Dog Training Des Moines | Puppy Training Des Moines | Pupstart


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 accredited Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT.) She was one of the first dog trainers in the world to pass the CPDT exam in upstate New York the first time it was offered in 2001!

She has been a Professional Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) since 1998. 

In April 2018, she received the Associate Certified Dog Behavior Consultant credential from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC.)
 She is one of two ACDBCs in the state of Iowa.

Trainers certified through IAABC and CCPDT are required to keep their knowledge current with continuing education units (CEUs.) Dana travels across the United States for conferences and seminars. She also participates in webinars and on-line courses from the best minds in dog training, dog business, veterinary behavioral medicine, evolutionary biology, ethology, and psychology. 

CLICK HERE to see Dana's public speaking engagements and Continuing Education Units recognized by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. 


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