My name is Ashley Mapes. I am a certified dog trainer, certified through Animal Behavior College
I have been working with dogs since 2005, training professionally since 2011.
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 Iowa. I am based out of the Des Moines area.
SERVICES OFFERED (all in detail below):
1. Training Assessment
2. Board & Train and Training Day Camp
3. In-Home One on One
4. Doggie Daycare
6. Boarding and Pet Suites
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)
Price is $30 + $0.30/mile.
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 (4) small sessions throughout the day, and manners and polite behavior are constantly and consistently reinforced.
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 and most efficient route to getting your dog to do, or not do, behaviors.
The owner simply makes an appointment and drops off the dog for 3 days to 3 weeks (depending on the needs in the situation). On pick up, there is a mandatory training session with owner/s and dog, to go over what they have learned and how to continue/maintain the training (Usually last 25-45 min).
I charge $55/day for standard boarding and training.
I sometimes take aggression cases (it depends on the dog and situation). I charge $75/day for aggression focused boarding and training.
TRAINING DAY CAMP:
Just like board and train, only you drop off in the morning, pick up at night. All training requires owners to make some changes at home to keep training consistent.
Price for Training Day Camp is $40/day.
I also offer JUST boarding, read #6.
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.
-TRAINING PLANS are a customized plan (based on your training needs) to meet 1 time per week for at least 3 weeks. (Price is a bundled rate and costs less than per session training)
Recommended if you want to focus on training a specific set of cues, or if you need problem-solving or getting rid of bad behaviors (ex. Barking excessively, digging, jumping up, knocking people down, destructive behavior, separation anxiety, etc).
Also recommended for some aggression cases (assessment required).
-PER SESSION TRAINING is training done session by session. ($30 + $0.30 per mile round)
Recommended for owners who don’t want a long-term plan or want to go one week at a time. Also for owners who just want one cue trained.
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 DAYCARE.
Just pet sitting costs $20/weekday and $25/weekend-day.
Adding 1 10min training session is $5 or get 3 10min training sessions for $12.
Teeth brushing ($7)
Toenail trim ($10)
Hind end trim ($15)
Anal glands ($15)
Trim face ($12)
Clean ears ($7)
Shave or Trim (Prices Vary)
6. *CAGE FREE BOARDING AND PET SUITES*
Cage free, in a family home, with other boarders, resident dogs, and cats. Only crated overnight if Owner specifies it.
Owner supplies food. Can send blankets, toys, kennels, etc.
This boarding has some requirements, (if your dog doesn’t meet them, consider a pet Suite): your dog must be approved by Ashley Mapes (trainer). general rules: no aggression (mild can be worked through), gets along well with other dogs. If you have questions ask. 🙂 Family boarding is $30/day
We also offer Pet Suites, for those who prefer a calm, relaxing stay. Your dog gets their own room, with an open half door, so they are still a part of the action. They get to play outside four times a day, as well as routine walks for bathroom breaks. They can watch dog TV or listen to the music of your choice. They have windows to look out, and we even play nature sounds for free. Your dog will have a wonderful time.
Pet Suites are $35/day
The dog must have all shots, be worm free, and treated for fleas and ticks.