Classes

Puppy Preschool

Upcoming Classes

Tuesday 6:15pm-7:15pm 6/30/20-8/4/20

Thursday 6:15-7:15 7/23/20-8/27/20

Tuesday 6:15pm-7:15pm 8/18/20-9/22/20

Prerequisite: None

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

Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm 6/30/20-8/4/20

Tuesday 7:30-8:30pm 8/18/20-9/22/20

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 & CGC/Therapy Dog Prep

Current Class
TBD

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, 20 ft 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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