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Workshops are a great way to try something new or jump-start you and your dog’s learning on a specific subject.
teach. play. learn.
Dogs are smart. Yep, even that couch potato snoring next to you right now. How smart? Let him show you.
Challenge that cognitive canine and boost his little grey cells with brilliant brain games.
Play is personal. Some prefer toys, others like to roughhouse, and it’s always ok to play with food.
What gets your dog bright-eyed and beaming?
Chasing, tugging, fetching. It’s not a job, it’s a joy.
Become your play pal’s best partner.
Pro sports team or wild weekend ball chaser.
You need to learn how to walk before you can run.
Let’s do some fun fitness exercises to prevent injuries, improve confidence, body awareness and flexibility for all shapes and sizes.
It’s funner out there in the wide open air.
Ah, the call of the wild. A person callling. In the distance, her dog, running full speed in the opposite direction, ears flapping in the wind. Sound familiar?
Do you struggle to get your dog to come back when you call her? Does everything seem to be more interesting than you?
Then our rock-solid recall games are for you.
Give your dog a reason to choose you over all the cool stuff that’s out there.
Reactivity Survival Skills*
It’s no fun owning a reactive dog. It’s no fun being one either.
This workshop will give you and your dog the coping skills to face real-life challenges with confidence.
Give up the drama and get back to building trust.
*Reactivity is a response to an emotional distress, often rooted in fear and a lack of confidence. There is no quick fix. This workshop is a first step to give you management options that help you begin to turn things around. I strongly recommend you begin a solid desensitization and classical counter-conditioning protocol with a skilled positive trainer. Without a behavioral modification plan, your dog will likely not overcome these issues.
No sheep on hand but your dog wants to run circles around anything that moves?
Learn how to push those big balls around and satisfy your control freak’s herding instinct.
Got a dog whose nose seems to be on the ground all the time?
Want to find out what all that sniffing is about?
Come test your dog’s olfactory skills and get a glimpse of what our super sniffers are capable of.
Let's Play Doctor
Stressed at the vets? Putting off cutting those nails?
If we can get a tiger to offer his paws for a blood draw, we can get your pooch to be cool at the groomers.
Cooperative, fear-free and without constraint.
Do you find yourself saying “but he knows how to do it at home!”?
Does your dog seem to pay attention to everything else but you?
Have fun with focus games and take the attraction out of those distractions.
Control Unleashed™: Reactive to Relaxed
An active dog’s life is full of potential stressors – dog sports, multi-dog households, group classes.
This tried and proven program explores the concepts of choice and agency to help your dog face his world with calm, focused confidence.
6- and 8-week courses
Go from zero to hero with our weekly classes.
Revolving enrollment – drop in anytime!
Brave New Dog
Do you sometimes look at your canine partner and think “what’s going on in there?”
We go beyond games and training to try and find out “Who is this dog in front of you?”
Let your dog reveal his personality and get to know his unique needs and abilities.
Life's a Game
Real life is not about walking in circles.
Self-control is more important than sit stays. Optimism trumps obedience any day.
Get a grip on reality with games that teach lifeskills, not behaviors.
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BND members get super cool special offers and priority access to all our courses.
Individual sessions, customized for you and your dog.
Because some things are personal
Reactivity, fears, wariness–many behavior struggles benefit from a personalized 1-on-1 approach.
If your dog has a hard time coping with life, we want to give you both the tools to face the world with confidence and a real action plan so you are ready for reality.
One-to-One coaching sessions include access to the BND private Facebook group as well as a personal game plan to continue your learning.