Our Training Facility Location

2500 48th Street South, Wisconsin Rapids, WI

Our current training facility is a garage behind the offices at 2500 48th Street South in Wisconsin Rapids. Once you find the office, proceed to the fenced area in the back. When you drive through the gate, you will see a large garage on the left. We are in the west half of the garage closest to the Grand Rapids Fire Department.


Canine Academy

Puppy Kindergarten

$10 per class

This course is designed for puppies up to one year old and they can start as soon as they've had their first round of vaccinations and deworming. These off-leash classes are 50 minutes long and focus on puppy specifics such as potty training, bite inhibition, and crate training. We also begin working on basic obedience and manners such as jumping up and leash walking. Come to as many classes as you wish until your puppy is old enough for our regular obedience classes. Puppies naturally start to develop fears at around four to eight months old, so it is critical to keep them well socialized during this period. Our puppy classes are designed to provide the socialization they need with the chance to meet many new friends, both human and canine. If your puppy is already 6 months old or older when you enroll, we suggest you start with our regular obedience classes. Click the button below to get your puppy off to a great start.

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Half Private - Half Group Obedience Class

(Limit of four dogs per class)


Our obedience classes are available to dogs 6 months and older. The eight week course consists of a one hour class per week. The first four weeks are either private classes or semi-private with one other dog/handler team (depending on the day you sign up for) and the remaining four weeks are small group classes. You will find that our obedience classes are very different than the average dog obedience class. During the first four weeks, we really get to know you and your dog and work on the specific areas you are struggling with. We will also cover all the basic manners. The group classes mainly focus on handling skills in the presence of other dogs and people. Click the button below to see current class openings.


Advanced Skills Group Training

(Limit of six dogs per class)


The focus of this course is to teach relaxation around other dogs, handler skills for leash reactive dogs, basic to advanced obedience with distractions, and building a great relationship with your dog. The minimum requirements for dogs entering this course are that they must know how to sit, down, and stay on command. Please bring your dog's bed, mat, or blanket and a water bowl to each class.

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Intro to Agility

$20 per class

Our agility class is perfect for those who want to try out the sport for the first time. If you want to compete, not sure if you want to compete, or you just want to do something fun with your dog, give our class a whirl! Our facility has competition-quality equipment and we will get you started safely learning the sport. Sign up for as many classes as you like. Click the button below to choose your classes.

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Scent Work

Scent Work 1 $210
Scent Work 2 $160

Our scent work courses will prepare you to compete at AKC sponsored events if you choose to do so. You can also just do this for fun. Our classes are offered at different levels which coincide with the AKC titles you can earn. We also provide you with an AKC scent kit at the first class which is yours to keep. Click the button below to get started.

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Introductory Treibball Training


Treibball (pronounced Try-ball) is a new competitive dog sport for dogs of all ages and sizes. It is great fun for any energetic dog who can learn to work well off-leash, loves to play chase games, loves to herd or who just needs a job! The object of the game is to "herd" eight balls into the goal.

This 8-week introductory course will teach everything from getting your dog's attention to driving the ball into the goal. Items that will need to be purchased separately are a target stick, clicker, and eight appropriately-sized exercise balls so you can practice your skills at home.  An appropriate sized ball is one where the mid-point of the ball should be no higher than the level of the dog’s nose. An assortment of ball sizes makes it more fun!

This class can be taken in person or online.


Private Training


Give your dog a one-on-one training session that caters to their specific needs. We offer these classes for those that are unable to attend weekly classes or are just uncomfortable coming to a group class. We offer private training for obedience, agility, and scent work. Click the button below to see date and times offered.

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Online Classes

Now available!

In these times of uncertainty, we want to be able to offer our training services to everyone, even if they can't attend a class at our facility. We we now have online classes available for those who do not wish to meet in person, those who cannot attend their scheduled class because of illness, or those who cannot make it to class because of inclement weather conditions. We strive to keep all of our clients safe! 

Obedience, treibball, and scent work training can be done online. Contact us after signing up to let us know that you would like the online option. If you are currently enrolled in a regular obedience or scent work class and find that you cannot attend your class in person, let us know as soon as possible and we can email you the link to connect to your online class.

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The Ruff Ranch LLC

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Phone: 715-540-6650

Fax: 715-952-1199

1121 Gardner St

Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54495

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