Programs & Pricing

All programs & prices are subject to change. Some programs require a $50 evaluation prior to the beginning of class. Fill out a contact us form, or give us a call today for further information. All dogs must show proof of vaccination or titer testing as allowed by law.

Prices do not include tax. 

Puppy Preschool 
Length: 3 sessions
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Cost: $100 -

Give your new puppy the best start in life with puppy preschool.  House training, crate training, social introductions, confidence building exercises, grooming and handling are covered in this important gateway-to-learning class.  You will learn real solutions to common problems such as nipping, barking, jumping, and grabbing. 

Limit 6 puppies per class. Puppies should be between 8 weeks and 16 weeks of age.

All puppies must have received their first round of vaccinations and deworming prior to class entry.

Proof of vaccinations required. No exceptions.

Obedience Classes & Team Training Sessions
Group Level 1 Obedience
Length: 6 weeks
Fee:  $250 - Register online
Basic obedience in a group setting. Does your dog have a beginning knowledge of proper manners and commands but you need a little boost of advice and confidence? Then this is for you. We will cover the basics, boost some confidence, and help solidify your role as pack leader. 
Limit :  Note:  Covid restrictions include class size limited to 4 handlers/4 dogs.  
Private Level 1 Obedience
Length: 6 weeks - Must be completed within12 weeks
Fee:  $699.
Evaluation Required
One on one training with Donna A May. We will meet at our training facility located in Clinton, Iowa. We will work on basic skills, leash walking, minor reactivity, and more. This program is good for those who require a customized schedule and may want more in-depth coaching than that available in a group setting.  

Residency Program
Location: Big River Canine Coach Facility
Length: Two to four weeks. Time with us varies on a case-by-base basis.

Cost: Starting at $1800.
Evaluation Required
The board and train program is an immersion training program for your dog.  It is designed to give your dog a structured training plan focusing on state of mind, general obedience and specific behavioral issues. Your dog will receive multiple training sessions each day as well as social interactions, home manners, and supervised play.  This is a good option for stronger behavior issues, or if you simply don't have the time to attend a group or private class with your dog.  We do the "heavy lifting" for you.  Many owners choose this training option to coincide with family vacations or work travel.  When you pick your dog up, you will be shown how to maintain your dog's new skills at home. This step is very important and crucial to enjoying life with your dog. 
This program comes with 3 follow-up lessons and life-of-your-dog support through email, phone, and entry into Group Class at no extra cost. 

The following courses are for past & current clients only 


Coach Class 

Location: Big River Canine Coach Facility

When: Days:  1st Monday every month. 12:30 p.m.

Evenings:  1st Wednesday every month.  6:00 p.m.

Cost: None 

Walk in classes to practice learned behaviors in a group setting.  No reservation required.

Coach Classes are for clients who have gone through a training program. This is designed to refresh the training they have learned, and help maintain role as the leader. Our goal is to help our clients continue to enjoy Life With Their Dog. 

Pack Walks
Location: Outdoors at varying locations in Clinton, Iowa
Length: Approximately 1 hour
Cost: Free
Did you complete a training session with us? Join us for a Pack Walk to keep your confidence up and enjoy a nice stroll with like-minded people and their dogs.