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DMB FOUR PAWS CANINE TRAINING ACADEMY

One thing that drove me to start DMB is the high cost of dog training. Everyone should be able to afford dog training, and everyone should have the experience of owning a well behaved dog with an exceptional family relationship. With saying that, I have lower costs, not because I am not a “good” trainer, I have lower costs and less “fluff” (fancy training facility, etc, as most of the training is done either in the barn, or outside in the yard, or a meeting place), so that everyone can have the opportunity. This also lessens the chances of dogs going to pounds or rescues because their owners cannot handle them. The only item that is not so much a “lower costs” is the stay and train program. This is because on top of classes, my own dogs, and my family, there is a lot more focused time involved. ​

About me as a trainer: ​

Having owned well trained dogs all my life that I trained along with training family members, neighbors and friends dogs and spending 1000's of hours researching and dedicating my life to learning all different styles of training, I decided to start training professionally and going back to school to become a certified dog trainer and behaviorist and to study canine behavior and learning theory. I than decided to open DMB and have been professionally training for 15 years with over 25 years total life experience. ​I am a Certified Obedience Trainer and Behaviorists and I graduated with honors from Animal Behavior College. 
A lot of the success is due to my comprehensive follow up if ever needed that are included with all training at no additional charge when it pertains to commands/behaviors that have already been taught but needs some fine tuning, for as much as the owner needs. ​ I use psychology and a natural approach to dog training with positive reinforcements. Understanding the psychology of the breeds is also important, as every breed has their own characteristics that can affect the way they learn. At DMB, we train all breeds! ​

Training can be very frustrating, time consuming and stressful at the same time, when unfamiliar with the process that works best for your dog, whether he/she is a puppy or an adult. At DMB, you are provided the necessary education and tools to ensure your dog has the best chance at successful training and for you to develop the best relationship with your dog. We don't just train your dog, we teach you as well! ​
Training is an ongoing process of growth and enhanced communication between your family and your four legged family member. ​ You can choose either In-home sessions which are in your home, or you can come to DMB (our home, we don't have a fancy training center so we can pass the savings onto you), or choose our comprehensive stay and learn program, the opportunities are endless depending on your particular situation and the behavioral outcome desired. ​

I also focus on behavioral issues, such as dog/dog aggression, human/dog aggression, digging, jumping, and many more behavioral issues.
One item about me is that I will be 100% truthful, about your dog, and about your ability to maintain the training needed for your dog. In saying that, don’t be surprised when you hear something you weren't expecting. I don’t cover up anything, and I don’t take on what I don’t think we can fix.

We are located 45 min SW of Des Moines and service the Des Moines and surrounding communities.

​​​​Stay and Learn Program

(dog stays at DMB)

During the Stay and Learn program your dog with receive: 

A Structured Atmosphere
Twice Daily Feedings (you provide food)
Individual Affection With a Few Treats
Socializing Time With Other Dogs (with signed release)
Multiple Training Sessions Per Day
Exercise, Play and Nap Times


You choose the package: 

Basic Obedience Start (14 days):  

Commands that are started: Come, Heel, Sit, Sit-Stay, Down, Down-Stay, Off, Leave it, proper socialization.

This package delivers the foundation of training by teaching a learning basic obedience. What you end up with is a very well trained dog ON leash and that behaves well around minimal distractions. Fine tuning follow up is included.

$750

Basic Obedience Advanced (21 days)

This package takes all of the basic obedience (listed above) and moves it to another level, working with distractions, off leash work, along with public interaction and good manners. 

$1500

Space is very limited so contact us for availability.






Group or Individual Classes

Doggie Manners Level 1

(Group Class-location West Des Moines)

Puppies/Dogs 12 weeks and Older

This 6-week introductory class is designed to help you better communicate and train your older puppy or mature dog. Dogs will learn skills such as sit, down, stay, impulse control, go to place, coming when called and walking on a loose leash and more. This class also addresses specific behavioral challenges you may be having (jumping, reactivity etc), suggestions for behavior modification provided.

$175
(discount available for multiple dogs from same household)

Doggie Manners Level 1

(Individual Class-Your home)

Puppies/Dogs 12 weeks and Older

This class has a one 1 hour orientation, plus two 3 hour classes (held 3 weeks apart, with weekly progress checks), along with two 1 hour follow up sessions to use as you need. This is an introductory class designed to help you better communicate and train your older puppy or mature dog. Dogs will learn skills such as sit, down, stay, impulse control, go to place, coming when called and walking on a loose leash and more. This class also addresses specific behavioral challenges you may be having (jumping, reactivity etc), suggestions for behavior modification provided.

$250
(discount available for multiple dogs from same household)


Doggie Manners Level 2

(Group Class-Location Winterset Iowa)

For dogs that have graduated from Doggie Manners Level 1.

This 6-week group class expands on lessons learned in Level 1, introduces distractions so your dog will learn to listen in any situation and teaches you fun learning games to play with your dog to make learning more enjoyable for all of you.  

$175
(discount available for multiple dogs from same household)

Doggie Manners Level 2

For dogs that have graduated from Doggie Manners Level 1.

(Individual Class-Your home)

Puppies/Dogs 12 weeks and Older

This class has a one 1 hour orientation, plus two 3 hour classes (held 3 weeks apart, with weekly progress checks), along with two 1 hour follow up sessions to use as you need. This class expands on lessons learned in Level 1, introduces distractions so your dog will learn to listen in any situation and teaches you fun learning games to play with dog to make learning more enjoyable for all of you.

$250
(discount available for multiple dogs from same household)


Behavioral Issues/Specialized Training

Are you having behavioral issues such as digging, jumping, growling, aggression etc, or want your dog to learn tricks, or service work, than contact us for an assessment. 1 hour assessment fee is $75 and this will assess and determine the best approach (class, or further private lessons) needed. Further training and pricing would be discussed at end of assessment. 
New Puppy Class
For puppies under 12 weeks

This course is designed to teach owners and your puppy's the principles of raising a well-socialized puppy. The goal of this class is to ensure that your puppy grows up to be all that you wanted in a companion – but it MUST START NOW! The most critical time in a dog’s life ENDS at 12 weeks!

Improper socialization/confidence building has led to many severe behavioral disorders in mature canines. Whether this is your 1st or 5th puppy, this class is guaranteed to start your puppy off on the right paw!

This class will cover housebreaking, mouthing, over excited play, jumping and more!

2 hour class taught at our home location/or at your home for no additional charge. No "specific" training is taught during this session. This is informational only. This is included with all training packages for no additional fee. 

$150