“I wasn’t sure what to expect from the video format, but it was great–very organized and personalized. Thanks again for continuing the class. It was probably the highlight of our week, since it also enabled us to do something together as a family.”
Start training your puppy in basic good manners and discuss socialization and typical puppy challenges!
Adolescent Dog Class
Start teaching your adolescent dog, 5 months to 1 year old, basic good manners; learn how to deal with typical adolescent challenges; and practice training exercises to help prevent future fear and aggression issues.
Learn to speak “Doglish” and build a bond between you and your dog while learning valuable skills like Come, Sit, Wait, Leave It, and loose leash walking.
Beyond Foundation Classes:
Advanced Puppy Class
Strengthen your puppy’s skills and start adding distractions.
New challenges for dogs who know the basics. Learn cue pairs (“Leave It” and “Come!”) and working with distractions.
Have fun, exercise your dog’s brain and body, and build on your dog’s skills while clicker training tricks.
Puppapalooza! Training & Playing with Your Adolescent Dog
Strengthen your bond with your puppy, teach and continue building good manners in a fun way, and keep both yourself and your puppy entertained during this period of social distancing.
It’s All Just Fun & Games
Have fun with your dog while working on skills like polite leash walking, stay, coming when called, focus around distractions, and more!
Online Fearful Dog Class
This is a 4 week online class to teach you how to help your fearful (but not reactive) dog get over some of his fears.
Online Reactive Dog Class
Does your dog lunge, bark, growl, or overreact to dogs, people, or other stimuli? Our online class will teach you how to handle the difficult situations that arise when you live with or walk a reactive dog.
Resource Guarding: Help for Your Dog Who Doesn’t Share
Does your dog guard food or toys? The couch? His bed? You? Learn techniques for peaceful coexistence and successful sharing.
Kids and Dogs Classes:
Fun and Games for Kids and Dogs
Join us for six fun 30 minute classes to entertain kids and dogs as they learn tricks and skills together.
Beyond Fun and Games for Kids and Canines
Take your tricks and games to the next level.
Skills for Dog Walkers & Sitters
This course is designed to help dog walkers and sitters work with their dog clients more safely and effectively.
Love the Leash: End the Tug of War!
In this class, you’ll learn ways to help you and your dog to loosen the leash, and to walk together in harmony.
Join us to create wonderful walks with attention games, patterned courses, free-walking, and sports foundations.
Cognition Games gives your dog a chance to show you just how brilliant they are! Recent advances in our understanding of canine cognition, and simple but powerful games, will start you and your dog on a new journey of discovery.
My Dog Needs More To Do
Join this online class to learn and share ways to provide mental stimulation for your dog. We’ll teach and explore how to use food toys, scent games, trick training, and more.
TTouch Methods to Calm Your Dog
In this online class, you and your dog will have the opportunity to learn and practice the basics of body work, wraps, and movement exercises.
Class fees help support the free programs and services provided by Your Dog’s Friend, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating and supporting dog parents.