The Academy of Dog Behavior

at  Camp K9 of Marin

in Corte Madera


Would you like to learn more about your dog?  Or other people's dogs?  Are you interested in becoming a professional in the Dog World...or sharpening the skills you already have?


The Academy of Dog Behavior might be just the first step you need.   Our classes are casual, interactive, enjoyable, and very informative.  Though the course is aimed at people, we include live evaluations, consultations and training sessions to give students a more hands on experience. 


What the academy is:  An intense examination into the animal that is our best friend and has been for upwards of 20,000 years.  We discuss the origins of dogs, their emotions, instincts and motivations....and what we humans can do to help dogs who have behavior problems. 


What the academy is not:  a dog training class!  It's a class about dog training and behavior We do work with actual dogs and their owners, but mostly one on one in consultation form.  With rare exceptions, students don't bring their own dogs to class.


There are two ways you can take Academy classes - Live in Corte Madera, at Camp K9, or online.  The online foundation course is 40 hours, and will prepare you for other classes.  Nine and 12 hour modules are also available online.   Many of the courses offered eligible for CPDT and IAABC CEU's. 


Give it a try - sign up for one of the 9 hour Academy Modules.

Regular Three Week (9 Hour) Academy classes 

  • The Foundation Class is 18 hours - Six Sundays at three hours.
  • Most classes are 9 hours. Three Sundays at three hours each 12 pm to 1 pm (please note time change)
  • $185.00 for the three week class; $370 for Foundation Course. 
    • Discounts:  Shelter/rescue volunteers:  10%
    • Multiple sessions:  10% for 2; 15% for 3 or more
    • Each participant eligible for just one type of discount
    20 participant limit for each class - CPDT CEU's Available for some classes
  • All Classes are recorded and available for students, in case you have to miss one. 



at Camp K9 in Corte Madera

Setting boundaries, day to day living with dogs, including multiple dogs and small dog needs 

September 30, October 7, October 14, 2018


Separation and General

at Camp K9 in Corte Madera

Recognizing different types of anxiety, managing and alleviating the problems

October 21, 28 and November 4th, 2018

Multi-Dog Households

Introducing a new dog into a household, Facilitating a happy home life, preventing and solving problems

Available online - to be scheduled live

Problem Solving in Real Life

Analyzing what humans and dogs are able to work on with their problem dogs - and helping them do so
Available online - to be scheduled live

Working with Fearful dogs

From socially deprived to genetically fearful, this course will concentrate on management and improving behavior

Available Online - to be scheduled live

Working with Breed Types

Herding, Bully, Terriers, Small Dogs


Evaluations - In Shelters and Homes

Safe handling, Aging dogs and Predicting behavior

Available Online

Aggression - Dog and Human
May 20, June 3, June 10, 2018

Available Online