At some point in our dog’s life they may need to be in a crate, whether that’s at vet, groomers, or daycare/boarding. A crate is also a safe way to transport your dog in the car or taking them places where they may not be welcome to run freely. If you train your dog to use the crate, they’ll think of it as a safe place and will be happy to spend time there. Over the course of 4 weeks we’ll teach you fun games to train your dog to love their crate!
Plastic or wired crates are required for class, and are not included in the cost of the class. Mesh zip-up crates are not recommended. If you do not have a crate, we will provide best practice for sizing, etc. on the first day and you can purchase a crate at the ARL at below-market pricing.
Dogs do not attend the first day of class.
This class is $80. Fees for classes are subject to change and are non-refundable. For more information about our refund policy, visit our Training Class FAQ page.
Is your dog reactive or aggressive to humans or other dogs?
What does it mean for your dog to be reactive? Dogs may be considered reactive if they bark, growl, lunge, or snap around people 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 your dog displays any of the behaviors listed above, please set up a private consultation at ARL Main by e-mailing Petbehavior@arl-iowa.org