The Training Studio

Anxious/Reactive Pets

Due to our small class sizes enrollment is open until a class fills. It may sometimes be necessary to delay our start date. If the class you want is not currently active you can register now to reserve your spot on the roster; payment is not due until the class has an official start date.

In an effort to make everyone feel comfortable during the transition back to in-person training, we will adopt safety measures in accordance with CDC regulations.  

  1. Masks are required at all times in the studio. Please maintain a distance of at least 6 feet apart.

  2. If you arrive early for class, please remain in your car. When coming inside, please maintain a minimum of 10 feet from any other dog/person teams.

  3. Hand sanitizer will be available at the studio.

Nose Games

            Level 1; Sunday, April 11th at 10:00 AM (reactive & nonreactive dogs)


            Level 1 ; Sunday, May 23rd at 9:00 AM (reactive & nonreactive dogs)


Class duration: 5 weeks, 1 hour per week


Instructor (Sundays): Fanna Easter, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP, ABCDT-L2


Intro to Nose Games is designed to tap into your dog’s primary sense – his amazing sense of smell! This class introduces the concept of a search game that you can play at home, and helps you learn to read your dog’s body language while giving your dog a fun sniffing workout! Each week increases the level of challenge for your dog. Any dog is welcome (reactive, shy, exuberant, senior dogs, etc.). The exercises are performed with one dog at a time and are tailored to set up each dog to succeed. No prior training is needed. The only requirements are a 6-foot leash and a generous supply of your dog’s favorite yummy treats. This class is similar to  K9 Nose Work  developed by Ron Gaunt, Amy Herot, and Jill Marie O’Brien.


Class size: Maximum 4 dogs


Fee: $125



  • Current vaccinations- please provide proof of vaccinations

  • Minimum age 20 weeks

  • 6-foot leash

Dog School Dropout

Dates: Rolling enrollment

Class duration: 5 sessions – class times are flexible so you don't have to commit to one day and time each week; 30-45 minutes per session


Instructor: Cathy Painter, LVT, CBCC-KA


If your dog reacts aggressively to seeing other dogs, by lunging, barking, growling or attempting to bite, DSDO class is for you. This class builds on the skills you learn in Relaxed Rover class or private sessions. We work specifically on helping your dog feel more comfortable around other dogs.


Class size: Semi-private session, usually two dogs at a time and no more than three in one session.


Fee: $200



  • Current vaccinations- please provide proof of vaccinations

  • Dogs must have already taken Relaxed Rover or attended at least one private session

Relaxed Rover


Sundays at 11:30 AM, beginning April 11th

Sunday at 10:45 AM, beginning May 23rd

Sundays at 12:30 PM beginning May 23rd


Class duration: 5 weeks, 1 hours per week 

The first class is humans only; dogs start the second week


Instructor: Fanna Easter, CPDT-KA, KPA CTP, ABCDT, ABCDT-L2


This class offers help for reactive dogs. Does your dog lack focus? Is he highly excitable? Does he lunge, bark, growl overreact or bite at the leash? In this class, we teach dogs how to relax and redirect their attention away from distractions in a safe environment. Additionally, we give you tips on safely handling difficult situations you may encounter with your dog.


Class size: Maximum 4 dogs


Fee: $175



  • Current vaccinations- please provide proof of vaccinations

  • If your dog has bitten another dog or person, we recommend a private lesson before enrolling in Relaxed Rover. 

Please note there are no refunds available within 2 weeks of class start time. 


We want happy clients and dogs! If the class you choose isn't right for you, please contact us and we will work to find one that is!

For any questions regarding policies or other important information, email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

In The Studio

At Your Home

Phone Consultation



Cathy Painter

Valerie Fry

Fanna Easter

Susan Geib

Cheryl Woolnough


Loose-Leash Walking

Basic Manners

Desensitization and
 for Body Handling





The Training Studio

2765 East Trinity Mills Road
Suite 102

Carrollton, Texas 75006


Please note: Our phone is not answered after hours. For urgent matters text and we will respond as soon as possible. 

Veterinary Behavior Solutions & The Training Studio offer solutions for your pets

with directed follow-through for your behavior and training needs.

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