Online Training

Reaching the World

If you and Toto aren’t in Kansas, we can still help! You can get direct access to one on one sessions with our expert trainers or enroll in our online Puppy and Family Dog Manners classes, working through our in-person group class curriculum virtually.

Many people are worried that online training will not get them the same results as in-person training. It’s true that we can’t train your dog for you from a distance. However, we have guided and coached many clients to meet their goals working with their own dogs through video lessons. So if the question is “can you fix my dog online?” the answer is “no!” But if the question is, “can I be successful training my dog with online training?” the answer is a resounding “yes!”

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Our Qualifications

Why pick an online trainer instead of a local trainer? Our trainers have internationally recognized certifications that give you the benefit of knowing you’re working with the best and using industry-leading training techniques. In addition, our specialized skill sets enable us to give you the most current, effective solutions for issues such as child-dog interactions, separation anxiety, and difficult behavior problems such as aggression.

Our Online Programs

Family Dog Manners
Dog driving you crazy? We've got you covered! Problem-solve your biggest headaches and help your beloved dog learn how to be a well-mannered family member with our comprehensive and fun e-learning course.
Video Lessons
Work with our trainers one-on-one by video conference to solve all issues ranging from basic manners to complex behavior issues like fear and aggression.

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Separation Anxiety
Did you know? In most cases, separation anxiety can be reduced to manageable levels. If your dog suffers from this heart-wrenching problem, our Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer Kathrine can help you get your life back to normal.

E-Learning Family Dog Manners Class

Dog Life

  • Jumping
  • Barking
  • Chewing on stuff
  • Playing
  • Sleeping

Your family dog is well-loved but also driving you up a wall. We introduce basic obedience skills, then teach you to integrate them into real life settings with our innovative curriculum geared toward pet dog owners.

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You + Your Dog + Our Trainers

Our manners classes have been tested with hundreds of dog-human teams in our in-person group sessions, and now we’re bringing the same top quality instruction online!

Your interactive e-learning class is video-based and is fully subtitled to be accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing. Each week, you’ll work through a series of lessons and then provide feedback to your trainers by submitting videos of you and your dog as well as submitting written feedback for any other questions you may have. Your trainer will reply with audio, video and/or written feedback (whatever is best for the situation).

Concerned you might get busy? You will retain access to course material for one year from your start date!

Class Schedule

These classes are open enrollment, which means you can start any time! After enrolling, you’ll be sent a login to our e-learning site by the end of the business day (or by Monday if you enroll on a weekend) and you can get to training.

$195

You + Your Dog

Our manners classes have been tested with hundreds of dog-human teams in our in-person group sessions, and now we’re bringing the same top quality instruction online!

Your self-guided e-learning class is video-based and is fully subtitled to be accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing. Each week, you’ll work through a series of lessons that will help your dog learn to  be a well-rounded and polite member of the family.

Concerned you might get busy? You will retain access to course material for one year from your start date!

This option does not include instructor feedback on videos or behavior problem solving. We still think you’ll get a huge benefit, but due to the reduced cost, we will not be able to help if you email or call the class instructors seeking one on one assistance. Please enroll for the interactive class if you think you’ll want direct access to our trainers.

Class Schedule:

These classes are open enrollment, which means you can start any time! After enrolling, you’ll be sent a login to our e-learning site by the end of the business day (or by Monday if you enroll on the weekend) and you can get to training.

$65

We begin with an orientation class the first class session. We’ll go in-depth on problem solving common dog issues, then introduce you to our fun training techniques. You’ll be able to ask all those burning questions you have about your dog’s behavior, and will complete this session confident that you are up to the challenge of living with a dog.

Next, you’ll work through six themed sessions with your dog.

You will learn focus exercises and a review of a basic positions (sit and down). Then, we’ll dive into our real world manners segments, weaving foundation obedience into specialized lessons that you can go back and apply right into your life.

For example, our Company’s Coming class will teach your dog to sit automatically for greetings whenever someone approaches, and our Family Picnic class teaches your dog to patiently stay with food nearby. Want the nitty gritty details? Click the tab to view the full curriculum below!

This is a comprehensive, in-depth course intended to provide everything you need to achieve a strong basic level of obedience and to enjoy living with your dog.

View Full Curriculum

Orientation

  • How dogs learn (and how they don’t!)
  • Solving behavior problems
  • Dog training 101
  • Name game

Doggy Zen (Impulse Control)

  • Sit
  • No-jump training
  • Leave food in hands
  • Leave food on floor
  • Focus with distractions
  • Sit stay

Rainy Day Blues (Indoor Manners)

  • Capturing focus
  • Down from sit
  • Settle down & stay
  • Doggy boredom busters
  • Indoor come when called
  • Wait for food bowl

Hitting the Streets (Leash Manners)

  • Gentle leash training gear
  • Getting focus on leash
  • Wait politely for leashing
  • Leash handling
  • Left-side walking
  • No-pull exercises
  • Focus when turning and stopping
  • Real world leash walking

Family Picnic (Outdoor Manners)

  • Down from stand
  • Name game from outdoor distractions
  • Rocket recall
  • Down stay
  • Sit-stay with distractions

Company’s Coming (Visitor Manners)

  • Sit stay with walk around
  • Sit for greetings & patting
  • No-jump practice
  • Doorbell training
  • Wait at door
  • Sit stay to get a package
  • Real world greetings

Exploring the World (Travel Manners)

  • Sit from down
  • Guiding your dog with a hand target
  • Vehicle manners & safety
  • Auto-focus from people on the street
  • Down stay with duration
  • Come from distractions

See some course content here!

And a few more details right here.

(Enrollment instructions in the video above are for the e-learning portal. To enroll from this site, please click the “Interactive” or “Self-Guided” tab to the left and scroll down to the enrollment button.)

Video Lessons

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Tell Me More!

$225/program

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Our lead trainer Kathrine, a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant, will consult with you via the online videoconference tool Zoom and perform a professional assessment of the behavior issue you’re experiencing. This session takes about an hour and a half. In most cases, we have time to begin coaching you and your dog right away and demonstrate a foundation training skill or behavior modification technique.

We offer a judgment-free environment and work collaboratively with owners to develop realistic behavior plans that you can follow to address your dog’s behavior. We can also help you make decisions on re-homing or euthanasia in severe cases.

What happens next?

After the consultation, you will receive a written behavior plan that includes our professional assessment of the behavior issue along with with recommendations on prevention, handling the behavior in the moment, and any training needed to resolve the behavior.

In some cases, we may request video or veterinary oversight of the behavior issue and we’ll set another appointment after these items are completed, at no additional charge. Please only take video if requested – don’t put anyone in a dangerous situation just for the camera!

We are very committed to your success.

You’ll receive homework recommendations, a month of follow-up support by e-mail or phone with your trainer, and a final 30 minute remote follow-up by phone or video chat. Although we have excellent success with a single consult for some issues and owner/dog teams, please note that not all situations are suitable for a DIY program, and ongoing follow-up sessions may be recommended.

Can you guarantee you’ll fix this?

Actually, no. It is unethical for any trainer to give you a guarantee that your dog’s behavior issue will fully resolve. Some problems have biological components that may never fully resolve, and some issues have environmental components that preclude full resolution. If your dog suffers from fear or aggression in particular, he or she will require ongoing support and dedication from you to be successful.

We can guarantee that we’ll provide you with professional and empathetic assistance as we work through these challenges together.

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$80/60 minutes

Our hour long training sessions are suitable for all types of common behavior issues:

  • basic obedience
  • problem solving naughty behaviors
  • housetraining
  • getting professional feedback on something that is concerning you

If your dog is suffering from serious or complex issues such as fear, anxiety, or human- or dog-directed aggression, we can use the 60 minute option to help assess your dog’s behavior, recommend immediate changes to your environment or routines, introduce what a training program would look like so you can decide if it’s a good fit for you, and recommend quality outside resources. This is sufficient for many clients’ needs. However if you would like a full, in-depth behavior plan with follow up, we recommend a behavior consultation instead.

You don’t have to meet my dog to train him?

Nope! If we are problem solving, you’ll provide us detailed observations of your dog’s behavior, and we’ll ask a series of questions to hone in on the issue. Based on this information, we will explain what is happening, lay out your options, and make a recommendation on your course of action.

What do we get?

You’ll receive on the spot advice and training demonstrations. Our trainers are able to use their video library or their own dogs to demonstrate training techniques and can coach you on your technique by watching you practice on camera.

If needed, we’ll send a follow-up email with additional handouts or video links.

$40/30 minutes

If you are seeking advice on re-homing, just want to run your dog’s issue by a professional, need basic tips on a behavior problem, or are on a limited budget, we offer a trainer chat option.

What can we get done?

This focused 30-minute session will allow us to assess the issue your dog is having and help you determine your next steps forward. This is an excellent option if you are feeling like “I just need  to TALK to someone who knows what they are doing!”

Where will we end up?

In some cases we are able to provide all the advice you need to be successful with your dog and achieve your very end goal! In other cases we are able to explain the options you have and what following each path would imply. In some cases we are able to make referrals to a medical professional or provide immediate suggestions to change your home environment to prevent unsafe situations. And of course, we may recommend additional training – but now you’ll know exactly what to expect and how it works.

No matter where your situation ends up, we are confident that after your chat, you will be more knowledgeable about what is going on and able to make the best possible decisions for your dog.