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Tricks and Performance Skills

Tricks and Performance Skills

Class Description

In this six (6) week class, you will learn to capture, lure and shape your dog’s natural behaviors into Shake, High-5, Play Dead, Beg, Rollover, Say a Prayer, Get a Tissue, and Crawl—plus others of your choice.

We offer the option to test for the AKC Trick Dog Title.

Tricks are a great way to pass the time on rainy days or any time you want to have fun with your dog. Get your dog ready for pet therapy visits, to entertain at holiday parties, or go for the new Trick Title from AKC.

Class Candidate

For dogs over 4 months of age.

Pre-Requisites / Requirements

Dogs should have enough basic obedience skills to be able to focus during class. Ability to work off leash a plus.

  • Tricks & Performance: July 10 ~ August 14
    July 10, 2018
    6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
  • Tricks & Performance 2097: August 28~Oct. 2
    August 28, 2018
    6:45 pm - 8:45 pm
  • Tricks & Performance 2137: November 27-January 8, 2019
    November 27, 2018
    8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Tricks & Performance 2142: December 8~January 19, 2019
    December 8, 2018
    4:15 pm - 5:00 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.
  • Train the Bay trainer Dee Iaroli with her shepherd dog
    Dee Iaroli
    When Dee rescued Farley, a Border Collie who "had issues", her journey into animal behavior began. Dee was motivated to learn quickly in order to manage Farley and keep him safe. They attended the classes and private consultations offered by Train the Bay—Farley showed progress, which further motivated Dee to obtain her CPDT-KA certification. Today, Dee teaches dog training classes and her dog demonstrates for the class. Dee credits Farley for being a wonderful teacher. 


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