News & Updates

Updates posted regularly

3/21/2020 Living with Dogs Be A Better Trainer Program

New Online Classes are ready. Clients may access the following online video classes for free. Upcoming classes will be posted on the calendar and will cost one or more credits.

Our goal is to give you the information you need to live your best life with your best dog friend.


Part 1: The Basics of Reward Based Training - Approx. 13.5 min.


Part 2: The 3 Pillars of Reward Based Training - Approx 8 min.


Part 3: Canine Communication: About Using Behavior Markers - Approx 20 min.

Part 4: Choosing the Right Dog Training Equipment - added Tues 3/24/20, Approx 20 min.

Puppy Socialization in the Time of COVID-19: Read Puppy Culture's excellent article on how to socialize your puppy.

3/19/2020 California Governor Newsom announces statewide Shelter in Place order without a defined end date.


We are cancelling all live classes for the next couple of weeks to comply with the Santa Cruz County Health Services Agency Shelter in Place Order


The Shelter in Place Order is a legal order. The order takes effect midnight 3/17/2020 and is in effect until the health department changes it or 4/7/2020.


We will resume live classes as soon as it is safe to do so.


We are currently working on communicating with everyone and will post updates on our newly created News & Updates page. Please come to this page for all new information. We may not be able to get back to you by phone or email right away, so we are asking you to use the Updates and thank you for your patience. 

Your credits are safe and your subscription will be extended. We will be working on returning your credits for  classes between 3/17/2020 and 4/7/2020.


We feel it is very important to give your dogs some stimulation and training while you are sheltering in place.  We will be working on online courses within the next week or so. Please give us some time to come up with a plan and material. We will be posting these classes on our Class Calendar. 


We look forward to working with you and your dog after this unprecedented period is over. 

Please check here for any updates on the situation. We will be posting all news here , working to create online content and may not be able to return every email.

Stay healthy and stay safe!