Back to School…for your dog!

Now that kids are back to school, it’s got me thinking about training classes for my dog. I’ve tried a few different classes with my dog in the past and I always enjoy the opportunity to allow my dog to use his brain and work on his behavior.

My dog and have done several training classes through North Coast Dogs. I like their mix of fun activities and practical techniques to train your dog. They offer classes to cover all ages of dogs, from puppy training to dealing with problem behaviors in adult dogs. Upcoming classes include:

  • Chill Out: Information to help the Reactive Dog – starting Sept. 1, this 6-week class will focus on the ways to deal with dog aggression. Class starts Sept. 1.
  • Family Dog, for dogs four months or older, the class focuses on building a strong human-canine bond and solving basic problem behaviors. Classes start Aug. 29.

Cleveland has no shortage of dog training classes, from the puppy level on up to the adult dog. Here are some other options around town:

The Dog Class, whose mottos is “Training Dogs, One Human at a Time,” holds classes in North Ridgeville and Rocky River. Trainer Marie-Josée Gatian was voted #2 best dog trainer in the Cleveland area on the “Fox 8 Hot List” for 2013. Upcoming classes include:

  • Puppy Training and Beginner Obedience Class starts on Aug. 26 and goes for six weeks
  • Intermediate Training for dog 6 months or older, also starting on Aug. 26.
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    Your dog will definitely need a backpack for all his homework – 


Fortunate Fido in Columbia Station, also a winner on the Fox 8 list, offers several different training courses to help adult dogs with problem issues. Upcoming classes include:
  • Competition Obedience, focusing on better handling and heeling skills. Class starts on Sept. 6.
  • Relax Fido 1, which focuses on training techniques for dealing with a reactive dog in real life situations. Classes start on Sept. 22.

All Star Animal Training in Parma Heights offers group training classes on a continuous schedule, so you can drop by when you are free. The classes are held Saturdays mornings at 10 a.m.


If you’ve already mastered behavior training and want to get your dog into agility, Canine University of Ohio in Bedford Heights, offers beginning training classes for agility.

If you’re looking for a  more advanced agility class, you’ll want to check out Cleveland All Breed Training Club. This training club offer courses geared toward preparing your dog for competitive agility. Your dog needs to know some basic agility techniques and will be tested before he or she can enter their advanced beginner course.

Who’s your favorite trainer in Cleveland? I’d love to hear your training success stories, send them to!

Author: dogsinthecle

The source for what to do with your dog in Cleveland.

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