Changing Dog Emotions

Even sweet dogs can get a bit emotional.

Whether your dog is showing fear shyness, reactivity or aggressive, I can help!

It feels horrible when your dog is barking, lunging, showing fear or worse, biting or fighting.

Your dog might feel like a stranger; one minute it’s fine, and the next minute it is showing fear or reactivity. And when your dog is like that, it doesn’t listen to a word you say.

I know this problem is stressful and frustrating.  But I can help!

Our Changing Dog Emotions Program is specialty training specifically for:
• Fearful Fido’s
• Reactive Rovers
• Grumpy but Great Dogs
• Overly aroused or excited dogs
• Dogs that get stressed out with new environments or sounds

The degree of emotional reaction does not matter. Because the process for changing your dog’s emotions is the same, whether they have just a little bit of a problem or they are distraught.

Yes, we are currently conducting training classes

Level 1 – Confidence Is King

For dogs lacking confidence, are shy, fearful, reactive, or aggressive.

6 online Group Real Life Classes – 
Friday September 10, 17, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 @ 6:00 pm – Registration Deadline – Sept. 3

When you are your dog are ready, you can schedule 2 free in-person classes (the first one without your dog) to evaluate your dog for level 2 training.  Those 2 classes need to be used within 1 month of your last level 1 class.

Private Training  – call for appointment times

Group Classes Price -$275 – 6 consecutively scheduled classes.
Private Training Price – $659 – each 6 weeks

How This Class Works
Dogs who are stressed by other dogs, people, or new environments need the most relaxing, environment we can provide.

And you need an opportunity to learn how to help your dog, before it being around stuff that upsets it.

What we’ve found is dogs and people who need this training do far better with online training first. This way, they can learn in their relaxing home environment without a stranger present. 

The first six classes are online.  One week prior to class, you begin getting homework e-mails that you immediately implement.  Then during class, I answer questions and tweak the training.

After that, when you and your dog are ready, you can attend 2 in-person classes (the first without your dog) to evaluate what your dog needs for level 2.  Those 2 free classes need to be used within 1 month of your last level 1 class.

When you’ve completed this level of training:

1.  The instructor will have thoroughly evaluated your dog.
2. Your dog’s leash walking skills will be vastly improved.
3. Going to new environments will be more relaxing.
4. Your dog will be able to pay better attention to you.
5. You will have the skills to relax your dog so your level 2 training can be effective and efficient.

Level 2 – Taking it on the Road

For Level 2 you have 3 choices
#1 – In-Person Group Classes – 
Start Saturday Sept. 18 @ 9:15am or 10:30am (no class Sept. 25) – enrollment deadline – Sept. 11

#2 – 6 month On-line Group Classes – Begin Saturday, Sept 18 @ 4:00 pm  enrollment deadline – Sept. 11

#3 – Private Training – Call 541-603-6868 for appointment availability. 


In-Person Group classes $275 – each six consecutively scheduled classes.
Private training $659 for six private appointments.

Online Group Classes – $399 – for 6 months (3-5 classes per month due to holiday breaks and vacations)

How It Works

In-Person Training – Now that you and your dog have some skills, in-person training can be effective and efficient.  Through the evaluation, we know you and your dog can handle this environment.

Online Group Classes – This is for dogs not yet ready for In-person training.  For these classes, you submit 1-minute videos of your real-life training, and in-class we coach you to advance on your training.

Private Training – This option gives you customized help with your training.

When you have completed this level of training:
1.  You’ll have the skill to give your dog positive experiences with things that upset it.

2. Your dog will be more relaxed and happier when it is closer to things that previously upset it.

3. Little things that used to bother your dog will no longer be an issue.

4. You and your dog will be more relaxed around the house.

5. Your dog’s behavior will be more predictable, allowing you to be proactive.

The Good News is your dog’s emotions can change & as they changes both you and your dog will: 

• Gain social freedom at home and in public
• Have less stress
• Be happier and more relaxed
• Have an improved quality of life

“Hi Debbie!

Thank you so much! We love our little poofy gremlin and I see the best in him everyday 🙂 I am really happy with your classes so far and love positive reinforcement. Growing up, I saw older family members using fear or hitting to punish dogs and as I became older, it just never felt okay to me. So finding ways of helping my dog without having to be aggressive is so nice and I love how much happier he is and how much fun he has with the games 🙂

Bilbo looooves the Duck Duck Goose game!!

Thank you again and have a great day!

— Annie Erskine and “Bilbo”

“Remember Chester with his dog and people challenges?  We have continued working with him since we took your class and we are so pleased.  We had a visit from my dad who Chester tried to bite the last time he visited.  By the end of the week, Chester was snuggling and kissing his nose!  I am so proud, I just had to tell you.”

Ann Stark, Eugene Oregon

“I just wanted to stop and say thank you for all your help.  Without your help, I know we would not have the same wonderful dog we have now. Her behavior is changing remarkably.  She is quieter, more relaxed and she is more likely to spend all day sleeping in her bed.  In general, it’s fantastic to see the shift in her personality that demonstrates how much she has benefited from this special training. None of this would have been possible without your help.”

Jennifer Smth, Eugene Oregon