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.


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 to register.

You may pay online here: