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Dogs With Attitude-Orientation

Dogs With Attitude-Orientation


Class Description

This is the Orientation Session for the “Dogs with Attitude” (DWA) behavior adjustment series. It that covers the causes of  and treatment options for  reactive behavior of any kind.  Techniques and protocols shown and discussed in this session can assist you  and your dog to make  positive habit changes that, with practice and determination, can enable dogs to ignore environmental stimulation and walk pleasantly with their families.

The orientation is a seminar  for PEOPLE ONLY.  it will give you solid, science-based information about your dog’s behavior and sociability.

Not all dogs will be appropriate or need the following 5-week series. Using this information, you will be able to assess your individual situation and decide on a an appropriate course of action.   Some of the options you might decide upon 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.

Attendance at this orientation is mandatory for enrolling in the following 5-week series. DWA class registration will not be opened until after the  orientation date.  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 primarliy 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
  • DWA-Orientation 2252: July 20, 4:30 PM
    July 20, 2019
    4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
  • DWA-Orientation 2267: August 10, 1:00 PM
    August 10, 2019
    1:00 pm - 2:30 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.


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