Canine Coaching

Online Group Dog Training

Learn an Entire Dog-Training System in Just 4 weeks that Turns You into a Mini-Trainer and …

Achieve a deeper sense of resonance and responsiveness with your canine companion

End your reliance on professional dog training for any basic training in the future

Save a ton of money by enrolling in a RIDICULOUSLY-economical program

  • 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  There aren’t enough stars to leave to express how wonderful we think Bo is, and his training methods. We were ready to give up our 14 month Flatcoated Retriever. Through his kind training methods we now have a another family member. Thanks Bo A BILLION stars! The Battista Family

    Brenda Battista Avatar Brenda Battista
    September 28, 2019
  • 5 star review  We just had our first training session with Bo. HE IS AMAZING! Teddy's first test came shortly after Bo left, when a visitor came to the door. One quick bark, no growling! WOW!

    Tracy Schoonover Terry Avatar Tracy Schoonover Terry
    July 18, 2017
  • 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 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 is amazing! He is full of information. He was able to work with our puppy who is leash reactive, and get her to happily meet another dog is less than 40 minutes! So awesome! I am so thankful I found him to help us, especially since other trainers told us they couldn't.

    Karleigh Kramer-Britt Avatar Karleigh Kramer-Britt
    July 5, 2017
  • 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
  • positive review  Bo was phenomenal when we first brought our puppy home! He helped us build a great foundation with her and really gave us the tools to grow with her! HIGHLY recommend him!

    Jordan Alexis Avatar Jordan Alexis
    December 30, 2018
  • 5 star review  Our puppy became a whole new dog with Bo's help!

    Brandon Zweifel Avatar Brandon Zweifel
    February 9, 2018
  • 5 star review  Arnold is a 9 month old yellow lab mixed with husky. His energy is endless! 4 months ago I was getting complaints about my pup barking. 2 months ago I received behavior notes from Arnold’s day care. Since we started training with Bo we haven’t received any noise complaints and Arnold is able to go to two days at day care now. I’ve learned a lot from Bo. Arnold and I have a better bond now than we have before. I still have a lot of work to do but I have all of the tools I need thanks to Bo!

    Samantha Ball Avatar Samantha Ball
    March 16, 2018

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

The goal of most other dog-training programs out there is get you to sign up for as many classes as possible. To do that, they show you how to teach your dog individualized skills. If you want to learn more individualized skills, then you need to sign up for more classes.

It’s the whole “give them just enough to get them to buy more” approach. (Yikes!)

Well. that’s not how I do things.

My goal is to teach you how to become a mini-trainer in as little time as possible, with as little financial investment on your part as I can get away with.

And here’s how I do it…

Want to know why my Canine Coaching Course is the best dog-training program out there? 

Notice the Difference

When someone contacts me and asks me for private lessons to help them with their dog, I go through this process…

Number 1

I listen to their story and identify the key issues.

I go to my dog-trainer toolbox (which is my understanding of the basic concepts, principles, and techniques of modern, science-based, force-free dog training) and create a lesson plan. 

The reason the Canine Coaching Course is different from other dog-training classes is I give you access to that toolbox, whereas other training programs hide it so you have to keep buying their classes.

Once you have access to that toolbox, you cease being a dependent student and become an independent mini dog trainer. 

Who is This Class For?

Loki and Puppy Tutor Dog Trainer

Loki (Training Assistant #1) showing off. Yeah, he does that.

When looking for a dog trainer, you should seek out someone who is on the same page as you. You want someone who shares the same values as you, someone who wants to use the same tools and techniques as you. 

If you and your trainer are not on the same page, your trainer will want to go in one direction while you want to go in another. 

You can’t expect that experience to go very well. 

This class is for those who want to learn how to train your dogs with exclusively modern, science-based, force-free dog-training methods.

My system is not designed for those who want to use tools or techniques that leverage intimidation, fear, pain, or violence (a.k.a., “aversives”). In fact, I don’t allow the use of aversives in any of my classes.

So, if you want to use choke chains, prong collars, shock collars, leash corrections, etc., sorry but this class is not what you are looking for. 

However…

If you want to get access to this force-free trainer’s toolbox by learning the basic concepts, principles, and techniques of modern, science-based dog training, then this is EXACTLY the class you are looking for.

Over the Span of 4 Weeks, You Will Learn...

1–The foundational method I used to train basic behaviors

2–How to use that method to teach a dog to do things

3–How to use that method to teach your dog to not do things

4–How use your training to intentionally strengthen your bond and relationship with your dog

Will There Be More After the 4 Weeks?

That's Up to You.

The full version of the Canine Coaching Online Group Dog-Training Class has a total of 6 sessions. 

And that’s where I ran into a problem.

I wanted to offer the group class every month. That way, my class remained on a predictable schedule for potential students. 

But, each month only has 4 to 5 weeks. 

I simply couldn’t teach what I needed to in less than six weeks, so I had to find a solution.

And here’s what I came up with…I 

Dog Training with Lugh

Time for Lugh (Training Assistant #2) to do his thing.

I Decided to Break the Full Course into 3 Parts

1. The Mini-Trainer Basic Package 

This is the first 4 sessions of the course that teaches the basic concepts, principles, and techniques needed for you to teach your dog any basic skill

2. The Complex-Training Expansion

These 2 sessions help you understand how complex behaviors are formed, and teach you how to put everything together to make them happen.

3. Crash Course on Emotions

This single session introduces you to working with emotions so you can help your dog when it’s scared or over-excited.

calendar for dog training

By breaking the entire course into 2 parts, I can offer the Complex-Training Expansion at a different timeslot and still keep the entire course on schedule.

Plus, the benefit for you is that initially you only have to pay for part of the course. Once you’ve completed that, then you can decide whether you want the rest. (A K.A.: “less commitment and money up front”.)

What This Class Is and Is Not

The focus of this course is on teaching you the system I use to train. Because this is a group class with shared time, I need to remain focused on that content.

I realize that people often sign up for dog-training classes because they have struggles at home that they need help with. Unfortunately, a group class setting is not the appropriate place to address household issues. The appropriate place for that kind of help is private lessons.

If you think you will need extra 1-on-1 help from me with household issues, consider getting one of the Extra-Support Add-Ons.

What are Some Advantages of Training Online?

Number 1

No other dogs around means your dog has the opportunity to focus on training and learn more.

No traveling to a facility saves you time in your day that you could spend doing other things.

No pressure to buy treats or products off the shelf will save you more money than you initially realize.

Frequently Asked Questions

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. 

That means a separate training space, adult primary handler, and 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, there is 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.

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.

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.

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. 

How Much Does This Cost?

The series begins on the first Saturday of the month and runs for 4 Saturdays, starting at 10:30 am CST. 

Here, you learn the basic concepts, principles, and techniques of modern, science-based training so you can become a mini-trainer for basic skills. (To “complete” the class, the primary handler must watch all of the videos as well as attend and participate in all sessions.)

* Minimum of 3 students to start

* Price is for 1 dog. 

$40

This adds 1 remote private lesson to your training package. The agenda will be decided before the lesson to address issues you are struggling with in the home. The add-on lesson will be good for 2 calendar months after the initial group class start date. (Scheduling is subject to calendar availability.)

* Price is for 1 dog. 

$80

This adds 2 remote private lessons to your training package. The agenda will be decided before the lesson to address issues you are struggling with in the home. The add-on lessons will be good for 2 calendar months after the initial group class start date. (Scheduling is subject to calendar availability.)

* Price is for 1 dog. 

Only available to those who have successfully completed the Mini-Trainer Basic Class. 

Classes are on the 1st  and 2nd Saturdays of the month starting at 1:30 pm CST. The first class tackles loose-leash walking. The second shows you how to teach a dog to go relax on a mat. 

* Price is for 1 dog. 

Enrollment

I can only train a limited number of people at a time, so space is limited. 

To reserve your spot, contact me through the form below. It is first come first serve, so you want to step in at the front of line.

Once I have approved your application, I will send you an invoice to the email you provide. The invoice must be paid for by noon of the day of the class in order to participate.

Note: because the price for this class is ridiculously low, I require a minimum of three students to start the class.

Deadline to Sign up and Pay for November 2021 Classes:

Wednesday, Nov. 3rd, 6:00 pm

reserve your spot
NOTE: I will send the invoice and instructions to this email address.
NOTE: Once you complete the 4-session "Mini-Trainer Basic Class" ($50) you will be eligible to sign up for the 2-session "Complex Training Extension" ($25). Once that is complete, you will be able to sign up for the 1 session "Crash Course on Emotions" ($25). Overall, the entire program spans 7 classes over 7 weeks. (Total price for the entire system: $100, plus possible private add-ons)
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.