10 Iowa Dog Trainers

Dog training is a process used to teach new skills and behaviors to a Dog, regardless of age. Whether you are intentionally teaching your Dog, they are always learning and they will invent their own rules if you don't set them. A good Iowa Dog trainer can help set the appropriate boundaries and shape a healthy relationship between you and your beloved Dog.

There are numerous Dog training methods including basic obedience training to specialized training areas including law enforcement, search and rescue, hunting, working with livestock, and protection or guarding. Training may involve teaching a Dog to actively respond to commands or it may involve helping the Dog to better cope with stressful environments.

Positive Paws
515-573-8334
Fort Dodge, Iowa
Marian Lyons
319-431-9673
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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Positive Paws
Positive Paws
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Fort Dodge, IA / 515-573-8334

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Marian Lyons
Marian Lyons
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Cedar Rapids, IA / 319-431-9673

I started my private business called, DOG GONE GOOD,LLC and serving the Cedar Rapids, Marion, Iowa area. I provide private lesssons on basic obedience, and problems solving. Will travel to surro... Read More

Adam Gebauer
Adam Gebauer
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ANKENY, IA

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Karen Anderson
Karen Anderson
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Cedar Falls, IA / 319-215-3336

PetAgreed Canine Academy Dog Daycare; Academy StyleOffers dog daycare with dog training included. Our daycare is a structured day with different activities. We also offer ?in-your-home?... Read More

Kim Kruse
Kim Kruse
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Bettendorf, IA / 563-940-9561

K-9 ChildOffering puppy kindergarten, all levels of obedience and rally classes. Classes are kept small (limit 8) for individualized attention and focus on molding positive behaviors. We also o... Read More

Renee Dotzler
Renee Dotzler
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Urbandale, IA / 515-222-1112

Canine CrazeI have been a trainer with Canine Craze since January of 2006. I train classes as well as run the daycare. We offer daycare Monday through Friday, and run classes Sunday thr... Read More

Mikki Johannes
Mikki Johannes
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Ames, IA / 515-292-2922

Mikki's Dog Training Service I offer private in-home consultations, basic obedience training, clicker training, problem solving and behavior modification. I use positive training methods that motivate ... Read More

Mike Uhl
Mike Uhl
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Ankeny, IA / 515-771-4619

I graduated in 2010 and I am 37 years old. I am owner and operator of Doggie Source, a dog daycare and training home in Ankeny, Iowa. I have been a dog lover my whole life and love to help owners with their dog... Read More

Clint Knox
Clint Knox
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West Des Moines, IA / 515-771-4660

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Sara Anderson
Sara Anderson
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Carroll, IA / 712-790-6149

My name is Sara and I've lived with all kinds of dogs my whole life - from tiny Chihuahuas to giant Great Danes. For the past 3 years I have enjoyed volunteering with the Animal Rescue of Carroll... Read More


Iowa Dog Training Prices

The cost to train a Dog in your area of Iowa can vary based on factors like the type of training, location, the type of Dog, and age. Private lessons are typically priced per session with group lessons priced differently. Below are some typical costs that you can use a rough guide:

  • Group classes can range from $50 to $100 for multi-week sessions
  • Private classes can range from $50 to $100 per session
  • Boarding schools can range from $1,000 to $3,000 for multi-week sessions

Group Training Tips

If you're considering group training for your Dog ask the potential trainer the following questions:

  • How many Dogs per class?
  • Are Puppies and older Dogs in separate classes?
  • Are there different levels based on experience?
  • What training methods do you use?
  • Is proof of vaccination required?
  • Does the trainer give praise frequently?
  • Are commands given in friendly tones?
  • Are owners allowed to observe during the training sessions?