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Proven Results

Established in 1985, more than 30,000 families have trusted our dog training methods.

Small Class Size

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.

Additional Classes

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

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Class Date Description
AKC Trick Title: Online Evaluations
  • September 3, 2023 3:55 pm

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 2-Beyond Foundation
  • October 16, 2023 5:45 pm

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 (more…)

Basic Skills-2023, Live
  • September 28, 2023 5:30 pm
  • September 28, 2023 6:45 pm
  • October 16, 2023 5:30 pm
  • October 18, 2023 5:00 pm
  • November 20, 2023 5:30 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 class includes 4  in-person sessions at our training center with pre-class  (more…)

Behavior Consult Online
  • September 1, 2023 4:00 pm

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. Consult includes: Discussion of your dog’s Intake (more…)

Canine Good Citizen Certification Test Only
  • October 13, 2023 11:30 am

About the Test This is the test for dogs and their handlers to obtain the American Kennel Club (AKC) Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification. All those who pass will receive a certificate from American Kennel Club, and will be entitled to wear CGC insignia. This is a first step for potential service and therapy dogs. (more…)

Community Canine-CGCA
  • October 20, 2023 11:30 am

About the Class After completing the  Canine Good Citizen certification, you and your dog are ready to do the Community Canine ( CGCA).  Dog/Handler Teams will be tested at the final class session in real life situations. This class will meet in a variety of locations during the 4 week session.   For more information (more…)

Dogs Reacting: Live
  • October 26, 2023 5:30 pm

About the Class This is a group behavior modification class that focuses on techniques to reduce on leash reactivity.  Learn counter-conditioning, improve your handling and management of situations while you condition training routines that will help you and your dog relax in the face of over-stimulating events. Consistent use  of the routines and principles taught (more…)

Dogs Reacting~Online Seminar
  • October 19, 2023 5:30 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-Live
  • October 17, 2023 5:45 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
  • September 30, 2023 9:00 am
  • September 30, 2023 1:00 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-2023
  • September 26, 2023 5:30 pm
  • September 26, 2023 6:45 pm
  • November 7, 2023 5:30 pm

About the Class Your puppy will make new friends and learn good play behavior while developing confidence and engagement skills. All classes in this series are live. This class provides you and your puppy with vital early training skills to develop basic manners and learn boundaries.  The instructor will address early training and behavior issues (more…)

Rally Courses
  • October 18, 2023 6:30 pm

About the Class For those who want to learn more Rally exercises, this class will provide nested courses made up of Novice and Intermediate signs.  We will provide lessons for each new exercise before running the course.  Courses will be run by one team* at a time so you should expect to have some waiting (more…)

Scent Work 1 - Building the Search-Live
  • October 28, 2023 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…)


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Train the Bay
Meet Our Trainers
Train the Bay dog trainer Nancy Frensley, with more than 30 years experience dog training in the bay area

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animal behavior questions?

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