The Pet Spot offers a full menu of training classes, private lesson options and Board & Train Programs. Regardless of whether you have a mischievous puppy or an older dog in need of a refresher course, we are confident we have a training option to suit you and your pet.
Our professional trainers utilize the Mudpup’s© philosophy: creating a well-behaved dog while always remembering to let a dog be a dog.

Our trainers teach with the idea that your pet is part of your family and training should be fun. We use a unique blend of common sense, boundary setting training methods individualized for each family and their pet’s unique characteristics, personalities, and needs.

All activities at The Pet Spot are in a clean, safe, and fun environment. To participate in any of the training opportunities at The Pet Spot, all puppies must be current on all shots (DHLPP, Rabies, Bordetella, flea and heart worm).

We offer training classes on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings, and Saturday mornings. Check our class schedule for specific classes, dates, and times.

 

Welcome to Mudpups dog training.

There are as many different types of dog training and behavior modification techniques as there are dogs.  Therefore it is important for you to make informed choices as to who will assist you with training your four-legged friend and what techniques will be utilized.

The mudpups’philosophy utilizes a common sense approach to dog training and behavior modification focusing on teaching, consistency, clear and appropriate boundary setting, patience, practice, and relationship building.

We work with the family to determine their goals, assess the dog and family’s strengths and areas of issue, and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various training techniques and tools in relation to that family’s unique situation.  The family is an integral part in the training process, as training and behavior modification is a process.  If the family is part of the process then the dog will make greater strides towards learning what is expected in the family setting and becoming a happier, healthy family member.

Dog’s are living breathing beings and therefore cannot be programmed like a computer or robot.  No matter what type of training or event in which you participate, always remember to let your dog be a Dog!  HAVE FUN and ENJOY THE MOMENT!

I welcome the opportunity to correspond with you.  If you should have any questions or comments about dog training and/or behavior modification, please contact me via the e-mail Lee.Caldwell@petspotkennels.com or my direct line 513-257-5952.

 

Dog Training Services in Cincinnati, Oh

    • (5-Basic Commands – Sit, Down, Heel, Stay & Come)
      Prerequisites:
      Vaccinations are required to be up-to-date.
      No prior training required.
      Age Criteria:
      5 months and above at the start session6 week Course
      6 – one hour Sessions (Pups attend all 6 weeks)
      Young or old, if your pup has never received training or needs a refresher course in Good Manners, this class is for you.  It’s never too late to start.  One of the most loving things you can provide your pup is a solid training foundation. This solid training foundation not only fosters a positive relationship between you and your pup but it is an essential key in keeping your pup safe.
    • Basic Obedience I / Agility I
      (Reliability of Response)
      Prerequisites:
      Puppy Kindergarten or Good Manners Class (or receive approval from the Training
      Coordinator to participate in class.)
      Vaccinations are required to be up-to-date.
      6 week Course
      6 – one hour Sessions (Pups attend all 6 weeks)
      The focus of this class is to build upon the basic commands learned in Puppy Preschool and/or Good Manners Class, with the emphasis placed on improving the reliability of response from your pup.  The class also focuses on providing a fun atmosphere for you and your pup to learn and grow together, nurturing a positive bond.
    • Basic Obedience 2
       (Loose Leash Work)
      Prerequisites:
      Must have taken and passed Basic Obedience I (or receive approval from the Training
      Coordinator to participate in class.)
      Vaccinations are required to be up-to-date.
      5 week Course
      5 – one hour Sessions (Pups attend all 5 weeks)
      The focus of this class is to build upon the commands learned in Basic Obedience I, with the emphasis placed on improving the reliability of response from your pup as you work loose lead.  As with Basic Obedience I the class focuses on providing a fun atmosphere for you and your pup to learn and grow together, nurturing a positive bond.
    • Advanced Training(Off Lead Work)

      Prerequisites:
      Must have taken and passed Basic Obedience II (or receive approval from the Training
      Coordinator to participate in class.)
      Vaccinations are required to be up-to-date.
      5 week Course
      5 – one hour Sessions (Pups attend all 5 weeks)
      The focus of this class is to build upon the commands learned in Basic Obedience II, with the emphasis placed on improving the reliability of response from your pup as you work off lead.  As with Basic Obedience II the class focuses on providing a fun atmosphere for you and your pup to learn and grow together, nurturing a positive bond.

    • Board & Train Programs*1-Week Board & Train – $600.00 Training Only
      Please contact The Pet Spot at 513-351-7768 for a boarding and daycare quote.  
      Prerequisites:
      For puppies or dogs 6 months or older.
      Vaccinations are required to be up-to-date.
      Reservations for Boarding and approval from the Training Coordinator to participate in the program.
      This program provides one Pre 1-hour Home Visit Lesson and one Post 1-hour Home Visit Lesson plus 10 1-hour Private Lessons during your dog’s 1-week Vacation at The Pet Spot.  Contact Lee Caldwell for more information.

      *2-Week Board & Train – $1230.00 Training Only
      Please contact The Pet Spot at 513-351-7768 for a boarding and daycare quote.  
      Prerequisites:
      For puppies or dogs 6 months or older.
      Vaccinations are required to be up-to-date.
      Reservations for Boarding and approval from Training Coordinator to participate in program.
      This program provides one Pre 1-hour Home Visit Lesson and one Post 1-hour Home Visit Lesson plus 24 1-hour Private Lessons during your dog’s 2-week Vacation at The Pet Spot.  Contact Lee Caldwell for more information.

       

       

      Special Notes:
      * The focus during the first week of the Board & Train Program is introducing and/or increasing the Reliability of Response to the 5 Basic Commands of Sit, Down, Heel, Stay, & Come, while on leash.

      ** The focus during the second week of the Board & Train Program is increasing the Reliability of Response to the 5 Basic Commands of Sit, Down, Heel, Stay, & Come, while working on a Loose Leash as well as introducing the  more advanced commands of Sit–in-Motion, Place, Down-in-Motion, and Heel from the Front.

      Please note that your puppy/dog’s age, breed or breeds, as well as their unique characteristics will play a part in the success of any training that occurs.  

      TRAINING IS A PROCESS!  For any training or behavior modification to be successful, the family must become an active part of the process.  If the family does not become an active part of the process, and keep moving forward with the teaching and learning, your puppy/dog may regress.
      Modified Board & Train – cost varies depending on modification
      Prerequisites:
      Vaccinations are required to be up-to-date.
      Reservations for Boarding and approval from Training Coordinator to participate in program
      We at mudpups’ dog training and The Pet Spot know that each family and dog is unique.  The Board & Train Programs can be modified to meet the unique needs of your family and dog.  Contact Lee Caldwell for more information.

       

       

      Some of the past Board & Train modifications:
      Day Boarding instead of overnight Boarding;
      Training with puppies under 6 months of age; (Not Recommended – Special Circumstance.)
      Extended Board & Train to work on Off Leash Commands;
      Split Board & Train weeks over extended time period;
      Combination of Day Boarding, Overnight Boarding, and Home Visits during set period;

    • Refresher ClassesPrerequisites:
      Vaccinations are required to be up-to-date.

      Every so often The Pet Spot Training Department will offer a 2-Class Refresher course for past students who want to practice what they have learned.   Keep checking the website for dates or call The Pet Spot for more information.

       

    • NEW OFFERING! 10-pack Discounted Pet Spot Package of private lessons for dogs at Doggie Daycare or in boarding the day of the lesson for only $400. That’s 10 private, 1 hour lessons for only $40 per hour!All Private lessons are by appointment only. To schedule your Private Lessons, call The Pet Spot to speak with our Training Coordinator.

      For a complete schedule of training options or a more detailed description, please contact us. If you have a specific behavioral problem you would like to discuss with our head trainer, please don’t hesitate to ask.

 

Class Schedule

If you are interested in signing up for a training class or would like information on the different training options, contact Lee Caldwell, Training Coordinator at 513-257-5952.

 

Time Class Trainers Start Date
Sunday
No Sunday Classes at this time.
Monday
No Monday Classes at this time.
Tuesday
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm $130 Good Manners Lee & Elissa 06/02/15 – 07/14/15
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm $130 Basic Obedience I / Agility and Flyball Lee & Elissa 06/02/15 – 07/14/15
Wednesday
6:15 pm – 7:15 pm $100 Puppy Preschool Lee & Carol Ongoing
Thursday
No Thursday Classes at this time.
Friday
Saturday
11:00 am – 12:00pm $130 Good Manners Lee & Elissa 06/06/15 – 08/01/15

No Classes June 27th & July 4th

12:15 pm – 1:15pm $130 Basic Obedience I/ Agility and Flyball Lee & Elissa 06/06/15 – 08/01/15

No Classes June 27th & July 4th

Other Training Options

Private Lessons in your home or at The Pet Spot

1-Week or 2-Week Board & Train Programs

1 Week B&T 2 One Hour Home Visits plus 10 one hour Lessons at The Pet Spot while Boarding – $560.00
This is for Training Only

2 Week B&T 2 One Hour Home Visits plus 24 one hour Lessons at The Pet Spot while Boarding – $1,120.00
This is for Training Only

Take advantage of our special training rates while your dog is Boarding or at Daycare.

Class Times and Session Start Dates are Subject to Change. Please contact The Pet Spot at (513) 351-SPOT to confirm Class Times and Session Start Dates.

Pre-registration is required so that we may prepare the appropriate training materials prior to the start of your Class Session.

Please note that if you did not Pre-register, you are welcome to drop in during the first Class Session, but please be advised that if a class is at capacity, you will not be able to participate in that session.

In addition, please note that if there were not enough participants signed up for a given Session then the Session may be cancelled.

$50.00 Deposit Required. Balance is due at the first Class Session.

Items to Bring to First Class:

  • Immunization Records (Can have Veterinary’s Office Fax Records to The Pet Spot at (513) 366-2192. Fax to the Attention of the Training Dept.)
  • Water Dish
  • 5′ or 6′ non-retractable lead plus collar.
  • Prop such as treats, toy, etc. that will be used to motivate and reward pup when training. (Even though our training methods do not rely on treats, at times a motivational lure is needed. It is recommended that you bring your own treats if your dog has allergies. Otherwise, treats are provided at The Pet Spot by the Training Department at no additional charge.)
  • Any Specialized collar and/or harness if you already own them. (It is important to us that we assure that any training tools that are used are needed and that they are being used safely and effectively. All training tools are meant to teach and not punish and should be respected as such. It is always the family’s decision to ultimately utilize a training tool.)

 


FOR YOUR PUP’S SAFETY, UP-TO-DATE IMMUNIZATION RECORDS ARE REQUIRED PRIOR TO PARTICIPATING IN ANY TRAINING AT THE PET SPOT. IF UP-TO-DATE IMMUNIZATION RECORDS ARE NOT AT THE PET SPOT PRIOR TO THE START OF YOUR CLASS, YOUR PUP WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND CLASS.

(Please have your Veterinary’s Office fax your pup’s records to The Pet Spot at (513) 366-2192 – attention of the Training Dept.)


 


Health Notice: If your pup has been spayed or neutered recently please note that your pup will not be permitted to participate in class until at least 7 days from the date of the surgery. It is advisable to check with your Veterinarian prior to having your pup return to class after any surgery or illness to ensure your pup’s safety and good health as well as the health and safety of other participants in the class.


 

In order for your dog to receive a “Graduation Certificate” you and your dog must attend at least 4 of the 6 classes within a session and show an understanding and aptitude for the course materials.

One “make-up class” is offered at the end of each session and can count as one of the 4 required classes that needs to be attended to receive a Graduation Certificate.

An Attendance Certificate will be provided to those who do not meet the requirements for Graduation.

Once you attend a Training Class at The Pet Spot, you are welcome to come back and attend the same level of class, at no additional charge, for a period of 1 year after your first class at that level.*

*Pre registration is required.

** There must be availability in the class.

There are “NO” Refunds once you have attended 2 of the 6 classes in a session.