Basic Training Classes

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.

The Training Studio

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.

Family Manners

Start date: 

                   Monday, Jun 7th at 6:30 PM

Class duration: 6 weeks


Instructor: Cheryl Woolnough CPDT-KSA, Fear Free Certified Trainer

Family Manners is a beginner's class that focuses on foundation skills using

positive reinforcement training to improve communication between people

and their canine companions. Some of the skills we will introduce are; focus on their person, coming when called, door manners, leave it, drop, leash skills, polite greetings and more. 


Class size: Maximum 4 dogs


Fee: $175



  • Current vaccinations- please provide a copy of your dog's vaccination record

My Dog Has C.L.A.S.S.® - B.A. for Dogs™

Dates: Saturdays at 4:15 p.m.--rolling enrollment, join any time!

Class duration: 6 weeks (5 weeks of regular class with evaluation on week 6),

1 hour per week

**Holiday weekends there will not be any class**


Instructor: Valerie Fry, KPA-CTP

Canine Life and Social Skills, or C.L.A.S.S.™, was developed by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. Help your dog learn and practice real-life skills, such as waiting at the door, walking nicely on a leash, settling, meeting strangers, attention, coming when called, and more. The goal is to help your dog be well-behaved in your household and a welcome part of society. This class also teaches pet parents more about dog behavior. In week 6 of class, each team will take the “B.A. for Dogs™” evaluation for an opportunity to earn their “degree”.


Are you and your dog high achievers? Help your dog earn a Masters and Ph.D. by building on the skills you practice in the B.A. class.


Class size: Maximum 5 dogs


Fee: $155



  • Current vaccinations

  • Minimum age 20 weeks

  • Dog must be able to safely work with pet owner within ten feet of other dogs.

  • B.A. must be completed to earn the M.A. for Dogs™, which must be completed to earn the Ph.D. for Dogs™

Nose Games



            Level 1 ; Saturday, May 22d at 10:15 AM (reactive & nonreactive dogs)


Class duration: 5 weeks, 1 hour per week


Instructor : 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

  • Minimum age 20 weeks

  • 6-foot leash


Class size: Maximum 4 dogs


Fee: $125



  • Current vaccinations- please provide a copy of your dogs vaccination record

  • Minimum age 20 weeks

  • 6-foot leash


Great Activities for Mental Exercise and Skills 

Start Date: TBD 

Class duration: 4 weeks


Play with a purpose! Every dog can benefit from our online G.A.M.E.S. (Great Activities for Mental Exercise and Skills) class. Learn new behaviors that are enriching, encourage your dog to pay attention to you and teach you how to communicate in a way your dog will understand. 


Class size: Maximum 4 dogs


Fee: $125



  • All current vaccinations required (DHPP, Rabies, Bordatella) Please provide proof of vaccinations.

  • Bring your own mats and high value treats

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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