Greater Dog Classes

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Dog Training

Puppy and Basic Obedience Classes

Having a well behaved companion is our main priority.  No matter what games you may play with your dog, they first and foremost have to be a member of your family.  Our Foundation Classes are designed to make the relationship with your dog greater than you ever thought it could be!

Dog Agility

Agility

Jump, Tunnel, Weave!  Agility is the most popular dog sport in America.  It is an obstacle course where dogs and handlers work as teams, with the handler helping the dog navigate the obstacles in the correct order.  Whatever your Agility goals are, we can help you reach them!

Nose Work

Scent Work

Inspired by working detection dogs, this sport is a fun activity for virtually all dogs and people. It builds confidence in shy and reactive dogs, and is a fun game to play in the house during the doldrums of a Minnesota winter.  It provides a safe way to keep dogs fit and healthy through mental and low impact physical exercise. 

Dog Conformation Class

Conformation

Conformation is what many think of when they think of dog shows.  While a dog show may look like a beauty pageant, it’s not.  Dogs in conformation classes are being judged by how closely they conform to the standard of their particular breed.  This helps breeders breed healthy, lovely, sound dogs!

Dog Rally | Dog Obedience

Rally and Obedience

Rally and Obedience are both competitions that showcase the everyday working relationship between dogs and their humans.  Rally is performed as a course; you perform a specific action at each sign.  Obedience is performed at a judge's instruction and includes heeling, jumping, retrieving, and scent work.

Youth Dog Training

Classes for Kids and Dogs

We LOVE kids at The Greater Dog!    We believe strongly that kids who take care of and train d​ogs develop compassion and resilience.  We are starting our Juniors program with Agility Classes, and will expand as interest expands.  All youth must be in the 4th grade or higher to join.  Please email us if there is something you would like to do with your dog that isn't currently offered!

Trick Dog

Boredom Busters

Prevent Doggie Cabin Fever!  Come on out for some fun!

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Therapy Dog

Therapy dogs are dogs that are used to bring comfort and joy to those who are ill or under poor conditions, such as those who have been affected by a natural disaster. Many people are able to connect with dogs and feel the love that they provide, and this has a therapeutic effect on them.  A Therapy Dog must have an outstanding temperament. This means that the dog should be outgoing and friendly to all people; men, women, and children. The dog should be tolerant of other dogs (of both genders) and non-aggressive toward other pets.

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