Romp Classes for All!

Romps are a great way for your dog to burn off energy, build their confidence and social skills all under the watchful eyes of our professional trainers. No more "incidents" at dog park ... just a great time romping and playing at Dream Dogs indoor training center. Join us today!


Classes After 4pm!

The cooler weather is here and evening classes are a great way to end your day with Fido. Let your Best Fur Friend burn off some mental and physical energy before the day is over, ensuring a happy dog and better night sleep for everyone. Here are a few of our current evening classes from our email.


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We recognize that every dog and owner is different.

Dreams Dogs offers positive reinforcement training and boarding services to clients throughout Southern California’s Coachella Valley. We’re skilled at training dogs, but we also understand that an important part of the mix is coaching you – as a canine “parent” – to succeed in creating a healthy, happy relationship with your four-legged companion. We work hard to make learning and behavior modification a fun, informative experience for you and your pet.

We recognize that every dog - and owner - is different. Some dogs require more time to learn, others catch on quickly, and many suffer from behavioral problems that can be an unending source of frustration. That's why we offer a wide range of Dream Dogs training packages, tailored to work with your schedule and your pup’s individual needs.

Choose from a variety of group classes, drop-in classesday training/boarding, and training options. You can even book a private session in the comfort of your own home! Dream Dogs offers a large selection of group classes for dogs of all ages and skill levels. In addition to standard obedience and agility, we include a variety of mini-clinics and specialty programs designed to keep your dogs (and you!) engaged and excited to learn. We also offer puppy-specific classes to give young dogs that extra support and socialization they need during their formative years. Come have some fun and learn how to create a great relationship with your dog using our positive training techniques. 

We Opened Our Doors Over 19 Years Ago...

Dream Dogs opened its doors in 1998 and was founded by long-time Indio resident Lori Carman, a California native with a background in animal training and wildlife education. In opening Dream Dogs, Lori created the best of both worlds by combining her extensive exotic animal background and operant conditioning knowledge with her love of dogs and people. The result? A professional program where dog owners and their canine companions come together for a variety of learning opportunities and support, all in an approachable and fun environment. Dream Dogs truly is a dream come true.

“Hi, my name is Mari. I have a lovely German Shepard named Winston. Winston is lovely only because of Dream Dogs. Winston was bored, destructive, unhappy and wouldn’t listen. Being almost 100 pounds at 18 months old, I needed to do something. I had no idea there were so many things I could do. Lori has a fabulous method of training that is easy, fun and exciting for both humans and dogs. Winston is so happy now and so am I. If I can do this, anyone can do it. Simple as that. The name says it all, Dream Dogs. Taking this class will turn your night mare into a dream come true.”
— Mari and Winston

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current classes

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Puppy programs

We start you and your puppy out right with a class chockfull of all the information you need to begin training. We teach you how best to communicate with your puppy in a safe, climate controlled indoor environment, under the watchful eye of a skilled Dream Dogs team member. 

Our classes

Dream Dogs offers a large selection of group classes for dogs of all ages and skill levels. In addition to standard obedience and agility, we include a variety of mini-clinics and specialty programs designed to keep your dogs (and you!) engaged and excited to learn.


For competition or just for fun, agility work is great exercise for you and your dog. (You’ll both get a workout in this one!) We’re very proud to offer AKC/USDAA regulation agility equipment in our Indio facility.

drop-in programs

Strapped for time? Need a refresher? Can’t wait until the next class starts? Want to see what we’re all about? Dream Dogs offers a variety of drop-in programs that provide a great way for you to get to know us without making the commitment just yet to a longer group class. You can brush up on your training skills, ask specific questions, or simply just let your dogs play and meet other canine friends in a safe, supportive environment.

Board & train

Just too busy to train your dog? Traveling for pleasure or work without Fido? Need help working through challenging behaviors with Fluffy? If you said “yes” to any or all of these questions, consider a Dream Dogs day training and/or boarding packages. Our staff can customize a training plan or boarding program to meet your dog’s specific needs, whether it is learning the basics or work through more serious behaviors.

“Thank you sooo much for helping me train ME 😁 and Murphy. We already practiced walking yesterday and we did great - good thing you marked the leash. I appreciate the attachments as well. Great help! You are the best trainer so far.”
— Kathy and Murphy