School of Pawsitive Electives Training Classes

The Academy of Dog offers alternative and elective classes for the sensitive or advanced pup.

  • Does your dog pull and bark and react to other dogs? Then Calm Cool Canine may be the perfect solution.
  • Have you and your best pup completed The School of Positive Rewards? Now that you both have a solid foundation it’s time to try out some other fun classes.
  • Are you looking for more fun activities to do with your dog? We have the class for you!
  • Classes and workshops are added periodically, so check back often!
  • For dogs five months and older.

Two dogs meetings

Calm Cool Canines 1

(6 WEEKS): Compassionately attuned toward dogs who are reactive to or fearful of other dogs (not appropriate for dogs who are fearful of humans). Guardian and dog will learn skills to help their dog make better choices when faced with dogs they are fearful of or reactive to. Learn evasive maneuvers, attention exercises, body language, and leash management skills. Help your dog learn to be more attentive to you and confident in uncomfortable or difficult situations.

Two dogs meeting

Calm Cool Canines 2

(6 WEEKS): Sharpening Skills. For dogs that are fearful of or reactive to other dogs (not appropriate for dogs who are fearful of humans). Continue learning additional skills to help your dog make better choices when faced with difficult situations. Curriculum can be adjusted to meet individual needs.

Prerequisite: Reactive Rover 1

Dog nose

K9 Nose Work Level 1: Intro to Scenting

(6 WEEKS): Have you completed your basic classes and are looking to take your dog to the next level? K9 Nose Work is a fun dog sport that dogs of all ages, sizes and temperaments can compete in. We are starting a six-week series of classes with Nose Work Specialist Wayne Smith. This fast-growing sport is a way for dogs to earn titles! Intro to Scenting is the first step in your dog’s journey.

Pawsitive Electives Class Schedule

New classes added Fridays at 4pm.

Event Venue Date
Private Dog Training - Email DogTraining@humanesocietysoco.org For More Information Santa Rosa Campus
  • May 20, 2024 8:00 am
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12-Week Summer Nosework Intensive: Santa Rosa, Friday June 14 - September 13 (Skip July 5, August 30) at 1:30pm with Wayne Smith Santa Rosa Campus - Indoor Training Room
  • June 14, 2024 1:30 pm
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Cool Tricks for Canines: Santa Rosa, Tuesday, July 9 - July 30 at 6:15pm with Quin Longino Santa Rosa Campus - Multi-purpose Room
  • July 9, 2024 6:15 pm
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Fundamentals For Reactive Rover: Healdsburg, Saturday, July 13 - August 3 at 10:30pm with Suzie Yokomizo & Wayne Smith Healdsburg Community Room
  • July 13, 2024 10:30 am
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Fundamentals For Reactive Rover: Healdsburg, Saturday, July 13 - August 3 at 12:30pm with Suzie Yokomizo & Wayne Smith Healdsburg Community Room
  • July 13, 2024 12:30 pm
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Reactive Rover: Healdsburg, Saturday, July 13 - August 17 at 8:30am with Suzie Yokomizo & Wayne Smith Healdsburg Community Room
  • July 13, 2024 8:30 am
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My beautiful girl is making new friends today at Taylor Mountain Canine! I am incredibly proud of her and the work she and I have put in to help her have a happier life. We woudn’t be where we are without the support of TMCR and Humane Society of Sonoma County Reactive Rover courses. Thank you all for giving her a second chance and for loving her as much as I do. 💕

Hailey Childress

Roux the dog, Reactive Rover class graduate