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Leashes & Leads Training Center

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    Leashes & Leads provides a state of the art training facility that will meet your needs and those of your beloved animal. We offer puppy, basic obedience, agility, conformation classes and private training sessions.

    Our trainers here at Leashes & Leads have experience in many different areas, from dog behavior and agility to conformation and competitive obedience. Our trainers regularly attend seminars to stay updated on new training techniques and to keep their skills in tip top shape. Many of our trainers also compete in different venues and all have earned titles in their venue of interest. In fact, Alice Howe, with her golden retriever Bobbi, was the 1st Minnesota team to achieve both Agility and Obedience Championship titles!

 

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR TRAINERS!

*classes are listed in alphabetical order*

2-DAY THERAPY DOGS 101 SEMINAR

Join us for a 2 day seminar where you will discover the different roles and oppurtunities for therapy dogs, receive educational materials, become familiar with medical equipement, practice the skills needed to pass a therapy dog test, and take part in simulated therapy dog visit.Our instructors have over 20+ years of therapy dog work combined.
Next Session: July 19th (no dogs) at 2pm-4pm & July 20th at 2pm-3pm
Where: Leashes & Leads Puppy room (in the back of the country store)
Cost:  $20.00 per team of handler & dog, no more than one dog per handler
Registration:

Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required by April 18th and payment is due upon registration. Phone: 507-282-2710

Requirements: Handler must be at least 16 years of age and the dog must be 10 months of age. Dogs should be able to sit, lie down, and stay on command; come when called and walk on a loose leash.
Instructor: Don & Stephanie Vaughan


 

COMPETITIVE AGILITY CLASS

Agility is a fast team sport where dog and handler must complete a course of jumps, tunnels, weaves and many obstacles without error. Agility requires a strong set of obedience skills and lots of training time and commitment to teach your dog the proper skills.
Where: Leashes & Leads Training Room
Day & Time:

Call for more information (there is a wait list in place)

Cost: $110.00 (8 sessions)
Registration:

Phone: 507-282-2710

Requirements:        Owner and dog must pass an obedience class with Leashes and Leads or
                                  have taken the Taste of Agility class. ALL dogs must be non-aggressive.

Instructor(s):          Alice Howe, Tina Hince, Renee McGovern, Amy Edstrom

 

 

CONFORMATION CLASS

Conformation will prepare you & your dog for the show ring. You will work on proper gaiting, stacking and presentation of your dog. The class is taught by instructors who have extensive experience competing with their dogs in the show ring. The are also approved AKC judges and have judged at numerous shows throughout the U.S.

Where: Leashes & Leads Training Room
Day & Time:

Tuesdays starts at 6:00 p.m.

Cost: $10.00/class
Registration: Drop in
Instructor: Amy Gau & Rick Miller

 

 

CGC PREP CLASS

Are you looking to get your dog tested to become a Canine Good Citizen (CGC). Well we have the perfect class for you. This class will cover all the skills needed and help for you and your dog to pass the test. The CGC test is an AKC program that is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.

 
Next Session:  TBD at 5:00 PM in the country store (puppy room)
Where: Leashes & Leads Country Store
Cost: $50.00 (4 sessions)
Requirements: Your dog must be at least 6 months old and has taken an obedience class. All breeds are welcomed to participate purebred or mixed.
Registration:

 Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Payment is due upon registration. Phone: 507-282-2710

Instructor: Tina Hince

 

 

COURTEOUS K9

Does your dog have trouble greeting people, enjoying his/her crate, or begging at the table? Our Courteous K9 class is the class for you and your dog. We will cover things like crate games (to help your dog love his/her crate), "place", greeting people properly, door etiquette, and "leave it".

                  
Next Session:

Monday 7 pm – start date July 28th

Saturday –11:30 am August 9th

Where: Leashes & Leads Country Store
Cost: $80.00 (6 weeks)
Requirements: Your dog must be able to sit, down and have the beginning knowledge of a stay.
Registration:

 Class size is limited to 8 spots and pre-registration is required. Payment is due upon registration. Phone: 507-282-2710

Instructor: Tina Hince(Tues) and Kim Radke(Sat.)

 

 

DOG TRAINING AROUND TOWN (W/KIM)

6 Week Course: $80 class will train anywhere from an hour to an 1.5 hours. We will be visiting various places around Rochester to practice our manners and dog training skills. What better place to practice...the actual setting.

Next Session:

Monday 7 pm – start date July 28th

AUG. 10th, 11:30 am

Where:

The first class is held at Leashes & Leads so that we can go over the weekly schedule and sharpen up some basic skills before venturing out.

Week 1: Leashes & Leads Property,
Week 2: Soldiers Field Recreation Area,
Week 3: Silver Lake,
Week 4: Foster Arend Park,
Week 5: Downtown Rochester,
Week 6: Quarry Hill Nature Center

Cost: $80.00 (6 weeks)
Prerequisites: Courteous K-9 class or Obedience Class (must have a strong handle on your obedience skills)
Requirements: Please make sure your dog is up to date on vaccinations before this class begins.
Please note:

You must provide your own transportation to and from the various locations that we will be training at! Specific details will be handed out at the first week of class.

 

 

FUN, FAST FLYBALL

Flyball is a fast-paced race match between two teams of four dogs each, racing side-by-side over a 51 ft. long course. Each dog must run in a relay fashion down the line of jumps to trigger a flyball box, release a ball, retrieve the ball & return over the line of jumps. The next dog is then released to run the course. Watch a video here or
find more information at www.flyball.org

 
Next Session:  June 25th at 7:15 pm
Where: Leashes & Leads Country Store
Cost: $110.00 for 8 weeks
Requirements: Your dog must be at least 4 months old and have the beginning knowledge of a come command
Registration:

Pre-registration is required. Payment is due upon registration.
Phone: 507-282-2710

Instructor: Jeanne Hendrickson & Steph Hanson

 

 

OBEDIENCE CLASS

Basic Obedience classes are designed to build a close relationship between you and your dog.  This class covers basic skills such as sit, down, stay, loose leash walking and coming when called.

Behavioral issues are addressed as requested from the class participants. Prepare to have fun, work hard, and learn a lot about your dog, his behavior, and even yourself. 

 

Next Session:

Monday 10:30 am and 6:00 pm start date August 4th

Tuesday 7 pm – start date August 26th

Where: Leashes & Leads Training Room
Cost: $110.00 (8 weeks)
Prerequisites: Puppy's age must be 6+ months at class start date.
Registration:

 Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required and payment is due upon registration. Phone: 507-282-2710

Instructor: Tekla Viker

 

PLAY N' TRAIN

Our play n' train package includes social time with our playcare dogs and one-on-one training time with one of our trainers. This package is perfect for people and their pets that have trouble finding time to consistently train their dogs, plus it includes lots of play time with our playcare dogs.

 
Pricing: $292.00 +tax which includes 3 days of playcare/week for 4 weeks, 12 private one-on-one training lessons, and 1 one-on-one follow up session after the 4 weeks are complete.
Prerequisites: You must have a pre-screen completed for our playcare before we can set up this package.

 

PUPPY CLASS

Puppy classes focus on socialization skills, introduce pups and their handlers to obedience commands, and provide plenty of information on crate training, puppy behaviors, potty training and much much more.

Next Session:

Tuesday 6 pm start date – August 26th

Wednesday 6 pm start date – August 13th
Saturday 10 am start date – August 9th

Where: Leashes & Leads Country Store (puppy room)
Cost: $80.00 (6 weeks)
Prerequisites: Puppy's age must be between 10 weeks to 5 months at class start date.
Registration:

Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required and payment is due upon registration. Phone: 507-282-2710

Instructor: Alice Howe (tues),Tekla Viker(wed) and Kim Radke(sat)

 

PUPPY II CLASS

Puppy II classes focus on reinforcing Puppy I socialization skills, further introducing pups and their handlers to obedience commands, provides plenty of info on canine behavior, and is an introduction to puppy agility.

Next Session: Tuesday 7:30 pm start date – August 26th
Where: Leashes & Leads Country Store (puppy room)
Cost: $80.00 (6 weeks)
Prerequisites: You must attend and complete Puppy 1
Registration:

Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required and payment is due upon registration. Phone: 507-282-2710

Instructor: Tina Hince & Rebecca Rolstad

 

RALLY CLASS

Rally is a team sport in which the dog and handler complete a course to demonstrate their obedience skills. The dog and handler manuever through a course of designated stations (10 - 20, depending on the level). Each of these stations has a sign providing instructions regarding the obedience to be performed.events are.

Next Session:

Monday 12:15 pm start date- August 18th

Tuesday 5:45 pm start date- August 19th

Where: Leashes and Leads Training Room
Cost: $80.00 (6 sessions)
Prerequisites: Basic Dog Obedience
Registration: Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required and payment is due upon registration. Phone: 507-282-2710
Instructor: Tekla Viker & Kate Thornton

 

TASTE OF AGILITY

 

This is an 8 week course designed to give you a "taste" of what agility training involves. We will cover many skills needed to help you get started in the right direction. If you wish to continue into competition level we will then place you in the appropriate class.

 
Next Session: Friday 6 pm – start date August 29th
Where: Leashes & Leads Training Room
Cost: $110.00 (8 sessions)
Registration:

Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required and payment is due upon registration. There may be a wait list. Phone: 507-282-2710

Requirements: A solid stay and come are required for the class. An obedience class with Leashes & Leads is preferred. All dogs must be NON-AGGRESSIVE with people & dogs.
Instructor: Tina Hince

 

TRICKS CLASS

Tricks class is a fun and interactive way to build a trusting relationship with your dog. Tricks are a game of patience, waiting for the dog to offer the behavior you're looking for and shaping that behavior. You will learn more about how your dog learns, how to use a clicker properly, what motivates your dog most and many many fun tricks. Trick training builds confidence, independent problem solving skills, body awareness and helps build a wonderful relationship with your companion.

 
Next Session: Monday 5 pm start date – August 4th
Where: Leashes & Leads Country Store (puppy room)
Cost: $70.00
Prerequisites:  Obedience class
Registration:

Class size is limited. Pre-registration is required and payment is due upon registration. Phone: 507-282-2710

Instructor:  Tina Hince

 

"One-on-One" training available at $25 per half-hour.

Home Visits available at $50.00 per half hour.
*cost dependant on location*

Please call us at 507-282-2710 to schedule a time with one of our trainers.


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