Dog Training Classes in Metro Detroit and Ferndale
Next Class Semester Starts Week of January 2nd-8th 2020
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! Our next semester will begin the week of January 2nd-8th 2020 and will have all of the classes we offer starting that week. Each class will be 6 weeks, classes that were previously longer will now be split into multiple parts.
Beyond our semester classes we always have open sign up for our Play and Learn program as well as private training!
FIDO Personal Dog Training offers a wide variety of classes and seminars for dog owners.
Register for Puppy Kindergarten A if your puppy is 4 months old or less and has never taken a puppy class before. The first semester you’ll take Puppy Kindergarten A, where you and your puppy will learn basic cues such as sit, down, touch, and others. Your puppy will get supervised play time with all the other puppies twice each class, and you’ll build social skills for your dog that will take him or her through to adulthood.
Age: 4 Months Old or Under
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. We will continue working on and strengthening the basic cues learned in Puppy 1 as well as adding new cues such as ‘on your spot,’ ‘watch’ and ‘leave it.’ We’ll also still have plenty of playtime to keep your pup’s socialization skills sharp!
Age: 5 - 6 Months Old
If your dog has graduated from Puppy Kindergarten B, Puppy Elementary School, or Canine Basics and is between 6 and 18 months, continue his or her education with this class. You can also enroll in this class directly, but we recommend taking Elementary School or Canine Basics first. In Canine Middle School we’ll work to develop your dogs social skills, your ability to read canine body language, and play lots of fun games.
Age: 6 - 18 Months Old
Continuing Education for Dogs
Age: 7 Months Old or Older
Haven’t had Any Previous Training Classes
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?
Do you find walks with your dog or having guests over stressful? Take back your fun relationship with your dog in this two-part series of classes. Does your dog bark and lunge at people or other dogs outside? Does your dog bark and make your guests uncomfortable?
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!
Sport Training for Dogs - Classes
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.
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.
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!
Did you have a great time in Beginner Agility and want to keep up the fun and action? Then Agility 2 is for you! We’ll continue building good foundations for competition in this six-week class. You need to have taken our Beginner Agility to register for this class.
Dog Nosework Training Classes
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!
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
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.
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!
PAL - Play and Learn
Take your puppy’s training beyond classes with our Play and Learn (PAL) program! The more we socialize, train and condition puppies during puppyhood, the better off they will be as adults.
Age: 2.5 - 6 Months Old
For puppies that were part of our PAL program and/or have taken our Life Skills class, here is your opportunity to build on that foundation! Take your adolescent dogs training and skills beyond classes with our Teen Play and Learn (PAL) Academy program! The more we socialize, train and condition dogs during this sensitive adolescent period, the better off they will be as adults.