How Online Training Works

If you're wondering how online training could possibly work for training dogs, you're not alone. But the truth is, dog training is about 75% "people training." In fact, one of the biggest benefits of online training is that you get to work with your dog yourself during 100% of the instruction time, so your pup won't be confused when you take over training, and he/she won't be distracted by the trainer's presence.


So, how does it work? Using Zoom, I explain the exercise you'll be learning, demonstrate it with my dog, and then I coach you step-by-step as you try it with your own dog. During group classes, everyone tries the exercise at once, and I coach each team separately. At the end of each session, you will receive emailed homework notes and/or videos to help you practice, and a recording of our session to refer back to.

As a bonus, in order to ensure your success, you receive coaching on homework videos as you practice between each live session. In group classes, you also get to learn from watching your classmates' videos and coaching/feedback.

What Makes Us Different?

holistic approach to training

Some trainers focus on a quick fix to make a quick buck, but quick fixes typically fall apart... well... quickly. We look at behavior problems from all angles (and work with your vet and/or veterinary behaviorists when needed) to make sure that we get to the root of the problem for long-lasting results. We also offer fully customized packages to meet the unique needs of each and every dog.

independently certified

There is no licensing or regulating body for dog trainers and anyone can claim they are a dog trainer. With 13+ years of experience, our trainer has been a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed since 2014 and maintains a minimum of 36 continuing education units every 3 years to maintain certification.

Training for the whole family

Even the most skilled trainers sometimes don't have a realistic approach to family training. Everything changes when you add kids to the mix, and that's something we love! Our trainer is a Licensed Family Paws® Parent Educator and a private trainer with The Family Dog®. We use simple solutions and simple methods so even the busiest of parents can succeed and keep their pup as a cherished member of their family.


Once you become a Calmer Canines client, you are always a Calmer Canines client. Feeling stuck with your training or have a training question? Shoot us an email or a text and we'll get back to you within 48 hours. We'll do our best to answer your question within the confines of a text, phone call, or email, and we'll get you on our schedule ASAP if you end up needing a session for more in-depth help.

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