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Dog Training

New classes starting year round! Check our calendar for dates.  Call 986-7387 to sign up today!

 

OUR GOAL IS TO HELP PEOPLE LIVE HAPPIER LIVES WITH THEIR DOGS

Whether it be through manners and obedience, or fun, crazy classes, we can help you get there!

Because of our dog trainers’ academic backgrounds, we have multiple ways of training new skills and tackling any behavior issue. Most dog training companies only use one training system, such as a remote collar, a clicker, “all positive”, or “all negative”. But, no one method works for every dog, owner, or behavior issue! This is where we excel over the competition; we find the method that works best for you and your dog.

You can contact our trainers by emailing training@dogwoodslodge.com or calling 515-986-PETS (7387).

Pricing

 

LODGE ‘N TRAIN: For the BUSY DOG OWNER who wants a PROFESSIONALLY TRAINED DOG.

(Formerly called “Board ‘n Train”)

Dogwoods Lodge specializes in the highest quality professional training. Just drop your dog off and let us do the rest. By the end of the program, you will have a whole new dog. To prep you for a fresh start and solid relationship with your dog, you will receive a “go-home” lesson, so you can learn what your dog has learned and how to use it. We also provide follow-up lessons to go over any issues you may be having at home during the first couple of weeks following training. This helps to ensure that the training “sticks”!

Your dog will learn reliable, useful obedience and be able to do so under a high degree of distraction. The program allows the dogs adequate time to get out of bad habits and into good ones, which is half the battle. The basic obedience skills taught will help counter many of the common behavior problems that occur at home, such as jumping, pulling on the leash, begging at the table, and coming when called.  Lodge ‘n Train can also be used to work on specific problems your dog is having, such as aggression, anxiety, fearfulness, etc. We will provide a free behavioral evaluation for any dog considering Lodge & Train.

Program Specifics

  • Length: 3-5 weeks (depending on the dog).
  • Dogs will be taught (at a minimum) to sit (stay), place (stay), heel, down (stay) and come, all with distractions.  Level of accomplishment is based on each individual dog. However, the majority of dogs in the full program are solid on all elements by the time they complete the program.
  • Each dog will be given 45-60 minutes of Private Training sessions per day, 5 days/wk during their stay.
  • An hour long “Go-Home” Lesson is provided to the owners. This is when the owners are taught what the dog knows, and how to reinforce the behaviors at home.
  • There are also two Follow-up Lessons included to help with any problems/questions the owners may have following the training.

 

Is your dog under 6 months of age?

Check out Puppy Boot Camp

PRIVATE LESSONS ARE PERFECT FOR PEOPLE WHO:

  1. Have specific skills or problem behaviors they would like to work on.
  2. Prefer 1-on-1 instruction to a group class.
  3. Have a dog that would not do well in a class setting (fearful, aggressive, hyper, etc.).
  4. Want to learn to use a remote collar or other specific training tool.

With Private Lessons, you can teach your dog to do anything!

NEW FLEXIBLE CLASSES

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COME WHEN YOU CAN. PROGRESS AT YOUR OWN SPEED.

Every class level is offered multiple times per week! Awesome for those with irregular schedules.

STARTING JANUARY 2017

*See January classes on our Calendar page for specific class descriptions.

Coming soon!