“We love YDF! It’s the only place we’ll go for training! Lots of great instructors and workshops, easy to get to, helpful staff, great information and referrals on the website as well. We have a rescue dog and she has lots of issues. The classes we have attended have helped us work through her issues and get to a happier/less anxious life, though it’s a work in progress. So glad YDF is there for us!”
 – E.C., Silver Spring, MD

Online Fearful Dog Class

Live, online Fearful Dog Class via Zoom

  • We will be using Zoom for this class, so you will need to have internet access and a smartphone or a computer.  Before your first session, your instructor will send you log-in information as well as tips on how to prepare for the class.
  • Instructors will use live demos, discussion and pre-recorded videos.
  • Access to a Facebook discussion group where you can pose specific questions about you and your dog.
  • Join us from anywhere!

About this Class:
Whether your dog is afraid of strangers, children, other dogs, cars, noises, or the recycle bin, you can help him feel more comfortable in your home and out in the world. In this class, you will learn how to pinpoint the signs your dog is worried. You’ll gain  strategies to minimize your dog’s exposure to the things that trigger his anxiety and learn a process to work through your dog’s fears, changing your dog’s emotional response from “Oh no!!” to “Okay!” In return, your dog will gain confidence and learn to trust that you’ve got his back.

 Your dog does not have to be present for class.

Fee: $150: Four sessions, 60 minutes each

What folks are saying: “I wanted to say thank you so much for helping Gigi transform into a more confident dog. She still has some challenges, but she has come a long way…We will definitely be taking more classes in the future at Your Dog’s Friend.”

Upcoming Classes

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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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