From Cautious to Confident

Reduce fears and build resilience

For dogs who are shy, cautious, or nervous about new experiences, exploring the world can be intimidating. Whether your dog is naturally timid, an older puppy who missed early socialization, or a new rescue still warming up to their environment, there are practical ways to encourage exploration, reduce fear, and keep your dog in their comfort zone. Learn to spot your dog’s “worried” signs, gain the know-how to guide them through scary situations, and help them become happier and more confident.

Age range: 6 months and older

Prerequisites: None

Class length: 4 consecutive weeks (not including holidays). 60 minutes each. Make-up classes are not possible.

Fee: $165


  • E. Foley (Foley’s Dog Training)

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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.



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