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The Canine Coaching System

Learn an Entire FORCE-FREE System in Just 7 Weeks and Become a Mini Dog Trainer

This Isn't "Just Another" Group Dog-Training Class

Number 1

Mini-Trainer Basic Class

Weeks 1–4

Learn the basic concepts, principles, and techniques of modern, science-based, force-free dog training so you can think and function like a mini-trainer. ($50)

Complex Training Expansion

Weeks 5–6

Introduction to complex behaviors through loose-leash walking and learning how to anchor your dog to a location or object with a “mental tether”. ($25)

Crash Course on Emotions

Week 7

Introduction to working with emotions so you can help your dog when it’s scared or over-excited. ($25)


1 Free Online Private Lesson for Anyone Who Signs Up for October and Completes the Full Course 

(All 7 Sessions)

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  • positive review  I would highly recommend Bo. He was great with our 2 somewhat unruly rescues. He was even able to work with the one that was fearful of men. Bo taught us several techniques that have helped us tremendously with their behavior. It was definitely money well spent!

    Duane Sue Nettum Avatar Duane Sue Nettum
    October 12, 2018
  • positive review  I have nothing but good things to say about Bo and his training. I was feeling very helpless with my dog Duke and his behavioral issues and am very glad I found his website online. Bo came to our house to work with our dog Duke. He asked tons of questions to understand what we wanted out of the training, and to understand Duke and what his needs were as well. By the fourth session I had seen a ton of improvement with Duke, and also feel more confident having the tools to help set him up for further success. I highly recommend contacting Bo for any of your dog training needs!

    Rebekah Tisdale Avatar Rebekah Tisdale
    June 20, 2019
  • 5 star review  We had our fist class with Bo a few days after we brought Gytha home at 10 weeks. At 5 months, we're doing Bo's group class, and we're doing really well! Bo is an amazing trainer — sure, he's great with the dogs (he's their best friend, I'm not even chopped liver), but he's also great with people. If you're on the fence, just do it. As long as you put in the work, you and your dog will flourish with Bo's guidance.

    Ren Rieskamp Avatar Ren Rieskamp
    November 28, 2017
  • positive review  I reached out to Bo after my dog had started chasing my cats. He’s been a great help and I will definitely be using him again! I can not recommend him highly enough.

    Frances Klaverkamp Avatar Frances Klaverkamp
    November 17, 2018
  • 5 star review  Bo helped my two scared Chihuahuas calm down and relax. They are happier and their anxiety is greatly reduced! I learned to read their body signals better, too. I'm so grateful to Bo for giving my dogs a better life.

    Laura Grossheider Avatar Laura Grossheider
    August 18, 2017
  • positive review  I would highly recommend Bo! I started to have no hope with my two chihuahuas until I met Bo. Not only did he help train my dogs but he helped me understand them better. It only took two training sessions for my dogs and now everyone that knew my dogs behavior issues and went around them before now comes around them with no problems and notices saying “Wow, training really did pay off.”

    Paige Marszalec Avatar Paige Marszalec
    May 3, 2019
  • positive review  Bo was amazing with my shepherd and her reactive personality. He gave effective tips and tricks to help her stay calm in uncomfortable situations, along with written instructions we could refer back to! I would definitely recommend him to others who are having problems training their dog!

    Shelby Sanda Avatar Shelby Sanda
    August 3, 2019
  • positive review  We recently adopted two 2 year old beagles that have some behavior issues. We contacted Bo for help and he gave us a lot of techniques and tips for kind and force free training to address these issues. We are already seeing progress in them and would recommend Bo if you need help with your dog.

    Lori Johnson Avatar Lori Johnson
    July 26, 2019
  • 5 star review  Bo is a great trainer. He has been working with Ryder and I have seen a improvement beyond belief. Ryder is 6 months old now and is doing great on his training with Bo. Bo is very good at explaining things to us and makes it very easy to understand. If you need help with your Puppy I highly recommend Bo to help you. He not only trains your Pup he also trains you to be a better dog owner. It is nice to have a well behaved dog. Thank you Bo for helping us with Ryder!

    Pat Hayden-Runaas Avatar Pat Hayden-Runaas
    May 24, 2017
  • 5 star review  Our puppy became a whole new dog with Bo's help!

    Brandon Zweifel Avatar Brandon Zweifel
    February 9, 2018

Frequently Asked Questions

This course is for dogs of all ages. Since dogs are not next to each other in a room, we don’t have to worry about the general chaos and inappropriate behaviors across age and size groups. 

The price of the group class is for one dog. If you want another dog to participate as well, I want to treat it like a completely separate student, which means you need to purchase a separate enrollment for each dog. 

That also means a separate training space, separate adult primary handler, and separate device to log on with. This way I can see how the dog is doing and give feedback appropriately. It also prevents the chaos of having dogs next to one another. 

If you purchase an Extra-Support Add-On to supplement your training, however, there is simply an additional $5 charge for each dog in the household per private session. So the add-on is not for a single dog, but for all of the dogs.

If your dog is prone to wander off and check things out +and this is especially the case in multiple dog households), you might want to consider putting your dog on a leash attached to a basic flat collar or harness. Otherwise, you won’t need any special equipment for your dog for this class.

First, you contact me via the form. Please fill in the entire form. 

Once I approve the application, I will send you an invoice to the email you gave me.The due date for the invoice will be 1–2 days after I send it. Please make sure to give me an email that you will check, otherwise you may miss the opportunity. 

Once you have paid, I will enroll you in the class. Once the class has enough students to start, I will send you a welcome email with a link to the online classroom and your orientation videos so you can watch them before the first class starts.

I do not offer makeup sessions to students as part of the package.

I generally recommend purchasing the Extra-Support Add-On #1 or Extra-Support Add-On #2 so that you have one or two private sessions ready to go in case you need to use one as a makeup session. Otherwise, you can purchase make up private sessions at regular cost.

If you want to enroll in the extension, you will need to complete the basic portion of the course. That means that the primary handler needs to attend and participate in all of the classes, which includes any makeup classes you purchase.

Limited Enrollment

Mini-Trainer Basic Class Begins the First Saturday of the Month at 10:30 a.m. (CST)

(We will have classes over Google Meet)

Deadline to Sign up and Pay for November 2021 Classes:

Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 6:00 pm

Please consider 1 or 2 Extra-Support Add-On private lessons. You can use those sessions to address household issues, and you can use them to catch up if you miss a class. 

NOTE: I will send the invoice and instructions to this email address.
NOTE: If you want ton continue your training education past the "Mini-Trainer Basic Class," you can. Once you complete the 4-session "Mini-Trainer Basic Class" ($100) you will be eligible to sign up for the 2-session "Complex Training Extension" ($35). Once that is complete, you will be able to sign up for the 1 session "Crash Course on Emotions" ($35). Overall, the entire program spans 7 classes over 7 weeks. (Total price for the entire system: Only $175.)
NOTE: This class is specifically designed for those who want to learn how to use exclusively force-free dog training methods (an eligibility requirement). No aversives (choke chains, prong collars, shock collars, leash corrections, etc.) are allowed in my training.