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


Group Classes

Family Manners: Foundation

Monday nights at 6:00 starting September 18, 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 to register.

You may pay online here: