Local Training in Aurora, MN

Golden Paws offers group classes and private lessons in our new facility located at 3724 Hwy 99 Aurora, MN 55705.

We offer monthly key rentals for current clients, full day facility rentals for events, and ring rentals per hour.  Contact us for rental rates.

Want to see all opportunities to train with Nicole in one place? Visit our calendar!

Private Behavior Lessons

Nicole offers behavior lessons for reactivity, aggression, and other behavior problems at our facility in Aurora, MN.

  • Is your dog causing you stress by barking at anything and everything?
  • Is your dog fearful of new things?
  • Does your dog pull you down the street?
  • Are you afraid your dog will get out the front door and take off?

I can help you with those problems and more! The 3 Lesson Problem Solving package is for dogs that have one major issue that needs help.

During the sessions, we will focus on foundation behaviors that will pertain to your dog’s issue. We will teach you how to effectively communicate with your dog so he understands how to behave in a way that is more compatible to your lifestyle and we will design a custom training plan for you and your dogs. This package includes ongoing email support for the lifetime of your dog.

We also offer a package of 6 private lessons for dogs that have more than one issue.

This program includes the private lessons, a customized training plan, and unlimited e-mail support for the life of your dog.  Also included is a free 30 minute phone or zoom consult to get some history and a jump-start on your training plan!

3-Lesson Package Cost: $350
6-Lesson Package Cost: $650

Dog Sports Private Lessons

Lessons available for sports foundations, rally, obedience, agility, and more!

If you need help with anything obedience, rally, or agility-related, I offer private lessons. We can cover foundation skills all the way up through high-level competition and problem solving.

I have been competing in obedience since 1997, agility since 2001, and rally since 2005 when it was started in AKC, earning advanced titles in each sport.

Cost: $75 per hour

Group Classes

Please note: During group classes, with the exception of Puppy Socialization, there is no contact between the dogs. We work on your dog learning to ignore other dogs. Group classes are not appropriate for dogs who bark at other dogs and people, as it makes it very hard to hear. If this describes your dog, please check out our private training packages.

Your spot is not reserved until payment is made.

Basic Manners

In Basic Manners, we focus on a strong foundation of impulse control in this class, as well as teaching your dog basic commands such as sit, down, stay, walk with me, and come. We will also teach your dog manners such as leave it, don’t jump up, wait to go out the door, and more. We will discuss behavior issues and how to prevent them. Included in this class is a training packet, poop bag dispenser, and unlimited email support during the duration of the class.

When: Mondays 3:30-4:30pm, 5:30-6:30 pm

Length: 6 Weeks

Cost: $150

Advanced Manners

Advanced Manners is for graduates of Basic Manners. During this class, we will take the foundation skills learned in Basic Manners and introduce distractions.

When: Mondays 6:30-7:30pm starting on February 20th, 2023

Length: 6 Weeks

Cost: $150

Total Manners Package

In order to have a well-mannered dog, it’s important that you not only teach the foundation behaviors, but systematically add distractions and difficulty so that the behaviors can be reliable in a variety of situations. Choosing this package will allow you to take both Basic and Advanced Manners at a discount. You will have 6 months to book the classes. This class includes a training packet, a drawstring bag, and unlimited email support for 6 months.

When: Mondays

Length: 6 Weeks

Cost: $250

Competition Agility

This class is for dogs that have learned all of the obstacles and are sequencing. Class is held at the Golden Paws Training Facility located at 3724 Highway 99, Aurora, MN.

When: Mondays 2:00-3:00pm

Length: 6 weeks

Cost: $120

Beginner Agility

We will focus on teaching the dog the foundation for all of the obstacles and starting simple handling sequences. Class will take place at 3724 Highway 99, Aurora, MN.

When: Thursdays 7:15-8:15pm

Length: 6 weeks

Cost: $120

Golden Star Puppy Socialization (Open Enrollment)

Puppies who attend well-run socialization classes grow up to be better behaved and more confident. Get your puppy off on the best paw by signing up for socialization classes today! You can start whenever is most convenient for you, and must complete your 6 classes within 90 days. **Please Note*** Our class topics are on a 6 week rotation, so it is best if you do your 6 classes consecutively; however, it is not required.

When: Saturdays 10:00am

Length: 6 weeks

Cost: $125

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