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Dog Training

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Whether it be through manners and obedience, or fun, crazy classes, we can help you get there!

Because of our dog trainers’ academic backgrounds, we have multiple ways of training new skills and tackling any behavior issue. Most dog training companies only use one training system, such as a remote collar, a clicker, “all positive”, or “all negative”. But, no one method works for every dog, owner, or behavior issue! This is where we excel over the competition; we find the method that works best for you and your dog.

You can contact our trainers by emailing training@dogwoodslodge.com or calling 515-986-PETS (7387).

Training Options Obedience People/Dog Distractions Aggression/Behavioral Issues Dogs with Attention Issues Flexible Scheduling Low Cost Options
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Puppy Options

We have so many puppy training programs, they get their own page!



A great option for those looking for the basics or a little fun at a great price. Check out our Calendar page for upcoming classes!


Private Lessons (In-Home or at Dogwoods)

Private lessons with our experienced trainers are a great option for a variety of needs. They can be used for anything from simple tricks to complex aggression issues! We will work around your schedule and the needs of your dog.

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Dayschool is a 2 day/week program. It gives busy people a way to keep their dogs well-trained with minimal effort.

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Lodge ‘n Train

Lodge’n Train is a 3-5 week “in-kennel” training program.  Our professional trainers will train your dog from start to finish. It is a great solution for all frustrations—from basic manners (like jumping or pulling) to complex behavioral issues. If you want a shorter program, we also offer “A-La-Cart” training, so we can tailor the program to your needs.

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A La Cart Training

Going on vacation? Wouldn’t it be nice to come home to a better behaved dog? Let us tackle those annoying problem behaviors while you are away!

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Off-Leash Training

Also called E-Collar or Remote Collar training, Off-Leash Training allows you to experience the freedom of trusting your dog off-leash! E-collar is also perfect for stubborn dogs, deaf dogs, dogs who refuse to come when called, and for owners with physical limitations.

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Specialty Training

We are not limited to the options listed above. For example, we offer E-collar Training, TREADMILL TRAINING, Diabetic Alert Dog Training, Scent Work, and more! We love a challenge. Give us a ring today! 515-986-7387



We’ve used personalized dog training for help with a couple of behavioral issues. Jessica was great to work with and helped us work it out! I highly recommend Dogwoods Lodge for your boarding and training needs.

Tricia L.

Our 6 year old lab/boxer mix attended the Lodge n Train program. She loved her time there and she learned a lot! The “place” command has saved our guests from being jumped on ever since. Not to mention we can take walks without her dragging me down the road. Highly recommend!

Jill S.

I’ve only taken my dog to training here and it was fantastic! I’ve also heard great things about the boarding and day camp here!

Shelby K.

I have taken both of my French Bulldogs to the puppy obedience classes, and I have also boarded them here. The training programs are great and the instructors have tons of great tips to take home with you, plus the facility is SUPER clean! I love how the rooms are quiet and private, so our fur babies have a peaceful stay. We will also be taking advantage of their daycare services soon, too. Overall, a great place with great staff!

Stephanie P.

We love Dogwoods Lodge. We have used them for several years, for our older boxers Zeus and Herky, that hadn’t been very socialized with other dogs, but they still did great and loved their time there. A couple months ago we brought our new boxer puppy Creed there for training with Page and daycamp. He loves going there and we have seen very positive results from his time there. The staff knows all the dogs by name and show them so much love! Couldn’t ask for a better place for our puppy!

Todd N.

Have Questions? Call 515-986-PETS or send us an email!