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) - $75
Follow-up Sessions (last 1 hour) - $50

 

Group Classes

Puppy Start Right Preschool

Wednesday nights at 6:00 starting November 15, 2017
$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:

 

Family Manners: Foundation

Monday nights at 6:00 starting November 13, 2017
$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: Level 1

Monday nights at 7:30 starting November 13, 2017
$100/6 week session

Take the skills taught in Family Manners: Foundation to the next level! Exercises include polite greetings, wait at the door, walking on a loose leash, stay, come, settle, and give & take. Prerequisites: Family Manners Foundation or dog must be able to hand target, sit, down, loose leash walk for a short distance, come with limited distractions, and have the beginnings of settle on a mat.

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:

 

Sniff This: Intro to Canine Nosework

Wednesday night at 7:30 starting November 15, 2017
$120/6 week session

The primary goal of this class is fun J. Nosework is a great way to have with your dog, working with them to build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy. In this class, you’ll be introduced to the concept of the game, build your observation skills, how to handle odor, how to make and place hides, and how to make the search extremely important to your dog.

Any dog can participate (from puppies to seniors!) but they must be 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: