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IN-PERSON:  5 Weeks, 60 Minutes, $125 (5 wks)

North Paw, LLC is our beautiful host site, complete with rubber flooring, murals, and clean walls, floors and air. We keep class sizes intimate so we maximize quality learning.


North Paw, LLC

2320 Mustang Way

Madison, WI 53718

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Behavioral: Dogs at in-person classes must be dog & people friendly with no prior history of aggression toward other dogs or humans (i.e. growling, lunging). Group classes are also not a good setting for dogs that continuously bark or otherwise vocalize.

Required Vaccinations (in-person classes):

*DHLPP (Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis,    

  Parvovirus, Parainfluenza)

*Rabies (if you have a puppy email to discuss)

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All Registration is done via EMAIL.

1. Email Class level interest & Pet Profile (download & 'save as' before filling out).

2. Email Vaccination Records

3. Send or Drop off Payment

Checks made payable to Taproot Dog Training

$125 In-Person Classes (rate covers all 5 weeks).

Mailing Address: 2320 Mustang Way, Madison 53718

City Dog 1

[Open to all ages of dogs] 

This 60 minute class covers all the basics you'll need for a solid foundation to train your dog. Explore what motivates your dog and learn how breed, genetics, and your dog's previous history can inform your training strategies.  Learn techniques to help with crate training, bathroom training, impulsiveness, attention-seeking, and mouthing. Type and timing of praise is critical--learn why! Experience how the use of training gear (i.e. harnesses) can make your and your dog's lives easier! Whether you've had your puppy or dog since s/he was young or if you just adopted/rescued, this class is a great start to training!


Class Start date: Email with interest


City Dog 2

[Open to dogs who have taken at least 1 training class at an area training company or to dogs that already have basic skills from home-teaching]      


We take the basics you learned in your first class and build on them with a variety of useful new cues including Stay and Wait. In this 60 minute class we'll teach you why Wait is one of the best cues to use in various situations, and we'll address common problem areas such as jumping and impolite greetings. This class graduates well-rounded dogs and their humans who have a newfound confidence!​

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City Dog 3

[Please inquire if this class is an appropriate level for your dog. It requires previous class experience where the dog has been successful in learning]

This is a partly outdoors-based class in our amazing daycare setting! It's an advanced-level course that emphasizes scenarios that you and your dogs will encounter.

Cost: $150


Start date: Email with interest


Cancellation Policy
We understand that unforseen situations occur. And, we keep our training classes to small sizes which means we need all clients to show up for the specific class they registered for. Clients who contact us to cancel a space 6 full days prior to the start date of the class will receive a credit for the same class (or similar--this is at the discretion of Taproot) in a future round of classes for the same dog.  Clients who contact us less than 6 days in advance are expected to submit full payment for the class for which they registered.

We do not expect anyone to bring the latest & greatest leashes, harnesses, etc... to class. In fact this isn't necessary at all, though we will talk about how these things can make your and your dog's lives easier in many ways.


Please bring a regular leash (non-retractable) and collar to class, as well as any harnesses you might already have that you would like to work with.


*We do not allow aversion collars (i.e. choke & shock collars) or any other devices that train via force, fear/intimidation, or pain. This includes any electric collars that are on the vibrate setting or spray collars. If you have specific questions about this please call or email and we'd be happy to talk with you.


Missed Classes & Graduation

Taproot classes are created to be both fun and educational. Since in-person classes are only 5 weeks in length we encourage all dogs/humans to be present for at least 4 of the 5 weeks of class. Otherwise, you will miss significant material and you and your dog may not be ready for the next level of class. We do not offer make-up classes. If your dog appears ill or has been confirmed ill, please do not bring your dog to class. You however are still encouraged to come so that you can bring the knowledge and training skills home. It's actually fun and very eye-opening to be in class without your dog!

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