DMB Four Paws Canine
                      Training Academy 

NOW OFFERING VIRTUAL TRAINING FOR ANYONE/ANWHERE

In person training service areas:

Des Moines and Surrounding Communities.
ALSO:
Winterset, Creston, Orient, Macksburg, Greenfield and surrounding communities. 



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​​Stay and Learn Program

(dog stays at DMB)

During the Stay and Learn program your dog with receive: 

A Structured Atmosphere
Twice Daily Feedings (you provide food)
Individual Affection With a Few Treats
Socializing Time With Other Dogs (with signed release)
Multiple Training Sessions Per Day
Exercise, Play and Nap Times



You choose the package: 


Basic Obedience Start (14 days):  

Commands that are started: Come, Heel, Sit, Sit-Stay, Down, Down-Stay, Off, Leave it, proper socialization. 


This package delivers the foundation of training by teaching a learning basic obedience. What you end up with is a very well trained dog ON leash and that behaves well around minimal distractions. Fine tuning follow up is included.

$500

Basic Obedience Advanced (21 days)

This package takes all of the basic obedience (listed above) and moves it to another level, working with distractions, off leash work, along with public interaction and good manners. 

$1000

Space is very limited so contact us for availability.


Payment Plan for Stay and Train only Available so Call or email to discuss


Group or Individual Classes

Doggie Manners Level 1


(Group Class-location West Des Moines)

Puppies/Dogs 12 weeks and Older

This 6-week introductory class is designed to help you better communicate and train your older puppy or mature dog. Dogs will learn skills such as sit, down, stay, impulse control, go to place, coming when called and walking on a loose leash and more. This class also addresses specific behavioral challenges you may be having (jumping, reactivity etc), suggestions for behavior modification provided.

$175
(discount available for multiple dogs from same household)


Doggie Manners Level 1


(Individual Class-Your home)

Puppies/Dogs 12 weeks and Older

This class has a one 1 hour orientation, plus two 3 hour classes (held 3 weeks apart, with weekly progress checks), along with two 1 hour follow up sessions to use as you need. This is an introductory class  designed to help you better communicate and train your older puppy or mature dog. Dogs will learn skills such as sit, down, stay, impulse control, go to place, coming when called and walking on a loose leash and more. This class also addresses specific behavioral challenges you may be having (jumping, reactivity etc), suggestions for behavior modification provided.


$175
(discount available for multiple dogs from same household)

Doggie Manners Level 2

(Group Class-Location West Des Moines)

For dogs that have graduated from Doggie Manners Level 1.

This 6-week group class expands on lessons learned in Level 1, introduces distractions so your dog will learn to listen in any situation and teaches you fun learning games to play with your dog to make learning more enjoyable for all of you.  

$175
(discount available for multiple dogs from same household)


Doggie Manners Level 2

For dogs that have graduated from Doggie Manners Level 1.

(Individual Class-Your home)

Puppies/Dogs 12 weeks and Older

This class has a one 1 hour orientation, plus two 3 hour classes (held 3 weeks apart, with weekly progress checks), along with two 1 hour follow up sessions to use as you need. This class expands on lessons learned in Level 1, introduces distractions so your dog will learn to listen in any situation and teaches you fun learning games to play with dog to make learning more enjoyable for all of you.


$175
(discount available for multiple dogs from same household)

Behavioral Issues/Specialized Training

Are you having behavioral issues such as digging, jumping, growling, aggression etc, or want your dog to learn tricks, or service work, than contact us for an assessment. 1 hour assessment fee is $75 and this will assess and determine the best approach (class, or further private lessons) needed. Further training and  pricing would be discussed at end of assessment. 

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Last Group Class for 2018 already full, however individual and/or virtual training available year around.

Puppy Class



For puppies under 12 weeks

This course is designed to teach owners and your puppy's the principles of raising a well-socialized puppy. The goal of this class is to ensure that your puppy grows up to be all that you wanted in a companion – but it MUST START NOW! The most critical time in a dog’s life ENDS at 12 weeks!


Improper socialization/confidence building has led to many severe behavioral disorders in mature canines. Whether this is your 1st or 5th puppy, this class is guaranteed to start your puppy off on the right paw!

This class will cover housebreaking, mouthing, over excited play, jumping and more!

2 hour class taught at our home location/or at your home for no additional charge. No "specific" training is taught during this session. This is informational only. This is included with all training packages for no additional fee. 

$150








Virtual Training

We offer virtual/video chat based training!!!! This means, we can assist you with training, at any location of your choosing! So even if you live outside of our "in person" service area, we still have options available to you!

Virtual Training through use of video chat
(service provider can vary based on your needs, ex: facetime, facebook video, skype etc. We are in process of setting up camera for easier access to training)
You will receive the same class and structure, and same price as listed in our Doggie Manners Level 1 or Level 2. You can choose weekly for 6 weeks, or two 3 hour sessions as described to the right :) Whatever fits into your schedule/and ability.

We would prefer not to address signifcant behavior issues (aggression) at this time via virtual training for your safety. Please consult with a local training professional in your area for these types of issues.