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    Does anyone know of any central Iowa dog trainers? We adopted a 3 year old female Shih Tzu who was used as a breeding dog. She was not house trained, didn't know how to jump, go up and down stairs and is very fearful of people in general and men especially. Right now we are most concerned with her going potty in our house. Most of the time she goes outside but then will go several times in on our carpet. If you know of anyone please let me know.



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    Re: Dog Training

    Quote Originally Posted by cygrads View Post
    Does anyone know of any central Iowa dog trainers? We adopted a 3 year old female Shih Tzu who was used as a breeding dog. She was not house trained, didn't know how to jump, go up and down stairs and is very fearful of people in general and men especially. Right now we are most concerned with her going potty in our house. Most of the time she goes outside but then will go several times in on our carpet. If you know of anyone please let me know.

    Mikki Johannes, Dog Training in Ames, Iowa 50010

    My brother took his dogs here... pretty well behaved dogs.



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    Re: Dog Training

    We adopted a Golden and she was very timid (especially of men as you said) at first and didn't really know right from wrong. We just slowly "trained" her, by telling her no or rewarding her. She doesn't go potty in the house anymore (based off of stern No's and a couple noses close to it), she didn't know how to play with a bone or anything and she does that daily now.

    Depends how quick you want them trained, most dogs react to you over time. I would rather do it myself then pay someone.



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    Re: Dog Training

    My wife and I took our dog to a 6-week beginner class at Dogwood's Lodge in Grimes.

    Des Moines Dog Boarding, Doggy Daycare & Grooming: Dogwoods Lodge

    We thought it was a good experience. Wasn't too much money, and they have more advanced classes as well. 1 hour for six Thursdays.



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    canine craze is pretty good. DO NOT go to the DSM Obedience club


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