Virtual

      Classes 

 

 

Our classes are the smallest you'll find and include discussions, observation, and activities. We'll provide you with relevant notes, videos, and links to supporting content, as well. 

If scheduled times don't work for you, suggest a time that does. We're flexible!

New Beginnings

Building a healthy bond with your dog 
This class will help you and your dog connect by teaching you how to calmly and confidently interact with one another. You’ll learn how to motivate, engage, and advocate for your dog in complex situations with other people and animals. We’ll also troubleshoot challenges unique to you and your dog. (4 weeks, $115, offered upon request)

 

Confidence-building 
Together, we will help you and your dog explore small, fun challenges in a rewarding environment. With each accomplishment, your dog will become increasingly confident! We’ll explore the ways that carefully-introduced challenges can actually help your dog feel good. (4 weeks, $115, offered upon request)

 

Bonding and Confidence-building (our most popular class!)

For those who would like to jump-start their training with a course that combines the best features of our bonding and confidence-building classes. We'll cover both building a great, trust-based relationship with your dog while simultaneously working on confidence-building activities, as well. (6 weeks, $150, offered on Sundays or upon request)

 (Designed for the new dog in your life)

Clicker Classes

Foundations

Based on the Karen Pryor curriculum, our 6-week introductory clicker-training class will teach you to communicate effectively with your dog while learning basic obedience skills, such as response to name, recall, loose leash walking, waiting at doors, settling in one spot, sit, and leave it. You will also learn introductory training concepts so you can teach additional behaviors of your choice after you complete the class. (6 weeks, $150 offered on Sundays or upon request)

 

Advanced Clicker Training

For the trainer who is ready to try more complex challenges, this course will be different each time based on your personal goals. Conversations will include components of fluency and may include compound cues, poisoned behaviors, cooperative care, behavior chains, and/or other topics that the students choose. (6 weeks, $150, offered upon request)

(Our version of obedience classes)

Short and Sweet

(Classes on focused topics that meet one time)

Socialization

Part activity and part observation, this class will help you keep your dog focused and calm in environments with other dogs and people. Dogs will be introduced to one another gradually in a controlled setting. You’ll learn about the complex ways dogs interact and how to anticipate and redirect behaviors. Prerequisite: New Beginnings 1, Clicker Foundations, instructor approval, or private consultation. (1.5 hours, $40, offered upon request)

 

Out & About

This class is intended for dogs that are easily distracted by other dogs and people. You’ll learn basic leash skills and how to confidently partner with your dog when encountering distractions, identify and troubleshoot challenges, and maybe even apply what you’ve learned on a walk through the neighborhood. (1.5 hours, $40, offered upon request)

Shy-dog Social Hour

If your dog is hesitant to join activities with people, this instructor-facilitated session is for you. More informal than a class, this drop in session will provide your dog an opportunity to socialize with other people and dogs in our non-threatening, homey environment. We’ll throw in fun, confidence-building activities, too. NOTE: This course is limited to dog-social dogs and may have more dogs per trainer than other classes. ($22.50, offered upon request)