REAL LIFE MANNERS
For Dogs and Pups and Their People
for ages 6 months and older
Whether you have a fast growing pup, an adolescent wild child or a wise old sage, dog training is useful for real life with your dog.
Stop googling and learn how dog training really works. Working with a truly qualified trainer, using modern training, you and your dog will learn exactly how to manage, train and modify behaviors and know which choice to use when.
We remove all barriers to you getting what you need - no smoke and mirrors. Here are the topics we'll cover:
- How to get your dog to focus on you.
- How to teach your dog to build impulse control, settle and relax.
- How to prevent bad behaviors from starting.
- How to teach your dog any new skill using Lure/Reward, Capturing or Shaping method of training..
- How to change problem behaviors for long lasting results.
- Polite Greetings - Not jumping saying hello.
- Wait - for food bowl or to exit doorway or car.
- Loose Leash Walking - and why this is more useful than "heel."
- Stay with Distractions - and the magical 3Ds of the process.
- Place/Go to Bed/Mat - useful in many environments.
- Targeting - using it for the "Touch" skill and it's many uses.
- Recall - why your dog may not come to you now and how to fix it.
- Calming Exercises & Tips
- BONUS - How to Teach Tricks!
The #1 reason for puppy or dog surrender is the development of behavioral issues. Training saves lives.
With dogs sharing our lives more closely than ever, It's more important that each dog be given a real education. Many behavioral issues can easily be prevented by knowing how to train the behaviors you do want in the first place, making living with your dog easier.
WHEN: Meets for 6 sessions, once a week for 1 hour each class.
LOCATION: Indoor class sessions - see registration buttons above to choose location.
PARTICIPANT FEE: – $225
Discounted 15% with any Puppy Class registration also completed at time of registration.
MUST present proof that age appropriate vaccinations are on schedule.
Class Prerequisite: None.
NOTE: Wonder Dog University uses modern, science-based training methods. No choke, slip or prong collars are permitted in class.
Your Place to Connect Dog Training with Real Life.
Through Wonder Dog University’s highly recommended puppy class series, separation anxiety program and growl classes for reactive dogs, WDU inspires a confident sense of “Hey! I truly can upgrade life with my dog!”
We prove every day that modern training gets the best results and dogs actually learn at their full potential. Move from googling down rabbit holes of conflicting, confusing and often damaging advice to making the most of your precious time with evidence based dog training. Dig in!
Training Author, Director of
I have worked with C.C. on numerous occasions. I have been consistently impressed both with her skills, her commitment to her own professional education, and her dedication to providing her clients with a top quality, effective and professional service.
David Steele, DVM
Medical Director and Co-Owner.
Advanced Animal Care
I highly recommend Growl Class for all dog lovers. C.C. proficiently helps keep dogs comfortable with low tension, alleviating the anxiety and concern of the people on the other end of the leash. We were taught much about why our dogs react the way they do and were given practical tools for preventing and responding in an appropriate and calm manner.
Sr. Director of Humane Education
Charleston Animal Society
C.C. has been our shelter's trusted resources for many years. Teaching workshops, seminars, and classes, she is a powerhouse of knowledge on a variety of subjects including giving puppies the best start possible, aggression and anxiety. She's terrific at providing specific training plans for individuals. Consulting frequently with our veterinarians and staff, we rely on her for expertise and insight.
The Podcast for Real Life Tips & Fun!
Your most requested topics every week!
- Expert Interviews
- Ask the Trainer Segments
- Training Breakdowns
Episodes with all the puzzle pieces to dig in and take immediate action.
PLUS Show Notes with all the details from each show - Direct access to every tool and tutorial revealed in the episode!