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 Bring your dog to MARS!  Our Classes are out of this world.

Our Training Philosophy & Trainers

 Registration Information:  Registration and payment are required for all classes so that we can anticipate attendance and keep class sizes small and conducive to learning.  An invoice will be sent to you after you complete the registration form.  Payment must be made within 48 hours after receiving the invoice to ensure your spot in class!  See below to find out class dates, times and locations before clicking on this button.

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MARS Basic Manners Class 

In Basic Manners Classes you will learn skills that are necessary to keep your dog safe and give you a solid understanding of your dog. Communication & motivation are the focus in this positive & fun class! Breaking bad habits & shaping your dog into a well-mannered family member is what class is all about. 

For continuing puppies and beginning dogs of any age. This class focuses on teaching you how to tell your dog what you want & how to motivate them to want to do it. We'll cover basic manners such as anti- jumping, stay/wait, loose leash walking, come when called, leave it, dog body language and more. The first day of class is a lecture for people only and is the most important class. Class size is limited to 8 dogs per class!

• Class length: one hour per week, six weeks.
• Required Vaccinations: Distemper Combination, Rabies & Bordatella
• Required Equipment: a 6-foot leash, a variety of small, soft treats and a basic collar

 Monday's 7:30 - 8:30pm  (Class is Full!)
November 5th
- December 10th
Location: MARS Training Facility, Brooklyn Park.
Cost: $95 for 6 weeks (MARS dogs $85)
 Wednesday's 7:00 - 8:00pm  (class has already started)
November 7th - December 19th (No class Nov. 21st)
Location: Ruff House Canine Social Club, Edina.
Cost: $95 for 6 weeks (MARS dogs ($85)
MARS K9 Express Class- for busy dog owners
Saturday's 11:00am - 12:00pm  
December 1st - December 22nd
Location: MARS, Brooklyn Park
Cost: $80 for 4 weeks (MARS dogs $70)

Click here to sign up for this class.
 January class dates will be posted soon! 

MARS Puppy Class

 The first few months of a puppy's life are the most important for learning good manners and developing good social skills. You have a very limited time frame to teach them things they can only learn as puppies. Join MARS Manners for Puppy Class where we'll help you establish a foundation for your puppy and get your relationship with your dog off on the right foot.

Topics include housetraining, common puppy problems like mouthing and chewing, and how to start teaching basic behaviors. The emphasis is on socialization and learning to communicate and motivate your new dog. Class is limited to 10 puppies per class. Your puppy must be 8-18 weeks at the time that class starts!

• Class length: one hour per week, four weeks.
• Required Vaccinations: Distemper Combination and Bordatella

• Required Equipment: a 6-foot leash, a variety of small treats and a basic collar

Find out why the "American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior" thinks puppy class is so important: Click here 


Cost: $80 for 4 weeks (MARS dogs $70)   Location: MARS in Brooklyn Park

MARS Beyond Basic Class

Do you and your dog need a little more work on basic manners? Is your dog still acting like a sled dog on leash or jumping all over visitors? Or maybe he just can't seem to settle or stay for more than a few seconds at a time? Build on what you learned in Basic class and add a few new behaviors including, listening and responding in distracting situations. Anyone completing Basic class can move on to this class.

* Class length: 6 weeks           
* Required vaccinations: Rabies (Distemper Combination & Bordetella recommended)
* Prerequisites: MARS Basic Manners class or instructor's approval.

Monday's 6:30 - 7:30pm
November 5th - December 10th
Location: MARS Training Facility, Brooklyn Park.
Cost: $95 for 6 weeks (MARS dogs $85)

MARS Manners Class Locations

Brooklyn Park, Edina and Richfield. Check back for classes held in these locations as they often change with the seasons.  Richfield classes are only offered in the summer.  

MARS Training Facility
4084 83rd Ave N.
Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

Veterans Memorial Park Picnic Shelter
6335 Portland Ave
Richfield, MN 55423

Ruff House Canine Social Club / Indoor Dog Park
(Make sure you sign up for a MARS Class at the Ruff House)

Edina, MN

 MARS Canine Good Citizenship Testing & Prep Classes 

MARS Private Lessons  

Private sessions to work on your dog's specific issues are available at $70/hour in home or $50/hour at our facility. Email for details:

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Outside Classes that Support MARS

Reactive Dog/Growl classis designed to help dogs that are potentially aggressive toward other dogs. "Reactive Dog" classes are reserved for those dogs prone to fighting and biting. While this is a difficult problem, you can help your dog learn to live a more peaceful life. Our techniques are humane and scientifically sound. Muzzles and other safety devices may be used. This class requires additional class instructors and attendance at all classes is required. $175.00/6 weeks/1 hour every other week.

Growl classes are held at MARS in Brooklyn Park, MN

These classes are taught by: 

Sara Reusche CPDT-KA CVT
Paws Abilities Dog Training, LLC

Please visit the website above to get dates and to register for growl classes!