Behavior Consultations and Private Training Lessons

Behavior issues often require more personalized and specific information than can be provided in a group class. With Private Lessons, we'll focus on exactly what is important to YOU!

Possible topics include:

  • loose leash walking
  • coming when called
  • polite greetings
  • housetraining
  • self-control/impulse control exercises
  • confidence building games (shy or fearful behavior)
  • separation anxiety
  • aggression (towards dogs or people)

Build a SOLID foundation for your relationship with your dog!

Sessions will be tailored to address the specific training issues YOU identify. Appointments can be made for mornings, afternoons, or evenings and are generally available 7 days per week.

Rates:

Initial Visit (lasts 1.5 hours) - $100
Follow-up Sessions (last 1 hour) - $75

 

Group Classes

Puppy Start Right Preschool

Every Wednesday night at 6:00
$120/4 week session - this is an open enrollment style class that you can start anytime!

Prepare your puppy for a lifetime at your side! Early puppyhood is a critical time for socialization and learning. Experiences during this time set the stage for the rest of your puppy's life. Preschool includes an orientation presentation, Puppy Start Right book, and four socialization classes.

Puppies must be between 7 and 12 weeks old when they start and must be started on their vaccination series at least 10 days prior to the first class.

Classes are being held at Trilogy Training Center, 631 X Ave, right outside of Ames.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure personalized attention! Please email Erin Topp at erin@toppcaninesolutions.com to register.

You may pay online here:

 

Out & About: Community Canine

Saturday midmornings at 10:00 starting September 22, 201
$120/4 week session

This course is 'on the go!' to help solidify obedience and manners in real-life situations. We take obedience training on the road in this class and practice all of our foundations of obedience around day to day distractions out and about! Each class is held at a different location. Dogs should have already completed Level 1 or Beyond the Backyard. Note: Location Varies Week by Week and this is a 4-week class

Dogs must be at least 6 months old and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure personalized attention! Please email Erin Topp at erin@toppcaninesolutions.com to register.

You may pay online here:

 

Family Manners: Foundation

Monday nights at 6:00 starting October 8, 2018
$100/6 week session

Family Manners for basic manners and foundation behaviors. Grown up dogs have grown up problems! Exercises include polite greetings, walking on a loose leash, and your basic obedience tool kit - sit, down, stay and come. Discussions will also cover management and solutions to dog behavior issues. Clicker training is introduced.

Dogs must be at least 6 months old and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Classes are being held at Trilogy Training Center, 631 X Ave, right outside of Ames.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure personalized attention! Please email Erin Topp at erin@toppcaninesolutions.com to register.

You may pay online here:

 

Family Manners: Beyond the Backyard

Monday nights at 7:30 starting October 8, 2018
$100/6 week session

Take your skills to the final level! Train your dog to listen anytime, anywhere! Prerequisites: Family Manners: Level 1 or dog must be able to hand target, sit, down, loose leash walk for a short distance, and come with limited distractions.

Dogs must be at least 6 months old and up-to-date on vaccinations.

Classes are being held at Trilogy Training Center, 631 X Ave, right outside of Ames.

Class sizes are kept small to ensure personalized attention! Please email Erin Topp at erin@toppcaninesolutions.com to register.

You may pay online here: