39 California Ave. #305
Pleasanton, CA 94566
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Yelp - White Circle
  • Google Places - White Circle

© Dodger's Paws. All rights reserved.

Banner photos by SunRunner Photography

Web Design by Choose Positive

Specialty Classes

Rective Dog Workshop

$60 one 90 minute human only workshop

Reactive Dogs exhibit behaviors such as excessive barking, jumping and lunging at other dogs while on leash. This workshop will provide insight to WHY your dog is acting the way he is, and provide you with some strategies to minimize/manage those reactions.

The focus of this workshop is reactivity toward other dogs. The workshop can be useful for dogs that are reactive toward bikes, joggers, cats, etc., but the examples/demos will be focused on interdog reactivity. 

This workshop is in addition to our *Reactive Dog Level 1 classes, while some of the information in this workshop may be reiterated during our Reactive Dog Level 1 we will go into much more detail during the Level 1 class.


*The Reactive Dog classes are for dog/dog reactivity*

Please leave your dog at home, this is a HUMAN only workshop.

$225, 5 weeks

(Reactive Dog labeled Summer Session will be 6 weeks and will not require the workshop as a pre-req)

Reactive Dogs exhibit behaviors such as excessive barking, jumping and lunging while on leash. With the use of positive reinforcement training, you will learn techniques for managing and redirecting your dog and encourage calm behavior in situations that previously resulted in reactivity. Class size is limited to 6 dogs and will have two instructors.

The first class is a mandatory orientation without your dog.

This class is not for dogs will human aggression or dangerous canine aggression. 

Proof of DHPP & Rabies vaccines required. 

Please note that week 3 will be 90 minutes and weeks 1, 2, 4 & 5 will be 60 minutes.

 

Click Register to see upcoming class dates:

$155, 4 sessions 

This class is for graduates for Reactive Dog I or with instructor approval only. This class will allow you to continue to practice the skills you learned in RDI in a controlled setting. Class size is limited to 6 dogs and will have two instructors. This class is not for dogs will human aggression or dangerous canine aggression. 

Proof of DHPP & Rabies are required. 

Click Register to see upcoming class dates:

Sampler Class

$150 4 weeks (60 min)

Keep your dog working and active! Let's work those brains while having some fun! Try out a variety of different dog sports in this fun class! There will be one night of each activity.

*Mini Agility
*Nosework
*Tricks
*Rally Obedience or Barn Hunt
 

**Dogs must have completed a basic level class and must be people and dog friendly. This class is not appropriate for dogs that bark or lunge at other dogs**

Click Register to see upcoming class dates:

Key Skills Building Class

$150 4 weeks (60 min)

Let's improve some key skills! 

Over the 4 weeks we will go over the following:


*Connection - Building a solid connection with your dog is important! 
*Stay - A solid stay around distractions is our goal 
*Loose Leash Walking - We practice our Loose Leash Walking alone and possibly with other dogs at the same time! 
*Recall - Everyone wants their dog to have a reliable recall, this week we use the connection we've built over the past 3 weeks to improve recall!
 

**Dogs must have completed a basic level class and must be people and dog friendly. This class is NOT appropriate for dogs that bark or lunge at other dogs.  If your dog does have reactivity towards other dogs, please see our Reactive Dog Program**

Click Register to see upcoming class dates:

$165 5 weeks (60 min)

Canine Continuing Education is a class for graduates of Best Beginnings Level 2 or the Family Dog series that want to continue their dog's education and keep training fresh and fun! 
You and your dog will be working on your teamwork, new challenges, polishing up what you have already learned, as well as learning new techniques and skills. 

Proof of DHPP & Rabies are required.

There are no make ups for missed days for these classes. 

Click Register to see upcoming class dates:

$165, 6 weeks (60 min)

Get ready to do something fun with your dog!


This class will help you develop a higher level of communication skills that will enable you and your dog to work better as a team. Trick training builds a great bond with your dog and gives her much needed mental stimulation and physical exercise. In addition to being great fun, everyone will love when she shows off her tricks!

This class is appropriate for our young handlers too!

Prerequisites: completion of a basic level class.

Dogs must be people and dog friendly. This class is not appropriate for reactive dogs.

Click Register to see upcoming class dates:

$150, 5 sessions 

The Canine Good Citizen class will allow you to practice the 10 test items you and your dog need to pass to get your dog's AKC CGC certificate, including meeting a friendly person, accepting grooming and petting, walking nicely on a loose leash alone and through a crowd. They will also demonstrate a sit, down, stay and come, among other items. For the complete list, please visit the AKC's website. This class will not include the test, but it will be offered by another CGC evaluator at a determined date after your class. It will be your option to take the test or continue to practice. Prerequisite - Family Dog 2 or instructor approval.

Click Register to see upcoming class dates:

$165, 6 sessions 

Therapy Dog Prep Class

 

This 6 week prep class will include exercises that will prepare you and your dog for the therapy dog evaluation and for work as a therapy dog team. The class will help develop you and your dog as a therapy team and give you the tools to learn and read your pet's body language and demonstrate positive interactions in numerous settings.

 

Our class will include:

Observation skills to understand body language and identify signs of stress in your dog.

Discussion about what the most appropriate therapy work for your dog might be.

Practice and role playing with typical therapy dog settings.

Practice reactions to distraction skills needed during your therapy dog evaluation and on visits.

Introduction to cues commonly used with therapy dogs.

Build your relationship, trust and communication between you and your dog.

Coaching and practice interactions between patients, you and your therapy dog.

 

Class size is limited to 6 teams. If the class is full, please email us to be added to the wait list.

Prerequisites: Dogs must be at least one year of age at the start of class and must have passed the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test (must show proof) or have instructor approval.

Proof of current vaccines is required. 

Click Register to see upcoming class dates:

$150, 4 weeks

This class is for dogs who are worried about or overwhelmed by new environments, scared of things on walks, fearful of new or strange objects, or afraid or shy about greeting people. These shy, timid, or fearful dogs require patience, understanding, and the ability to make a choice about their environment. In this class you will learn to understand signs of stress in your dog, and practice ways to calm and reassure them. We will allow them to explore at their own pace, make decisions about greetings and watch them gain confidence in doing so. 

Please note - because the dogs in the class are sensitive, dogs must be able to be quiet when a stranger or dog is as close as 5 feet away

Click Register to see upcoming class dates:

Please reload