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To ensure that dogs and their families can develop skills in a social setting and receiving individualized attention from trainers.
Dogs and humans should live side by side in a cooperative relationship! Whatever your goals, we have the class for you.
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.
All in-person classes are suspended until they are safe to resume. Virtual class options are available below.
|AKC Trick Title: Online Evaluations||
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: https://www.akc.org/sports/trick-dog/about-trick-dog/ (more…)
|Basic Skills for Dogs-Online Training||
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. Training skills include engagement skills, leash walking, recall, sit, down, (more…)
|Basic Skills-2 Online||
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…)
|Behavior Consult Online||
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…)
|Dogs Reacting~Online Seminar||
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-Virtual||
About the Class Four Weeks from Chaos to Calm 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…)
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in the news: training going virtual amidst covid-19
COVID-19: Training & behavior tips
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.