Group training classes allow our instructors to teach you how to train your dog!
Our group classes have 4-8 dog handler teams per class. Classes are 1 hour long and are held on set day and time each week for a series of weeks.
To Register: choose the class you would like to enroll in, choose your payment type (PayPal for online payment or By Check for check payment) then fill out the full registration form including your dog’s info. *NOTE if you choose to pay by check you will need to mail a check to Ideal DOG 3450 Senn Road, Omro, WI 54963 to reserve your spot for the class.
Or you can Sign up at our neighbor store The Pampurr’d Pet during business hours- (pay with cash or check only at the store).
A complete registration form and payment must be made to reserve a spot.
If you don’t see a group class that works for you, contact us about private training lessons. Private lessons are customized to fit your schedule!
Please note-If your dog has behavior concerns group classes are not appropriate and private training/behavior counseling is needed. No refunds can be given if dogs must be excused from class for disruptive behavior. Puppy classes require dogs be dog friendly. Thank you for understanding.
New to Scent Work? Enroll Today And Let The Searching Begin!
Introduction to Nose Work 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 $115 for Group Class, 4 weeks, limit is 5 students.
Intro to Nose Work Step 2
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. All work is continued searching for a primary reward.
Cost is $115 for Group Class, 4 weeks, limit is 6 students.
Intro to Nose Work Step 3-Intro to Odor
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. 4 weeks of training.
Cost is $115, 4 weeks, Class limit is 6 students
Start Identifying Odor - Register Today!
Beginning Containers and Interiors
This first step skill building class will help students learn about container searches at the very beginner level. Improving handling skills, and teaching dogs to perform focused novice searches. Pre-requisite Intro to Odor.
Cost is $115, 4 weeks. Class limit is 5- held at Ideal DOG LLC
Keep 'em sniffing!
Skill Building Nose Work Class
This skill building class is for students who have completed Intro to Odor and are training for competition. Students build Skills for Interior, Container, and Buried searches at a Pre-Novice/Novice Advanced level searching for Birch/Anise/Clove.
4 week session cost is $115 class limit 6-8 teams
Classes are held on an ongoing basis for Ideal DOG continuing students. Contact Lynsie@idealdogtrainer.com if you are interested in joining.
Advanced Skill Building Nose Work Class
Search and Learn classes are for students who are working on multiple odors (Birch/Anise/Clove/Cypress) and are looking to build their skills for competition. Geared towards those who are competing at or above Advanced/Excellent Level. Different challenges each week to work on Interiors, Containers, Exteriors, Buried, Vehicles.
4 week session cost is $80-class limit 8 teams