Canine Einstein Event Calendar

Group Class Descriptions

You Have a Friend: Reactive Dog Class

This class is designed to help reactive dogs learn to overcome the fear and emotional reactions to other dogs being in their bubble.  The class is kept small (maximum of 4 dogs) to allow space between the dogs.  Dogs and guardians will learn how to incorporate games, advocacy and counter conditioning to reduce reactivity.  After graduation, dogs will be invited to our monthly group hikes for reactive dogs!  Please note, that dogs who have experienced aggression with other dogs will need to be evaluated prior to coming to class.

Decompression and the Urban Dog

All dogs need to decompress, but urban dogs have an increased need for this.  This class will cover ways to help your dog relax and decompress in the home as well as outdoor activities designed to help your dog decompress.  Classes will be in the gym and on the road to keep it interesting.

Training for the Whole Family:

Training with children in the home presents challenges.  This class is designed to include all members of the family with games, techniques and strategies designed to improve the relationship of your dog with the little ones in the household!  Children are encouraged to attend, but not required.  This class is also perfect for those cosidering adding children to their family in the near future.

Puppy Basics:

Designed for puppies under 6 months of age.  This class will cover all the basic cues you need your new puppy to learn!  We will set the groundwork for intermediate manners (Canine Good Citizen class) and will cover topics like enrichment, loose leash walking and polite greetings.  Each class will include time for the puppies to explore new experiences and to socialize with each other!

Advanced Manners for the Urban Dog:

Advanced Manners builds on our puppy socialization class and Canine Good Citizen class.  Dogs are taught to take their manners to the next level by adding in plenty of novelty, distraction and difficulty.

Navigating Polite Greetings for the Urban Dog:

Urban dogs are asked to navigate several types of greetings on a daily basis. Whether it's waiting patiently as you speak with another person, being greeted in an elevator or on the street by another dog, dog to dog or person to dog, each greeting requires that your dog be calm and polite. This class is designed to help with the multiple types of greetings your dog encounters on a daily basis.

Small Dog Class

This class is designed with our small dogs in mind!  We will cover topics like focus and manners as well as how to help your smaller dog feel more confident as they move about the world!  Topics like polite greetings, enrichment, and advocating for your pup will also be covered.

Focus and Games for Confidence

Confidence and focus are essential for every dog, but especially for our urban pooches! This class talks about ways that every pet parent can help their dogs find their confidence and focus through play, problem solving and enrichment.

Owners will also be taught different ways to advocate for their dogs, in their own environment, in public and with pet professionals like groomer, vets and dog walkers.

We will use enrichment activities, games and the agility equipment to have fun while building confidence!

Doggy Parkour:

This class covers the basics of teaching our dogs to use their bodies to move in space and their environments.  Our agility equipment will be set up and dogs will be taught to use the equipment.  Dogs will be taught skills that you can take on the road with you like putting two paws up on an item or jumping up on various items in the environment.  A great way to have fun with your pet while helping them get the exercise they need!

Focus for the Urban Dog:

Games and play strengthen the bond between you and your dog while naturally improving their focus on you. A very important skill in the urban environment!

You will learn how to capture your dogs focus and maintain it while moving past distractions and temptations, patios and other dogs or people on the street.

Improved focus helps with reactivity, leash walking, polite greetings and more!

Novelty Class:

This class is designed to help all dogs be prepared for the novel sights, sounds and experiences of each season. This four week class will cover one season each week (Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer) and will focus on the novelties your pup can expect that season.  Enriching and fun for you and your dog.

Open Gym:

Open gym is for established clients with social dogs. We restrict the number of dogs on the gym floor at one time, so it is advisable to reserve your spot in advance, however walk ins are welcome too! All dogs must be up to date on their vaccinations and have had either a gym session or worked with our trainer.  Note: this is not appropriate for reactive or very shy/nervous dogs.

Patio Prep!:

One of our most popular classes!  This class is designed to help your urban canine feel more at ease in outdoor environments.  We all want to take our dogs to local patios, parks or even backyard barbecues, but we also want our dogs to feel relaxed and confident.  In this class, owners will learn how to read their dogs body language, tips and tricks to help your dog feel more at ease and games to play with your dog when in crowded environments!  The first half  of classes will meet at Canine Einstein, the last half of the classes will visit local parks and patios so you can practice your skills on the road!