Topp Canine Solutions, LLC is a dog training company in Ames, Iowa that utilizes positive reinforcement training techniques. Our goal is help you build a relationship with your dog; a relationship built on trust. Training should be fun for both you and your dog, and our training games make this possible while also being productive. We also offer petsitting and dogwalking, please check our Services page for more information.

The most common unwanted behaviors we see can all be modified using positive reinforcement:
  • leash pulling
  • jumping on people
  • excessive barking
  • destructive behavior
  • not coming when called
  • darting out the door.

Why choose Topp Canine Solutions?
You care about your dog and want the best for you and your dog! Whether you are looking for a group training class or private training, you are looking for a positive, high-quality, safe, and effective training experience.

When you choose a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner and Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT), you can be confident that you are working with a professional who has the knowledge and expertise to make your investment in dog training productive and fun! These certification programs are based on humane training practices and the latest scientific knowledge related to dog training. Our experienced trainers have dog training skills, as well as instructor skills to enhance the experience and success for you and your dog.

Your dog will thank you!


We will be welcoming a new family member in 2017! I will be taking maternity leave starting on January 1st and will be returning April 1st.

While I am on leave I will not be available for pet sitting, dog walking, consultations, private sessions, or teaching any group classes. I will be checking emails, but I may be delayed in responding during this time.

If you would like to notified when I am opening up for scheduling, please fill out the contact form and I will add you to my contact list.

Thank you for your patience while we welcome our little bundle of joy! I look forward to working with everyone upon my return.