• Young's Dog Training

Our training Options

Every level training for your furry friend

  • Puppy Starter

    12 weeks and under

  • Puppy Foundation

    16 weeks and older

  • Dog Initiative

    7 months and older

  • Therapy / Service

    Any age

  • Pawsitive Creations

    Any age

  • Day Camp Training

    Any age

  • AKC Testing & Classes

    Situation-based

Course Details

Puppy Starter - Axis I
Age: 12 weeks and under

Training duration: 30 days

Focus

This course is designed to prevent basic problematic behaviors from being self rewarded and help him have a successful start into this new world. This is not a foundation cue focused training although we attempt to include a few depending on how the puppies attention span develops within the time frame.

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What is taught?

Socialization

External stimuli desentiziation (sound and visual)

House/Potty training

Kennel training

Behavior modification: nipping, jumping, body handling

Foundation Cues/Basic Obedience: Name game, down, sit, come, Doggie Zen, rollover

Puppy Foundation - Axis II
Age: 16 weeks and older

Training duration: 30 days

Focus

This course is designed for the average puppy that’s passed the initial socialization imprinting stages and may fall into the secondary fear stage. This is where the foundation cues come in and start to develop a general understanding of the day to day cues.

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What is taught?

External stimuli desentiziation (sound and visual) lightly addressed

Potty training refresher

Behavior modification: nipping, jumping, body handling

Foundation Cues/Basic Obedience: Name game, down, sit, come with automatic sit, Doggie Zen, rollover, 4 paws ground attention, take it/leave it, walking on a loose leash in public, shake paw.

Dog Initiative - Axis III
Age: 7 months and older

Training duration: 60 days (if Axis II was completed in 30 days)

Focus

This course is designed to prep the dog to generalize established basic cues and learn additional cues that will aide in successfully moving into a therapy or service designed training course.

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What is taught?

Kennel Training expanded; go-to cue from different parts of room. When opening kennel, cued wait to release.

Body handing (continued exposure by strangers)

Foundation Cues/Basic Obedience: Name game, down with release cue, sit with release cue, come with automatic sit and release cue, Doggie Zen, rollover, 4 paws ground attention, take it/leave it expanded to randomly placed items, loose lease with automatic seat, stay - down/sit stay, go to mat, wait at door, park it (jumps into vehicle).

Therapy / Service - Axis IV

Focus

This course is designed for advanced training into preparation for a Therapy and Service Dog. Please contact us for more information

Pawsitive Creations - Axis V
All ages with a motiviation to learn

Training duration: Established based on client's needs

Focus

Design a course that meets your specific needs and allow us to assess and discuss the duration needed to get your fur-kid on all fours, ready to tackle the world with great obedience

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What is taught?

Pick out your cues or suggest any that have not been listed:

Sit, down, come, stand, leave it, take it, formal retrieve, back, touch, open, go get, wake up to an alarm, walks on loose leash, walks on left/right side, sits automatically when stopping, park it( jumps into vehicle) go to mat, sit stay, down stay, stand stay, roll over,

Day Camp Training
Age: Any

Duration 2 weeks per segment ( Mon - Fri) length of time to meet desired training goals depends on what your endgame product for training is.

Contact for pricing- Discounts offered based on duration

Includes individual lessons to aide you with follow through during nights and weekend homework sessions within the 2 week training period.

Focus

Utilizes experienced trainer to work 1 on 1 with your dog on cues tied with individual sessions to teach you how to follow through with cues taught.

basic to advanced obedience, customized to your needs

What is taught? Variation based on age and expectations discussed in detail during consultation

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What is taught?

Crate training

Potty training

No nipping/biting

Four paws ground attention (no jumping)

Body handling

concept intro to cues sit down come leave it doggie zen, name game, stay, wait at door ....

AKC Testing & Classes

Training duration: Dependent on situation

Focus

Challenge your puppy or dog in the various skill tests designed by the American Kennel Club demonstrate your dog has well adjusted cues and manners.

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our passionate team

meet professionals who will care for your pet

You can relax as our highly trained team members watch over your pet.

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    Jonathan Young Trainer

    More About Jonathan

    Dog Training since sept 2010

    Completed a 2 year 2010-2012 hands on training course covering a comprehensive and practical study in fields of dog behavior, handling and training. During that period completed 300 practical teaching hours of group class instruction and behavioral handling.

    Completed 40 plus hours mentor Trainer /Dog instructor certification through Petco Postive dog training course 2013

    group obedience Dog trainer at Petco 2013-2016

    3 years Dog training mentor Instructor petco 2013-2016

    Mentor Instructor for Animal Behavior College since 2014 - Present

    MOPP Service Dog class Instructor 2016-2018

    Certifications
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What our customers say

  • "Jonathan is s great trainer. He has helped me with both my chihuahuas. Lexi he helped with her at my home and I was a slow learner. Abby my littlest chi went to puppy boot camp at 6mo and I might have her go back for a bit more advanced training. I trust Jonathan totally and will refer him to any one looking for trainer."

    - Gerry C.
  • "Jonathan Young shows his love for dogs as he works with them! I love the way Jonathan thinks so quickly as he’s interpreting the dog’s next move. If anyone is interested in hiring a trainer with dog savvy, Young’s Dog Training is your place to go for results."

    - John V.
  • "I have seen Jonathan work with dogs first hand an it is top notch. If you are wanting anything from basic or advanced training to behavior an so much more. I wouldn't want to trust anyone else with my fur baby. He is very skilled in what he does an the quality of work shows after. I would recommend him to anyone."

    - Jade E.
  • "I feel that the training both my dog Misha and I received from Jonathan was amazing. He was professional and great at what he did; he also knew how to lighten the training session up so that Misha and I did not become burnt out stressing over what we were trying to learn. Misha and I had a blast every time we went and the other people there that were in the training classes seemed to be having a lot of fun too. I have in the past and will continue to recommend Jonathan to anyone that is seeking to work on training with their dogs, whether it they are just wanting the basics or more complex training."

    - Dean W.
  • "Sage was not quite 5 months old, but she took to Jonathan like a duck to water. He has a great way of getting a puppy started and keeing their attention just long enough for the command to register. As the certification states, it is definitely a Positive Puppy training class. I did have to do my homework during the week and it was well worth it. We were very satisfied with Jonathan's puppy and people skills, and I would highly recommend him for any type of dog obedience or care."

    - Mortina W.
  • "Jonathan guided my dog, Beau, and me from basic obedience, through adult obedience. He really boosted my confidence in working with my dog, and now Beau is much more well mannered than he otherwise would have been. I am able to take Beau on visits to a center for developmentally disabled adults. He loves it and the clients do too. This never would have been possible if we hadn't had Jonathan's help."

    - Sheryl R.
  • "Just wanted to say that it was a pleasure to work with Johnathan. I took my dog, Molly to him in 2014 and he was so good with her. Very professional and you can tell he loves animals. Her and I learned so much from him and we enjoyed everything he taught us. I would definitely recommend him."

    - Cherie T.
  • "Our 1 year-old Goldendoodle was very smart but also extremely defiant in listening to any training methods I tried on my own. Jonathan's 30-day class was perfect for our dog. He now is 100x more obedient and a pleasure to have in our house! I can't recommend Young's Dog Training enough!"

    - Chris C.

about us

Our mission, Developing the bridge for communication

Technique. Follow Through. Growth. Technique. Young's Dog Training uses a non aversive approach that mixes nonverbal communication with motivation to tap into your pets potential for success. Follow Through. We are committed to educating you and demonstrating your pets cues to continue your dog's journey every step of the way. Success and happiness are our main goals. Growth. We want to help you and your dog grow to be the best companions you can be by offering continued training plans as your dog tackles through previous info ready to step up for the next level of distractions.

Our small business started back in 2015. We cared and welcomed pets to our home, provided exercise, grooming and love.

We encourage you to learn more about the local animal rescue and adoption organizations we support.

Business hours may vary/differ from what's listed

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cancelation Policy:

Please give 24 Hour Notice of cancelation.

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Saint Louis, MO

+1 (314) 930-5472

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