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Dog Training Classes in Metro Detroit and Ferndale

Dog Training Classes

Dog Class Chooser Tool:

Sundays – Starts 1/12/20:
Intro to Nosework – 5pm
Ongoing Nosework – 7pm

Fridays – Starts 1/17/20:
Puppy Elementary School – 6:00pm

Tuesdays – Starts 1/21/20
Impulse Control –  7:30pm

Saturdays – Starts 1/25/20
Canine Middle School – 4:30pm

Saturdays – Starts 2/15/20:
Impulse Control –  3:00pm

All classes take place at FIDO in Ferndale. Class sizes are kept small to provide personal attention, so sign up now to save your spot!

Fido is moving to a semester style class system, so you always know when our classes are starting! Each class will be 6 weeks, classes that were previously longer will now be split into multiple parts.

Beyond our six week classes we always have open sign up for our Drop Off Training for Puppies 2.5-6 months old Play and Learn program as well as private training!

General Classes

Puppy Training With Owners

Kinder Puppy Class

Register for Kinder Puppy class if your puppy is 2.5 Months to 4 Months old and has never taken a puppy class before.

Age: 2.5 Months to 4 Months Old
Puppy Training Class for Puppy Two

Elementary Puppy Class

Your puppy is growing by leaps and bounds — and so is his brain! You’ll learn about the needs of your now “teenage” puppy as well as how this stage of growth and development plays into different behavioral issues.

Age: 5 - 6 Months Old

Continuing Education for Dogs

Dog Training Basic One Class

Dog BasicS Training

Lay a good training foundation and start your dog off on the right paw with this six-week clicker course designed for dogs who haven't had any previous training classes.

Age: 7 Months Old or Older
No previous training required.
Impulse Control Training for Dogs

Impulse Control

Does it seem like your dog has the memory of a goldfish, lasting only a couple of seconds? Do you struggle on walks with keeping your dog away from food on the ground or keeping them from lunging to greet other people or dogs?

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Reactivity

Do you find walks with your dog or having guests over stressful? Does your dog bark and lunge at people or other dogs outside? Does your dog bark and make your guests uncomfortable? Take back your fun relationship with your dog in this 8 week class.

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Loose Leash Walking

Sick of feeling like your arm is being pulled out of its socket while walking your pup? Do you look longingly upon friends and neighbors while they take a relaxing stroll with their pooch? This can be your future! In this 6 week class, we find fun and engaging ways to make walks more fun and less stressful. We’ll practice techniques inside and take the show on the road out in the neighborhood to be sure you feel prepared. Get started with more fun and less pulling today!

Fun Classes for Your Dog and You!

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Try-It Sampler Class

Want to take a class but not sure which one will be right for you and your dog? Take this three-week sampler class and try out several classes! In this class, you’ll meet the instructors and try out one of each of our fun adult dog classes each week. You’ll try out Agility, Nosework, and Tricks and see which one you might want to take.

Beginning Tricks

Not sure which class will be right for you and your dog? Take this three week sampler class and try out several dog sports! In this class you’ll meet the instructors and try a different dog sport each week of class. You’ll try out Agility, Nosework and Tricks.

Dog Going through Agility Training

Confidence Building with Agility

Whether you want to work with your dog doing a fun new job, or think you want to eventually compete, this class is for you! We’ll build a strong foundation for working off-leash and develop a strong skill set for the basics in agility. This six week course will set the stage for you and your dog to have a good time no matter what you choose to do afterwards!

Dog Nosework Training Classes

Nosework Beagle

Intro to Nosework

Nosework is a fun and fast growing sport where dogs search for the smell of essential oil. The training for this sport is similar to drug or bomb detection dog training. The most amazing thing about this sport is how confident dogs become after learning and doing nosework!

Nosework Down Indication

Ongoing Nosework

Did you have a great time in Intro to Nosework and you’re ready to continue building on your skills and teamwork with your dog? Ongoing Nosework is for you. We’ll pick up where we left off in the last class, and start to add more difficult hides, solidifying an indication, outdoor searches, and searches that are blind for the handler. Continue to build your dogs confidence and your teamwork as you harness the all-powerful dog nose!

Private Dog Training Classes

Tammy Car Training

One-on-One Private Training

Need more personal attention than a group class allows? Schedule a one-on-one lesson at our office to address any behavioral problem you are having. This option is perfect for dogs who cannot attend a group class for any reason or you would like more personal attention than the class environment may allow. Our office allows a safe space for your dog to work through any struggles and learn new behaviors that set everyone up for success.

In-Home Day Training

Day Training at Your Home

Need to work on some challenging behaviors with your dog, but can’t seem to find the time? Having a hard time fitting a class into your busy schedule? Let us come to you and work on your training goals while you’re at work!

Drop Off Training: PAL - Play and Learn

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FIDO’s Drop Off PAL Program

Fido offers weekday drop-off puppy training that goes beyond the typical on-leash style dog training class. We call it Play and Learn (PAL) and it’s a science based canine training approach founded on the understanding that the more we compassionately socialize, train and condition puppies during puppyhood the better off they will be as adults.

Age: 2.5 - 6 Months Old
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TEEN PAL Academy is Under Construction

FIDO Trainers have a new vision for the future of adolescent aged dog training. Stay tuned for the big reveal in Spring 2020. That's FIDO...always re-inventing ways to set your dog up for a lifetime of success.