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Good Manners

  • Date: 10/14/2023
    Time: 12:30pm - 1:20pm
    Location: ARL Main-Blumenthal Training Center
    5452 NE Street
    Des Moines, IA 50313
Kathryn Vry (

GOOD MANNERS class is for dogs 5 months and older at the start of class. 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. Classes consist of 4 weekly sessions, each lasting about 50 minutes. 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!

No prior class is needed to attend Good Manners

This class meets once a week for four weeks. Participants will be required to watch the orientation video prior to coming to the first class via the link below.

For any issues regarding the orientation video, please contact or call 515-473-9131. 

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 group training class, a Drop-In training class is a great way to see if your dog is able to learn in the busy environment our training center provides.

If you have any concerns about the behaviors your dog displays, please email or call (515) 473-9131.

This class is $125. Fees for classes are subject to change and are non-refundable.