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Courageous Canines

  • Date: 3/5/2019
    Time: 7:15pm - 8:05pm
    Location: Blumenthal Training Center
    5452 NE 22nd St
    Des Moines, IA 50313
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Courageous Canines

Courageous Canines is designed for shy dogs as new things, new environments and new people can sometimes be a bit scary. This is a 5-week class for dogs 5 months and older at the start of class. We’ll use positive reinforcement techniques to encourage brave choices and work on confidence building by rewarding bravery. We’ll cover experiences like new surfaces, textures, people, new objects like wheelchairs, and going through unfamiliar doors. Dogs do not attend the first day of class.


PRE-REQUISTES - For dogs 6 months and older

FEES - $110. Fees for classes are subject to change and NON-REFUNDABLE.

REGISTRATION - Register by clicking on the class dates you are interested in. You will be stepped through the online registration process. Payment will be through the online registration system. No registration will be considered confirmed without payment.

VET RECORDS - Please fax your dog's vet records to 515-266-4549 ATTN: Dog Training Classes. You may also email them to ATTN: Dog Training Classes. Please have the owner's name, the dog's name and the class dates clearly identified. YOUR PET'S VACCINATION RECORDS NEED TO BE RECEIVED PRIOR TO CLASS START.

DOG POLICIES - Females currently "IN HEAT" (estrus day 1 - day 21) are not allowed in classes. If this becomes a concern, please contact the Training Department at

Dogs must be on leash and supervised at all times. Owners must pick-up after their dogs.

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