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 / 6 weeks

Instructors:  Tiana Schmidt or Colleen Bush

A fun and fast paced class for puppies 8 – 20 weeks of age, the entire family is invited to attend!

This six week class will prepare you and your puppy for a lifetime of companionship and fun together. Your puppy will learn basic 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. Health and behavior topics will be discussed by our experienced instructors.  On the last night of class you and your puppy will use the skills you’ve learned to participate in some fun training games. So, bring your puppy, your family, a 4-6 foot leash, a buckle collar or Gentle leader and your sense of humor!

(Please – no flexi leads or training collars.)


Level I: Enhancing your Dog’s Basic Manners
$125 / 6 weeks

Instructors: Tiana Schmidt or Colleen Bush

*Dogs under 6 months by instructor approval only, Enhance your dog’s knowledge of proper dog behavior including sit, down, stay, walking nicely on a leash, polite greetings, 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.

(Please – no flexi leads)

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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