Dog Training

Dog Training in Duluth, MN

Our brand-new Club Canal Bark in downtown Duluth features a specially-designed Dog Training center. Classes are kept small to maximize every student (canine and human!)’s experience, whether you want a refresher on obedience or to try a fun canine sport.

Positive & Proven Methods

Our trainers are experienced in a variety of positive, proven training methods with dogs of all ages and breeds. This allows us to customize your dog’s training using methods your pet responds to best. Call us today to find out more!

Dog Training
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Discount subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offers. Discount applies to first time training customers only.

Our Classes

Lodge & Learn

Our most popular training option is our Lodge & Learn experience. While your dog enjoys a stay in our award-winning lodging accommodations, we’ll provide custom, one-on-one training sessions every day. Each lesson is carefully tailored to meet your chosen goals and overcome your specific issues. These programs are especially hands-on and consistent—your dog will work with multiple trainers, making for improved retention and responsiveness.

These all-inclusive packages include:

  • Training sessions every day
  • A private enclosure with all the comforts of our top-level service
  • Exciting group or individual play times
  • Frequent interactions and TLC from our dog-loving staff
  • Meals, treats, and fresh water
  • Daily wellness checks
  • Potty breaks

Basic Obedience & Manners

This class is intended to be your adult dog’s introduction to obedience and manners training. Topics include basic commands such as sit, stay, down, come, walking on a loose leash, and the all-important manners. These include greeting guests respectfully, playing nice, and learning to behave during grooming/nail trimming.

Obedience Level 2

This class is the next step after our Basic Obedience & Manners course. You’ll further develop the basic exercises from the previous class including heeling. This class begins off leash training and finishes. It’s a great step for those wanting to improve their dog’s obedience work as well as those considering competition.

Puppy Kindergarten

Congratulations on your new puppy! This class includes all the basics to build a solid foundation for your new family member. Topics include socialization, positive reinforcement, basic commands (sit, stay, down), house training, behavior modification, walking on a loose leash, and constructive play/exercise. This class includes custom handouts and exercises for practice at home.

Rally Obedience Fun Class

Students of this exciting class must have already had basic obedience training. Rally Obedience is fun for both you and your dog! Rally is a sport that combines basic obedience with a pattern guided by signs. This class reinforces your dog’s obedience skills and introduces you to this fun, rising canine sport.

Conformation Class

This class is for people new to dog showing or for those who wish to develop their conformation handling skills. The class follows a proven curriculum to get you and your dog on your way to the show ring.

Performance Basics

If you’ve considered doing agility with your dog or any performance event, this is the class for you. We also welcome anyone wanting to build a good foundation for their dog or to give their puppy opportunities to try new experiences beyond the puppy kindergarten class. Dogs of all ages are welcome as long as they’ve taken a basic obedience or basic puppy class. We’ll work on skills needed for a foundation in agility and other performance events while also providing exposure to some obstacles.

Dog Training at Canal Bark
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Give Us A Call To Schedule A Free Training Evaluation

Discount subject to availability and cannot be combined with any other offers. Discount applies to first time training customers only.

benefits of dog training

Benefits of Professional Training

Dogs are naturally smart and eager to learn, but training doesn’t often come easy at home. If you’ve tried training your dog on your own, you’ve likely run into more than your fair share of confusion and frustration. Professional trainers are here to untangle the lines of communication between you and your dog and help you establish a better relationship than ever.

  • Years of experience with dogs of all kinds. Our training team has seen it all—from lovable Labradors to bouncy Beagles, we’ve had success with dogs of all ages and personalities. Because we’re educated in multiple training techniques, we can figure out what your dog responds to best.
  • Multiple trainers on staff. Working with a team of trainers is a much more beneficial experience than working with only one trainer. When your dog works with multiple faces and voices, they learn to respond to the cue—not just the one person giving the cue. Plus, having a dedicated training staff lets us provide comprehensive follow-up support to our program graduates.
  • The best environment for learning. Our training center has all the tools we need to help your dog learn. Because we can control the amount of distractions and incentives, we can impart lasting knowledge that stands up to the world outside Canal Bark.
  • Lots of knowledge for you to keep. At the conclusion of our training programs, you’ll go home with all the tools you need to maintain your dog’s training now and in the future. We’ll equip you with practice exercises, training tips, information on your breed, and much more.