Mentor Ave.
Painesville Twp. OH 44077
Classes are 1 hour per week for 6 weeks, unless they land on a major holiday.
Average class size is 8 dog/handler teams.
Classes in gray are not offered this session.

Note: Dogs & Puppies must be in the home a minimum of two weeks prior to attending class.


Positive Puppy: For puppies 10-20 weeks of age. Puppies experience socialization with other young dogs. Owners learn how to promote attention and focus. We will use praise, food and petting to reinforce good behavior. Goals for this class are: Loose leash walking, sit, down, stay, come when called with very light distraction, go to mat and more. $115.00 / $125.00  (Sunday classes are $125)

Foundations I: For dogs 5 months of age and older with no formal training.  Owners will earn how to mark desired behaviors with verbal/toy/food rewards. Learn basic handling skills, such as targeting, attention & focus, self-control games for dogs and more.  Includes loose-leash walking, sit/down/stay, coming when called, sitting at doorways, sitting politely for petting, and more. $115.00 / $125.00 (Sunday classes are $125)

Foundations 2: Prerequisite - Foundations I or Instructor Permission.  Good manners were the focus of the Foundations 1 class.  Now you and your dog will polish those skills and build confidence for better behavior at home and in public.   Increase attention and gain a better relationship with your dog.   Long line leashes will be used for for recall response, plus an emphasis on distance stays in place.  Exercises for off-leash walking will be introduced.  Hone skills covered in prior classes with the addition of  stay, "go to place,"  polite greetings, and more demanding distraction work including food and toys.     $115.00

Foundations 3: Canine Good Citizen : Prerequisite Foundations 2 or Instructor Permission.Practice loose leash walking, recalls, sits & downs, supervised separation, sitting politely for petting, accepting a freindly stranger, allowing a stranger to check paws and ears,  polite dog/dog greetings and other skills outlined in the AKC CGC test. and more. This class is perfect for those needing to practice the obedience skills to take the  AKC Canine Good Citizen Test.  $115.00

Foundations 4: AKC Community Canine/Therapy Dog: Prerequisite Foundations 3 or Instructor Permission.  Learn & practice the advanced skills needed for the Community Canine Test and work toward the Therapy Dog test.   Skills learned/practiced include more advanced distraction work, sitting/staying in close proximity to other dogs (3 feet), walking through a crowd, lying/sitting near other dogs while owners fill out paperwork, Dog will sit or stand stay (owner's choice) while owner enters/exits a doorway or narrow passageway, Dogs will also be exposed to wheelchairs, walkers, crutches and canes.  $115.00

Advanced Workshop: Prerequisite Foundations 3 and Instructor Permission: Advanced heeling skills, attention work as well as footwork, handling skills and basic rally skills as they relate to obedience are covered. Basic jumping, recalls and target work are introduced. The class is geared to the pet owner who wants to do more with their dog as well as individual teams who want to perfect their skills in the competition ring. The workshop format allows handler/dog teams to work at their own pace.  $100.00/$105.00

Open/Utility Workshop: Prerequisite- Instructor Permission: Focus of the class is to work on and extend the skills needed for AKC, CKC, UKC or equivalent venues open and/or utility skills with a goal of competing. The workshop format allows handler/dog teams to work at their own pace. $100.00/$115.00


One-hour in home lesson. Covers 3-4 of your top concerns.  Great for issues that are related to the home environment, or for busy families that can't attend a group session for 6 weeks.  $90.00   Note - travel fees may be added dependent upon your location.

Package of Four one-hour lessons in-home.  $300.00  Note - travel fees may be added dependent upon your location.

One-hour lesson at Digging Dogs Training Center.  Covers 3-4 of your top concerns.  Suitable for busy families that can't commit to a 6 week session or for reactive dogs that can't be in a group setting. $75.00

30 Minute lesson at Digging Dogs Training Center. Perfect to address one or two skills or for a refresher on skills. $40.00

Manners Plus Semi-Private Class
This class offers a semi-private instruction format that gives a lot  of personal attention to you and your dog,   You will learn how to get your dog to actually pay attention you, how to teach your dog important impulse control exercises and how to work on foundation doggy life manners  This is a great introduction to the Obedience Workshop  class which teaches more advanced manners skills. Class size is limited to 4 students and open to young dogs between 5 months to 1 year of age. $160.00

Obedience Workshop
This is an open ended class format that offers an individualized training plan that will help you attain your training goals. Whether you simply want to have a fun date with your dog or would like your dog to become a Canine Good Citizen or Therapy Dog,  your dog will learn more complex behaviors like Go to Place and learn how to be more reliable around distractions.  The skills learned are an excellent preparation for anyone wanting to have a certified therapy dog. The class is open to young and older dogs that have either taken the Obedience Manners Plus class or have already learned basic life manners.  Dogs should know the basic cues of sit, down, stay and walking on leash with light distraction. $125.00

Progressive Puppy: For puppies 9-20 weeks of age.   We know you are eager to start training, so you can join this class any week!  Offered on Sundays only.  Learn basic puppy manners, focus & attention on a schedule that works for you.The only criteria is that you must attend 6 consecutive weeks of class. Learn how to raise a socialized puppy that can be a joy to have out in public. We will offer puppy socialization during the session. $125.00

Puppy Graduate: For Puppies that have successfully completed Positive Puppy or Progressive Puppy.  Join this class any week - offered on Sundays only.
Continue honing your skills with your young dog.  Longer recalls, loose(er) leash walking and self-control exercises are featured.   We will also introduce longer stays and intro to basic tricks.  $125.00

Classes are limited to domestic dogs: no Wolf-hybrids please.

Owners must be able to control dogs in a group setting in order to attend classes.  If your dog is reactive or aggressive (ie, lunges, barks viciously, growls or snaps at other dogs) they will be transferred to private training.
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Cash, Check or Credit Card Payments/Registration can also be made in person at PetWorks
8790 Munson Rd. Mentor, 44060.
(approximately 4 miles west of Digging Dogs at the corner of Tyler & Hopkins.)

PetWorks Office Hours are M-F 6:45am-7:00pm
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