Young's Dog Training
  • Young's Dog Training

Our training classes

Every level training for your furry friend

  • Puppy Starter

    12 weeks and under

  • Puppy Foundation

    16 weeks and older

  • Dog Initiative

    7 months and older

  • Behavior Modification


  • Private, In-Home



Puppy Starter -
Age: 12 weeks and under

Training duration: 30 days


This course is designed to prevent basic problematic behaviors from being self rewarded and help him have a successful start into this new world. This is not a foundation cue focused training although we attempt to include a few depending on how the puppies attention span develops within the time frame.


What is taught?


External stimuli desentiziation (sound and visual)

House/Potty training

Kennel training

Behavior modification: nipping, jumping, body handling

Foundation Cues/Basic Obedience: Name game, down, sit, come, Doggie Zen, rollover

Puppy Starter - Axis II
Age: 16 weeks and older

Training duration: 30 days


This course is designed for the average puppy that’s passed the initial socialization imprinting stages and may fall into the secondary fear stage. This is where the foundation cues come in and start to develop a general understanding of the day to day cues.


What is taught?

External stimuli desentiziation (sound and visual) lightly addressed

Potty training refresher

Behavior modification: nipping, jumping, body handling

Foundation Cues/Basic Obedience: Name game, down, sit, come with automatic sit, Doggie Zen, rollover, 4 paws ground attention, take it/leave it, walking on a loose leash in public, shake paw.

Puppy Starter - Axis III
Age: 7 months and older

Training duration: 60 days (if Axis II was completed in 30 days)


This course is designed to prep the dog to generalize established basic cues and learn additional cues that will aide in successfully moving into a therapy or service designed training course.


What is taught?

Kennel Training expanded; go-to cue from different parts of room. When opening kennel, cued wait to release.

Body handing (continued exposure by strangers)

Foundation Cues/Basic Obedience: Name game, down with release cue, sit with release cue, come with automatic sit and release cue, Doggie Zen, rollover, 4 paws ground attention, take it/leave it expanded to randomly placed items, loose lease with automatic seat, stay - down/sit stay, go to mat, wait at door, park it (jumps into vehicle).

Behavior Modification
Age: 7 months and older

Training duration: Dependent on situation


This course is designed to correct poor pet behaviors that can help you further enjoy living with your pet.


What is taught / corrected?

Food bowl aggression

Toy aggression

Area aggression

Dog-to-human aggression

Dog-to-dog aggression

Body sensitivity - paws, ears, muzzle, belly, tail

Proximity training

Private In-Home
Age: No age requirement

Training duration: Custom to client's needs


This is a one-on-one family training where the trainer visits you and offers demonstration and instructions on how to train your dog catered to what you are wanting she/he to learn.

Advanced - Axis IV


This course is designed for advanced training into preparation for a Therapy and Service Dog. Please contact us for more information

our passionate team

meet professionals who will care for your pet

You can relax as our highly trained team members watch over your pet.

  • Jonathan Young Trainer

What our customers say

  • "I feel that the training both my dog Misha and I received from Jonathan was amazing. He was professional and great at what he did; he also knew how to lighten the training session up so that Misha and I did not become burnt out stressing over what we were trying to learn. Misha and I had a blast every time we went and the other people there that were in the training classes seemed to be having a lot of fun too. I have in the past and will continue to recommend Jonathan to anyone that is seeking to work on training with their dogs, whether it they are just wanting the basics or more complex training."

    - Dean W.
  • "Sage was not quite 5 months old, but she took to Jonathan like a duck to water. He has a great way of getting a puppy started and keeing their attention just long enough for the command to register. As the certification states, it is definitely a Positive Puppy training class. I did have to do my homework during the week and it was well worth it. We were very satisfied with Jonathan's puppy and people skills, and I would highly recommend him for any type of dog obedience or care."

    - Mortina W.
  • "Jonathan guided my dog, Beau, and me from basic obedience, through adult obedience. He really boosted my confidence in working with my dog, and now Beau is much more well mannered than he otherwise would have been. I am able to take Beau on visits to a center for developmentally disabled adults. He loves it and the clients do too. This never would have been possible if we hadn't had Jonathan's help."

    - Sheryl R.
  • "Just wanted to say that it was a pleasure to work with Johnathan. I took my dog, Molly to him in 2014 and he was so good with her. Very professional and you can tell he loves animals. Her and I learned so much from him and we enjoyed everything he taught us. I would definitely recommend him."

    - Cherie T.
  • "Our 1 year-old Goldendoodle was very smart but also extremely defiant in listening to any training methods I tried on my own. Jonathan's 30-day class was perfect for our dog. He now is 100x more obedient and a pleasure to have in our house! I can't recommend Young's Dog Training enough!"

    - Chris C.

about us

Our mission, providing a home away from

Our small business started back in 2010. We cared and welcomed pets to our home, provided exercise, grooming and love. Since then we've grown and built special facility designed to give your pet everything it will need to feel happy and safe while you are away.

We encourage you to learn more about the local animal rescue and adoption organizations we support.

Business Hours

Monday - Thursday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Friday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Cancelation Policy:

Please give 24 Hour Notice of cancelation.


Contact us

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Saint Louis, MO

+1 (314) 930-5472

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