Dog School

Our goal at Dog School is to teach you how to help your dog become a well-behaved member of your family. Our instructors will share their years of experience and show you ways to easily transform that wiggly out of control puppy or young adult dog into a easy to mange family member.

The River Valley Veterinary Service Dog School offers friendly, experienced instructors, with classes available for the young and older dog. We recognize that each dog is an individual, and different breeds require different training methods.

Class Descriptions

$125 / 7 weeks

Instructors:  Tiana Schmidt or Colleen Bush

A fun and fast paced class for puppies 8 – 20 weeks, and the entire family is invited to attend! In this seven-week class, your puppy will learn basic obedience commands such as sit, down, stay and come when called. Through games, drills and other activities we will help your puppy to become a confident and well socialized member of your family. Please – no flexi leads or training collars.


Level I: Enhancing your Dog’s Basic Obedience Skills
$125 / 7 weeks

Instructors: Tiana Schmidt or Colleen Bush

Enhance your dogs’ knowledge of proper doggie behavior including sit, down, stay, heeling on leash, coming when called, and proper social etiquette.  Level I is for you and up to two family members.  We’ll meet once weekly for one hour.  The first night will be a mandatory lecture and we ask that you leave your dog at home the first night of class.  Handlers must be at least 15 years old. *Dogs under 6 months by instructor approval only.

Dog School ScheduleRegister for Dog School


Payment is required at the time of registration to hold your place in class. Fax your form to us at 952.447.4113, email it as an attachment or stop in person to get signed up. For your convenience we will mail you a confirmation receipt along with a copy of the schedule.

If you have questions, please call us at 952.447.4118. Kathleen Deis is our Obedience Coordinator who can answer all of your questions. Feel free to email her at

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