Puppy Training Classes in Metro Detroit and Ferndale

Play and Learn (PAL) Program

FIDO’s Play and Learn (PAL) Program - Ages 2 ½ to 6 months

PAL is a special drop off training service offered by FIDO. This is NOT a dog sitting service, but a supervised training and conditioning program.

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.

Your puppy will spend his PAL time supervised by our trainers who will work on basic manners and conditioning and reward good behavior during group play! Regular potty breaks, nap times, and supervised group play will make your puppy happy and socially savvy. With a maximum of 12 dogs per day, we ensure you dog will get personalized attention to work on whatever challenges you might be having at home or out in the world.

At PAL, your puppy will engage in group play as well as work with our trainers on:

  • Basic cues like sit, down and recall
  • Confidence gaining and socialization skills
  • Handling and conditioning
  • Potty training
  • Impulse control
  • Appropriate play

Schedule and Apointment Selector:

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays - AM and PM Sessions

Teen PAL Q&A:

PAL runs Mondays, Wednesdays,  and Fridays in two sessions, with the option to sign up for a full day (by signing up for both sessions that day):

  • Morning session is 7:00-11:00 AM
  • Afternoon session is 1:00-4:00 PM

Pickup for the AM session is from 11 to 12, and pickup for the PM session is from 4-5. Picking up later than Noon for the AM session or 5pm for the PM session will incur a $20 late pickup fee.

PAL is for puppies 2 ½ to 6 months old. All participants must be current on vaccinations, including a clean fecal exam within 30 days of enrollment.

PAL days can be purchased a la carte. We have a maximum of 12 puppies with 3 trainers and feel strongly about keeping this ratio, so if you don’t see a day you’d like available, that means we’re full.

Sign up for PAL ends at 5pm the evening before the scheduled session to allow us to plan accurately for the puppies. Session space is limited so sign up today!

Get in touch

We’re available by phone and email to answer your questions


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:

  1. Please review our class rules
  2. Fill out the PAL Customer Agreement form
  3. Click a “Sessions/Register” button below to see class dates. Payment is required to reserve your spot in class.

All dogs must have age-appropriate vaccinations in order to attend class. Please see the Customer Agreement for the required vaccinations.

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