Behavioral-related issues are one of the most common frustrations for pet owners. The good news is that behavioral changes can be addressed with proper training and positive reinforcement. At ZimmVet Pet Training School, we offer everything from puppy classes to obedience, 2-dog training, and much more. These classes are designed and taught by our experienced trainer, and offered year-round in our indoor exercise facility and outdoors in our dog park.
Meet our Trainers
Amy Sandmann has been training for 18years and has VSPDT certification as well as Low Stress Silver certification and a member of the Pet Professional Guild. Amy teaches various classes and also makes home visits. Amys training methods use positive reinforcement and are rooted in behavioral science. Amy's website is amysandmann.positively.com
Jenny Stanslaski is certified veterinary technician (CVT), Low Stress Handling Certified, Fear Free Certified Elite, a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA-CTP), and the current president of The Society of Veterinary Behavior Technicians. She has professionally trained pets for over 17 years and is goal orientated to help you build a strong bond through positive reinforcement training to have a well-mannered companion. Her website is behaviormatterspettraining.com
Contact us for Class Start Dates
- Puppy Class Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:15 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
- Obedience 1 Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Our Pet Training School classes include:
5-week course for $150
Canine Obedience 1
5-week course for $150
Training classes are offered periodically throughout the year and are on a first-come basis. Please contact us to join a training class. Class size is limited to ensure the best experience for your pet. Payment is due 48 hours prior to the class to ensure your spot and can be collected via phone or in person during ZimmVet's operating hours. Class fees are not refundable and missed classes will not be able to be made up.
Private training: Contact us
Requirements for Admission to Training Classes
- Up-to-date on vaccinations including: Rabies, Bordetella (kennel cough), Influenza and Distemper Combination (Distemper, Adenovirus, Parvovirus). Leptospirosis and Lyme vaccinations are recommended, but not required (owners should discuss the risk with our veterinary staff). Puppies must be current on vaccinations appropriate for their age. Veterinary records are required prior to admission.
- Current on Flea prevention. At check-in, we will ask you to record medication and date when last dose was given.
- General Dewormer or Negative stool sample within the last 30 days (most heartworm preventatives include a dewormer).