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Explore Pet Training with Pups Grow Up

Our training methods and philosophy


The Classroom
Pets learn in our state-of-the-art, park-style indoor facility in Springboro


Staff & Curriculum
Our trained behavior staff follow a curriculum developed by certified professional dog trainers


Classses & Pricing
Learn about all our class offerings


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More Services
Learn about our many other pet behavior services



Pups Grow Up

Positive reinforcement puppy training

Our training classes, with Leeann Holloway, CPDT-KA of Pups Grow Upuse positive reinforcement to teach you and your pet to communicate with each other.

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 dog is constantly learning everyday so you might as well help him learn appropriately! Ultimately, training your dog can help him become a participating member of your family. Isn't that what we all want?

We don't use collar corrections, shock collars, or force to train. We use science-based training methods to teach your dog what we like and what we don't.



day-care-3Our Springboro Veterinary Center opened in April 2015, at 718 N Main St. in the Marketplace at Settlers Walk.

Our indoor rooms feature gorgeous park-themed wall murals from Murals by Char. We also use the entire clinic for training, including the front lobby and retail area. When pets learn amidst distractions - varying sights, smells, and sounds - you can be confident that they will retain their good behaviors in a wide variety of situations.



Bigger Road Veterinary Center is fortunate to have behaviorists on staff with years of experience in training instruction. Leeann Holloway, CPDT-KA, and Kristen Buinicky, both pet training instructors, manage the behavior program at Bigger Road.

day-care-6Begin on the right path to a well-behaved dog by planning and setting rules early. Every interaction with your puppy can be a learning experience for you both. Learn appropriate ways to reward and eliminate behaviors. Socialize in a safe environment. Play games and have fun while teaching your pup manners.

Our classes provide your family with dog training that works - through every stage of your dog's life as they grow up in your home. We've been training dogs in the Dayton area since 2001.

This is not your typical dog obedience class! We use clicker training to dramatically speed up the learning process and offer a clear way to communicate with your dog. Not sure you want to use the clicker? Don't worry, you can still get great results at our classes. We also welcome children in class and encourage them to participate.


Classes and Pricing

Puppy Preschool
A 4-week rotating class for puppies aged 8-14 weeks, that focuses on critical early socialization for your pup!


Puppy Kindergarten
For puppies aged 12-28 weeks. Teaches foundational commands and social skills, and also conditions your pet to handle grooming, veterinary visits, taking medications, and more without stress.

$125 for group class plus online resources

Adult Clicker Class
For dogs over 6 months of age. Teaches foundation skills and important real-life behaviors.

$125 for group class plus online resources

Teen Class
For graduates of Puppy Kindergarten (or similar), 7 months to 2 years of age, Teen class takes your pet's commands, social skills, and good behaviors to the next level.

$125 for group class plus online resources

Puppy Montessori
A unique combination of day care, one-on-one instruction, and group training. Your pet plays with us and receives one-on-one training, in addition to a 6-week Puppy Kindergarten class!


Adult Montessori
A unique combination of day care, one-on-one instruction, and group training. Your pet plays with us and receives one-on-one training, in addition to a 6-week Adult Clicker class!




Ready for School?
Visit Pups Grow Up online today, to view the class schedule and enroll!

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