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|Single Session Classes
Does your dog bug you at the dinner table?
Is working from home difficult because your dog is constantly dropping slobbery toys in your lap?
Are you tired of the barking frenzy every time the mail is delivered?
Now is the time to tackle those frustrating dog behaviors struggles with some super solid mat training! Join us for our 3-week Online Dog Training Class Calm Canine to start building calmness and stationing in the face of distractions.
The class offers both working spots (limited 6) and auditing spots.
Join Synergy Veterinary Behavior FitPaws Master Dog Trainer Sara McLoudrey for a fun dog training 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)
Join Synergy Veterinary Behavior FitPaws Master Dog Trainer Sara McLoudrey for a fun dog training 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.
The tricks covers are different than Fit Tricks. Each dog training class stands alone and you do not need to take one, in order to take the other class. This single-session class has two levels of registration, working spots (limited to 6) or auditing spots (limited).
Do you have a shy, wallflower of a dog? Then come join us for our 4-week Hesitant Hound Homeschool Online Dog Training Class for help!
In the Hesitant Hounds Homeschool class, we will give you a number of skills to help your wallflower blossom.
Each week’s class is divided between relaxation work, skill-building, and confidence-building exercises. Relaxation skills are to help our teach your nervous dog to learn to be a bit more zen about life. In the skill section, we will work on behaviors that you can use as a team to navigate the “scary” world more safely. Then, in the confidence-building exercises, we will help teach your dog how being brave, on their own, and it can be fun.
The first-week class will be approximately 1:15 long which will be a mix of lecture and hands-on training. The following weeks will be 40-minute classes. The class offers both working spots (limited 6) and auditing spots.
Does your dog need to wear a muzzle? Have you been at a loss on where to begin or are ashamed your dog needs to wear a muzzle?
Come join us for this 3-week class to learn how muzzle training can be fun! Our goal with muzzle training is to not have the muzzle impact your dog’s daily life. We’re going to breakdown all the steps to help you and your dog achieve Muzzle Mastery.
Class offers both working and auditing spots. Working spots are limited to 6.
Do you have a nose work dog who sometimes struggles with interacting with the physical environment? Do you want to strengthen your dog’s ability to get to source? Join us for this fun two-week class. We will take concepts from Dog Parkour, teach them as separate skills, and then put them together with hides to showcase the skills.
Dogs do need to be working on odor. This two-week dog training class offers both working spots (limited 6) and auditing spots.
Bored at home with your dog? Try Parkour its indoor agility fun! This four-week dog training class will teach you the basics to get your dog using both their brain and body to interact with everyday objects in 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.
Does your dog bark and lunge at other dogs on walks?
With our 4-week Reactive Rover: Homeschool Online Class learn powerful, simple tools and skills for transforming your walks from stressful to calm. Use your own body movement, and relaxed leash handling, to maximize your reactive or over-excited dog’s ability to cope with stressors. We will give you practical skills for you to implement on your walks for quick improvement!
The first week is approximately 90 minutes and all other classes are 50 minutes. The class offers both working spots (limited to 6) and auditing spots. If you are in the Portland area, the class is designed to take before our Reactive Rover: In Action class.
Do you dream of having a bombproof relationship with your dog? Have you always wondered how people manage to get incredible recall from distractions, impulse control, and unwavering focus from their dogs, in any environment? The answer is all about providing, rather than denying, access to everything your dog loves. The secret sauce is revealed here!
Join us for the single session class to put what you learned in the Power of Premack webinar to use. Learn the tips and tricks to harness the power of Premack. This single-session dog training class offers working and auditing spots.
Looking for some fun new tricks to teach your dog and keep them entertained?
Join us for our Six Legs – Six Tricks single session class! In this dog training class we will focus on tricks that involve your dog interacting with your legs. Examples include Leg weaving, Peek-A-Boo, Mirrored leg targeting, and more. You and your dog will walk away with at least 6 new tricks from this single day class.
Class offers both working and auditing spots. Working spots are limited to 6.
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.
Did your Teen enjoy our Teens and Training class but is looking for more fun with their dog?
Then join us for this three week Teens and Training Level Two. In this class we will build on the skills taught in Teens and Training and learn new tricks
Working and auditing spots are available for this class. If you attended Teens and Training as an auditor, you can have a working spot in this class.
- 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.
Does your dog bark at dogs and other things on walks? Then join us for this single session class to learn some fun and surprisingly useful tricks and cued behaviors!
These skills can help your dog cope in challenging situations, build their confidence, and add to your toolkit as you work with your dog on creating calm walks. The skills are also easy to learn and can be put into use to help your walks improve quickly!
This dog training class offers both working and auditing spots. Working spots are limited to 6.
Join Synergy Veterinary Behavior 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.