Cedar Run Company


We’re dog people!

We don’t believe in a "one size fits all" training, and frankly, you shouldn’t either.

Your dog has individual needs. Together, we will craft a training plan that meets those needs in a fun, low-stress environment.

Schedule a discovery session with one of our trainers. We'll meet with you and your dog to discuss goals and objectives. Together, we'll determine which training option is the best fit.

We offer traditional options that include small group classwork to reinforce socialization and create a solid foundation for skill growth, one-on-one private training, as well as training options that incorporate dog daycare to allow for skill training that meets your dogs' individual needs.

Creating positive associations will lead to long-term success for your dog and your family!

Services We Offer

Play & Train

During the day, dogs come for daycare and spend one-on-one time working with our trainers. You will take home a tired pup with a new skill!

Our Play & Train services are ideal for dogs who will benefit from the socialization of doggie daycare services weekly, coupled with the need for learning new skills. This program is perfect for both young, high-energy dogs that need to learn a few manners as well as older dogs who are ready to learn new tricks!

Play & Train requires dogs to attend daycare two times per week, for a total of 4 weeks.  Sessions are available on Monday and Wednesday's or Tuesday and Thursday's. This program includes 8 hours of daily daycare and 8 total hours of training. The skills worked on include Focus, Sit, Down, Stay, Leave It, Loose Leash Walking and Intro to Heel.

Dogs will have multiple breakout sessions away from group daycare to work one-on-one with our certified trainers throughout the day using science based, fear free training methods only. Owners will be provided with a packet and daily reports to continue with training at home, as well as lifetime access to our trainers for any troubleshooting needs you may have!

  • Play & Train Level 1: Perfect for puppies ages 12-16 weeks, with a focus on introducing skills and new experiences.
  • Play & Train Level 2: Great for dogs of all ages, with a focus on real life skills applications and dog socialization.
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Small-Group Training Classes

Training classes at Cedar Run Company are available all throughout the year. We offer training for dogs of all ages, breeds, and skillsets. We prefer to keep our class sizes small to offer as much one-on-one assistance as each student needs and, we practice science based, positive reinforcement training only in a fear free environment.

Our classes meet one day a week, for seven weeks total, and are approximately one hour in length. Please contact us if you are interested in joining a training class, we can help you to determine which class best suits your dogs needs!

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Fundamental Puppy Training

This class is perfect for dogs ages 12-16 weeks old! We’ll cover beginner skills to set your puppy on a positive training path.

The primary focus of this class is socialization and introducing basic skills for your pup! We introduce skills, such as focus, sit, down, and stay, with the help of treats. This class also covers topics such as potty training, jumping, nipping, and barking. 

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Advanced Training

Perfect for graduates of our Puppy or Basic Fundamental Training classes! This class provides real-life applications of training skills and includes field-trips!

This class will take your training skills to the next level! Dogs will work on mastering commands with both verbal and non-verbal cues and we will wean dogs off of needing treat lures.

Fundamental Basic Training

Perfect all dogs ages 16 weeks or older! A fun and positive starter class for most owners and dogs, this class is a great fit for any dog, regardless of its current skill set. The class can provide new tricks and techniques for dogs to learn or refresh the skills that they already know. This class will cover skills like focus, sit, down, stay, heel, and loose leash walking.

Owners should expect dogs to reliably respond to commands without treats. We also introduce release words to strengthen these skills. Basic training skills enhance a dog's life and create a stronger bond between an owner and their dog!

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Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Prep

This class will reinforce and build on skills learned in Basic Training classes. Dogs and owners can expect to learn practical applications of skills with real-world scenarios, such as encountering strangers and added distractions. Graduates of CGC Prep are prepared for AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing.

Play & Train Services

  • 4 Week Program, Requires Daycare Attendance 2 Days Per Week
  • Sessions Available Monday & Wednesday OR Tuesday & Thursday
  • Includes 8 Full Days of Daycare & 8 Hours of Training
  • Also Includes Lifetime Access to Our Trainers

Training Classes

  • Beginner, Basic Training and CGC Prep Available
  • Classes Meet Sunday's at Cedar Run Company #2
  • Each Class is 1 Hour Long
  • Class Size is Limited to Only 6 Dogs Per Class

Currently Available Training Sessions for 2024

All classes are held at Cedar Run Company #2, located at 860 N. 20th Ave, Hiawatha.

Reservations are required, please call ahead to reserve a spot: 319-393-1362

Please note, class sizes are limited!

A 50% deposit is required to reserve your spot.  This is non-refundable if less than 2 weeks notice is given for a cancellation.  Your deposit can be transferred to a future class if availability changes.


Please note, our training schedules are subject to change.  Please call or message us directly with questions.

Play & Train sessions: held at Cedar Run #2

Available on Monday/Wednesday OR Tuesday/Thursday's

  • T/Th - Jan. 16th to Feb. 8th
  • M/W - Feb. 19th to March 13th
  • T/Th - Feb. 20th to March 14th
  • M/W - March 25th to April 17th
  • T/Th - March 26th to April 18th
  • M/W - April 29th to May 22nd
  • T/Th - April 30th to May 23rd
  • M/W - June 3rd to June 26th
  • T/Th - June 4th to June 27th
  • M/W - July 8th to July 31st
  • T/Th - July 9th to Aug. 1st
  • M/W - Aug. 12th to Sept. 4th
  • T/Th - Aug. 13th to Sept. 5th
  • M/W - Sept. 16th to Oct. 9th
  • T/Th - Sept. 17th to Oct. 10th
  • M/W - Oct. 21st to Nov. 13th
  • T/Th - Oct. 22nd to Nov. 14th
  • M/W - Nov. 25th to Dec. 18th
  • T/Th - Nov. 26th to Dec. 19th

Beginner and Basic Training Classes: Held each Sunday at Cedar Run #2

Time and class session varies by date, call to confirm

  • January 28th to March 10th
  • April 7th to May 19th
  • June 2nd to July 14th
  • August 4th to September 15th
  • October 6th to November 17th
  • December 8th to January 19, 2025

Let’s Keep Your Pet Happy, Healthy, and Active!