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Est. in 1985, 30,000 families have trusted our teaching methods.

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To ensure that dogs and their families can develop skills in a social setting and receiving individualized attention from trainers.

Training Philosophy

Dogs and humans should live side by side in a cooperative relationship! Whatever your goals, we have the class for you.

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We also offer one-on-one private consultations as well as online AKC Trick Evaluations! Click on the button below to learn more and register.

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Masks are required at all times when in the on-site classroom.

Class Date Description
AKC Trick Title: Online Evaluations
  • September 1, 2021 3:20 pm
  • October 1, 2021 12:00 am

About the Class Does your dog do tricks?  Tricks are fun and entertaining for you and your dog as well as providing both mental and physical stimulation. You can earn your dog’s trick titles by sending us videos. Register any time during the month shown. For full information on the Trick Title program visit: (more…)

Basic Skills for Dogs-Online Training 2021
  • October 15, 2021 5:00 pm

Class Description Building a foundation of basic dog skills and relationship procedures for all members of the family makes daily life safe and enjoyable for everyone. This online class is designed to build a solid training and relationship foundation in a location of your choice. Working at home is beneficial for shy, under-socialized and overly (more…)

Basic Skills for Dogs-Online/Live 2021
  • October 13, 2021 4:30 pm
  • October 13, 2021 6:00 pm
  • October 25, 2021 4:30 pm
  • October 25, 2021 6:00 pm

Class Description Building a foundation of basic dog and relationship skills using reward based training for all members of the family makes daily life safe and enjoyable for everyone. Read the position statement of the American Veterinary Society of  Animal Behavior: AVSAB-Humane-Dog-Training-Position-Statement-2021.pdf ( This hybrid class is made up of both online and live sessions (more…)

Behavior Consult Online
  • September 1, 2021 12:00 pm
  • October 1, 2021 12:00 am

About the Consult This will be a one half to one hour private consult with a behavior counselor or trainer. It covers everyday training or addresses behavior challenges. It will be conducted through Zoom and may require the client to submit additional videos and information to the counselor. You will receive a recap and action (more…)

Canine Good Citizen Urban: CGCU TEST
  • September 26, 2021 11:00 am

About the Class CGCU or Urban Canine Good Citizen, is the most challenging of the series. Testing is conducted in a busy, congested city setting.  It is a test of practical behaviors used in negotiating dog friendly buildings, crowds on urban sidewalks, exposure to city noises (horns, sirens, construction) and surfaces (concrete plastic, tiles, asphalt) (more…)

Dogs Reacting~Online Seminar
  • October 8, 2021 6:00 pm
  • October 12, 2021 6:40 pm

Seminar Description This is the information seminar  for the Dogs Reacting behavior series. It covers the causes of  and treatment options for  reactive behavior of any kind.  Techniques and protocols shown and discussed in this session can assist you  and your dog to make  positive habit changes that, with practice and determination, enable dogs to (more…)

Let's Just Walk-Combination
  • October 7, 2021 4:30 pm

About the Class Four Weeks from Chaos to Calmer Times are changing how we walk with dogs in our changing world.  In this class we present a series of exercises designed to increase your dog’s motivation to focus on and engage with you during walks and outings. Exercises are  centered on improving communication and teamwork (more…)

Pet First Aid and CPR
  • October 21, 2021 9:00 am
  • October 21, 2021 1:30 pm

About the Class Hosted by Berkeley Humane and presented by Peter Pay of Need to Know Training. Participants will learn the prior planning and preparation necessary to respond effectively to an animal medical emergency. Learn the immediate and temporary care necessary to sustain an injured or ill dog or cat, and to minimize further harm (more…)

Puppy Start Up-Live
  • October 19, 2021 4:30 pm
  • October 19, 2021 6:00 pm

About the Class This will be a hybrid style class.  The first session will be online to get you and your puppy prepared for our group class (maximum 5 puppies.  The following  four sessions will take place in our training classroom with appropriate spacing and masks. Provide your puppy vital early training to help them (more…)

Rover Come Over-Online Plus
  • October 15, 2021 11:30 am

About the Class GET a REALLY RELIABLE RECALL with one session online three in person Having fun with your dog Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, means having a responsible and reliable recall. Do you want your dog to come to you, no matter what, under all conditions and distractions? . This class will bring you (more…)

Scent Work 1 - Building the Search-Live
  • September 25, 2021 4:30 pm
  • October 23, 2021 4:30 pm

About the Class Welcome to the sport of Scent work! This class utilizes techniques similar to those used to train professional detection dogs. Scent work and search skills harness dogs’ natural instincts and love of hunting—your dog will have fun, build confidence, and use mental and physical energy during the class and homework sessions. Instructor (more…)

Trick of the Month
  • October 7, 2021 6:00 pm

About the Class Tricks are a fun and healthy way to interact with your dog.  From simple behaviors to chains of complex behaviors, learning new skills keeps your dog’s mind active and enhances cooperation. Tricks are healthy exercise for young and old. Each month we will teach you how to get one or more new (more…)


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Our team of pet experts is here to help. We have several videos with tips on how to stay safe and healthy with your pets during this pandemic, as well as fun tricks you can do at home! View more Training & Behavior tips.