My name is Ashley Mapes. I am a certified dog trainer, certified through Animal Behavior College (ID# abc19612).
I have been working with dogs for over 10 years, training for 7.
I use positive, reward based methods to help with even the most frustrating dogs.
ANY DOG can be trained. Training is all about consistency, clear communication, time, and lots of praise.
Ashley Mapes Dogs is located 20mi SE of Des Moines just off of Hwy 5. We offer a variety of training services, as well as boarding and professional pet photography.
I can travel anywhere in central Iowa.
SERVICES OFFERED (all in detail below):
1. Training Assessment
2. Board & Train
3. In-Home One on One
4. Doggie Daycare
7. Professional Pet Photography
1. *TRAINING ASSESSMENT SESSION* 30 min long session. Consists of trainer's assessment, training/training suggestions, and setting up training/booking.
Basically a session to allow the trainer to see the dog's behavior to make more accurate training recommendations.
I recommend an assessment for most "per session in-home training" and "training plans in-home", especially involving problem behaviors.
(Assessment required for aggression cases, especially when wanting board and train)
2. *BOARD & TRAIN* If you want me to do all the work, or you need FAST results:
I offer in home CAGE FREE boarding and training where your dog's boarding-training experience is just like home.
During the daytime they have (supervised) free roam of our family home with other boarders and the resident dogs and cats. They spend their nights the same as at home too, whether they sleep in bed with us, or in a comfy and spacious kennel.
While they are here they get 1-2 hours of outside interactive play and exercise fun on top of all the potty outings, daily. Training is broken into several (5-7) small sessions throughout the day, and manners and polite behavior are constantly and consistently rienforced.
Interaction with other pets present in the home provides socialization, which is essential for the proper development of puppies and beneficial to dogs of all ages.
This service is the quickest route to getting your dog to do, or not do, behaviors.
Owner simply makes appointment and drops off dog for 3 days to 3 weeks (depending on the needs in the situation). On pick up there is a mandatory forty five minute training session with owner/s and dog, to go over what they have learned and how to continue/maintain the training.
I charge $50/night for standard boarding and training.
I sometimes take aggression cases (it depends on the dog and situation). I charge $75/night for aggression focused boarding and training.
I also offer JUST boarding for $25/night.
3. *ONE ON ONE IN HOME* An individualized, one on one training experience, in the comfort of your home. Homework/practice is assigned each session (the success of the training relies on the owner practicing cues daily and following/implementing trainer recommended changes).
I offer TRAINING PROGRAMS, TRAINING PLANS, and PER SESSION TRAINING (all are in-home training).
-TRAINING PROGRAMS are 6 week long courses of training. Trainer meets with owner and dog 1 time per week for a training session. Each session is 45 min long.
4. *DOGGIE DAY CARE*
I offer daily pet sitting and over the weekend overnights. I have experience with small dogs, large dogs, dogs with behavior problems, and even special needs dogs. I can administer medications, am capable of giving injections. I've seen it all as far as rescues go, so taking care of your baby will be my pleasure. I ALSO OFFER TRAINING WHILE AT DAY CARE.
Just pet sitting costs $10/weekday and $20/weekend-day.
Adding 1 10min training session is $5 or get 3 10min training sessions for $12.