Learning together

Dog-friendly Training

Pups Grow Up offers in-home and group dog training classes for puppies in Dayton, Ohio, and surrounding areas.

Our certified dog trainers use modern, science-based training methods based on positive communication to teach you to train your dog. By understanding the science of how dogs learn, interpreting your dog’s body language, and using clear communication, we will teach you a positive and effective way to communicate with your dog.

Call 937-572-9284 or email us with any questions. 


LEVEL 1 and 2 CLASSES are now full for the remainder of 2021. Please check back with us at the end of December for available class in January 2022. Thank you for your patience.


Training is Communication


Relationships depend on clear communication, respect, empathy, consideration, and kindness. Communication and training with any species is a two-way street that involves listening, observing, and then relaying information.

Your pup is constantly learning every day, so you might as well help him learn the appropriate behaviors!  Ultimately, training your dog can help him become a participating member of your family. He will know what is expected and gain confidence in his environment. This will create a wonderful relationship of trust and understanding.

I look forward to helping you on this journey with your precious pup.

Leeann Holloway


In Home Training

Personalized, custom training plans in your home where your dog feels most comfortable.


Group Training Classes

Puppy Preschool and Levels Training Programs for teaching basic manners and advanced skills. 


Day Training

Custom training while you are at work/school. Accelerated learning by our certified trainers.  

Wow, what a great program! In just 3 sessions we were able to get our 1 year old chocolate lab doing great walking on his leash. The one-on-one training was spot on and just what he needed.

Pam Nasser

Baxter likes all the instructors and I believe he has fun in class! It was ALWAYS encouraging and never punitive or rough. Baxter learned but still has lots of spirit!!! 

Chris Martin


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Owners are slowly returning to work and school which means more crate time for their puppies. How can we make them feel better about being in the crate and being separated from us when they haven’t had much experience with the crate?

Practice easy training skills in and around the crate. Milo is tentative about going in his crate so I am standing far from the opening, tossing in treats and clicking when he make the right choice. Later we will add a cue and discontinue throwing treats before he goes in. Building confidence around the crate can help them feel less anxious about spending time in the crate. 

Give us a call if you need help acclimating your pup to his crate, or any other problems you may be experiencing. 


Classes are held in Kettering at the Lucky Dog Daycare. 

We travel all over the Dayton area for In-Home consultations. 


Need additional assistance? Please contact us:

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