Every year 1.5 million animals get adopted.  Great right?  It would be except for over half of those animals get returned to rescues and shelters, and the number ONE reason is BEHAVIOR ISSUES.  We are on a mission to stop this epidemic. 

 

 As most new dog owners, our natural instinct it to provide our dogs with an endless amount of love and affection.  However it’s very important to remember that in order for your new companion to live a healthy balanced lifestyle, they not only need an abundance of TLC, but they also need guidance, structure, proper discipline, and most importantly time to adjust. Without these things, our dogs will most likely start developing bad habits and issues. In turn this may even cause us to wonder if we made the right decision about adopting a dog, in the first place.

 

We as trainers, rescue volunteers, and dog rescue parents ourselves, understand the emotional roller coaster that can occur when being the owner of an unbalanced dog. It’s not only frustrating for the owner, but it is for the dog as well. Dogs are domesticated animals and rely on humans for everything, which includes looking to you for guidance.  When we do not set our dogs up for success by creating clear rules boundaries and limitations, in the end the one that ends up losing, is the dog. 

 

In order to help avoid second guessing and prevent any unwanted behaviors issues from even starting, we have traveled the country to create a unique program to help start you and your dog up for success!  If you have been struggling with your dog's behavior issues, or just want to avoid any problems down the road we have the answers. 

 

 

 

 

 New Adopter Training

 NEW ADOPTER DISCOUNT

*New Adopters are discounted $50 off regular rates   

2 hour Private Training Session

This program is for newly adopted dogs that have been in the home three months or less.

Initial training equipment is included, along with a training program, what to work on until you decide whether a full training program is right for you. 

 

YOU WILL LEARN:

LEASHWORK

TOOLS

KENNELING

BASIC COMMANDS

OUTLINE OF RULES

REVIEW OF PET INTROS

FEEDING ROUTINES

FOUNDATIONAL EXERCISES

NEW DOG INTROS

 

YOU WILL LEARN MORE IN A FEW HOURS THAN MOST CLASSES TEACH IN 6 WEEKS!

 

WE ALSO OFFER 6 MONTHS NO INTEREST PAYMENT PLANS THROUGH PAYPAL

 

   

PLEASE NOTE TO UPHOLD THE LEVEL OF SERVICE WE BELIEVE IN, WE CAN ONLY TAKE ON A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF CLIENTS EACH MONTH. CURRENTLY DHARMA TRAINERS HAVE LIMITED AVAILABILITY TO TAKE ON NEW CLIENTS THROUGH 2020

BASIC BEHAVIOR NEW ADOPTER SESSION: $150

FOR PUPPIES OR DOGS WITH BASIC BEHAVIOR ISSUES SUCH AS; 

PULLING ON A LEASH, JUMPING, MOUTHING,REACTIVITY ISSUES, POTTY TRAINING AND BASIC MISBEHAVING ISSUES

(Our training programs work best for dogs 6 months and older)

MODERATE BEHAVIORS NEW ADOPTER SESSION: $200

FOR DOGS THAT HAVE MODERATE BEHAVIOR ISSUES SUCH AS; 

ANXIETY, REACTIVITY ISSUES AROUND HUMANS OR OTHER DOGS, DESTRUCTION ISSUES, DOG AGGRESSION ISSUES

(OUTSIDE OF YOUR PACK).

SERIOUS BEHAVIORS NEW ADOPTER SESSION: $250

FOR DOGS THAT HAVE HUMAN AGGRESSION (BITE HISTORIES) OR DOG AGGRESSION ISSUES (WITHIN THE PACK), SEPARATION ANXIETY, RESOURCE GUARDING, AND SERIOUS DESTRUCTION ISSUES.   

 

(Serious Behavior Consultations are conducted at trainer's studio)

 

HEAR WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING...

"Things are going great! She's so well behaved on our walks and she's even figured out that crosswalks mean sit without needing to be told. We definitely want to come to a pack walk, I've had to work for the last couple.  Thanks for checking in on us!"  

 

 -Samantha & Gertrud

 

"This training helped me bring Stubby into my home with Nala who I never thought would be comfortable living with another dog. We took it slow and I followed the tips in the training and looking at them today it's amazing!" 

 

-Amie, Nala & Stubby 

 

"We are beyond pleased with the training we got from Dharma Dog Training.  Prior to their visit our dog Harley was unmanageable on walks. We had tried everything and we were at our ropes end.  They introduced us to the training collar, which we were very hesitant of at first. As soon we placed the collar on Harley and walked us through several exercises he was a complete different dog. We never thought one session would make such a difference. We are so thankful for Dharma Dog Training because our walks are finally enjoyable!!!   

 

-Love, Mike, Emily, and Harley K.

 

 "Gina, thanks so much for your help with Petunia!!! My stubborn frenchie learned "come" within a few hours and even obeyed when a neighbor dog was in our yard yesterday. This training really works!"

 

 -Rebecca Martinez & Petunia

 

"I thought I would let you know how much better play time is going with Joey.  The pressure-release collar is amazing.  He is learning VERY quickly now!  The crate training is still tough right now, very up and down. But that is to be expected. Thanks again—you are very inspiring!" 

 

- Alli and Joey

 

"Thank you again for your help and all that you are doing to help so many! All of the information that you gave us is great, practical and usable information and even as experienced owners, we learned a lot.  It's so cool to us to hear Morgan speak of the admiration for what you do and the regard she and we hold for you! We love that she has such great models in the world! Thank you again and we'll talk to you soon!"  

 

 - Lynn, Morgan & Sadie

 

"The principles I learned from Dharma Dog Training helped us go from very chaotic walks that were frustrating for both of us, to much more relaxed and enjoyable walks where Ziggy and I can actually bond. He used to take all of his cues from the environment - where he was constantly zig zagging in front of me, stopping, lunging, sniffing at everything.  They showed me how to do a structured walk where Ziggy now takes his cues only from me, walking in a perfect 'heel' position and he is so much more relaxed  and calm now. They really do understand how a dog's mind works, and what motivates and encourages them. They also took the time to make sure that I understood all of their training principles and how to correctly and apply them to our specific situation."  

 

 -Lauren & Ziggy

 

"Before I became a dog dad, I was a guy who loved dogs but felt I didn't have the tools or knowledge to have one of my own.  Because of Kelley and her staff I am now learning the right way to deal with situations that come up, proper leash techniques and Parker's socialization with other dogs.  Dharma's patience, understanding  and training is a huge reason our relationship is flourishing." 

 

-Brian & Parker

 

 

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The Heartland's Dog Training & Behavior Specialists

"Our goal is to empower dog owners with the tools to help keep their dogs healthy,

happy and in their homes!"

 

 

LOCATED IN POTTAWAMIE COUNTY

SERVING SOUTHWEST IOWA & THE GREATER OMAHA, NE METRO AREA:

IOWA: Council Bluffs, Crescent, Honey Creek, Underwood, Neola, Oakland, Carson, Treynor, Macedonia, Henderson, Silver City, Mineola, Glenwood, Hastings, Malvern, Emerson, Pacific Junction, Red Oak

 

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