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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.

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.
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

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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  • All Inclusive:
    Boarding INCLUDES a minimum of 2-4 hours of daycare playtime for social dogs per day OR private potty & playtime with a staff member for those pups that prefer one on one! THIS IS INCLUDED with ALL boarding pups for FREE!
  • Experience:
    We have provided care and services for thousands of dogs in the greater West Des Moines, IA area since opening in 2010. Our owner and managers have extensive backgrounds in handling dogs of all sizes and temperaments, including pet dogs, dogs with special needs, competition dogs, and working service/police dogs. We provide continuing education for all staff members on dog handling, dog behavior, first aid/CPR, pack management, socialization and aggression.
  • Cleanliness:
    We take great pride in our level of cleanliness at Canine Country Club. We sanitize and disinfect our ENTIRE facility, including kennels, crates, daycare rooms, bedding, water/food bowls and outdoor play area, EVERY day. Just stop by and take a sniff for yourself!
  • Safety:
    Our facility is a little tricky to find for the first time, but we planned it that way! For maximum safety of our guests and their parents, we are located in a cul-de-sac with no nearby passing traffic for maximum safety while coming and going from Canine Country Club. We also have low dog to staff ratios, often keeping daycare groups around 10-12 dogs. This allows us to keep safety a priority and we are proud to be one of the safest dog facilities in the state!
  • Security:
    Dogs are monitored by one of our skilled staff members who is physically in the room with the dogs. We have multiple locked doors and gates between your dog and the outside world. Our outdoor play area is surrounded by an 8 foot privacy fence that runs along a concrete curb all the way around, containing even the most skilled climbers and diggers.
  • Why Choose Canine Country Club:
    We love ALL the dogs that visit us at Canine Country Club! We enjoy cuddling with them and giving them individual attention, hugs and kisses during their stay. With owners’ permission, we like to reward them with treats for good behavior (and sometimes just for being so darn cute!)

​EVERY dog gets playtime! All of our boarding guests get lots of indoor and outdoor playtime. A minimum of 2-4 hours of daily dog daycare is included in the boarding fee & if your dog is not social with other dogs then they receive individual playtime with a staff member. The entire reason the owner opened the facility was to give dog parents a place to take their dogs where they would be loved, cared for and treated like they would be at home with you! We don’t believe in keeping dogs in kennels all day, after all, they deserve a vacation too!

  • Boarding And Daycare Enrollment Form:
    This gives us the information we need to know to best care for your pup
  • Current Vaccination Records: 
    ​CCC requires all dogs to be vaccinated for Bordatella, Distemper, and Parvo. Rabies is required for all pups over 12 weeks old. Pups under 12 weeks do not require the Rabies vaccination to attend, but must have 2 rounds of puppy vaccines completed. Pups must be on a monthly flea/tick preventative year-round. Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide service to any dog without these vaccinations and a flea/tick preventative.

What To Bring:

  • Food:
    We prefer that you pack the food in individual servings in ziplock baggies. This ensures that you pack enough food for your dog and that we are feeding your dog the correct amount at each meal. If you forget to pack food for your dog, or if you don’t pack enough, we have a regular dog food or grain-free variety we will feed your dog for an additional fee. (Please note we use a standard 8 ounce measuring cup to measure food.)
  • Treats:
    If you have a special brand of treats your dog prefers, or if they have special dietary restrictions, please bring treats so we can reward them for their good behavior! We do have house-brand treats that we can give your dog while they stay with us.
  • Medication:
    Prescription Medication must be in the original container with the dosage and prescribing veterinarian information visible. We can administer oral medication. We do not administer intramuscular or subcutaneous medication such as insulin.

What Not To Bring:

  • Rawhides, Bones, Toys:
    These are a choking hazard. They are great to give your pup at home, but we don’t want to take a chance of them choking or getting sick while you’re away. Trust us, they will be so tired from playing all day they will fall right to sleep at night to rest up for their next day of fun!
  • Bedding:
    All boarding dogs get orthapedic Kuranda bed to snooze on at night. We don’t want to risk their favorite bed or blanket from home getting destroyed or lost while at CCC so we prefer to use our bedding. If you really want to leave a blanket or something to remind your dog of home, make sure it’s something small that can fit in their overnight bin and one they can live without if it doesn’t make it home from their stay. If your dog is staying in a Luxury Suite (Not regular boarding) they can bring any bedding, blankets, or toys from home to make their stay extra cozy.
  • Bowls:
    We only use sanitized, stainless steel bowls. Please let us feed and water your dog with our bowls while they stay with us.

We recommend that you bring your dog to daycare a few times. This will let him get to know the staff and other regular dogs that he will be interacting with during his stay. The more familiar your dog is with Canine Country Club, the better he will do while he’s here!

100% of the Time!

​At CCC, we strictly follow the guidelines set forth by the State of Iowa. We have maximum playgroup sizes of 15 dogs and at least 1 staff member supervising each group. When the dogs are socializing in daycare, they are constantly monitored through visual and audible contact. Your dog’s safety is our highest priority. All of our staff members are extensively trained in dog behavior, pack management, dog aggression and dog socialization. We offer all our doggie customers a safe, fun and low stress social environment!We recommend that you bring your dog to daycare a few times. This will let him get to know the staff and other regular dogs that he will be interacting with during his stay. The more familiar your dog is with Canine Country Club, the better he will do while he’s here!

Yes! We have many puppies that attend CCC for daycare. Puppies must have their first two round of puppy vaccinations, as well as the parvo & bordatella vaccines. The Rabies vaccine is not required until 12 weeks of age.

​Unaltered dogs can attend daycare up to 6 months of age. Over 6 months, it is a state law that unaltered dogs can not attend daycare. We do however offer day boarding, where your dog will stay with us for the day & receive private playtime & potty time with a staff member.

  • 7am – 9am:
    Dogs Kenneled for Drop Off
  • 9am – 11:30am:
    Playtime indoors & outdoors with 3 potty breaks
  • 11:30am – 1:30pm:
    Naptime/Quiet Time
  • 1:30pm – 4:30pm:
    Playtime indoors & outdoors with 3 potty breaks
  • 4:30pm – 6pm:
    Kenneled for Pick up

​All boarding dogs, as long as they’re social get either morning/afternoon playtime. For those that need to wear off more steam, they may be put in to play time for both sessions.

All daycare dogs, and boarding dogs that are social, are in their play groups with their staff supervisor from the time they are dropped off in the morning until mid-day nap time. We put the dogs down for a nap and shut out the lights. We also play soothing music for them to relax, rest and re-charge for their afternoon of playtime. When the dogs wake up from their nap, they are put back in their play groups for the afternoon so they go home tired when their parents pick them up.

During the morning and afternoon playtimes, the dogs play indoors in our climate controlled daycare rooms and rotate in their play groups to get outside play and potty time. We have toys, jungle gyms and other structured play activities for the dogs to engage with each other and our staff members. In the summer, on hot days, we also have pool parties! The pool is emptied daily in the mid-afternoon so the dogs have time to dry off before going home with their families.

While we don’t currently offer daycare on the weekends, our dog boarding clients do get weekend play time. Just like daycare, they are separated in groups of similar temperament and play style and get morning and evening playtime indoors and out. So, even if your dog is just staying at CCC for the weekend, they will get generous playtime with their friends!

Yes. Every dog that comes into CCC must bring proof of current rabies, bordetella, parvo, rabies and distemper vaccination. We also need you to fill out our Enrollment Forms.

Canine Country Club does not breed discriminate, because ANY breed of dog can be aggressive. We do not allow aggressive dogs in daycare or allow them to socialize with other dogs. If a dog starts showing aggressive tendencies in daycare, we will have a discussion with the parents about dog training methods to correct the behavior. We will work with a dog to the best of our ability and to the extent the parents feel comfortable with to keep them social and able to play in daycare. However, our first priority is the safety of all dogs in our facility, so if CCC Management feels a dog is too aggressive or cannot be worked with, we will dismiss the dog from daycare.

If your dog is dog aggressive or not social, we will board them on a selective and limited basis. These dogs will be kenneled in one of our large runs during their stay and get private playtime with a staff member.

​With the exception of some sport dogs and police K9s, CCC will not board dogs that are aggressive towards people.

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