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Puppy Training & Socialization,
Family Dog One and Two

WORKSHOPS: Recall, Loose Leash Walking,
and Doggy Tuneup!


For more information about dog training and dog training class registration contact me.

POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT DOG TRAINING used in all classes and private dog training sessions. Specialize in effective dog/human communication and building a solid, working relationship with your dog. All dog training classes are fun and upbeat. We play games that reinforce the behavior we are working on. Clicker training taught.

Private, in-home dog training, puppy training and training sessions for specific problem behaviors (see full information below) are available in the East Bay in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties : Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, Orinda, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Albany, Kensington, Alameda, El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo, Pinole and more.


Dog training classes are taught at Finnish Hall in Berkeley and Pet Food Express in Oakland.

PUPPY PREP: Puppy Training and Socialization
Join us for four weeks of lots of socialization with other dogs and people. Weekly discussion and review of how your puppy is doing with the usual problem areas: housebreaking, crating, chewing, mouthing, home alone problems, and more. Learn how to understand what your dog is telling you. Get started with puppy training basics: come, sit, stay and more. This class is for dogs two to six months with at least two sets of puppy shots. Small dogs may be slightly older.
Four Saturdays starting April 9, 10:30 - 11:30 AM, $100
Classes in back room at Pet Food Express, at the corner Telegraph and Alcatraz, Oakland
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FAMILY DOG ONE -- A Beginning Class
Upbeat beginning dog training class for adolescent & adult dogs and family members. Learn how to effectively train your dog in all the obedience dog training basics through exercises, games, and real-life situations. We'll train your dog the following commands: sit, down, stand, stay, heel, loose leash walking, recall (coming when called), drop it, leave it, no jumping up on people, and more. Lots of dog training handouts. Clicker use demonstrated; use optional. We also work outside for real life experiences and go to a fenced dog park for practice. Small classes; limit six dogs.
Six Mondays starting April 11, 7-8 pm, $150
This class meets at Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. in Berkeley

DOGGY TUNE UP! A Short Intermediate Dog Training Class
An intermediate class with lots of individual attention. We review the 'tough stuff.' Recall (coming when called), walking on leash without pulling as well as heeling (walking at your side), no jumping on people, and stay in the sit and down position. Practice meeting and greeting people and other dogs, 'stay' with distractions, walking without pulling past food and other intriguing objects. We will work outside as well as in the classroom for real life experience.
Four Mondays to be announced. Please contact if interested, $100
This class meets at Finnish Hall, 1970 Chestnut St. in Berkeley


dogs running up a pathway COME, SPOT, COME!

Train your dog in this one-session workshop for a reliable recall no matter what the distraction. Learn how to train your dog to come when called and how to practice with increasing levels of distraction and in a variety of circumstances. We'll use exercises and games that will make your dog really want to come when called.
To be announced. Please contact if interested. $35

SLOW DOWN! (aka Loose Leash Walking)

Don't go on a drag! Take this dog training class and teach your dog to walk on a loose leash. Get the tools you need in this one-session workshop. Learn how to teach your dog to to walk without pulling on the leash and when, where, and how to practice loose leash walking. Also "side of the road" and out of the way of people and other dogs whether on or off leash and "get around" for those times when your dog wants to wrap the leash around you or some object. Exercises, tips and handouts cover the various learning stages in this one session dog training class.
To be announced. Please contact if interested. $35< $35

Register online now. You can also call 510-849-9323 for more information about dog training classes or private dog training and contact me by email.


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BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION CONSULTATIONS deal with the specific dog training problems you are having with your dog at home or while out on walks. The consultations are private and include evaluations, exercises, recommendations, and practice as well as follow up. Issues dealt with include aggression, fear, anxiety, home alone problems such as separation anxiety, jumping on people and furniture, destruction, pulling, recall (coming when called), barking, housebreaking and all the puppy issues, and more.

PRIVATE DOG TRAINING is designed specifically for your needs and schedule. We can cover basic dog training commands or work at a higher level. You learn how to train your dog in just minutes a day using positive reinforcement dog training.

Private dog training, puppy training and dog walk and training sessions are available in Berkeley, Oakland, Emeryville, San Leandro, Orinda, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Albany, Kensington, Alameda, El Cerrito, Richmond, San Pablo, Pinole and more. We work throughout the Bay Area including the East Bay, Alameda County, and Contra Costa County. Work in my Berkeley office for a deep discount. Ask me about this option.

PRIVATE PUPPY PREP is dog training for the new dog owner. We'll cover all the dog training basics: Housebreaking, crate training, barking, chewing, bite inhibition, mouthing & more. Get your dog off to the right start in private consultations in your home. Begin dog training before your dog has had all its shots. Positive reinforcement dog training only. Clicker training available. Young dogs need something to do and dog training can be just the thing -- made fun and easy, of course.

Walk/Training Sessions are designed to train your dog leash skills, basic obedience and trail manners. These walks work best with your participation, however, I can also train the dog in-between our sessions together.

For appointments or more information about dog training classes or private dog training contact me.

I have worked extensively as an expert dog trainer and have a solid background in dog training as well as dealing with problem dog behaviors. You can find out more about me.

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