Tip Top Toenails
April 1 at 12:00pm PDT 4 weeks
- Do you struggle with trimming your dog’s toenails?
- Is your dog scared, anxious or stressed during nail trims?
- Or do you just want to learn some tips and be more comfortable trimming toenails?
If so, then Tip Top Toenails Lunchtime Online Learning is the class for you! In this four week class, we will work on counter conditioning and desensitizing your dog to be more comfortable with nail trims. We will also demonstrate how dogs can give themselves a “pawdicure” on a nail scratchboard.
The class will go at the dog’s pace with the focus being stress-free interactions. The first 20 minutes of class will be dedicated to lecture, demonstration and questions. The second 20 minutes will be each of the working participants having time to practice live with our instructors coaching in real-time.
For our Lunchtime Learning classes, we have levels of participation. The first option is a working spot with you and your dog and the second is an auditor only spot. Each participant will have their own dedicated training time with the instructor. Auditors can stay and observe during the second half of the class, but will not be participating.
Play It Safe Parkour
April 2 at 9:00am PDT 4 weeks
Bored at home with your dog? Try Parkour its indoor agility fun!
This four-week class will teach you the basics to get your dog using both their brain and body to interact with everyday objects in a fun and creative ways. No special gear, space, or tools are necessary to play with your dog. You don’t even need to leave your home!
The first 20 minutes of class will be dedicated to lecture, demonstration and questions. The second 20 minutes will be each of the working participants having time to practice live with our instructors coaching in real-time.
We offer different levels of participation. The first option is a working spot with you and your dog and the second is an auditor only spot. Each participant will have their own dedicated training time with the instructor. Auditors can stay and observe during the second half of the class, but will not be participating.
Teens and Training
April 7 at 1:30pm 3 weeks
Is your teenager stuck at home and looking for something to do?
Why not have them train the dog?
Once a week, we will offer a 45-minute session designed for teenagers to learn about behavior concepts, training, appropriate play, and games to do with their dogs at home.
Tricks, enrichment, and games will be taught and demonstrated via live stream. No prior training experience necessary- just yummy treats for the dog, and a drop of motivation from the teen!
Open to any person over the age of 12.
April 13 at 10:30am – Single session
Join Synergy Behavior Solutions FitPaws Master Trainer Sara McLoudrey for a fun class that shows you a variety of tricks that are also fitness skills. Just like people dogs love to have fun doing their fitness workout. Come and learn how fun fitness for your dog can be, and you don’t even need any fancy equipment.
This single-day session has two levels of registration, working spots (limited to 6) or auditing spots (limited)
Chicken Training 101
Join Synergy Behavior Solutions resident Chicken Training Guru Grace Peck (not even punny!) in a 30-minute webinar about that Yes, you can train your backyard chickens!
Training Soup for the Chicken Soul
April 5, 15, 20 – Single Sessions
Join Synergy Behavior Solutions resident Chicken Training Guru Grace Peck (not even punny!) and her chick band for 3 weeks of Clicker Training. Each week, we’ll cover a different topic through lectures, demonstrations, and coaching to get you started on training your backyard flock. Sign up for a working spot to get dedicated 1:1 coaching during class time as you work through the exercises. Working spots can also submit up to 5 minutes of video per week for follow up coaching.
You’ll need: a clicker or the ability to make a click sound with your mouth, a way to work with 1 chicken away from the other flock members (I use a dog exercise pen)
Each week will also require some basic household items like a pencil or pen, colorful items, something to use as an obstacle (broomstick, hula hoop). There’s a ton of flexibility in what you can use, so be creative!
Week 1: Scratch & Peck: Capturing with Color
Can chickens see color? Yes they can! Train your chicken to recognize color & learn about the many uses for this skill from fun card tricks to separating members of your flock.
Week 2: Chicken Agility: Shaping in Progress
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the agility course! Learn the art of “Shaping” to get your poultry in motion.
Week 3: Stay Henny, Stay: Stationing
Chickens are constantly on the move. How do you get them to stay still? We’ll work on a chicken version of “Sit, Stay.” This is a great starting point for working on husbandry behaviors – handling, beak & nail trimming, etc