Becky Beach

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It's a Dog Thing, Dog Training Academy focuses on building a positive and fun relationship between human and canine. We offer training for adults and children, helping them teach their dogs skills, sports, and games. Our philosophy is “Teaching humans what dogs already know!”


Rebecca (Becky) Beach is a fundraiser, event planner, and consultant. In early 2013, Becky founded Puppy Jake Foundation (PJF). PJF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) dedicated to providing professionally trained service dogs to wounded military veterans. Becky comes from a long line of military service and patriotism. Both of her grandfathers served as doctors in WWII, her father as a doctor in the U.S. Army, and her husband in active duty in the Vietnam War.

Becky’s love of animals led her to become a Certified Trainer through Animal Behavior College (ABC) and to complete the Karen Pryor Academy (KPA) Dog Trainer Professional program to become a KPA Certified Training Partner (CTP). She and her husband, Charlie, reside in Des Moines, IA, with their dogs.

Becky’s wide and diverse range of clients in her political career has included Senator Charles Grassley, President George H.W. Bush, President George W. Bush, Lamberti for Congress, and others. Her political career began in 197, when she served as Personal Assistant to Barbara Bush for four years. Currently, Becky serves on the Finance Committee for the George W. Bush Library Center in Dallas. After working in the Reagan and Bush administrations, Becky returned to her home state of Iowa in 1993. In addition to Puppy Jake Foundation work, her current projects include the Terrace Hill Restoration project, On With Life capital campaign, The Iowa Barnstormers, and Pacific Battleship Center (USS Iowa). Becky's professional affiliations include:

Services Offered: 
  • Private Training
    • In home
    • At facility
  • Group Instruction:
    • Clicker Foundation Classes
    • Childrens Classes
    • Seniors Classes
    • Puppy Classes
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All services focus on “Teaching humans what dog's already know.” It's A Dog Thing uses positive reinforcement training principles and techniques. Sign up for private training or classes and you will find It's a Dog Thing will meet your training needs.
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+1 (515) 490-9766
3517 Jewett Lane
50312 Des Moines , IA


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3 years 4 months