We offer highly interactive training classes that will strengthen your bond with your dog.

About Our Training

“Sit! Stay! Come!” At Canine Acres, we know that having a well-behaved dog means a happy dog and delighted pet parents. Further, a general understanding of basic obedience commands helps keep your dog  safe and controlled around others in a variety of circumstances.

We are happy to offer obedience training classes to Fergus Falls and surrounding areas. Classes are held in the beautifully renovated barn (grooming building) loft at Canine Acres.

These classes are designed to be low-stress, enjoyable, and highly interactive. In addition to strengthening your bond with your pet, these classes will offer you an opportunity to develop and master a variety of obedience training skills.

Class Schedule

Puppy Class

April 8-29, Mondays at 6:15 pm

 May 6-27, Mondays at 6:15 pm

June 4-25, Tuesdays at 6:15 pm

July 22-August 12, Mondays at 6:15 pm

September 9-30, Monday at 6:15 pm

Teen Class

April 8-29, Mondays at 7:30 pm

 May 6-27, Mondays at 7:30 pm

June 4-25, Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

July 22-August 12, Mondays at 7:30 pm

September 9-30, Monday at 7:30 pm

Beginners Obedience

April 4-25, Thursdays at 6 pm

 May 7-28, Tuesdays at 6:15 pm

June 3-24, Mondays at 6:15 pm

July 23-August 13, Tuesdays at 6:15 pm

September 5-26, Thursdays at 4:30 pm

Intro to Rally

May 7-28, Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

Advanced Beginners

April 4-25, Thursdays at 7:15 pm

June 3-24, Mondays at 7:30 pm

July 23-August 13, Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

September 5-26, Thursdays at 5:45 pm

Intro to Agility

April 4-25, Thursdays at 3:30 pm

May 9-30, Thursdays at 3:30 pm

June 5-26, Wednesdays at 4:30 pm

September 5-26, Thursdays at 3 pm

Class Types

This class will be more personalized to fit the unique needs of your pet and you as a handler. While I can provide guidance with.

Puppy Class 

4 weekly sessions (for puppies 8 months and younger) $150

This class will focus on socialization and the foundations of dog handling, thus enabling your dog to enjoy working with you as training continues. This class is a good option for those who own young dogs or who own dogs with anxiety that could benefit from a more relaxed setting. We will begin with setting boundaries, such as not jumping and not biting. We also will begin to work on basic obedience, such as sit, down, come, and loose-leash walking.

Beginners Obedience

4 weekly sessions (Limit 5 per class) $150

About this class: In this beginners obedience class, we will begin to work on cultivating your dog’s ability to perform. We will begin with fun games that will allow you to get your pup’s attention when it is necessary. The class will focus on developing and improving basic obedience principles, including heel, sit, down, wait, come, and stay. These are commands that many people use in day-to-day life with their dogs.

Intro to Rally 

This class is best suited for dogs that have previously been through a basic obedience class (Limit 5 per class) $150

Rally is a fun way to work on obedience principles but in a more relaxed setting. Following different instructions as you go, you and your dog will work through a course together. We also will continue to learn new tasks as you move through the levels. An understanding of basic obedience is highly recommended to ensure that both you and your pup will benefit from and enjoy this class. 

Advanced Beginners 

This class is best suited for dogs that have previously been through a basic obedience class(Limit 5 per class) $150

 The Advanced Beginners class is a recommended  intermediate step towards working on commonly used obedience commands. As you move through this class, you will build trust and confidence in your dog’s execution of the commands you’re teaching.

One-on-One Classes

1 hour class by appointment: 30 minutes $65, one hour $120

This class will be more personalized to fit the unique needs of your pet and you as a handler. While I can provide guidance with certain behavioral issues, I am more versed in obedience and competition training. If you have a dog that is people- or animal-aggressive, this may be a suitable option for you as it will prevent your pet from entering uncomfortable situations while allowing you to gain the training skills you desire. Call our office to schedule 218-739-4398.

Play and Train Program

Our Play and Train Program will provide your dog with the ability to learn some basic obedience skills with Bri, our trainer, while also allowing them to burn some energy playing with the Daycare group. During their downtime between daycare play groups, your dog will learn a variety of skills, such as Sit, Stay, Down, Come, Leave It,  as well as basic leash manners. These skills are proven to train your dog to obey and behave both at home and in public.


The training will take place every Monday, Tuesday, and Friday for five weeks from the start of your training package. At the end of the 5-week session, you will schedule a 30-minute one-on-one class with Bri to transfer the obedience skills to your command. This one-on-one session is included in the cost of the training package.


You can register your dog for our Play and Train Program by  visiting our boarding/daycare building or by calling our office to get scheduled for a Daycare evaluation (please ask for Bri). Completing our daycare evaluation will assure that your dog is a good fit for our Play and Train Pprogram.  After you have completed the Daycare Evaluation, you will be able to purchase the 15-day Training Package that can be added to any 15- or 30-day Daycare Package.


The price for a 15-day training package is $350.00 + tax. Canine Acres will provide treats for your dog’s training , and you will be sent home each day with a report card explaining the skills and commands   covered that day. The prices for 15- and 30-day Daycare packages can be found under the Daycare tab on our website.



Contact Brianna at this email address.

Hi, my name is Brianna. I grew up in Battle Lake and spent most of my time on my grandparents’ farm and in 4-H where I showed several livestock and non-livestock projects, including dogs. Now I live on that farm outside Battle Lake with my fiancé and five dogs: Holli, an American Cocker Spaniel; Remi,  a chocolate Lab mix; Belle, a Golden Retriever; and my two Siberian Husky rescues, Luka and Tundra. In my spare time, I raise and show rabbits as well as raising goats and poultry…