Focus & Control: 

Foundations for Creating a Focused and Confident Canine


Does your dog have difficulty paying attention to you around other dogs, people, and distractions? Is he easily aroused and unable to relax? This is a great class for dogs who would have difficulty concentrating in a regular group dog class. This program, which is based on the Control Unleashed books written by Leslie McDevitt, will teach you and your dog how to relax, focus, and work together as a team in stimulating and distracting situations. This class is like no other you have taken. We are shaping behavior, not teaching manners. This class is designed to improve focus, impulse control, and build confidence for dogs and their humans. Class size is kept small (4 dogs) with a trainer and training assistant, so you receive more individual attention. 

~ This class is NOT intended for dogs that are aggressive* toward other dogs or people. ~

(*bite history with intent to cause severe injury or death)


  • 5 months or older.

  • Prior training classes: No

  • Ability to swap classes: No

  • Proof of vaccinations are required prior to the first class.


Classes: Focus & Control class offerings are on hold until further notice.


This 6-week series is $260. Class meets once a week for 6 weeks. Each class is 60 minutes.

  • You MUST preregister for this class by completing the attached New Client Intake Form and emailing it to:

  • Due to high demand, once your enrollment is confirmed, payment will be due 3 weeks prior to class to secure your spot (payments can be made via check, Zelle, CashApp, and Venmo).

  • Refunds: No refunds will be issued 7 days prior to the start of the first class.

COVID-19 Protocols

  • Bring your own water and water bowl for your dog.

  • 2 people per dog allowed in class, if they bring their own chair and are at least 12 years old.