Classes

Puppy Preschool

Upcoming Classes

4/16/20–5/21/20, Thursdays from 6:15–7:15PM

6/4/2020-7/9/2020 Thursdays from 6:15-7:15PM

Prerequisite: None

Description. For puppies 9 weeks to 5 months of age. Beginner obedience-sit, place, down, come, name-recognition, crate training leave-it, drop-it, no mouthing or jumping. Also focus on socialization and exposure to new things such as new people sounds or textures.

How to Enroll

  • Call us at (515) 986-7387
  • Submit vaccines (Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella and negative fecal). Note: Puppies only need to be up-to-date for their age.
  • Complete online registration

Note: Bordetella can be waived for classes

Required for First Class

  • Dog on a short leash (4-6') - no flexi leashes
  • Bag of high value, tiny treats

Basic Obedience

Upcoming Classes
4/14/20–5/19/20, Tuesdays from 6:15-7:15PM

6/2/2020-7/7/2020 Tuesdays from 6:15-7:15PM

Prerequisite: None

Please note: Un-fixed male and female dogs will only be allowed on a case by case basis. Contact training@dogwoodslodge.com for pre-approval.

Description. Start the basics with Sit, Down, Leave it, Place, Look/Watch, Come, Heeling and Name Recognition. A great way to start establishing basic commands with your dog in a group setting. We will also have time for questions about any problem behaviors.

How to Enroll

  • Call us at (515) 986-7387
  • Submit vaccines (Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella and negative fecal)
  • Complete online registration

Note: Bordetella can be waived for classes

Required for First Class

  • Bag of bite sized treats (and a hungry dog)
  • Dog on a short leash (4-6') - no flexi leashes
  • Please keep family members to a maximum of 2

Intermediate Obedience & Therapy Dog Prep

Current Class
5/6/20-6/10/20, Wednesdays 6:15-7:15PM

Prerequisite: Basic Obedience

Please note: Un-fixed male and female dogs will only be allowed on a case by case basis. Contact training@dogwoodslodge.com for pre-approval.

Description. We will work on tuning up all of your skills from basic and making them rock solid. This includes strengthening all basic obedience commands to the specifications of the CGC/TDI test. This includes things such as visiting with a patient, 20ft recall, longer sit/stays with more distractions and reactions to strange and unfamiliar situations.

Required for First Class

  • Written proof of Rabies, Distemper (DHLPP), Bordetella and a negative fecal
  • Bag of bite sized treats (and a hungry dog)
  • Dog on a short leash (4-6') - no flexi leashes
  • Please keep family members to a maximum of 2
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