We proudly offer a variety of classes depending upon your dog’s age and experience. Classes are one hour in duration and meet once a week for 6 weeks. Enroll on-line or stop in at our Long Lake location and complete enrollment form. Enrollment closes the Wednesday prior to the start of the session.

Stop by and check out our dog training academy! Our spacious 3000 square foot facility allows for a quality training experience with matted floors and state-of-the-art training equipment.

We offer Obedience, Agility, Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog Classes. Class size is limited to ensure that learning is optimized.

Our friendly instructors are highly experienced and enjoy working with people and their dogs.

At Augusta we welcome family participation and strive to make make training a fun and positive experience for all. Call for class times and schedules.

Classes fill early, enroll now!

Puppy Kindergarten

Designed for puppies 7-16 weeks.

A happy golden retriever named Eddie and his owners proudly show off his graduation diploma and blue ribbon for demonstrating good behavior at adult dog training classes at Augusta Dog Training.

Puppy Basic

  • Ages 5 months to 7 months of age
  • For puppies who have either completed a Puppy Kindergarten course or who are new to obedience classes
  • Good manners and basic obedience skills are taught in an age appropriate, positive manner
  • Introduction to basic commands include sit, down stay, wait, come and leash walking
  • Ongoing socialization with other puppies
  • Confidence building activities that include safe introduction of Agility equipment.

Family Dog 1 / Basic Obedience

  • Dogs over 8 months of age or older puppies who have completed Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Basic
  • Skills taught include controlled leash walking, sit, down, wait at doorways, come when called, introduction of Go to Mat
  • Commands are taught in a fun, pet friendly manner & gently enforced to ensure reliable performance
  • Additional skills taught at the Instructor’s discretion

Family Dog 2 / Intermediate Obedience

  • Prerequisite Family Dog 1
  • Emphasis on reliable performance with one command response
  • Introduction to off-leash work
  • Preparation Class for Canine Good Citizen Certification and Therapy Dog Certification

Scent Work

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Classes follow the same format of our obedience classes. They are 6 weeks in duration meeting once per week for 1 hour.

Class is limited to 6 dog handler teams.


Open to dogs 8 months or older. Introduction to Agility class introduces dogs and owners to the action-packed sport of Agility dog training. You and your dog will have fun and build teamwork by learning to navigate tunnels, tires, jumps and A-frames. Extra emphasis is placed on learning how to navigate the obstacles safely and equipment height is adjusted for beginners. We also teach training games to build motivation and teamwork. Prerequisite: Family Dog 1

A black Labrador exits a play tube during Dog Agility Training Courses at Augusta Dog Training in Wayzata, Minnesota.

Rally Dog

Prerequisite: Family Dog 2, CGC title, or test in with class instructor prior to registration Dog should heel on a loose leash, stay in sit and down positions and come on command.

Therapy Dog

Therapy Dog class will prepare dog/handler teams with the skills necessary to pursue Pet Partners’ registration for Animal Assisted Activities. Class will cover an overview of Pet Partners rules and regulations and expose teams to equipment and situations encountered on therapy visits.


  • Canine Good Citizen Certification.
  • Family Dog 2, CGC title, or test in with class instructor prior to registration.
  • Dog should heel on a loose leash, stay in sit and down positions and come on command.

Class with Kathryn

This class is offered in a drop -in format and is one hour in duration.

Kathryn Newman, the owner of Augusta, will be conducting drop in classes for advanced dogs on Thursdays at 1:00 pm.

The emphasis of this class will be proofing and polishing for intermediate to advanced dogs. Its design will be very similar to advanced classes held in the late 1970’s – 1980’s in which upper level competition dogs (Open and Utility) are training alongside intermediate dogs. The overall emphasis is reliability and consistency of performance. Exercises will be presented and integrated for dogs who are on track for Canine Good Citizen, Therapy Dog or Competition Obedience.

Prerequisites include:

  • Graduation from Augusta Family Dog 2
  • Completion of Augusta’s Good Manner In-home Course
  • Augusta Board and Train
  • Dogs on a AKC or UKC Competition path or graduation from an advanced dog training obedience course.