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Dogs With Attitude-Orientation


Class Description

This is the Orientation Session for “Dogs with Attitude” (DWA), a seminar that covers the causes of  and treatment options for  reactive behavior.  Techniques and protocols shown and discussed in this class can assist you  and your dog in making positive changes that result in a dog that can walk by dogs and strangers without worry and with a calm demeanor.

The orientation is a seminar  for PEOPLE ONLY.  it will give you solid, science-based information about your dog’s behavior and sociability. Using this information, you can assess your individual situation and decide on a an appropriate course of action for your team.  Some of the options to consider are: (1) taking the “Dogs With Attitude” five-week course, (2) getting a private consult and customized training plan, or (3) continuing to work on your own.

If you choose to register for the foloowing  5-week Dogs with Attitude class, attendance in he orientation is mandatory and is considered the first class of the series. DWA class registration will not be opened until the orientation is completed.  The class fills on a first come, first served basis.

Class Candidate

The best candidates for DWA class are dogs with a history of reacting to dogs either on or off leash in an aroused state.  This is usually exhibited by hyper-vigilance, barking, growling, lunging, snapping and a general inability to control themselves or respond to their handlers.  They should be over 10 months of age and be up to date on basic distemper combination and rabies vaccines.


Since dogs will not be attending this session, there are no pre-requisites for the seminar.


  • DWA-Orientation: January 12
    January 12, 2019
    2:30 pm - 3:45 pm


  • 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.