trick of the month

Trick Training

Give your dog the opportunity to hang with Beth (head trainer) or Sydney (daycare trainer) during a one-on-one trick training session with new tricks to learn each month. Trick objectives change on a monthly basis. Our goal is to have 3 to 5 unique trick commands that your dog can work towards throughout the month. See a few of the tricks we have on schedule below…
April 2024

➩Wave
➩Downward dog (building off of ‘bow’)
Handler does yoga pose while dog bows
➩Selfie! (Posing for picture)
Dog sits behind handler, resting head on their shoulder
➩Hugs

 
May 2024

Coming soon

What to Expect…

Drop your dog off for daycare as usual. Your dog will receive a one-on-one training period between 9am and 4pm. Each period lasts anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes but on average 25 minutes. The session time depends on your pups engagement and paw-gress with the training.

Each dog progresses with trick training at a different rate, so you will receive updates along the way with their progress after the session. We will also provide you with information on how to work with them at home to further their training! The more opportunity we all give your dog to work on their tricks, the sooner they will come to fruition, so we recommend adding training sessions onto multiple daycare reservations!

If your dog is a super stellar rock star scholar, they can learn many different tricks with Metro Dogs help! And that’s when you can show off their talents at your next dinner party!! Although showing off the tricks is the tangible value of Trick of the Month, we cannot express how much more your dog gets out of these sessions. Dogs that attend Trick of the Month go home extra snoozy, are more excited to attend daycare and have such strong bonds and connections with the staff they train with. Expect them to never want to leave Metro Dogs now!

 

What is the benefit…

MENTAL STIMULATION

Dogs need more than just food and water. You know that! You give them a safe home, with a loving family; you let them engage socially with their doggy friends at daycare. But how do you address their cognitive needs? They can’t read books, they can’t play music, and they sure can’t play video games (if only they had thumbs!!)! Let Metro Dogs help you out; we’ll pair your pup up with a senior staff member for some one-on-one training time while at daycare!

SEE THE DIFFERENCE

Not only will your pup be able to physically drain energy playing with their friends, but they’ll now be able to engage their brain to tire them out. A dog that learns new tricks is doing physical brain work! They’re creating new neural pathways and the positive reinforcement they receive helps drop that happy dopamine brain chemical, which makes them even more motivated and engaged!

Beth, Metro Dogs daycare training, giving her Australian Shepherd Pete a high five in front if the Minneapolis Skyline.
Beth guides Remi a Mini Aussie over the A-Frame agility equipment in our outdoor play yard.

How to get started?

Want to add a Trick Training Session to your pup’s next daycare reservation? Simply log into your Gingr Portal account and click New Booking to get started. Then select Appointments; Grooming or Day Training and choose the Day Training  category. Next, choose from a variety of Day Training sessions and lastly choose the date you would like for your pup’s session. Or you can fill out the online Tricks Form below.

Trick Pricing & Packages

Trick of the Month sessions are available in packages to reduce the per session cost. The packages are interchangeable for use in Trick of the Month or for the Enrichment Add On during Confidence Club days.
Total CostTotal SavingsExpiration from Purchase
Single Tricks and/or Enrichment Session$18.00
Tricks and/or Enrichment Sessions [5 Pack]$87.00Save $3.00Expires in 3 months
Tricks and/or Enrichment Sessions [10 Pack]$165.00Save $9.00Expires in 3 months

Drop-off Training Sessions

If you are looking to work on specific behaviors for your dog — you’re in the right spot! Day Training is a private dog training option available to Metro Dogs clients during daycare or as a drop off session!

Day Training is ideal for dogs that need to work on “naughty” behaviors like jumping on guests, pulling on the leash, and so forth! It’s also perfect for dogs to learn cooperative care skills like using the scratch board to file their nails, wearing a muzzle, or having their paws touched. And just wait- there’s more! Day Training can also give your dog confidence building through basic agility skills.

The best part about Day Training is that it provides you, the dog parent, with the ability to select what your dog needs to work on with a certified dog trainer. Bethany, CCDT, will be able to provide you with the support you need to continue the training outside of Metro Dogs.

How to get started?

Want to book a Day Training session or add one to your pup’s next daycare reservation? Simply log into your Gingr Portal account and click New Booking to get started. Then select Appointments; Grooming or Day Training and choose the Day Training  category. Next, choose from a variety of Day Training sessions and lastly choose the date you would like for your pup’s session. Or Book through Google Calendar by clicking the button below!

Day Training Daycare Add On Pricing & Packages

Total CostTotal SavingsExpiration from Purchase
Single Day Training Session$24.00
Day Training [5 Pack]$117.50$2.503 months
Day Training [10 Pack]$227.50$7.503 months
This pricing is for the Daycare Add On service, meaning your dog is scheduled for daycare at Metro Dogs and their Day Training sessions occurs during their daycare reservation.

Day Training Drop Off Session Pricing

Total Cost
Day Training 30 minute$50.00
Day Training 60 minute$80.00
Day Training Introductory 45 minute*$65.00
Drop Off sessions mean you schedule a time to drop your dog off and return to pick them up later! You can run errands, go to a meeting, or have a coffee at one of our many amazing local coffee shops! Just be back on time for your scheduled pick up!
**If your dog has not attended Metro Dogs Daycare or Day Training, an introductory session is required first.

Meet the Trainers

Sydney the Metro Dogs Trick of the Month Trainer Works with Phil a Mini Aussie

Sydney (she/her)

Sydney has been working with dogs since 2017, but she has always had an affinity for animals for as long as she can remember! She has spent the last three years exclusively pursuing her love for dog training. This transition helped spark her passion for not only teaching, but also helping create a healthy bond between dogs and their pet parent!

Sydney is currently in the process of earning her degree in behavioral psychology and plans to continue her educational journey within the dog training community, as well. Sydney believes that it is critical to keep current on the ever-changing science and techniques used within the dog industry in order to best set pet parents up for success.

As an advocate for science-based methodologies, Sydney uses positive reinforcement and Fear Free based approaches while training. She has had so much fun putting these practices to use while participating in Metro Dogs Trick of the Month program, and she’s so happy that she gets to share these ideals while teaching the Puppy Basics in the Social Classroom and the Trick Training class!

Sydney believes that training should be fun for all involved, and nothing makes her happier than seeing pet parents and their animal companions succeed!

 

Beth (she/her)

Bethany is a Catch Canine Trainers Academy certified dog trainer (CCDT) with a passion for helping owners and their dogs to become the very best versions of themselves!
 
She has been training pups at Metro Dogs since April of 2022; helping to guide new puppies through our Puppy Pre-K program, teaching exciting new tricks to dogs participating in the Trick of the Month and Day Training program, advising owners through private sessions, and leading pet parents in group classes.
 
Positive reinforcement and Fear Free methodology are core values in her approach to training. There is nothing that Beth loves more than making training fun and accessible to owners and their dogs!
 

Bethany is a Fear Free certified Daycare Pro. 

 

Have questions on something we haven’t answered here? Send Sydney & Beth an email, via the contact form below!

Contact a Trainer

Beth, Metro Dogs daycare training, giving her Australian Shepherd Pete a high five in front if the Minneapolis Skyline.

Trick Training

Give your dog the opportunity to hang with Beth (head trainer) or Sydney (daycare trainer) during a one-on-one trick training session with new tricks to learn each month. Trick objectives change on a monthly basis. Our goal is to have 3 to 5 unique trick commands that your dog can work towards throughout the month. See a few of the tricks we have on schedule below…
April 2024

➩➩Wave
➩Downward dog (building off of ‘bow’)
Handler does yoga pose while dog bows
➩Selfie! (Posing for picture)
Dog sits behind handler, resting head on their shoulder
➩Hugs

May 2024

➩ Coming soon

 

What to Expect…

Drop your dog off for daycare as usual. Your dog will receive a one-on-one training period between 9am and 4pm. Each period lasts anywhere from 20 to 30 minutes but on average 25 minutes. The session time depends on your pups engagement and paw-gress with the training.

Each dog progresses with trick training at a different rate, so you will receive updates along the way with their progress after the session. We will also provide you with information on how to work with them at home to further their training! The more opportunity we all give your dog to work on their tricks, the sooner they will come to fruition, so we recommend adding training sessions onto multiple daycare reservations!

If your dog is a super stellar rock star scholar, they can learn many different tricks with Metro Dogs help! And that’s when you can show off their talents at your next dinner party!! Although showing off the tricks is the tangible value of Trick of the Month, we cannot express how much more your dog gets out of these sessions. Dogs that attend Trick of the Month go home extra snoozy, are more excited to attend daycare and have such strong bonds and connections with the staff they train with. Expect them to never want to leave Metro Dogs now!

 

What is the benefit…

MENTAL STIMULATION

Dogs need more than just food and water. You know that! You give them a safe home, with a loving family; you let them engage socially with their doggy friends at daycare. But how do you address their cognitive needs? They can’t read books, they can’t play music, and they sure can’t play video games (if only they had thumbs!!)! Let Metro Dogs help you out; we’ll pair your pup up with a senior staff member for some one-on-one training time while at daycare!

SEE THE DIFFERENCE

Not only will your pup be able to physically drain energy playing with their friends, but they’ll now be able to engage their brain to tire them out. A dog that learns new tricks is doing physical brain work! They’re creating new neural pathways and the positive reinforcement they receive helps drop that happy dopamine brain chemical, which makes them even more motivated and engaged!

How to get started?

Want to add a Trick Training Session to your pup’s next daycare reservation? Simply log into your Gingr Portal account and click New Booking to get started. Then select Appointments; Grooming or Day Training and choose the Day Training  category. Next, choose from a variety of Day Training sessions and lastly choose the date you would like for your pup’s session. Or you can fill out the online Tricks Form below.

Trick Pricing & Packages

Trick of the Month sessions are available in packages to reduce the per session cost. The packages are interchangeable for use in Trick of the Month or for the Enrichment Add On during Confidence Club days.
Total CostTotal SavingsExpiration from Purchase
Single Tricks and/or Enrichment Session$18.00
Tricks and/or Enrichment Sessions [5 Pack]$87.00Save $3.00Expires in 3 months
Tricks and/or Enrichment Sessions [10 Pack]$165.00Save $9.00Expires in 3 months
Beth, Metro Dogs daycare training, giving her Australian Shepherd Pete a high five in front if the Minneapolis Skyline.

Drop-off Training Sessions

If you are looking to work on specific behaviors for your dog — you’re in the right spot! Day Training is a private dog training option available to Metro Dogs clients during daycare or as a drop off session!

Day Training is ideal for dogs that need to work on “naughty” behaviors like jumping on guests, pulling on the leash, and so forth! It’s also perfect for dogs to learn cooperative care skills like using the scratch board to file their nails, wearing a muzzle, or having their paws touched. And just wait- there’s more! Day Training can also give your dog confidence building through basic agility skills.

The best part about Day Training is that it provides you, the dog parent, with the ability to select what your dog needs to work on with a certified dog trainer. Bethany, CCDT, will be able to provide you with the support you need to continue the training outside of Metro Dogs.

How to get started?

Want to book a Day Training session or add one to your pup’s next daycare reservation? Simply log into your Gingr Portal account and click New Booking to get started. Then select Appointments; Grooming or Day Training and choose the Day Training  category. Next, choose from a variety of Day Training sessions and lastly choose the date you would like for your pup’s session. Or Book through Google Calendar by clicking the button below!

Day Training Daycare Add On Pricing & Packages

Total CostTotal SavingsExpiration from Purchase
Single Day Training Session$24.00
Day Training [5 Pack]$117.50$2.503 months
Day Training [10 Pack]$227.50$7.503 months
This pricing is for the Daycare Add On service, meaning your dog is scheduled for daycare at Metro Dogs and their Day Training sessions occurs during their daycare reservation.

Day Training Drop Off Session Pricing

Total Cost
Day Training 30 minute$50.00
Day Training 60 minute$80.00
Day Training Introductory 45 minute*$65.00
Drop Off sessions mean you schedule a time to drop your dog off and return to pick them up later! You can run errands, go to a meeting, or have a coffee at one of our many amazing local coffee shops! Just be back on time for your scheduled pick up!
**If your dog has not attended Metro Dogs Daycare or Day Training, an introductory session is required first.

Meet the Trainers

Sydney the Metro Dogs Trick of the Month Trainer Works with Phil a Mini Aussie

Sydney (she/her)

Sydney has been working with dogs since 2017, but she has always had an affinity for animals for as long as she can remember! She has spent the last three years exclusively pursuing her love for dog training. This transition helped spark her passion for not only teaching, but also helping create a healthy bond between dogs and their pet parent!

Sydney is currently in the process of earning her degree in behavioral psychology and plans to continue her educational journey within the dog training community, as well. Sydney believes that it is critical to keep current on the ever-changing science and techniques used within the dog industry in order to best set pet parents up for success.

As an advocate for science-based methodologies, Sydney uses positive reinforcement and Fear Free based approaches while training. She has had so much fun putting these practices to use while participating in Metro Dogs Trick of the Month program, and she’s so happy that she gets to share these ideals while teaching the Puppy Basics in the Social Classroom and the Trick Training class!

Sydney believes that training should be fun for all involved, and nothing makes her happier than seeing pet parents and their animal companions succeed!

 

Bethany the Metro Dogs head Trainer with Pete her Aussie/Hound Mix with the Minneapolis City Skyline in the Background

Beth (she/her)

– Head Trainer

Beth has been with Metro Dogs since September of 2021 as a daycare handler, and took over as trainer for Trick of the Month and Puppy Pre-K in April of 2022. She has spent her entire life surrounded by all kinds of dogs, but most frequently herding breeds (breeds that she now adores!). Growing up in the Chicagoland area and then attending the University of North Dakota for her undergraduate degree, Beth is no stranger to cold, snowy winters! Beth adores working at Metro Dogs because of how rewarding it is to get to build bonds with each dog that comes in, whether it be in group or training one-on-one. She is currently a Minneapolis resident that lives with her AHS rescue, Pete (an Aussie / Coonhound mix, not-so-surprisingly!) and adores spending most of her free time with him by her side. As of June 2023, Beth earned her CCDT, graduating with distinction from Catch Canine Trainers Academy.

Bethany is a Fear Free certified Daycare Pro.