Fido Dog Training’s FAQs

FIDO Frequently Asked Questions

Most Frequently Asked Questions on the FIDO Phone

What vaccinations is my puppy or dog required to have before I can bring them to a Fido class?

Proof of Vaccination is required in order to begin training your dog at Fido Personal Dog Training.  Please email your canine’s health records to FidoForms@Gmail.com or prepare to bring a hard copy with you on the first day of your class. Please provide documentation verifying the following:

For puppies under 6 months of age attending Puppy 2.5 – 4 Months class or Puppy Play And Learn (PAL)

  • At least TWO rounds of the combination DHLPP vaccine (This stands for: Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza)
  • Bordetella
  • Clean Fecal and Heartworm Tests within 30 days of class start date
  • Puppies under 6 months old do not require a rabies vaccination

For puppies and dogs over 6 months of age attending Teen PAL, and all other FIDO classes, your dog should be fully vaccinated according to your veterinarian’s recommendations which should include:

  • Rabies
  • Bordetella
  • Clean Fecal and Heartworm Tests within 30 days of class start date

What class should my 4.5 month old puppy take?

How many weeks do your group classes run?

  • Most Fido Group Classes run Six weeks
  • Puppy 2.5 – 4 Months & Reactivity run Eight weeks

How long is each class session?

  • One hour once per week

My dog is tearing up the house when I leave him or her alone. Can you help?

Do you offer board and train for my dog? In other words can I drop my dog off for six weeks to be trained and then come pick her up?

Do you offer boarding? Grooming?

  • No

How early can I start training my puppy?

  • The day they get home! Once they have had two rounds of their puppy vaccination they can come to our Puppy P.A.L Program and our Puppy 2.5-4 Months Group Class

What qualifications does my dog need to start training at Fido personal dog training?

  • None. If you have behavioral issues that concern you, please call the Fido office and we can have a trainer speak with you to help figure out your best options.

How do I submit my dogs health records to Fido personal dog training?

  • You can email them to us at fidoforms@gmail.com or bring a copy on the first day of class

My dog is aggressive around other dogs. Can you help?

  • Yes! Please call the Fido office to speak with a trainer about your dogs personal training needs.

My dog bit someone recently can you help?

  • Yes! Please call the Fido office to schedule an appointment to meet for a Private Training session with a Certified Trainer

My dog is shy and afraid of everyone can you help?

  • Yes, please call the Fido office to explore your training options.

I got a puppy and I want to train it to be a service dog. Where do I begin?

  • Enroll in an age appropriate class for your puppy and consider attending Fido’s Puppy PAL program as soon as possible and as often as you are able.

I just rescued a dog…now what do I do?

My dog won’t stop jumping and pulls very hard on the leash. Can you help?

How do I train my puppy to go to the bathroom outside?

My puppy is mouthing, biting, chewing up everything, jumping… What is the best training to start with to address all of these problems?

  • Our puppy classes are a great help with these normal puppy behaviors. Sign up today!

How much are your classes?

  • Six week classes at Fido cost $275
  • Eight week classes at Fido cost $360 – $380

How many trainers do you have?

  • 7

What kind of Training do you do (do you use shock collars, pinch etc.)?

  • Fido trainers utilize  reward based learning. We train with compassion and follow science based methods.
  • Read more about our clicker training here

Why don’t dogs attend the first class?

  • This is so everyone can relax, get to know your instructors, discuss training goals, and learn about your trainer’s curriculum without the distractions of having dogs in the room

Can I stop by and see your facility, talk with Trainers and observe training?

  • Of course! We ask you call first though. This way we can make sure you are observing the class you would like to attend

Does my pup need to be evaluated before starting a class?

  • Not for a class

Where are you located?

  • 23440 Woodward Ave, Ferndale MI
  • Fido is on the East Side of Woodward Avenue approximately 1/2 mile south of the Detroit Zoo.

How far will Trainers travel for In-Home Private sessions?

  • Most of our trainers will travel 10 miles

Can my young child (ages 5 – 12) help in training class?

  • Yes, of course. Please know that an hour class can be a long time for a child. Children cannot greet or run up to other dogs during classes

I need to miss one week of my group class. Can I make it up?

  • Yes, please let your instructor know. Your Trainer will set up a time to meet and catch you up before the next class you attend.

My dog hates other dogs/people. Can I enroll in a class?

What if my dog is sick and can’t attend class?

  • Please keep your dog at home if they are sick. Instead we welcome you to attend class without your dog. Observe and listen so you don’t miss any materiel then go home and train with your dog when she feels better.

What are your office hours?

  • We don’t have normal store hours. We ask you to give use a call before stopping in due to having dogs in the building and working with our Puppies in our PAL Program. This helps keep to keep the dogs we are caring for safe from doors opening unexpectedly. Please call. We would love to show you around!

Phone Hours:

    • Monday – Friday 7:00am to 5:00pm
    • Saturdays 10:00 am – 5:00pm
    • Sundays – Closed

Holiday Hours in 2020:

    • Closed January 1
    • Closed April 11-12
    • Closed May 25
    • Closed July 4
    • Closed November 26-29
    • December 24-25