319-545-7111
4100 Westcor Court
Coralville, IA 52241

FAX: 319-545-7113

Dog Boarding & Daycare in the Iowa City Area

Obedience Training and Classes

Classes are complete for 2021. 

Check back in January 2022, or email us to be added to a class wait list.  

**All sessions are one hour in length.**

Basic Obedience Classes (Available to All)

Puppy Kindergarten – 5 sessions  $145

Basic Obedience for Older Puppies & Young Adult Dogs – 5 sessions  $145

Basic Obedience for Adult Dogs – 5 sessions  $145

Advanced Obedience (pre-requisite: 2 of the above classes) – 4 sessions  $185


JDPC-Only Obedience Classes (Available to JDPC Dog Daycare Customers Only)

Puppy Kindergarten for Senior Humans & Their Puppies – 6 sessions  $195

Basic Obedience for Senior Humans & Their Older Puppies or Young Adult Dogs – 6  sessions  $195

Agility Just for Fun – 4 sessions  $185


Specialty Obedience Classes (Available to JDPC Dog U© Members Only)

Obedience for Shy & Timid Dogs – 4 sessions  $195

Obedience for Dogs with Mild to Moderate Reactivity – 4 sessions  $225

Enrichment Obedience – 4 sessions  $155

Class size is limited; enroll early.  Classes offered on a rotating basis every few months, except around major holidays.


Private Obedience Training (Available to JDPC Dog U© Members Only)

Private Training – $95 per session; or $250 for 3 sessions

“We Train, You Train”© – Assisted obedience training for Dog U© Member dogs while attending daycare – see prices here

“We Train, You Train”© – Helping YOU Help Your Dog Get It!


If you are interested in enrolling your dog in one of these classes, please email us at info@justdogsplaycare.com and provide the following information:

  • Your name, phone number, and email address
  • Your dog’s name, age, breed, and gender
  • Which obedience class you are interested in
  • Brief explanation of why you want to enroll in this class with your dog or puppy (50-100 words)
  • As class size is limited and demand is often high, we will give priority to those who can attend all classes

Positive Reinforcement Obedience Training

We use only Positive Reinforcement Training at JDPC, as we always focus on being kind in our efforts to help dogs learn.  As we teach, and help YOU teach, we work to set your dog up for success by teaching an association between positive behavior and rewards.  Rewards are sometimes treats.  But sometimes they are belly rubs, a big smile, a happy voice, and lots of kisses!

Just Dogs is a full member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT) and has trained using Tellington T-Touch® body work and movement exercises to help puppies and dogs get grounded so they are more responsive to learning.

We sell many of the products we use in obedience training, including the Easy Walk Harness®, the Halti® and Gentle Leader® headcollars, waist leashes for manners training, and more!

If you are interested in obedience training services at Just Dogs PlayCare, please email us at info@justdogsplaycare.com  and provide the following information:

  • Your name, phone number, and email address
  • Your dog’s name, age, breed, and gender
  • The obedience service(s) you are interested in
  • Brief explanation of the issues you are experiencing with your dog or puppy (50-100 words)

We respond to obedience requests in the order received.  Please note: we do not provide obedience solutions over email.  That’s what training classes are for!

OBEDIENCE TIPS from JDPC

Click on links below to see some tips on these obedience issues.

Benefits of Crate Training from JDPC

Tips on Solving a Problem from JDPC

Potty Training Tips from JDPC