Got a scaredy pup? This group class is designed to build confidence, foster a strong human/pup relationship, and give everyone the tools they need to succeed.

Who is Scaredy Pup for?
Scaredy Pup is the ideal class for:
– Dogs who are fearful and react to triggers by avoiding/moving away from them (FLIGHT versus FIGHT.)

Who is Scaredy Pup NOT for?
Scaredy Pup is NOT the ideal class for:
– Dogs who are aggressive.
– Dogs who are fearful and react to triggers by moving towards them (FIGHT versus FLIGHT.)

Cost (Existing Clients): $240 for six classes
Cost (New Clients/2 Months+ Out of Class): $315 for six classes and one private session.
Duration: 50 minutes.
– Handler is over the age of 18.
– One handler per dog.
– Dog has received Rabies and DHPP vaccines.
– Dog has attended group class or a private session with TPR within the last 2 months.
 New Clients and Students 2 Months+ Out of Class: Your pup must have completed their Private Session before attending class.


Take a look at our frequently asked questions for more information about Scaredy Pup class.

Do I attend class with my dog?

Yes! Classes are in person, so you should plan for someone to attend with your pup.

Can multiple handlers attend class?

Unfortunately, at this time, we are still only allowing one handler per pup. Handlers can switch off between each class session, however.

I'd like for my child to attend as the dog's handler. Is that okay?

As much as we love the idea of the whole family being involved with your pup’s training, all handlers in class MUST be over the age of 18.

What happens if I miss one or more classes?

If you are signed up for a class and fail to show up, you will lose the class credit.

What vaccines does my dog need for class?

We require proof of up to date Rabies and DHPP. That can be submitted at the time of enrollment, via email or brought to class in person.

My dog is sick with ____. Can they still join classes?

Poor pup! Unfortunately, they cannot attend class until they are cleared. Before your pup can return to classes, you will need to supply a note from your vet stating that your dog is “healthy, non-contagious and appropriate for a group setting.” The note should be emailed to the office before you resume classes.

Why do I have to do a private session?

Because of the nature of the class, we want to make sure you and your pup have a solid foundation for how the class will run, the environment and, most importantly, that your dog will succeed in the class. 

Is this class modular like your other classes?

Unlike our other classes, Scaredy Pup is a progressive class. You will attend 6 consecutive classes on a set day/time with the same group of people.

My dog has bitten another dog and/or person. Is this class right for them?

This depends on the context of the bite. Please contact the office or schedule a phone call to discuss.

Help! I already purchased a package but can't seem to find the link to enroll in class.

No problem! The class enrollment link is sent out via email when you purchase your package. Alternatively, if you click the button above that says ‘View Class Availability’ and then use the red button on the following page, you should be able to enter your EMAIL ADDRESS to apply your credits and get scheduling!

My dog is in heat. Can she still attend class?

Unfortunately, a pup in active heat is not allowed to attend class, so you will need to reschedule accordingly!

What method do you use for training?

We are a LIMA-based facility, meaning we use the least intrusive, minimally aversive methods to train and modify behavior. We focus on using positive reinforcement to teach the dog what TO do. We do not use e-collars, prongs, or choke collars.

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