Class meets 1 time a week for 4 weeks. Guardians will learn how to teach their dogs in a humane manner using positive reinforcement methods.
Do you have trouble fitting in a six week training class? Come try our FAST TRACK program, 1 classes a week for four weeks.
Fast Track Good Manners is offered at ARL's main location (5452 NE 22nd St, Des Moines).
FAST TRACK GOOD MANNERS class is for dogs 5 months and older at the start of class. (Dogs do not attend the first week of class.) This class consists of one session per week for four weeks, instead of the typical one class per week for six weeks. Each training session lasts about 50 minutes. Guardians will learn how to teach their dogs in a humane manner using positive reinforcement methods which in turn will enrich their relationship with their dog. Topics to be covered will include, but are not limited to:
- Understanding canine behavior and communication.
- Basic manners: sit, down, come, stay, loose leash walking
- How positive reinforcement works and why we use it.
- Problem solving.
- Problem prevention.
- Training tricks for fun and to impress your friends!
The first week of Good Manners is orientation only - dogs do not attend the first class of class.
This class is $100. Fees for classes are subject to change and are non-refundable. For more information about our refund policy, visit our Training Class FAQ page.
Click on the button below and scroll to find the class date you would like to attend. You will be walked through the online registration process. Payment will be through the online registration system. No registration will be considered confirmed without payment.
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.