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Est. in 1985, 30,000 families have trusted our teaching 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 button below to learn more and register.

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Class Date Description
AKC Trick Title: Online Evaluations
  • 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/Live 2021
  • October 25, 2021 2:00 pm
  • October 25, 2021 4:30 pm
  • October 25, 2021 6:00 pm
  • November 17, 2021 4:30 pm
  • November 17, 2021 6:00 pm
  • November 23, 2021 4:30 pm
  • November 23, 2021 4:30 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 hybrid class is made up of both online and live sessions (more…)

Behavior Consult Online
  • 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 Class With Test
  • October 28, 2021 6:00 pm

About the Class This is a 4 week class. During the first three class sessions, dogs and handlers will have an opportunity to practice all ten exercises required for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. The test will take place during the fourth class session. Canine Good Citizen is a title and certification bestowed by (more…)

Let's Just Walk-Combination
  • November 6, 2021 2:30 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…)

Scent Work 1 - Building the Search-Live
  • 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…)

Tricks and Performance Skills
  • October 26, 2021 3:00 pm

About the Class Tricks are a great way to pass the time on rainy days or any time you want to have fun with your dog. Get your dog ready for pet therapy visits or to just entertain guests at parties! Learn to capture, lure, and shape your dog’s natural behaviors into a variety of  (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.