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 Reactive Rover 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

Reactive Rover 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

Reactive Rover 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
Fundamentals for Reactive Rover: Healdsburg, Saturday, March 2 - 23 at 10:30am with Wayne Smith Healdsburg Community Room
  • March 2, 2024 10:30 am
Registration CLOSED
Reactive Rover: Healdsburg, Saturday, March 2 - April 20 (skip Mar. 30 & Apr. 6) at 8:30am with Wayne Smith Healdsburg Community Room
  • March 2, 2024 8:30 am
Registration CLOSED
Cool Tricks for Canines: Santa Rosa, Wednesday, February 21 - March 13 at 6:00pm with Quin Longino Santa Rosa Campus - Multi-purpose Room
  • February 21, 2024 6:00 pm
Registration CLOSED
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