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The Inquisitive Canine

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Doggie & Me

Attend with your dog for bonding and learning!

In these interactive workshops designed to be a rewarding experience for both you and your dog, you’ll learn to teach your dog specific behaviors to enhance your daily relationship.

From loose-leash walking and coming when called to greeting people nicely and doorbell etiquette, you’ll learn to address a variety of manners. You’ll also get to see the world through your dog’s eyes, so you can positively reinforce the behaviors you want while limiting and preventing inappropriate habits.

Together, you and your dog will develop problem-solving skills and learn to make good decisions in everyday settings and situations.
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The Perfect Host

For instilling good manners when company comes

When friends and family visit, you want your dog to be the hostess with the mostest. This one-day workshop is perfect for beginners, as well as those with training experience, and includes: Sit-Stay, door and doorbell manners, greeting people politely and an enrichment plan to help keep your canine busy and out of your hair!
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Your New Puppy

Everything you need to get started off on the right paw!

Enroll your puppy and together you’ll build a foundation for lifelong good behavior. Topics include house training, chewing, biting, crate training, enrichment and socialization.
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Who’s at the Door? Greeting Politely

Practice this all-important socialization skill!

In this workshop, you’ll learn how to turn your pooch into president of the Canine Welcoming Committee by working on greeting people politely. With the positive combination of repetition and reward, you can look forward to showing off your dog’s doorbell manners in no time!
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Tricks & Fun

Entertaining pet tricks for fun and for behavioral therapy

One of the best parts of human-canine bonding is having fun, and dogs love to show off their finest tricks, not to mention get rewarded for them! But teaching pet tricks can also be an effective way to manage behavioral issues. You’ll never have so much fun troubleshooting unwanted habits!

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Pawsitive Parenting for Inquisitive Owners

For dog parents to learn, discuss and strategize

This class is similar to our private training, in that the focus is on your questions and concerns. We help you resolve issues by teaching you how your dog learns. Dog parents come to this workshop with their own agendas and go home with customized plans packed with effective training techniques.

The course includes a lecture, a Q-&-A and interactive worksheets with these common takeaways:

  • Leash-walking
  • Beach and park etiquette
  • Shyness toward strangers
  • Sound sensitivities
  • Dog-dog aggression
  • Incessant barking
  • Eliminating in inappropriate places
  • Digging up your garden
  • Chewing furniture and other items deemed off-limits

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Before You Adopt

We’ll help you decide which dog is best suited for you!

From determining where to find your dog to choosing an appropriate size, age and breed to fit your lifestyle, we’ll make sure you’ve got all the knowledge you need to become a successful dog parent.

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Dog Enrichment: Preventing Boredom Blues

Engage your pup with the latest-and-greatest toys and trends

Learn about fun activities, new toys and training aids that really do work to prevent canine boredom. Since destructive behavior is either the result of boredom or isolation distress, this fun and interactive class will help you determine the cause, then provide you with new and exciting ways to challenge and stimulate your dog.

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Woofs & Waves: Pawsitive Dog Parenting at the Beach

A casual parents-only workshop covering lots of canine ground

This unique workshop for humans only helps you understand what motivates your canine companion and how to positively reinforce behaviors you want, while limiting and preventing inappropriate habits. Refreshments and prize drawings add fun and fellowship.

Going beyond what many consider basic obedience training, this intensive indoor session teaches valuable canine parenting skills so you succeed at raising a healthy and happy dog. You’ll go home with skills you can use, no matter what your training goals may be.

The workshop includes interactive worksheets, a Q-&-A and a lecture covering these common topics:

  • Leash-walking
  • Off-leash play
  • Coming when called
  • Shyness toward strangers
  • Dog-dog reactivity
  • Common-behavior FAQs

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