Dog Training Classes in Metro Detroit and Ferndale
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! To register:
- Please review our class rules
- Fill out the Customer Agreement form
- Click a “Sessions/Register” button below to see class dates. Payment is required to reserve your spot in class. We offer a 10% discount when you register for more than one class at a time, as well as a 10% discount for repeating a class with the same dog. Please call us before signing up in either of those cases.
All dogs must have age-appropriate vaccinations in order to attend class. Please see the Customer Agreement for the required vaccinations.
Dog Training Classes
FIDO Personal Dog Training offers a wide variety of classes and seminars for dog owners.
Want to take a class but not sure which one will be right for you and your dog? Take this four-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, Tricks, and Treibball and see which one you might want to take.
Treibball (pronounced Try-Ball) is a terrific new way to play with your dog. The game consists of “herding” a number of large inflatable exercise balls into a soccer-like net. Of course the herding breeds come to mind, but it’s also great for any dogs who just like to chase things.
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?
Challenge your dog and take training further! Dogs that have completed our Basic One class or can demonstrate a strong basic skill set are welcome to join us for this fast-moving class where we add distance, distraction, and duration to our cues as well as working on polite behaviors with people and other dogs.
If your dog loves to play with other dogs but needs to work on “real life” skills, this class is for you! We will work on skills and cues like “turn and go” with distraction, recall from play, stay with distraction, leash walking and dog introductions! These are especially important things to help your playful adolescent grow into a social and well-mannered adult! This class is open to dogs ages 6 to 18 months who have aged out of PAL or are graduates of Puppy 1 and 2.
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? Nosework 2 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!
If you’ve taken our Intro to Nosework and want to continue to train and practice with an instructor, this is the class for you! This drop-in class is for Intro to Nosework graduates only, and will run similarly to our nosework classes. We’ll work with your dog wherever they are, and help you and your dog improve your communication and teamwork.
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!
If your dog barks and lunges at other dogs on leash, this 6 week class might be for you! We will focus on skills to help your dog better be able to cope when seeing other dogs on walks. We will teach you how to manage your dog’s behavior through improved focus, impulse control exercises, and changing your dog’s emotional response from “ugh, other dogs!” to “hooray! Other dogs!” so that walks and outings can be more fun and less stressful for you both.
Build on what you learned in our Leash Reactivity class with this additional 4-weeks of practice in a class setting! We’ll do more with other dogs present like leash walking and space navigation, allowing you to strengthen the skills and exercises you learned in Leash Reactivity 1!
Teaching your dog tricks is a great way to sharpen your training skills, build a bond with your dog and provide mental enrichment. Plus, it’s fun! We’ll build a foundation that will allow you to earn trick titles, show off to your friends, and be the coolest dog parent in town. Every tricks class participant will be eligible for their novice tricks AKC title, we’ll do the test at the last class!
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.
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!
The AKC CGC program provides an excellent foundation for training in other fun activities such as rally, obedience, and agility. Therapy-dog groups often have passing the CGC test as a prerequisite for entrance into site-specific programs, some insurance companies recommend CGC training, and an increasing number of apartments and condos are asking for CGC training for resident dogs.
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.
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.
Puppy Training Classes
See our different puppy class options, from our Play and Learn (PAL) programs to our Puppy Kindergarten and Elementary School
Dog Learning Seminars
Seminars are offered periodically. See what FIDO can offer from seminars on dog handling, to info on service dogs, and beyond!
Dog Walking and Pet Sitting
Fido Dog Walking and Pet Sitting Service – Fido Personal Dog Training has been walking dogs since 1996 in the Southeast Oakland County area in Michigan. We are dependable, insured, adult dog walkers who love dogs.
The Best Dog Training Near Me
FIDO Personal Dog Training, LLC
23440 Woodward Ave
Ferndale, MI 48220
Phone: (248) 607-9350
Fax: (248) 398-8600