Event Phone: 510 845-7735, ext 215

About the Class  

This 4-week class takes you beyond the foundation of basic skills.  It increases resilience and response rates of the basic skills and builds habits that make daily life with a dog in your home safe and enjoyable. This class offers more training games than Basic Skills 1 and reduces dependence on rewards to get reliable performance. Each dog and handler will work at their own pace and be encouraged to practice during the week.  All sessions are live and in person.

Is your dog ready for Basic 2?  Try this self test to see how you do.  This is only a self assessment.  Please do not submit it to us.  https://berkeleyhumane.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/Intermediate-test-questions.pdf

Class Requirements

Recommended for dogs that are 6 months or older. Dogs can be home-trained or have completed a basic class at any facility .   Dogs should have 80% reliable responses to sit, down, stay and walk for short durations.

Equipment: You will need a flat or martingale collar and/or a harness that attaches in front or back. Be sure you equipment is secure and your dog cannot slip out of it.  A  6-foot leash is ideal for training. Please avoid correction collars (choke, prong) and retractable leashes, which are not conducive to good positive training.  Every dog registered should have an individual handler

If you have questions, please contact

trainthebay@berkeleyhumane.org or call 510-845-7735, ext 215.



Don’t see a class that works for your schedule? Contact Train the Bay to get on a waitlist!
  • Basic 2-3068, January 4~January 25, 5:45 PM
    January 4, 2024
    5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Basic 2-3096, February 15~March 7, 5:45 PM
    February 15, 2024
    5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Basic 2-3112 March 21~April 11, 5:45 PM
    March 21, 2024
    5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
  • Basic 2-3127 April 18~May 9, 5:45 PM
    April 18, 2024
    5:45 pm - 6:45 pm
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2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley, California, 94710, United States

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