Ruff Academy Dog Training Sheboygan Wisconsin

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Calling Hours:  9am - 6pm

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Thursday 5pm-9pm
Friday Closed
Saturday & Sunday
Saturday 11-1pm
Sunday Closed


  Does Your Dog know  

1. Sit                      5. Watch Me
2.Down                6. Leave It
3. Stay                   7. Heel
4. Come


(Can they do it everywhere?)

2017 Class Schedule Listed Below

2017 Level 1  Obedience Class Schedule

11/2/2017 Thursday
12/5/2017 Tuesday

2018 Classes to Come!!          

2017 Level 2 & 3  Obedience Class Schedule


11/6/2017 Monday

2018 Classes to Come!!
4 Week Classes
Level 1: Basic
Level 3: Advanced
Level 2: Intermediate 
We work on basic commands, manners and behaviors, reactions to distractions, pre-work for Level 2! Teach your dog your language! 

Class is held indoors in the winter and outdoors in the summer with trail walks to introduce working in nature!


Basic Commands:
  • sit,
  • down,
  • stay,
  • leave it/drop it,
  • loose leash walking,
  • auto-sit,
  • watch me,
  • heel introduction,
  • shake​
Do you want to have a well-behaved dog in public? This is your chance to continue, proof cues still in need of finishing and start working off leash!! Yes, off-leash!  Do you trust your dog to start giving it some freedom?  The first two levels are a pre-requisite to this level because you need to build trust and respect for your pup to listen in the highest level of distraction, the outdoors!!  Taking everything to the next level is what it is all about in the Advanced. Distance, duration and distraction at its finest! Trainer must sign off on all lower levels to enter this class. ​
Advanced commands: 
  • Wait at Doors 
  • Place or Settle 
  • distance and heavy distraction 
  • sit/stay
  • down/stay 
  • recall work
  • "proofing" basic commands​
Now that you know your dog knows English you are ready to go to the next level!! Basic fundamentals are necessary to build off from and learning what these mean is incredibly important!  Can they do a basic sit when you are creating distraction?  Can they do a basic down with some distance?  Are they paying attention to the command or a hand signal?  We will cover these things in our Intermediate level!!

Intermediate Commands: 
  • Heel Command 
  • Wait command
  • Recall Distraction with dogs/toys/etc.
  • Return to Heel (finish)
  • Duration with Stays
  • Distance/Duration/Distraction
  • On your bed
  • Heel Command/Return to Heel
  • 1-3 minute stays
  • Recall work
  • Wait​

Age:                       5 months and older
Requirements:   Level 1 & 2 Sign off
Length:                 1 Hour
Sessions:              6
Cost:                     $90.00

Age:                        10 wks. and older
Requirements:   NONE
Length:                 1 Hour
Sessions:              6
Cost:                     $90.00

Age:                        5 months and older
Requirements:   Level 1 sign off
Length:                 1 Hour
Sessions:              6
Cost:                     $90.00

Class Requirements! IMPORTANT!!!! PLEASE READ!!!!

Training collar
examples for class:




You and your dog must be at every   lesson.  Please bring the following items to every class: 

1. 6 foot leash (NO RETRACTABLES.)
2. Training collar(Prong, gentle leader,
     easy walk harness, etc.) 
3. JACKPOT Treats for Level 1 (String cheese, hot     dogs, STINKY treats work best!)


Class Location and Hours:
M-Th 6pm-8pm​
Saturdays 9am-11am


Registration Form

Please fill out our online registration form.  We have gone paperless. If you have any questions please give us a call.  920.227.7473
Click here to download the Paper Form.

By enrolling you are reserving a space in one of our courses. Our class sizes are limited to ensure quality. Therefore, our office must be notified at least 5 business days before the class begins for any transfers or refunds (minus a 25% processing fee). We regret that we are unable to refund enrollment fees once class has commenced.
All refund requests must be made in writing & emailed to our office at:
If your dog is unable to attend due to an injury or illness during your course, you will receive a 50% discount towards a future class. If we cancel a class, you will receive a full refund. Please carefully consider your schedule, commitment to training, and your dog before registering for class.
There is a $35 fee for returned checks. Please make checks out to: Rebekah Hintzman

Requests to transfer to another course must be made at least 5 business days before the original class start-date.  Make-ups for missed classes are handled on a case-by-case basis, you are welcome to sit in on any session without your dog, at any time and at any of our locations.  

Puppy Playhouse, Advanced, Agility 1 and  Agility 2, require a minimum of at least 3-4 dogs for the class to run (depending on the location). In the event a class has low enrollment, we will either call or email you at least 2 days before your class begins to let you know there is a possibility the class may be cancelled or postponed.
If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, we can either transfer you into a new class or we can offer a full reimbursements. For any questions, please contact our office at (920)277-7473 or

Your dog must have been examined by and received a clean bill of health from a veterinarian. Specifically, your dog must be current on DHLPP/ DA2PP and Rabies. Dogs must be free and clear of external parasites (mites, fleas, etc.) at all times. You must submit printed receipts from your vet showing the appropriate information. Dogs without proper health certification will not be admitted to class. No exceptions!

RULES & REGULATIONS of RUFF Academy Real Life Dog Training:

1. Must be 18 years and older to be in class. (14 years old with supervision to handle.)

2. At no time will any dog who is aggressive to people or other dogs be accepted for class unless speaking with Rebekah Hintzman prior to class. Will be handled on an individual basis.

3. All owners must have dogs that are current on vaccines and must sign a waiver before attending class.

4. Owners are encouraged to commit to all classes to the best of their ability.

5. Classes are pre-paid. Class covers consecutive class meetings. (6- Basics, 6- Inter/Adv.)

6. Credit is not given for missed classes. Classes missed due to inclement or extreme weather are not counted.

7. All handlers are responsible to clean up after their dog.

8. Any training tool is approved, excluding the use of an electronic collar. Electronic collars such as barking collars or remote trainers are NOT permitted unless speaking with Rebekah prior to class.

9. Owners must show up the first night of class with a copy of of shot records and method of payment unless they are given in advance to the class starting.

10. Participants of the class are STRONGLY encouraged to attend more than one class before deciding RUFF training may not be for them.