Dog Training Workshops

One day workshops on a variety of topics!

Dog Training Workshops

Dog Training Workshops are a fun and informative way to learn some new tricks with your dog! 

In order to attend a workshop, you must attend a Dog Training Orientation. The next Orientations are:

Saturday, June 29, at 3:30 PM
Saturday, July 13, at 3:30 PM
Saturday, July 27 at 3:30 PM
Saturday, August 10 at 3:30 PM

We encourage you to pre-register for classes, as the price increases at the door. 

Preregister: $35
At the Door: $40

Each class must have at least 4 people registered, otherwise it will be cancelled and all pre-registrants will be refunded fully. If the workshop reaches 4 registrants, all pre-registrants will receive a confirmation e-mail several days before the workshop.

Circuit Training

The Canine Circuit Training class is a fun yet productive way to work on building — or refining — your dog’s life skill’s. This course targets specific behaviors in an organized and enjoyable environment to keep you motivated for reaching your goals.

The unique structure of this class enables you to actively practice and focus on a wide range of training exercises including sit, down-stay, loose-leash walking, impulse control exercises, coming when called, and more! The class format allows you to tailor exercises and lessons to suit your own individual needs and goals — no matter what level you and your dog are at. For behaviors that are new to you and your dog, you may start with easier parameters, adapting as you progress. For more advanced students, you are encourage to take the parameters and allow your dog to shine. Choose the level best suited for you and continue to build from there. You decide when to make it easier or more challenging for your dog, yourself, or you both.

The classroom is set up with behavior stations, each allowing for a specific amount of practice time, with time between before moving onto the next station. We ask that participants follow the stations in order, so as to not confuse fellow attendees. Classes are held in a group setting with a limited number of dogs. All family members are encouraged to attend and participate.

Monday, August 26 5:30-6:45 PM


Tips & Techniques

Looking for ways to get your dog to perform the behaviors you want? This 75 minutes dog training and behavior workshop covers basic, simple, and useful techniques you can use immediately to teach your dog new behaviors or refine existing ones. This includes manners such as “sit” “down” and “stay”, as well as a few tricks to make things fun for you and your inquisitive canine.

Monday, August 19 5:30-6:45 PM

Workshop Registration Form

Dog Training Waiver

About the Trainer

Ever since the Inquisitive Canine was founded in 2005, Joan Hunter Mayer’s life has gone to the dogs — and she couldn’t be happier! A certified professional dog trainer and behavior consultant, and certified separation anxiety trainer, Joan not only loves seeing her canine students succeed, but also enjoys empowering dog parents with a valuable education to enhance their relationships with their dogs for life.

She offers dog training, behavior consulting and community education programs locally in Santa Barbara, as well as online coaching globally.

Joan is also the creator and founder of TransPaw Gear, a dog harness company that helps pet parents and their inquisitive canine harness fun together. You can visit her website here.

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