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Confident Canine School of Behavior

Santa Barbara Campus Training Center

5399 Overpass Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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Refined Rover

Ready to enroll? Visit the class registration page and enroll in the class pack of your choice. See you there!

The Refined Rover class encourages manners and safety for your family dog aged four months or older.

Imagine the staff at your veterinarian looking forward to a visit from your dog because he is an example of good behavior. This is the same dog you can stroll down the street with or sit with at a café patio, and he will rest beside you as you enjoy the sun. Most importantly, you no longer worry about him darting out the front door when you open it to retrieve your latest package.

This six-week class strives to provide basic skills to help you prevent common problems and train the behaviors you like. Learn skills that will enhance your relationship while setting both you and your dog up for a lifetime of success and desirable behavior.

The first class is an orientation without your dog.

Fees

  • Six Weeks: $125
  • Six Weeks: $100 for dogs recently adopted from Santa Barbara Humane, Santa Barbara County Animal Services, and Santa Ynez Valley Humane/DAWG. Adopters use coupon code Refined25 for $25 off your class registration!

Class Schedule

Important: The first class is an orientation. Please DO NOT bring your dog to the first class.

Refined Rover participants can choose between three class times:

  • Mondays at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturdays at 10:00 a.m.
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Reactive Rover

Ready to enroll? Visit the class registration page and enroll in the class pack of your choice.

The purpose of the Reactive Rover class is to help adjust maladaptive behavior in dogs.

You’re reading this because you need help. You may feel embarrassed by your dog’s behavior. Worse, you may be afraid of your dog’s reaction to new circumstances. The Reactive Rover class is here to help you lose that anxious feeling and identify ways to improve your dog’s behavior in the presence of triggers.

This class is designed for dogs who are reactive to other dogs, people, or objects while on leash. It will focus on reducing anxiety, building coping skills, and improving behavior when in the presence of these triggers. We understand owners can often struggle not realizing what may make matters worse, so the Behavior Team members will also focus on increasing handler skills and confidence.

The first class is an orientation without your dog.

Fees

  • Five Weeks: $150
  • Five Weeks: $75 for dogs recently adopted from Santa Barbara Humane, Santa Barbara County Animal Services, and Santa Ynez Valley Humane/DAWG. Adopters use coupon code Reactive75 for $75 off your class registration!

Class Schedule

Important: The first class is an orientation. Please DO NOT bring your dog to the first class.

Reactive Rover classes will be offered on:

  • Saturdays at 2:00 p.m.
  • Sundays at 10:00 a.m.
  • Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
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Reserved Rover

Ready to enroll? Visit the class registration page and enroll in the class pack of your choice. See you there!

The Reserved Rover class is tailored to dogs that are shy and timid.

Your dog may be shy around new people. You know the humans who think every dog needs to be everybody’s best friend? Well, actually, that’s not the case at all. Dogs are not the same any more than people are. Your dog may be fearful around new people or just take a little longer to warm up. Sometimes it’s just a new situation that may be scary for your dog or a certain object like the vacuum that makes your pooch run away. If you have a shy or reserved pet, this class can help!

This four-week course provides tools to build your dog’s confidence while comforting and easing anxiety. You will feel better about understanding what your dog is feeling, and also what tools can help your pet relax and feel confident.

For a list of what to bring to class, scroll to the bottom of the page.

Fees

  • Four Weeks: $75
  • Four Weeks: $50 for dogs recently adopted from Santa Barbara Humane, Santa Barbara County Animal Services, and Santa Ynez Valley Humane/DAWG. Adopters use coupon code Reserved25 for $25 off your class registration!

Class Schedule

Saturdays at 4:00 p.m.

Specialized Classes in Santa Barbara

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One-on-one training classes

To discuss your individual needs, class fees, and available days and times, call 805-964-4777, or email [email protected]

Get individualized, one-on-one training for your dog.

We offer individual half-hour or one-hour training sessions. These classes are primarily aimed at owners who have a specific issue they would like to work on with their dog, but don’t necessarily need or want to come to the group classes.

Training issues may include barking, poor leash manners, jumping up, etc. Please note: we do not offer one-on-one training for severe aggression problems.

Important Class Information

Locations

Santa Barbara Training Center
5399 Overpass Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
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Santa Maria Training Center
1517 Stowell Center Plaza, Suite B
Santa Maria, CA 93458
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What to bring to class

  • Dogs must wear a flat collar or harness. Dogs MAY NOT wear choke chains, prong, or electronic collars (e-collars).
  • A six-foot, non-retractable leash.
  • A hungry, but not famished dog.
  • Treats: A variety of your dog’s favorite treats, cut into very small pea-sized pieces that you can carry in a treat pouch that allows easy access when you are seated, standing, or walking. Please bring a variety of treats.
  • A treat pouch that you can wear, which is easy to put your hand in and will not make noise when you grab a treat.

Policies & Guidelines

  • To protect your dog and the other participants, adult dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations, including Distemper-Parvo, Bordetella (“Kennel Cough”), Canine Influenza (H3N2), and Rabies. Leptospirosis vaccinations are recommended but not required.
  • Puppies 8 weeks to 4-months must be in the process of getting fully vaccinated.
  • Proof of vaccination is required upon registration.
  • If your dog needs to be spayed or neutered or needs vaccines updated, you can make an appointment here (link to clinic appt page).
  • Attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • At least one adult present for every child under the age of 14
  • Attendees must wear closed-toed shoes.
  • For classes at our Santa Barbara campus, please park in the back parking lot (South entrance). The front lot will close at 5:00 PM, and any cars parked in that lot will be closed in.

COVID-19 Policies

  • Class participants must wear a face covering
  • Please practice social distancing and stay six feet from other participants
  • No more than two people from each family group can attend class
  • Please do not attend class if you are feeling unwell or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever or coughing