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Demure Doggies

Class Description

Many dogs are not the happy-go-lucky, ready for anything companions that  people expect when they get a dog.  Some dogs don’t like new things or loud noises, leaving their houses or even other dogs.  A shy, fearful dog may shake, try to hide, put his tail between his legs, refuse to go through a door or even run away.  Shyness can be genetic in nature or the result of bad experiences, especially during critical development stages.   Regardless of the reason for the shyness, these very special dogs need some help to feel more comfortable in the everyday situations we take for granted.  This is where Demure Doggies comes in.  In this group your shy dog can learn to diminish fears at his or her own pace in an understanding and supportive environment.

Class Details

Series of 6 one-hour classes. Dogs attend all classes


Shy and fearful dogs over 4 months of age-shy but not overtly reactive to other dogs or people.  If they are known to snap at hands that approach them, that is all right.  They will not be handled by strangers in class.



  • Demure Doggies 2355: February 22~April 4, 2:00 pm
    February 22, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


  • Train the Bay trainer Cindy Houser with her bull dog
    Cindy Houser
    Cindy is a professional dog Trainer who graduated from Dog Training Internship Academy in San Francisco. After adopting her own dogs and participating in obedience and Nosework, she felt compelled to help people build relationships with their own dogs. Currently she enjoys teaching at Train the Bay and helping the local community of dog families. She truly loves watching the bond between people and their dogs flourish!
  • Train the Bay trainer Nancy Frensley with her Austrailian Shepherd and mixed dogs
    Nancy Frensley
    As the Lead Trainer at Train the Bay, Nancy spent the last three decades dedicated to her training work, to developing the program, and to helping Bay Area dogs and their families. In addition to the hundreds of students she teaches every year, she is the voice behind Berkeley Humane’s free Behavior Advice Hotline, and she evaluates and supports the training of shelter dogs at Berkeley Humane.
Details Price Qty
Demure Doggies 2355: February 22~April 4, 2:00 pmshow details + $125.00 (USD)  


2700 Ninth Street, Berkeley, California, 94710, United States