Group Dog Training Class Schedule

Please Note: Group Classes are for Dog Training Elite Clients Only

Dog Training Elite offers small dog training classes after obedience training is completed and only once a dog is fully immunized. Dog obedience classes in Des Moines are held on a consistent basis and are included in most packages. Our dog obedience training classes are designed to place yourself and your dog in public places (surrounded by other dogs, people, smells, and sounds), so that you can train your dog to obey you... regardless of the many distractions screaming for their attention!


Water Works Park (behind the amphitheater)
2201 George Flagg Pkwy, Des Moines, IA 50321

Group Training Class

Saturdays:
Basic Class - 10am - 11am Sign Up / More Details

Advanced Class - 11:15 - 12:15pm Sign Up / More Details

Dog Training Elite Facility
319 SW 5th St, Des Moines, IA 50309

Group Training Class

Wednesdays:
Basic Class - 5:30pm - 6:30pm Sign Up / More Details

Advanced Class - 6:30pm - 7:30pm Sign Up / More Details

COVID-19 Reopening Guidelines

Dog Training Elite Des Moines has been approved to reopen and resume offering our in-home training and group classes in Des Moines. We have reorganized our training programs to fit social distancing and heightened sanitation measures. In order to keep you and our training staff safe and healthy, we ask for your assistance on the following protocols.


In-Home & Office Guidelines

  • If you or anyone in your household becomes sick, please inform us immediately. We can cancel and reschedule training sessions at no extra cost.
  • Please follow general hygiene guidelines before and after your session, including hand washing.
  • Thoroughly clean and disinfect all training tools before and after the session.
  • If possible, most of the training session will take place outside - in your backyard or at a nearby park.

Group Class Guidelines

  • We are limiting the size of group training sessions, so you must sign up online first.
  • Only one person is permitted per sign up (RSVP for the number of dog attendees only). Multiple dogs are ok, but if they need more handlers you must sign up for each person individually.
  • If you or anyone in your household becomes sick, you must reschedule.

We understand that you are excited about training your dog(s) and we want to provide you with services as quickly as possible, but we must maintain the health of our trainers in order to provide this service. Thank you for being flexible and proactive about preventing the spread of COVID-19.

Dog Training Elite offers professional group dog obedience training classes for all clients in Des Moines.

Why Are Group Dog Training Classes Important?


  • Provide Socialization
  • Training Practice in Distracting Situations
  • Fun and Friendly Community Building
  • Small and Highly Personable
  • For all Breeds and Sizes
  • Included in Most Packages
  • Basic Obedience Training Required
  • Only for Fully Immunized Dogs

Classes are a mix of all dog breeds and sizes, and our classes provide necessary socialization skills and practice around high levels of distraction. We like to make our group classes exciting for both dogs and handlers, we have created fun training games and an environment that feels less like a class and more like a social outing. We are building a community and our dog training groups tend to feel like a family and less like a dog training group. Friends are made, bonds are formed, and both dogs and dog owners look forward to their once a week group training sessions.


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We help your dog become a valued companion and beloved member of the family. Read what our customers have to say and then give us a call!

Cannady and Jack are extremely personable and passionate about helping people improve their relationships with their dogs through quality training that works! They have been fantastic to work with and I wish I could give 10 stars!
— Kyle Christie
Posted May 11th 2022
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We are having great success with our puppy, Opie after working with the DTE team. He is learning commands quickly and loves working with the trainers. Opie can be a bit stubborn and I really appreciate all the tips and details the trainers give us to work with this trait. You can tell the DTE staff really cares about the dogs they work with and helping you succeed!
— Brookann Barkley
Posted October 28th 2021
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I am just getting started with training for my puppy. I have started the puppy training and very happy so far!
— Rebecca Hopkins
Posted October 12th 2021
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We contacted DTE DSM because we were lost with our puppies disobedience and poor behavior. From our free evaluation to our 4 private at home personal lessons, we were given our dog back. She is now a well behaved, confident and happy member of out pack. I don't know who learned more, Rizzo or my daughter and I. We still have our 4 group sessions band I can't wait to see what comes of them. This service was truly the best use of money. I cannot recommend this group higher. Kathryn, Jack and Cannady have given us back our pet with all the tools necessary to enjoy her to the fullest extent. Thank you DTE...Bill Sexton
— William Sexton
Posted August 9th 2021
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My beautiful 4 year old dog has been struggling with reactivity for the past year and a half-humans and other dogs. We enlisted another very prominent trainer in Des Moines prior to Elite and truly felt that we were a hopeless case after. The previous trainer was expensive and we had several sessions that each ended with “I don’t know what’s wrong with him.” We were heartbroken. Then we found Elite, and after only three sessions, our boy has been improving 100x over! The trainers have given us clear techniques and instructions and actually LISTEN to our concerns! I literally tear up just thinking about how much more confident I am in my boy now, and only after 3 sessions! No more reactivity on walks and he is already catching on quickly to other commands! I will update this review as we go along, but am SO SO incredibly happy we found these trainers!! Worth every cent!!!
— Kelsey Weltzin
Posted August 3rd 2021
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After a few failed efforts at training, DTE finally had a system that worked for me and my easily-distracted, tuggy lab. They are professional and a pleasure to work with.
— June Keith
Posted July 26th 2021
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Jack and Kathryn are excellent trainers. Every week they work with our dog Jeter and he is learning so much. I’m so glad we found them. Highly recommend
— Amy Goos
Posted July 26th 2021
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From the initial consultation I knew Clary was in good hands for the SD program. Everything was explained very clearly and thorough, and they really care about helping you. I’m excited to get her started in the next couple months!
— Madison Arrasmith
Posted July 7th 2021
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When I hired them I thought my dog was a 50/50 chance of being trainable...they are AMAZING!! I believe we have only had 6 sessions and my dog can now go on walks off her leash and be around other dogs without any problems. She was a psychopath before her training with them! We had her on a tow chain in our living room because she would run around our house and destroy EVERYTHING! This dog literally ate a part of my floor and walls...one time she even ate a hole in my mattress and I was only gone for aprx 2 minutes! But after only 2 sessions with Jack she was able to be in our house free roaming....she would sit and stay close by ....no more destructive behaviour at all! There's Soo much more I could y but seriously they are the best I could have asked for!
— Bri Jay
Posted June 24th 2021
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I would highly recommend Jack and Cannady if you’re looking to get your dog trained. In only a few short sessions with them, our dog Roger was much more controllable. We went from a next to impossible dog to take on walks to a dog that now walks without a leash. The concepts are very simple to learn and with daily trainings, everyone in my house is able to work with Roger.
— Zach Shimp
Posted June 14th 2021
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I could not be more impressed with this company and it’s ability to both train and educate clients and their pups! Cannady’s aptitude to listen compassionately to my concerns and her connection with my dog are unmatched; paired with Jack’s professionalism and attention / deep care for the work he does with animals- I am absolutely floored. I saw changes in my dog’s behavior within a week of my first training session, which was absolutely shocking to me. After trying both medication to ease my dog’s severe separation anxiety and another training company for her dog to dog aggression, I was not sure what to expect when starting with DTE.. but these two have supplied me with the tools I need to comfortably go on walks again with my dog and leave her alone in my home without worry. With that, Jack has been nothing but attentive and adaptive to my schedule and happily answers any & all questions I have about my dog and the mechanics of their training method. I 10/10 recommend these two and DTE Des Moines as a whole. You guys are the best!
— Natalie Shimp
Posted June 10th 2021
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Jack and Cannady are fantastic people and amazing dog trainers. Both of my dogs (a Pug and an Australian shepherd) love them!. They communicate the training process so that I am included in the training as well. I trust them 100% with my dogs!
— Donald Castro-Conde
Posted March 22nd 2021
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