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Let us get them started out on the right paw!

Chuck Osborn, is now providing all the training at Canine Country Club. Chuck has been training dogs for over 30 years. He is a highly capable and competent trainer and behaviorist. Chuck will continue all of our normal training programs, including Board & Train, group lessons and private lessons.

New Trick at Canine Country Club

Our dog training services and obedience training classes are fit for all dogs—whether you’re teaching tricks,giving your new puppy a crash course in basic behavior, or leaving your dog with us for extensive Board & Train options. We make it easy for the greater West Des Moines, IA area dog owners to find a training option that’s right for them, from our most popular Board & Train program, group classes, to private training sessions. We have something to accommodate every dog owner’s training needs. We can even teach competitive dog training services, AKC Canine Good Citizen preparation, and Therapy Dog International testing preparation!

Enroll your dog today!

Teaching your dog proper behavior and commands is important for their lifelong development. At Canine Country Club, we strive to help dog owners give their four-legged friends the education they need to be well-behaved, responsive and controlled. Contact Chuck at 515-491-925 for more information about dog training services and obedience training classes alongside our daycare and boarding services.

Board and Train

We offer comprehensive board and train programs in 2-, 3- and 4-week increments! These classes can be incorporated with regular boarding free of charge. You get:

 FREE consultation about your dog’s issues and what training you’d like
 FREE 1 – 1¼ hour in-facility private go home lesson
 FREE 1 – 1¼ hour follow up in-facility private lesson, to be used within 1 year
 FREE attendance to 4 training classes, to be used within 1 year
 15% off future board and train programs

When your dog is enrolled in Board and Train they are here for training and training only. Board and Train is NOT the same as regular boarding. It is counterproductive to the training efforts for a dog in training to play in daycare, play or socialize with other dogs or commingle with other dogs. It breaks the continuity between dog and trainer. Your dog will only interact with other dogs if it is part of his/her training. This means your dog will be in his/her kennel for the majority of their stay. This is not difficult or hard on your dog. Training is a very mentally intensive activity. To best benefit from training, it’s best for your dog to remain in his/her kennel to think about and fully absorb the training received. This will increase the effectiveness of the training your dog receives. Your dog will receive his/her daily training with Chuck Osborn and 5-8+ potty breaks per day with a professionally trained staff member.

Bachelors Degree


2 Weeks


  • Dog Accepts Handling
  • Collar
  • Leash
  • Grooming
  • Flea Drops
  • Medicine
  • Coat/Sweater
  • Ears
  • Teeth
  • Paws
  • Rear End
  • Jumping Up
  • Sit by Side in Heel Position
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Come
  • Eyes
  • Loose Leash Sit and Come
  • Touch
  • Here
  • Find It
  • All Gone
  • Hey – Attention

Masters Degree


3 Weeks


  • Proof Weeks 1 & 2 Behaviors
  • Heel Fast
  • Heel Normal
  • Heel Slow
  • Sit and Come Outside with Distractions
  • Not yours – Food on Floor
  • Seat Belt



4 Weeks


  • Proof Weeks 1, 2, & 3 Behaviors
  • Sit and Come from a Distance
  • Not Yours – Walking over treats on floor
  • Meet & Greet Strangers
  • Wait at Doors
  • Go Lay Down

Enrollment Information​

​Please bring all materials with you to ensure your dog’s place in the class. Here’s what we need from you on your first night of class:

✓ You must fill Canine Country Club’s enrollment forms, found here.
Bring a copy of your dog’s vaccination records for us to keep.

  • Rabies (if over 16 weeks)
  • Distemper, Parvo, and Bordetella

 Payment for Board and Train requires a non-refundable 50% deposit upon reservation, the remainder is due upon check in. Cash or credit card only.
 ​Payment in full prior to your class or private lesson.

  • Cash or check made out to Canine Training by Mystic Moon, NOT Canine Country Club

 Classes are non-refundable after completion of the first night of class
 ​Enter training via the back/east side of the building, through the blue door to the left of the POD storage unit


Need help or have questions? Visit our help center

Training Schedule

Level 1 
(Puppy and beginner manners
and obedience)
Sundays: 11am – 12:15pm
Level 2
(Intermediate Obedience
and Training:
Agility, CGC, TDI,
Sundays: 12:30pm – 1:45pm
Level 3
​(Advanced Training:
Agility, CGC, TDI,
Sundays: 2pm – 3:15pm
Private In-Facility LessonsMonday-Thursday: 11:30am or 12:30pm
Saturdays: Between 10am and 3pm

What to Bring to Class

 ​A happy, positive attitude, an open heart and a desire to have fun with your dog
 ​Equipment you’re already using with your dog (prong collar, choke chain, e-collar, etc.)
 ​Dog enters wearing a flat Collar (no Martingales, Halti’s, Harnesses, etc.)
 ​Attached to the collar is a 6-foot flat leash
 ​Cooked chicken breast cut into large grape size pieces
 ​For Sunday classes, please do not feed dinner the night before or breakfast the morning of class. For Wednesday night classes, please do not feed breakfast or lunch. A hungry dog learns faster!

Testing Out of a Level/Class

For dogs with prior obedience training or who demonstrate the ability to respond to basic commands and behaviors, we offer the ability to test out of levels and classes.

Level 2 prerequisites to test out of Level 1

​​✓ Sit Stay, to the count of 5.
 Down Stay, to the count of 5.
 Loose leash walking, 10 steps and back.
 ​​Recall from the sit or down, 5 steps away.

Level 3 prerequisites to test out of Level 2

 Sit Stay, with your back turned ​away for 5 seconds.
 Down Stay, with your back turned away for 5 seconds Recall, 20 steps/across the room.
 Loose leash walking around the classroom.
 All with distractions.

Peak Season

January01/01/2023 - 01/09/2023
March03/03/2023 - 03/27/2023
April04/05/2023 - 04/12/2023
May05/24/2023 - 05/31/2023
June06/01/2023 - 06/30/2023
July07/01/2023 - 07/31/2023
August08/01/2023 - 08/31/2023
September09/01/2023 - 09/08/2023
November11/01/2023 - 11/30/2023
December12/01/2023 - 12/31/2023
*Special Extended Long Term Boarding (1+ month) pricing available, please call for a quote

**Dog boarding services are charged in 24 hour time periods. If you pick up on your pick up day later than your drop off time on your drop off day,
you will be charged $27 for 1/2 day of boarding.​

Day Boarding

Full Day With Reservation$30.00

Your dog deserves to feel welcome and wanted, no matter how long they’re with us. It’s why we provide a full list of add-ons and additional options. From grooming and spa packages to snacks and treats, we give your pooch a true vacation experience!

*Additional food can be provided at up to 4 cups of food per meal. Grain-free food is $3.50 additional, grain-included food is $2.50.

Training Prices

Board and Train - 2 weeks$1400
Board and Train - 3 weeks$2100
Board and Train - 4 weeks$2800
Each Additional Week of Board and Train+$700
Luxury Suite Upgrade (with no camera)+$20/night
Add on Therapy Dog International Training (4 week program only)$+200
Add on Canine Good Citizen Training (3&4 week programs only)$75/week


Valorie K.W.

On behalf of the Iowa Public Defender’s Association I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for generously donating your time to give a presentation during our June seminar. As the host office we were pleased with the attendance and the many positive comments we received regarding the seminar and the topics discussed. Providing top quality continuing education and training programs for our attorneys and investigators is the chief objective of the Public Defender Association. It would not be possible to conduct these seminars without speakers, like yourself, who graciously donate their time to share their expertise and insight.

Sarah Carr Smith

I am blown away by how different my puppy was after her board and train with Mystic Moon! They are absolute dog whisperers. I almost became emotional when I walked with my pup and she walked next to me without pulling! You will not be disappointed in what they have to offer. I am so excited to enjoy my puppy without the stress of her being naughty.​​

Sarah Ericson

Coco completed her 4 week Board & Train! So grateful to have found a wonderful, compassionate trainer Tonja Osbourne with Canine Training by Mystic Moon After recently adopting her, I was not making much progress training and after being part of the 4wek board & train program I am just amazed by the difference! She’s fully fluent in sit, lie down, heel, wait, ok, find it, go, come here- oh yeah and shes finally fully housetrained. Tonja also gave me training…​

Samantha Nicole Grandfield

A big thank you to Tonja at Canine Training by Mystic Moon, Inc! Your private lesson with Vader today really opened my eyes! I have so much more to learn from you to become the best trainer/handler I can be! I hope to start coming to Sunday class again in the next few weeks! You are such an awesome friend and mentor! I appreciate your honesty more than you know! Vader and I have a long road ahead, but it will all be worth it! My passion for learning to train my dogs will only get stronger from here!​

Caitlyn Parrott​​

Tonja is awesome! Would highly recommend for all dog owners ???? My beloved chocolate lab is finally becoming a well-behaved, calm pup!

Lucylou, Rita, And Jack

We were delighted to learn about “Canine Training by Mystic Moon Inc.” through our vet at Jordan Creek Animal Hospital. Tonja Osborn is a “dog whisperer” extraordinaire . . . We highly recommend Tonja and “Canine Training by Mystic Moon Inc.” to anyone experiencing puppyhood.​

Meet Chuck

​Partner, Educational Program

I am Chuck Osborn, with my wife Tonja Osborn. The very first time we meet your dog, you’ll see a huge positive change in your dog’s attitude. You’ll leave our class with a smile on your face; and your dog’s tail wagging. This is the most fun you can have with your dog, and still consider it productive training.

Through positive reinforcement, we’ll show you how to create a happy, balanced dog, that’s a joy to be with at home, and out in public.
And, we’ll teach you how fun, and easy, dog training can be. Whether you need puppy training, or have an adult dog that needs an obedience refresher, it should be mutually rewarding for your team.

At Canine Training by Mystic Moon, Inc. we offer a wealth of knowledge on dog behavior. We have 48 years’ worth of combined experience. We have educated ourselves from the best world level, training professionals, so contact us the next time you’re booking with Canine Country Club in West Des Moines, IA today.

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