Does your dog worry? Is he nervous when meeting other dogs, around new people, noises or places? This class is designed to give you training tools and techniques to help bolster your dog's confidence in himself and in you. Through thoughtful handling and communication, gentle exposure, obstacles and activities, we will help you help your dog.
This class is specifically for shy, nervous or under socialized dogs who could benefit from a calm environment and no stress opportunities to interact and build positive experiences and associations. This is not an obedience training class, but rather a collection of activities and behavior modification exercises with targeted discussions to help families of shy dogs understand how to increase their pup’s confidence and sociability. It is not designed for dogs displaying aggressive, loud or unruly behavior. Although these can be signs of nervousness, if your dog is reacting aggressively, please see our training opportunities that specifically address that behavior.