Private Training

Are group classes not for you? A private training class is a great way to learn new skills, while also getting one-on-one help.

PRIVATE TRAINING is for dogs older than 8 weeks at the start of training. Private training is great for those who may not do well in a group classes, or would just like one-on-one help with their dog. Owners and their dogs will learn how to utilize positive reinforcement techniques to teach their dogs new skills, and have fun while training! 

Topics to be covered will include, but are not limited to:

  • Understanding canine behavior and communication
  • Introduction to basic manners
  • How positive reinforcement works and why we use it.
  • Problem solving
  • Problem prevention
Fees

Initial one hour orientation and training session: $75

Subsequent 30 minute training session: $50

3 class package (includes initial orientation): $150

Fees for classes are subject to change and are non-refundable. For more information about our refund policy, visit our Training Class FAQ page.

Vaccinations

All adult dogs are required to be date on both distemper (DHPP/DHLPP) and rabies vaccines. Puppies are required to have age appropriate vaccinations based on veterinarian recommendation. Bordatella is highly recommended.

Your pet's records need to be received prior to class start.
Please fax your dog's vet records to 515-266-4549 ATTN: Dog Training Classes. You may also email them to dogtraining@arl-iowa.org ATTN: Dog Training Classes. 
Please have the owner's name, the dog's name and the class dates clearly identified

Does your dog consistently react strongly to humans or other dogs?

Reactive dogs have a hard time focusing on their owner during the class making it hard for them to learn and retain the information they are being taught. If you are unsure if your dog will be successful in a private training class, please email dogtraining@arl-iowa.org or call (515) 473-9131.

Register

Email dogtraining@arl-iowa.org to schedule private training. Private training occurs on Friday's and Saturday's at varying times.

No registration will be considered confirmed without payment. 

Register