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If you have additional questions or aren’t sure whether Sheila would be a good fit for you and your dog, Sheila will be happy to do a complimentary no-obligation phone consultation.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the most common questions we get!

What training methods does Sheila use?

Sheila uses and promotes the use of gentle and humane positive training methods that are grounded in science. Sheila’s methods will help the owner communicate more effectively with their dog, help the dog learn how to make good choices, and provide the foundation for a lifelong relationship built on trust and respect.

How does Sheila work with clients?

Sheila offers private training in the convenience of the client’s home. Unlike group lessons which tend to have a “one-size-fits-all” approach, private in-home training allows Sheila to focus on the client and their dog.  

From the client’s perspective, they like having the one-on-one time with Sheila to ask questions, practice the training exercises, and discuss concerns they might have. 

What appointment days/times are available?

Sheila understands that life can be complicated, so in addition to weekday appointments, she also offers flexible evening and weekend appointments.  

She services the greater Des Moines area and suburbs.