Private Dog Trainers Des Moines IA

Local resource for private dog trainers in Des Moines. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to dog training classes, clicker training, dog training programs, dog toilet training, private dog obedience training, and puppy house training, as well as advice and content on dog training tips.

Pupstart Family Dog Training
(515) 277-8779
Des Moines, IA
Services
Aggression, Akc Partner, Behavioral Consultation, Fun Games, Private Lessons, Private Training
Membership Organizations
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

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Canine Craze
(515) 222-1112
Urbandale, IA
Services
Aggression, Agility, Akc Obedience, Assistance Service Dog, Behavioral Consultation, Cgc Training, Clicker Training, Fun Games, Group Training, Private Lessons, Private Training, Rally
Membership Organizations
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

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Bark Busters Home Dog Training
(877) 500-2275
West Des Moines, IA
Services
Aggression, Behavioral Consultation, Cgc Training, Private Lessons, Private Training
Membership Organizations
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

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Rovers Ranch Dog Park & Training Center
(515) 967-6768
Runnells, IA
Services
Aggression, Behavioral Consultation, Cgc Training, Fun Games, Group Training, Private Training, Rally
Membership Organizations
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

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Canine Craze
(515) 222-1112
Urbanale, IA
Membership Organizations
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

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APDT Member Trainer
(515) 229-5399
Des Moines, IA
Services
Akc Obedience, Behavioral Consultation, Cgc Training, Clicker Training, Group Training, Private Lessons, Private Training, Rally
Membership Organizations
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

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4 The Dogs Obedience & Training, LLC
(515) 681-9766
West Des Moines, IA
Services
Aggression, Behavioral Consultation, Cgc Training, Clicker Training, Fun Games, Private Lessons, Private Training
Membership Organizations
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

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Canine Training By Mystic Moon, Inc.
(515) 287-4809
Carlisle, IA
Services
Aggression, Agility, Akc Obedience, Behavioral Consultation, Cgc Training, Fun Games, Group Training, Private Lessons, Private Training, Rally
Membership Organizations
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

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Trustworthy Pet & Residence Service
(515) 681-4708
Des Moines, IA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Dog Training, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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ABC Dogz, LLC
(515) 451-4428
Ames, IA
Services
Aggression, Behavioral Consultation, Cgc Training, Clicker Training, Fun Games, Group Training, Private Training
Membership Organizations
The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT)

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How to Stop Your Dog from Barking: MyPetlearn Dog Barking Control Tips

By Debra Horwitz, DVM, Diplomate ACVB and Gary Landsberg, DVM, Diplomate ACVB

Why do dogs bark?There’s a good chance you can stop your dog from barking with MyPetlearn veterinarian training tips plus anti barking devices.

Barking is natural…

  • As a territorial warning signal to other dogs and pack members
  • When separated from the pack or family members
  • When exposed to novel or unusual stimuli (sounds, sights or odors)
  • If the dog is indecisive, anxious, or frustrated
  • With some medical problems, especially in older dogs

How can I control dog barking?

First, try these training techniques to prevent barking:

  • If you have a puppy, get her used to as many new people, animals, and noises as possible. (See Puppy – Training Basics.)
  • Use Crate Training to help decrease your dog's anxiety when left alone. A consistent, predictable daily routine helps your dog stay calm.
  • Consider having a second dog. This may greatly reduce distress barking when your dog can’t be with family members.
  • Try DAPTM, a synthetic pheromone, which sometimes stops dogs from barking.
  • Train your dog to be "quiet" on command by teaching him to bark on cue.
    • Use a stimulus that causes the dog to bark and pair it with a 'bark' command. Repeat often to allow the dog to associate the word 'bark' with the action. Then turn off the barking by removing the stimulus and giving a 'hush' or 'quiet' command just before barking subsides. When your dog quiets, give a favored treat/reward.
    • Or, wait until your dog is barking, such as in response to a doorbell. While he’s barking, place a very tasty food treat by his nose. Most dogs will stop barking to sniff the treat.

What if I already have a barking dog problem?

  • Never reward barking with attention. Instead, reward and reinforce calm and quiet behaviors.
  • Don’t aggravate the problem by yelling or punishing. This may increase your dog’s barking and anxiety.
  • Try a remote leash and head halter. Disrupt the dog with a pull on the leash, which closes the mouth, while you give a verbal command such as 'quiet' or 'hush.'
  • Try removing your dog from stimuli that causes barking. Confine him to a crate or room away from doors/windows, or cover windows. Or, try masking bark-stimulating sounds with a covered crate, music, or white noise devices.
  • If your dog barks for other reasons (fear, separation anxiety, or compulsive disorders) your veterinarian must treat the condition.

Are anti-barking devices effective?

Sometimes. Let’s look at the different types.

Owner-Activated Anti-Barking Devices: Most useful for getting your dog’s attention (disruption) during quiet command training. However, without concurrent retraining techniques, many dogs begin to ignore the devices.

Bark-Activated Products: In conjunction with environmental modification and retraining, they can stop dogs from barking when you’re away. Whether they emit an audible alarm or spray water each time the dog barks, they can ensure immediate and accurate results.Anti bark devices can be effective with propoer use

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