CCC University

Dog Training in West Des Moines, IA

Even old dogs can learn New tricks at Canine Country Club!

Our dog training and obedience training classes are fit for all dogs—whether you’re teaching tricks,giving your new puppy a crash course in basic behavior, or leaving your dog with us for extensive Board & Train options. We make it easy for the greater Des Moines area dog owners to find a training option that’s right for them, from our most popular Board & Train program, group classes, to private training sessions. We have something to accommodate every dog owner’s training needs. We can even teach competitive dog training, AKC Canine Good Citizen preparation, and Therapy Dog International testing preparation!

(515) 221-0300


Board and Train

We offer comprehensive board and train programs in 2-, 3- and 4-week increments! These classes can be incorporated with regular boarding free of charge. You get:

  • FREE consultation about your dog’s issues and what training you’d like
  • FREE 1 – 1¼ hour in-facility private go home lesson
  • FREE 1 – 1¼ hour follow up in-facility private lesson, to be used within 1 year
  • FREE attendance to 5 training classes, to be used within 1 year
  • 15% off future board and train programs
  • 10% discount on daycare and boarding for your first year

CCC University Degree Programs

(2 Weeks)(3 Weeks)(4 Weeks)
Dog Accepts HandlingXXX
Flea DropsXXX
Rear EndXXX
Jumping UpXXX
Sit by Side in Heel PositionXXX
Loose Leash WalkingXXX
Loose Leash Sit and ComeXXX
Find itXXX
All GoneXXX
Hey – AttentionXXX
Proof Weeks 1 & 2 BehaviorsXX
Heel FastXX
Heel NormalXX
Heel SlowXX
Sit and Come Outside with DistractionsXX
Down StayXX
Not yours – Food on FloorXX
Seat BeltXX
Proof Weeks 1, 2, & 3 BehaviorsX
Sit and Come from a DistanceX
Not Yours – Walking over treats on floorX
Meet & Greet StrangersX
Wait at DoorsX
Go Lay DownX
Therapy Dog International Training$200
Emotional Support Dog Training$150
Canine Good Citizen Training$100

Enrollment Information

Please bring all materials with you to ensure your dog’s place in the class. Here’s what we need from you on your first night of class:

  • You must fill Canine Country Club’s enrollment forms, found here.
  • Bring a copy of your dog’s vaccination records for us to keep.
    • Rabies (if over 12 weeks)
    • Distemper, Parvo, and Bordetella
  • Payment in full prior to your class or board and train.
    • Cash or check made out to Canine Training by Mystic Moon, NOT Canine Country Club
  • Classes are non-refundable after completion of the first night of class
  • Enter training via the back/east side of the building, through the blue door to the lef of the POD storage unit

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Training Schedule

  • Level 1 (Puppy and beginner manners and obedience)
    • Sundays, 11am – 12:15pm
  • Level 2 (Intermediate Obedience and Training: Agility, CGC, TDI, ATTS, IPO BH)
    • Sundays, 12:30pm – 1:45pm
  • Level 3 (Advanced Training: Agility, CGC, TDI, ATTS, IPO BH)
    • Sundays, 2pm – 3:15pm
  • Private In-Facility Lessons
    • Monday-Thursday, 11am, 12:30pm or 2pm
  • Open Gym (Levels 1, 2, 3 or beginner who has tested out)
    • Thursdays, 6:30pm – 7:45pm

What to Bring to Class

  • A happy, positive attitude, an open heart and a desire to have fun with your dog
  • Equipment you’re already using with your dog (prong collar, choke chain, e-collar, etc.)
  • Dog enters wearing a flat Collar (no Martingales, Halti’s, Harnesses, etc.)
  • Attached to the collar is a 6-foot flat leash
  • Cooked chicken breast cut into large grape size pieces
  • Don’t them feed breakfast; hungry dogs learn faster

Testing Out of a Level/Class

For dogs with prior obedience training or who demonstrate the ability to respond to basic commands and behaviors, we offer the ability to test out of levels and classes.

  • Level 2 prerequisites to test out of Level 1
    • Sit Stay, to the count of 5
    • Down Stay, to the count of 5
    • Loose leash walking, 10 steps and back
    • Recall from the sit or down, 5 steps away
  • Level 3 prerequisites to test out of Level 2
    • Sit Stay, with your back turned away for 5 seconds
    • Down Stay, with your back turned away for 5 seconds
    • Recall, 20 steps/across the room
    • Loose leash walking around the classroom
    • All with distractions

Training prices

Board and Train – 2 weeks$1000
Board and Train – 3 weeks$1450
Board and Train – 4 weeks$1900
Add on Therapy Dog International Training+$200
Add on Emotional Support Dog Training+$150
Add on Canine Good Citizen Training+$100

Enroll Your Dog Today!

Teaching your dog proper behavior and commands is important for their lifelong development. At Canine Country Club, we strive to help dog owners give their four-legged friends the education they need to be well-behaved, responsive and controlled. Contact us today at 515-221-0300 for more information about dog training and obedience training classes.

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