Change The Mismatch BETWEEN your Dog-Owning Dream and your present Reality.

Reactivity, Fear, Unpredictability, Over Exuberance, Stressful Walks, …  You Name it, We Solve It! 🙌

When you got your dog did you imagine:

• Peaceful walks and hikes
• Fun outings and adventures together
• Including your dog in holidays, having company over, vacations

A life filled with freedom, companionship, love?

And as you did those things, did your dog’s behavior scream, “I don’t yet have the skills for this”.

And instead of freedom, fun and companionship you started to feel frustrated, embarrassed and like you don’t have any control.



The Gap

There’s  a  Hole  Creating  The  Mismatch

The mismatch between what you currently can do and all you dream of doing

A hole in the knowledge you have and what you need to have.

Introducing the Chaos To Calmness Program

Chaos Success Path

Your Success Path, fills in 3 gaps. When easily and quickly implement into your daily life, driven you closer and closer to that dream.
…the gap between the vision you had and the day-to-day Struggles and limitations you currently have.
Let’s Dive into The Three Gaps that drive you towards that dream.

Gap 1 – Knowledge
Learn the what to do & why it works first without scary, exciting or distracting events.  Then with scary exciting or distracting events.  Then with those events.

Gap 2 – Questions, Answers, Support
Ask Questions and get the answers and support you need during your online or in-person classes and participate in our Private Facebook Community between classes – this is a no shame, no guilt, and 100% supportive group.

Gap 3 – Watch real-life, real results training.
Nothing will raise your confidence more than seeing real dogs growing their real life struggles into strengths. You get to see both the mistakes and successes.  You get to see how we adapt the training grow towards that dream.

Chaos To Calmness Program

Start Immediately

Online Classes –  Fridays @ 6:00pm
In-person group classes – Wednesday @ 7:20pm or 6pm

Do you want some Private training also?
Many people sign up for our Chaos To Calmness Program + have 2 private appointments (held at The Well-Mannered Dog) per month to complement their training.  The best of both worlds.

Price Of This Program
Chaos To Calmness – $144 per month –more information below
Chaos To Calmness + 2 private appointments – $378 per month – more information below

Dogs who get upset or overly excited and their people first need to grow Brand New Skills away from those events.  Just like you would not learn a new math skill at Disneyland, you and your dog can’t learn these new skills “ON The Job” (around scary, exciting or chaotic events.)

When you join the Chaos To Calmness program, you immediately get access to an online library of video tutorials. You start playing those games immediately.  You copy how to play the games at home, so that you can transform your dog’s barkingreactivity or excitability.

In addition, you learn why it works and how to adjust your training giving you more power to change your dog’s behavior.

Each Week, you join our Online Support class for help, feedback and coaching.

Once both you and your dog have progressed, we evaluate to see if in-person group classes are an option.

Chaos To Calmness Provides You and Your Dog With:

Games established away from the situation until you are confident
❤️ Games played in the situation once you are proficient and confident
👏 Playing in a variety of environments;
🥰 Rehearsing real-life strategies
☄️ Learning how to really motivate your dog
🏆 A dog that can remain cool, calm, and collected
🕊️ Controlled, safe training set-ups
🎯 Changing your dog’s weaknesses to strengths
📈 A plan of action

We guide you through the success path you need to close the gap and give your dog the missing real-life skills.

🌟 We’ve got your back 🌟

Weekly Classes


3-5 classes per month

Online (Beginner or Distance Students)

In-person (Advanced students)

Monthly Challenges

Targeted Topics

Your training is divided into target skills your dog needs to learn. My oath to you is this is 100% reward-based, ethical and transformational.

Success Path

Success Path

Your Success path is laid out for you.  A systematic process of growing towards your dog-owning dream.  A process of allowing you and your dog an opportunity to grow skills OFF THE JOB first and then in real life.


Real Life

You get to see how the training works with dog’s just like yours.  Dog’s with the same struggle, both rocking their training and needing adjustments to their training.


Questions, Answers, Support

You get to ask questions, get answers, and support in class and on our Private Facebook Community page.
A No shame
No guilt,
100% supportive
community of dog lovers.

We are Passionate About Changing Your Present Reality Into Your Dog Owning  Dream

As a professional, certified dog with more than 36 years of experience, we know what it takes to change your dog’s struggles into the dog of your dreams.  You can do this.

“This morning, Kúra and I started out on our usual early-morning training walk, full of “games”–

Three houses down, another early riser broke out in a yapping frenzy when he heard us. What did Kúra do? NOTHING! He looked at me, actually, kept his leash loose, and continued our training games. Yayyy!!!!

Thank you, Debbie, for getting us started with Calmness Training and the simple idea that my bark-bark-bark pup needed to learn self-control. In a thousand tiny steps, he has learned lots and lots of self-control, and it’s fun for him and for me. It took him a long time to understand “loose leash” but once he got the idea, he has been able to “throw” that behavior at me as if to say “Look, Ma, I’m here, at your side, ready to play, ready to go!”

Karen Fabiano, Eugene Oregon

How do cancelations work?

Its easy! You have 2 ways to cancel. One is to call or e-mail us and we will do it for you.  The second is through your online hub portal.  Cancel anytime and finish off what you have paid for.

What kind of training do you offer

We believe all training can be conducted without intimidation, pain, or fear.  Clients are encouraged to use any rewards their dog loves (food, toys, play, social contact, etc.) and are driven to obtain.

In addition, we go beyond teaching behaviors and teach the concepts your dog is missing (calmness, arousal regulation, confidence, disengagement etc.), and we do it all with games.

How do I know it will work?

It takes time to change emotions, so if you are thinking, “well, I’m give it a try for a month or two”, then this program is NOT for you.

Success is dependent upon the human part of the team.  It is for people willing to:

• take action,
• make changes to what they are presently doing,
• come to class,
• watch the videos, use their handouts, and play the games.

If that is you, sign up, and you will succeed.

How much time does this take each day?

Most games are 3 minutes daily with a maximum 5 games each week.  That is a 15 minutes a day of training. 

How much time does this take each day?

Most games are 3 minutes daily with a maximum 5 games each week.  That is a 15 minutes a day of training. 

Who is Debbie Schaefer?

Debbie Schaefer is the founder of The Well-Mannered Dog, SuperDog Challenge Club and one of Oregon’s first certified professional dog trainers.  She has been training professionally since 1987. Debbie brings science and passion to all of her work, which supports dogs of all abilities and temperaments to have focus, self-control and joy. In addition, Debbie has competed in competition obedience and now spends her time participating in the sport of Musical Freestyle. Debbie believes that a positive, playful approach using simple games can change the lives of dogs and their people.

With decades of experience and 1000’s of dogs helped, Debbie generously shares her knowledge with the hope that dog owners worldwide overcome their struggles to live their dog owning dream.

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This workbook introduces you to the top 4 steps to reduce barking in the home and on walks.

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