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 firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 515-986-PETS (7387).Pricing
(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.
Is your dog under 6 months of age?
Learn come, sit, stay, down, place, heel, leave it, drop it, crate training, etc, etc.
Pick up the toys, play hide and seek, pray, open/close doors, roll-over, wave, crawl, jump, play fetch, speak, quiet, play dead, walk on two feet, find items (keys, etc), bring the remote, ring a bell..…
In the Home: aggression, separation anxiety, boredom, digging, chewing, barking, whining, jumping on people, nipping, potty training, foraging, etc
Out of the home: aggression (dogs, people, kids), not coming when called, inappropriate behaviors, pulling on the leash, …
The Dogwoods Lodge class curriculum consists of multiple levels such as Puppy Preschool, Basic Obedience, and Advanced Obedience. Once a dog passes a level they will be approved to attend the next class of a higher level. However, you may still attend lower level classes for an additional practice.
*See class schedules on our Calendar page for specific class times and descriptions.
Need your dog to burn some energy or lose some weight? Or are you sick of walking your dog in the Iowa elements?
You can use it at home on your treadmill or we can run him on ours when he is here Day-boarding.