Dog Training

Dog Training at The Ruff House

The Ruff House recognizes that the relationship between pet parent and their canine companion is a very special one. Training is all about helping you and your dog communicate effectively to enhance that relationship. Our training programs are designed to build trust and confidence and emphasize consistency, patience, and effective communication so that you may enjoy the amazing bond that having a well-behaved dog brings.

Our dog trainers use proven and positive dog-friendly techniques and systems, including positive, reward-based reinforcement training. Each training program is customized for each dog based on their breed, age, temperament, as well as your goals and budget. Our system is designed to achieve three things:

  • Teach dogs to listen to your verbal commands through a positive, reward-based approach
  • Teach you how to maintain a dog’s positive behaviors, and even improve more over time
  • Ensure that the training “sticks” through ongoing support and coaching

Life is busy, we get it!

We understand with today's busy schedules sometimes you need a little help to get started or to keep your dog on the right track. We hope to make that as easy as possible which is why in addition to your dog receiving private lessons with our trainers, you will be provided with detailed instructions for reinforcement at home. Our goal is that the training you receive at The Ruff House will benefit you and your pet for a lifetime!

Please call or stop by to speak with one of our trainers so we may help you customize the training plan that is right for you and your pet. Take the first steps of signing up for training and help us understand how we can best serve you and your dog by taking a moment to fill out our Training Questionnaire.

Training Opportunities

While your dog is visiting The Ruff House let our training experts help him learn important obedience skills and good manners! Your dog will enjoy daily sessions with our trainers and learn behaviors that will help them become well-mannered members of your family. When your pet is ready to go home, we will show you what your pet has learned and teach you how to keep reinforcing those skills so the learning continues. Our training programs focus on the following seven behaviors: sit, stay, lie down, come when called, walk on a loose lease, place and drop/leave it.

Play and Learn

Our professionally trained staff will teach and reinforce basic obedience during a fun filled day of socialization, learning, games and exercise while you are at work or running errands. Play and Learn programs are customized for each guest and include multiple private sessions throughout the day with our training staff. The more often your pet participates in our Play and Learn program, the further advanced they will become! Play and Learn programs start at $50 per day in addition to Daycare fees.

Lodge and Learn

While your dog is enjoying their stay at The Ruff House overnight, our training staff will reinforce basic manners with repetition and lots of positive reinforcement. Lodge and Learn training programs offer a customized combination of multiple daily training sessions, exercise, relaxation and quality care and comfort. Lodge and Learn programs start at $50 per day in addition to Overnight Care fees.


Canine Training Camp - 10 Day Program

Let our professional trainers do the work for you! Canine Training Camps are reward-based with lots of positive reinforcement and repetition designed to assist owners by providing a jump start in laying a consistent, strong foundation that can be built upon.

Your dog will enjoy multiple daily sessions with our trainers and will learn important obedience skills and behaviors to help them become well-behaved members of your family. Then, when your pet has completed training camp, our trainers will show you what your pet has learned and provide you the tools necessary to keep reinforcing those skills so the learning and behaviors continue upon returning home.

Each day, our trainers will focus on the overall wellness of your dog, from exercise and social interactions, to personalized training goals, such as: sit, lie down, and polite leash walking. Once your dog has mastered their good manners, they can always get a little extra credit by learning some advanced behaviors, such as come, polite greeting, leave it and stay!

The Canine Training Camp is a ten-day commitment and investment includes overnight lodging, daycare, leash walking, a customized one-on-one training program and a private lesson for the family upon completion of camp. Canine Training Camp starts at $879.

Contact our Training Department at (920) 720-2772 to discuss a customized training plan today!


What clients have said

“Drop off & pick up was easy & no hassles. Our 3 dogs seemed so much happier & calmer than their normal day without us! I think the ruff house is a very healthy & happy choice for all our family members 🙂 Thanks Ruff house! “

- John S

“Best boarding in the state as far as I’m concerned they really care and my three dogs were safe and happy while they were there I’ll use them every time we need boarding! I’ve used a couple places and this is the only place “

- Sueann S

” have tried other kennels but have never found one I love as much as the Ruff House. I take my dog Charlie there and he loves it his entire body wags when he realizes where he is going. He always comes home worn out and happy.”

- Jen S
Competitive Dog Training Rates
Evaluation $25
Play and Learn $50 per day
Lodge and Learn $50 per day
Canine Training Camp $879
Frequently Asked Pet Grooming Questions

The Ruff House is committed to offering your pet loving and exceptional care, a clean and beautiful facility, and an array of fun and healthy activities. Our policies and procedures are designed to provide you and your pet unparalleled service and to ensure that your pet thoroughly enjoys his or her stay at The Ruff House.

Call us today at (920) 720-2772 to schedule grooming services for your dog!

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1301 Kimberly Drive Neenah, WI 54956

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