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Personalized IN-HOME dog training and behavior consulting

Established in 1998, the company's mission is to:

  • Promote kind and effective dog training;
  • Change undesirable behavior;
  • Use reward-based training tools and techniques always; and,
  • Provide the latest evidence-based information, solid instruction, thorough training plans, and follow-up.

Dana Fedman, CPDT-KA, ACDBC, is the sole proprietor of Pupstart Family Dog Training in Des Moines. Pupstart is insured by Business Insurers of the Carolinas and maintains an Animal Welfare commercial kennel license through the State of Iowa.

The CPDT-KA certification stands for "Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed." This credential is from the independent and accredited Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT.) In fact, she sat for this exam in upstate New York the first time it was offered in 2001. Trainers certified by the CCPDT are required to keep their knowledge current. CLICK HERE to see Dana's public speaking engagements and Continuing Education Units recognized by the CCPDT.

She is a long-time Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT.) She is also a "Full Member Dog Training Professional" of the Pet Professional Guild. In April 2018, she received the Associate Dog Behavior Consultant credential from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC.)


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