Pupstart Family Dog Training


Pupstart wants to come to you in person but must pause again.

Due to the pandemic, Pupstart suspended in-home visits in the Des Moines, Iowa, service area in mid-March. I resumed on July 1st but quickly became completely overwhelmed with inquiries, new clients, and meeting the needs of existing clients. I'll have to hold off accepting new clients for in-home instruction until December 1st to catch up because as of the end of September, my cancellation and waiting lists are ridiculously long. The cancellation list prioritizes puppies acquired during the pandemic and urgent behavior problems.

Phone or Zoom consults remain available no matter where you live, billed at $40-$60/half-hour. There are many things that can be accomplished remotely! The process is that we'll set up an appointment, and I'll send you some history forms to complete and return. Then we'll meet virtually. I will invoice you from Square after our meeting, and you can pay with your credit card.

The quickest way to reach me is via this contact form. Please tell me about your dog and let me know what kind of help you need. Even if you are not sure remote help is what you are looking for, please contact me. I may be able to refer you. Right now, I cannot complete callbacks in a timely manner, so if you want to be on a waiting list for in-home, please fill out the form.

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