School of Pawsitive Rewards Training Classes

Want to take your best friend out to coffee or stroll around in public places with ease? Enroll in this series of classes, in which you and your dog will build your relationship and enhance your communication. Learn new skills, fine-tune behaviors you have already learned, and then take these lessons into real life situations. For dogs five months and older.

Dog on computer

Orientation Webinar

(Online, on-demand): A 60-minute online introduction to our classes, covering the principles of positive reinforcement, errorless training using small steps, and the relaxed attitude we strive for. Additionally, we will cover more practical matters, such as equipment and what to bring to class.

Completing this Orientation Webinar is required for all School of Pawsitive Rewards classes.

Dog in training class

It’s Elementary Level 1

(4 weeks): Learn to relax and connect with your dog. When people are relaxed, dogs are relaxed, so laugh and enjoy your dog’s company as you practice your connected leash walking, recall, sit, down and much more.

Prerequisite: SOPR Orientation Webinar

Dog sitting for owner in training class

It’s Elementary Level 2

(4 weeks): Continue on with the great work you did in Level 1, adding distance, duration, and distraction to the lessons.

Prerequisite: SOPR Orientation Webinar and It’s Elementary Level 1

Dog on training walk

Junior Varsity Level 1

(4 weeks): Train as you live! Take the lessons you learned in previous classes out into the world. Practicing connected walking, recall, wait, and much more in a variety of interesting places, you and your dog will experience the kinds of distractions that occur in everyday life.

Prerequisite: SOPR Orientation Webinar and It’s Elementary Level 2

Dog on training walk

Junior Varsity Level 2

(4 weeks): Fine tune the skills you have learned. You and your dog will engage in fun and challenging sequences in public places with plenty of distractions.

Prerequisite: SOPR Orientation Webinar and Junior Varsity Level 3

School of Pawsitive Rewards Class Schedule

New classes added Fridays at 4pm.

Event Venue Date
It's Elementary Level 2: Santa Rosa, Wednesday, October 12 - November 2 at 10:40am with Jack Colley Santa Rosa Campus - Indoor Training Room
  • October 12, 2022 10:40 am
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It's Elementary Level 2: Santa Rosa, Wednesday, September 28 - October 19 at 6:15pm with Lynnette Smith Santa Rosa Campus - Indoor Training Room
  • September 28, 2022 6:15 pm
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It's Elementary Level 1: Santa Rosa, Wednesday, September 28 - October 19 at 5:00pm with Lynnette Smith Santa Rosa Campus - Indoor Training Room
  • September 28, 2022 5:00 pm
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It's Elementary Level 1: Santa Rosa, Saturday, October 8 - 29 at 9:00am with Bonnie Wood Santa Rosa Campus - Indoor Training Room
  • October 8, 2022 9:00 am
Registration CLOSED
It's Elementary Level 2: Santa Rosa, Saturday, October 8 - 29 at 10:15am with Bonnie Wood Santa Rosa Campus - Indoor Training Room
  • October 8, 2022 10:15 am
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It's Elementary Level 1: Santa Rosa, Wednesday, October 12 - November 2 at 9:30am with Jack Colley Santa Rosa Campus - Indoor Training Room
  • October 12, 2022 9:30 am
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It's Elementary Level 1: Santa Rosa, Thursdays, October 13 - November 3 at 9:15am with Jack Colley Santa Rosa Campus - Indoor Training Room
  • October 13, 2022 9:15 am
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It's Elementary Level 1: Santa Rosa, Sunday, October 30 - November 20 at 5:30pm with Tenaya Karraker Santa Rosa Campus - Indoor Training Room
  • October 30, 2022 5:30 pm
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Junior Varsity Level 1: Santa Rosa, Sunday, October 23 - November 13 at 9:00am with Jack Colley The Barlow
  • October 23, 2022 9:00 am
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It's Elementary Level 1: Santa Rosa, Tuesday, November 1 - 22 at 5:00pm with Juliana Vergara Santa Rosa Campus - Indoor Training Room
  • November 1, 2022 5:00 pm
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It's Elementary Level 1: Santa Rosa, Tuesday, November 1 - 22 at 6:15pm with Juliana Vergara Santa Rosa Campus - Indoor Training Room
  • November 1, 2022 6:15 pm
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It's Elementary Level 1: Santa Rosa, Wednesday, November 2-30 (skip Nov. 23) at 5:00pm with Sonia Benson Santa Rosa Campus - Indoor Training Room
  • November 2, 2022 5:00 pm
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It's Elementary Level 2: Santa Rosa, Wednesday, November 2 - 30 (skip Nov. 23) at 6:15pm with Sonia Benson Santa Rosa Campus - Indoor Training Room
  • November 2, 2022 6:15 pm
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Junior Varsity Level 1: Santa Rosa, Thursday, October 27 - November 17 at 5:00pm with Bonnie Wood The Barlow
  • October 27, 2022 5:00 pm
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It's Elementary Level 1: Santa Rosa, Thursday, October 27 - November 17 at 6:30pm with Bonnie Wood Santa Rosa Campus - Indoor Training Room
  • October 27, 2022 6:30 pm
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