AKC STAR Puppy (Manners)

Starts Thursday 12/7/17 at 6:10 pm  3 spots open and 7:15 pm  FULL

Starts Tuesday 1/9/18 at 11:30 am ​5 spots open

Starts Thursday 1/25/18 at 6:10 pm  5 spots open and 7:15 pm 6 spots open

This very complete course is for puppies under 8 months of age (depends on personality, breed/size). We may encourage older puppies (over 5 months) to take the 7:15 pm class to allow for best play for off leash socialization. We recommend starting with Puppy Pre-School class for puppies under 12 weeks of age and attending Play Dates for early socialization.

This 6 week class introduces dogs and handlers to the AKC STAR Puppy program and teaches pre-Canine Good Citizen behaviors. 

  • “Sit” and “Down”  “Stay”
  • “Come” when called
  • Polite on-leash walking
  • Attention and focus
  • “Leave it”
  • “Wait”“Take it”, “Drop it”, “Tug”, “Fetch”
  • “Off” Polite greetings-Four on the floor
  • Social Skills and Confidence Building

Pups who complete all 6 weeks may get an AKC STAR Puppy award!

Cost is $125 for 6 weeks, limit is 8 students. Private Puppy Training lessons also available!

Basic Manners​​

Starts Tuesday 1/9/18 at 1:00 pm  3 spots open and 6:00 pm  FULL

and Thursday 1/11/18 at 1:30 pm ​5 spots open

This class offers basic training for any age dog to help him MIND HIS MANNERS! You and your dog will learn and work on the following essential skills: 

  • “Sit” and “Down”  “Stay”-2 minute duration with mild distraction and 6 feet distance
  • A reliable re-call “Come” with distractions and 15 feet distance
  • Polite leash walking and beginner “heel” command transitioning from equipment
  • “Leave it”- helps with food stealing, squirrel chasing and more!
  •  Impulse control and Structured play: “Wait”, “Take it”, “Drop it”, “Tug”, “Get it”, “Fetch”
  • Reliable Polite greetings-Four on the floor “Off” command

Cost is $125, limit is 6 students. Private lessons also available!

Intro to Nose Work Step 2

Next session will be in March 2018

Intro to Nose Work Fun 2 continues strengthening the foundation of the game of Nose Work learned in Intro class. Motivation is increased and distractions are added by working in new environments each week, including exterior areas. The Level 2 class helps dogs develop a strong foundation for scent work. This strong foundation is important before odor is introduced. One of the many challenges faced by working canines and their handlers is encountering new environments and scenarios. This challenge is reflected in the sport of K9 Nose Work through differing search environments and requirements of each trial location.

Lynsie Bernier, your Ideal DOG trainer, has been teaching Nose Work since 2010.
Cost is $95 for Group Class, limit is 6 students. 

Email lynsie@idealdogtrainer.com or call 920-791-0990 for details or to sign up today!

Training Center Location:

528 N. Main St.

Oshkosh, WI.

Lots of ways to register!

Complete an online form on this website

Sign up at The Pampurr'd Pet

print the form from this site

or call or email Lynsie to email or mail a form to you.

If you don't see a group class that works for you,

contact us about private training lessons. 

Private lessons are custom to fit your schedule! 

Puppy Pre-School​​

Wednesday 1/3/18 at 6:15 pm ​6 spots open

Thursday 1/11/18 2:30 pm ​5 spots open

For puppies 8-16 weeks old( toy breeds under 10 lbs to 20 weeks) and covers the following:

  • Crate/Potty Training
  • Chewing and Mouthing
  • Basic commands "Pup's first words" Name,Sit, Down,Come,Wait,Drop it
  • Polite greetings
  • Beginner leash walking
  • Handling for exams and grooming
  • Socialization and appropriate play skills

 Start your new puppy off on the right paw!

Cost is $75, 3 weeks class, limit is 6-8 puppies

Class Full? Private training lessons always available Emailor call Lynsie today !

Introduction to Nose Work

Next session will start Friday 1/5/18 at 5:30 pm ​ 4 spots open

Email lynsie@idealdogtrainer.com

K9 Nose Work is a new cool dog sport in which handler and dog teams compete to find the hidden scents. Beginning Nose Work class focuses on building a dog’s desire to hunt and scent independently. This 4 week class starts dogs searching boxes and hunting for a primary reward such as food or a favorite toy. The goal is to take the dog’s focus off of the handler and instead follow his/her nose. After completion, dogs and handlers are prepared to continue on to second level searching in new environments with more difficult hides. 

Cost is $95 for Group Class, limit is 6 students. 

Email lynsie@idealdogtrainer.com or call 920-791-0990 for details or to sign up today!

Private lessons available!

Canine College- Advanced Training!

Next session will be held in Winter 2018- check back for dates and times!

Canine College is a great advanced class for students seeking a fun challenge after basic training. In this 6 week advanced class you and your dog will work on the following:

  • Long sit(2 minutes) and down(3+minutes) stay- with distance/distraction
  • Stand stay /sit stay for greeting(CGC, Therapy and Beginner Novice Obedience skill)
  • Advanced on leash and/or Off leash heeling
  • Place/go lie down 
  • Graduate level leave it
  • Really reliable "Come!" games with distance and distraction
  • Attention, control and focus
  • Introduction to Competition Obedience and Rally skills

Cost is $145 Limit is 5 students. Private lessons also available!

Therapy DOG Skills

Next session starts Saturday 1/20/18 at 3:00 pm ​ 2 spots open

In this fun 4 week class you and your dog will be introduced to cues and skills needed
to become a great therapy dog team.

  • Loose Leash Walking- with distractions
  • Polite Greetings- Evaluate dog’s response to prolonged attention from strangers
  • Sit, Down and Stand Stay Place/Settle
  • Positive exposure to mobility equipment
  • Leave it- used for food, dropped items, other dogs etc.
  • Paws up, chin/rest, back up, off
  • Handler Skills: understanding dog body language and stress signals

Upon completion dogs and handlers will have a good understanding of the skills needed to be prepared to explore Therapy Dog opportunities. The final class session dogs who graduate visit an assisted living facility!

Cost is $95, limit is 8 students. Private lessons also available!

Email lynsie@idealdogtrainer.com or call 920-791-0990 for details or to sign up today!


Intro to Nose Work Step 3-Intro to Odor

​Next session starts Tuesday 12/12/17 at 5:30 pm ​3 spots open

This third step class introduces dogs and handlers to searching for the odor scented swabs. Dogs and handlers must have completed both Intro and Step 2 class and have approval from the instructor to start work on odor. 

Cost is $95 for Group Class, limit is 6 students. 
Email lynsie@idealdogtrainer.com or call 920-791-0990 for details or to sign up today!

Advanced Skill Building Nose Work Class

These classes are for students who are working on all three odors and are looking to build their skills for competition. Geared towards those ready to or already competing

Next session starts Tuesday 12/12/17 at 6:45 pm 1 drop in spot open: 12/12, 12/26 and 1/2

AKC Canine Good Citizen 
Next session starts Saturday 1/20/18 at 11:30 am ​ FULL

Already ready to test or already have your CGC?

Pleasecontactus if you are interested in CGCA, CGCU or Trick Dog testing

This intermediate training course is for dogs with some previous training. Students learn all of the behaviors needed to pass the American Kennel Club, Canine Good Citizen Test ( AKC CGC). Go to: http://www.akc.org/events/cgc/ for more information. Upon successful completion of this class, students will be well prepared to take the test and earn the official AKC CGC Performance Title! This class includes the test!

Six, 1 hour classes include:

  • Basic commands: sit, down, stay, come, heel( without use of training aids or lures)
  • Sit politely for petting and allow handling/ light grooming
  • Appropriate reaction to real world distractions (strangers, walking through a crowd, mobility equipment, loud noises)
  • Ability to be calm and friendly when left with a stranger
  • Greet another dog and handler politely

Cost is  $145 for Group Class, class limit is 6 students

Call 920-791-0990 or email lynsie@idealdogtrainer.com TODAY to sign up 

Agility Fun

No sessions scheduled at this time.

Other Agility classes will be offered by Gail Donaldson see below info!

Interested in this class? Email lynsie@idealdogtrainer.com

This fun 4 week class teaches handlers and dogs fun agility skills

  • Clicker Training
  • Re-calls-Go to Target-Wait
  • Spin-Twist(left/right)-Bow-Tug
  • Jumps uprights-Tunnels-Ladders-Plank-Table
  • Confidence building
  • Settle-Place-Crate work

Cost is $95.  Class limit is 6 students.

Group Classes ​Learn how to train your dog!

Dog Sports Sampler Class!

​Next starts Tuesday 1/23/18 at 7:15 pm ​ 2 spots open

This 4 week class explores a different dog sport each week! Agility, Rally, Nose Work and Treibball! Sample each sport and see what fits you and your dog best! 

Cost is $95 per dog/handler team, class limit is 6, cost includes a clicker

Class full? Contact us for private lesson options! Email lynsie@idealdogtrainer.com

​​​Life Skills 3

This class will be offered again in Spring 2018- If you need help with your dog's manners on leash in public, contact us to schedule private training lessons!

This fun three week class meets at a different outdoor location each week and works on real life social skills: leash walking, come when called, leave it, and polite greetings with people and other dogs. Dogs must be friendly with other dogs and people. Handlers and dogs must be able to walk 45+ minutes on a variety of terrain. 

The class limit is 6 and cost is $75 

K9 Life Skills 1

Next session starts Sunday 1/7/18 at 1:00 pm ​4 spots open

This first step fun 3 week class starts the essential skills needed for any age dog to be a great companion. Life skills are divided into 3 step classes, 1,2, and 3 for optimal learning and schedule flexibility. 

Life Skills 1 teaches:

Basic Principles of Positive Reinforcement and Clicker training( clicker is optional)

​"Sit", "Down", "Stay"

"Come", Polite Leash Walking

"Off" Polite greetings

​Impulse control- "Say please"

Class limit is 4 students and the cost is $75

​​K9 Life Skills 2

Next session starts Sunday 12/3/17 at 1:00 pm ​ 1 spot open

This second step class continues the skills set to teach additional cues for a well rounded canine companion. Pre-requisite Puppy Pre-School, K9 Life Skills 1, or STAR Puppy or equivalent 

"Sit", "Down", "Stay"

"Wait" "Come"

"Leave it"

"Look", "Heel"

Tricks and fun games that build confidence

Class limit is 4 and cost is $75

Don't see the right class for you? IdealDOG offers private in-home training classes for every dog! Call or email today to discuss which option may work best for you!

Agility Fun 2 

No sessions scheduled at this time.

Other agility classes will be taught be Gail Donaldson see below info!

This fun 4 week class teaches more advanced agility skills- Students must have taken Agility Fun Step 1 or equivalent 

Clicker Training
Re-calls-Go to Target with increased distance-Start line wait/lead outs
Jump skills-Curved Tunnels-Beginner Contact Equipment- Plank/A-Frame
Confidence building- w/ Tippy Boards
6 Weave Polls

Short sequences

Cost is $95.  Class limit is 5 students.

Agility Fun 3 

No sessions scheduled at this time. Other agility classes will be taught by Gail Donaldson see below info!

This fun 4 week class teaches more advanced agility skills- Students must have taken Agility Fun Step 2 or equivalent 

Clicker Training
Contacts A Frame or Dog Walk and Teeter
12 Weave Polls
Short sequences

Cost is $95. Class Limit is 5 students.

Just for Kicks Tricks

Next session starts Thursday 1/11/18 at 11:30 am ​5 spots open

Trick training is a great addition to any training repertoire. Learn how to use a clicker to precisely train just about anything!

Four, 1 hour classes include:

Tricks: Roll Over, Spin, Shake, High 5, Play Dead, Sit Pretty,Catch, Bow, Crawl, Back up, Weave, Touch/Target, Speak/Quiet, Over/Jump,"Wave"/Say Hi! 

Cost is $95 for Group Class, limit is 6 students. (cost includes a clicker)

Call 920-791-0990 or email lynsie@idealdogtrainer.com TODAY to sign up for classes!

Agility Classes from Paws Applause- Gail Donaldson! These classes are being offered at Ideal DOG, but registration will be directly through Gail. Contact Gail Donaldson at gdonaldson001@charter.net to have her send you a registration form or with any questions.

Clearly Contacts 3 spots open

Discuss the importance of contact safety, obstacle performance, and training methods for the A-frame, dogwalk and teeter obstacles. Dogs will be introduced to all three obstacles at a foundation level and progress at a pace that is comfortable for all dogs.

 Mondays, Jan. 8 - Jan. 29, 2018

Time: 6 – 7 p.m.

Cost for 4 week class is $100.00

Jumps and Weaves ​4 spots open

We will discuss jumping and weaving with your dog, when and how to safely teach your dog to jump and weave and  introduce them to jumping and weaving skills that is age appropriate for your dog. We will also discuss the various methods of teaching weave poles and how to work through and decide which method may be best for you and your dog.

 Mondays, Jan. 8 - Jan. 29, 2018

Time: 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.

Cost for 4 week class is $100.00

Intro to Treibball

Next session starts Saturday 1/20/18 at 10:00 am ​  FULL

Treibball (pronounced Tribe-ball) is a new, positive-reinforcement sport for dogs of all ages and sizes, who love to play chase games or who just love to herd. It’s great fun for any energetic dog that works well off-leash and needs a job, or any herding breed that doesn’t have a flock!
Intro to Treibball 6 week program teaches dogs and handlers the foundation skills needed to get started in this fun sport.

 The verbal cues used in American Treibball are


  • “Watch me” for attention at distance
  • “Down/Stay” at distance
  • “Stand/Stay” at distance
  • “Come Bye” to cue the dog to move to his left, (your right) or clockwise.
  • “Away to Me” to cue the dog to move to his right, (your left) or counter-clockwise
  • “Back” (or “Out”) to cue the dog to back up, when he’s overshot the ball the handler wants him to bring.
  • “Drive” to push the ball forward with his nose or shoulder.
  • “That’ll do!” to release the dog, when all the balls are in the goal, or fifteen minutes of playing time has elapsed.                            

Cost is $155 and includes a clicker and 1 ball. Class limit is 6

(Dogs MUST be dog friendly and able to work up to being off leash). 

Intro to Novice Rally Obedience

Next session starts Saturday 1/20/18 at 1:30 pm  2 spots open

​AKC Rally obedience is a fun sport that focuses on teamwork between dog and handler. Teams work their way through a course of signs performing obedience skills as they go. In this fun 4 week introduction to Rally class you and your dog will learn and work on the following:

“Stand stay”, "sit stay”, “down stay”
“Heel” Paces: normal, fast, slow, straight/fast sits
"Front"/"Finish” (left and right-swing/around)
About turn, U turn, 90’s, 270’s, 360’s left and right
Fast down, serpentines, figure 8’s, spirals
Advanced control and focus skills with distractions

How to fade prompts and get reliable performance in the ring

Group class limit is 4 , cost is $95

Train your dog, or he'll train you!