Dog Training Workshops

What would you love to accomplish with your dog?    LET’S DO IT in one day!  Call, email or text to sign up!




$400 for dog/owner teams. (Includes both days) $50 observers only (observers are first session only)  *If YOU bring an observer WITH you, you get $25 off!*  


Foundations Workshop: Coming back in July! 

  (My Facility) & (Atascadero Lake)

Having trouble getting your dog to behave on leash? Do they act up (become aggressive, fearful or unruly) when they see other dogs or new people? Is it hard to get their attention when distractions surround you? Then this workshop is for you! It is the “foundation” of all my other training sessions.







Off Leash Workshop: Coming back in July

(Both sessions  my facility!) 

So your dog is doing well on leash and gets along with other dogs, but when off leash he doesn’t always come back to you? This is the workshop for you. You will learn how to use e-collars to get your dog’s attention no matter where he is. Must have attending my foundations class or a private session before this clinic.) You can pack a lunch for the break, or go just 2 miles down the road and experience the deliciousness of the Parkfield Café! Fabulous burgers, steak and chicken sandwiches, and more. 
*E-collars will be for sale here if you don’t have one, $175







Foundations/Therapy Combo Workshop: Coming back in August 

(my facility and downtown San Luis Obispo) 

This Nov 6/7 we are doing a combo “Foundations” and “therapy” to include more beginners! It focuses on the foundation techniques of getting your dog’s attention no matter what is going on around you, but also focuses on other distractions (skateboards, loud noises, bikes, etc)

In the regular “Therapy dog” workshop, we focus more on practicing for the Therapy Dog International Test and the Assistance Dog International Public Access Test, spend both days in town, and  dinner with our dogs in town Friday night, and lunch with our dogs Saturday in town.

(Meals are not included)









Create your own unique experience to work on your dogs individual needs.  All clinics must start with a foundations class, then we add the therapy/ service dog class,  Off leash class, or both! Classes are  approximately 2 hours.  $200 first person/ dog team, $150 each additional dog/ person team, (maximum 3)  $75 observers only.  $25 dollars off (each person) for each additional class taken in the same 24 hours. SEE RV option!



The 24 HOUR “I CAN’T BELIEVE WE DID SO MUCH IN A DAY” RETREAT:  We start with an early afternoon foundations class, then you check into your hotel room (INCLUDED) at the Parkfield Inn  while I take your dog on a pack run, followed by a bath and hot water massage. There is a pool and jacuzzi at the Inn for your own relaxation, as well as wifi and satellite TV. Next, we meet in the adorable town of Parkfield, for another session, which INCLUDES dinner at the Parkfield Lodge’s fabulous cafe! Enjoy a continental breakfast the following morning at the inn before we start training at my facility at 8:30am. We finish our training in the town of Paso Robles (or Avila Beach…$100 extra for my travel expense) in the early afternoon which will INCLUDE lunch at one of the local restaurants.  This retreat is $1200 the first person/dog team, $800 for an additional person/dog team*, or $200 observers*            ( *when staying in the same room, additional rooms are $175 a night.)



The 48 HOUR “FULL CRASH COURSE” RETREAT:  A little more Training, and a lot more fun! Starts with the 24 hour retreat, but when we finish up in Paso Robles, we bring your dog(s)  back to the facility so you can enjoy an evening out on the town in the Beautiful, Historic Town of Paso Robles. There is Wine tasting, great restaurants and shops, and even a  movie theater if you would like to see a show. The following morning after Breakfast at the Inn, we head out to Avila Beach, where we will finish our training in the early afternoon, which will INCLUDE lunch in town. $1800 first person/dog team, $1200* additional person/dog team, or $300* observers  (*When staying in the same room, additional rooms are $175 a night)

  RV OPTION: For those who have their own RV and would prefer staying in them, the Parkfield Lodge has sites with water and power, and you are welcome to use the pool /Jacuzzi and grounds while staying there.  If you are creating your own workshop, these sites are available for $50 a night. IF you are staying for a 24 or 48 hour retreat, subtract $150 a night from the cost of your retreat.

  The 4 day RETREAT (CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE)  is in beautiful Parkfield, California, conveniently located in central California. For directions, click “information packet” button below.  In addition to the training, The RETREAT  includes all meals and beverages, including beer and wine, from dinner Thursday through breakfast Sunday. Entertainment will be provided Saturday night. There is plenty of room for camping  at the Blue Oaks Horse Camp at no extra charge. Showers, bathrooms and kitchen facilities are available in this beautiful campground nestled in oak trees. Travel trailors, campers, tents and RV’s are acceptable. RV patrons may use generators. Water hook ups are available, and electricity is available at the common area of the camp for all campers use.  

Read what others have to say:
“They are totally getting it! They have navigated old men, skateboards, weird people and even other dogs walking past. Rumba is even proud of himself, every time he gets it right he starts wagging his little tail! its a total 180* difference!” ………or another client,………………”Thank you soooo much for the reassurance and encouragement!!! He came around by the end of the day! 🙂 Doing great today! Seriously can’t believe the difference in this dog after seeing you one time! You’re amazing! Thanks again!” ………………..and another………………………..’The training was fantastic!   Diesel is doing better on walks …more confident.   Not afraid.”