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Specialty Training

 
 Dog training recall class for dogs who do not come or respond to name.

Xtreme Recall

The "Get Over Here Right Now" Class

 How to stop dog jumping up?

Jumpers & Pullers

The "Walk & Greet Politely" Class

 
 How to stop dominant aggressive dog barking and lunging at other dogs and people?

Leash Reactive

Manage Your Dog On-Leash

 Best nosework class for dogs in the East Bay, Oakland, and Berkeley.

NOsework for Fun 

Scent Detection for Pet Dogs

 
 Best dog canine agility classes in the Easy Bay.

Bravo-bility

Obedience + Agility + Tricks = FUN

 Best CGC Therapy Dog class and test in East Bay.

CANine Good Citizen

The "College Prep" Class

 
 Best dog tricks class in the East Bay.

Bravo's Got Talent

The "Every Dog Is a Star" Class

 Best private dog trainer in the East Bay, Piedmont, and Rockridge.

Private Training

Customized Lessons For You & Your Dog(s)


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Teach Your Dog to Come When You Call

The “Get-Your-Butt-Over-Here-Right-Now!” Class

In this class you’ll learn proven techniques to train your dog to WANT to come to you when called– and he’ll do it really, really fast! This behavior is known as “Recall”, and it’s the most frequent training request that we get for dogs of all ages, sizes, and breeds.

This 5 week course is held safely indoors at the Oakland Zoo’s spacious auditorium and focuses solely on teaching you how to “install” an emergency recall, speeding bullet style. Using fun exercises in a supportive atmosphere, you will practice skills to put to use immediately as you build a solid recall for your canine companion.

Weekly class summaries are included.

Recommended for:

  • Dogs of any age that have problems coming when called because either they are distracted or would rather do something else.
  • Dogs that don’t come when called because they’ve learned to ignore you and the words you are repeating.
  • Owners who are frustrated by their dog’s lack of enthusiasm, or sneaky ‘running away” behavior.

Requirements:

  1. Completion of at least one basic BravoPup Class
  2. Current vaccinations for Rabies, Distemper, and Parvo.
  3. We recommend vaccination against Canine Flu for all dogs: Canine Influenza Virus H3N2/H3N8. Please consult your veterinarian. 

  4. Dog must be friendly with dogs and people.
    • If you are concerned about your dog’s behavior around other dogs and/or people, we strongly recommend that your dog receive a professional evaluation with a BravoPup trainer prior to enrollment. This will help us determine if a group class is the best environment for you and your dog to begin training together.
  5. Dog must not be reactive to other dogs on leash. 
    • Even if your dog is friendly while OFF leash, on leash reactivity is not appropriate for a group class setting.
  6. Handler must be physically able to move about the classroom quickly.
  7. Dog must be friendly with dogs and people.
    • If you are concerned about your dog’s behavior around other dogs and/or people, we strongly recommend that your dog receive a professional evaluation with a BravoPup trainer prior to enrollment. This will help us determine if a group class is the best environment for you and your dog to begin training together.
  8. Dog must not be reactive to other dogs on leash. 
    • Even if your dog is friendly while OFF leash, on leash reactivity is not appropriate for a group class setting.
  9. Dog must be able to be handled by a friendly stranger.
  10. Dog must be able to work safely around people and dogs on & off leash.
  11. Please review our refund policy prior to registration.
  12. Make-up classes: See our FAQ section.
 

$225

  • Number of classes: 5
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Duration: 50 min
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Teach Your Leash Reactive Dog to be Calm On-Leash

For Reactive Rovers of All Ages

Does your dog bark, growl, or lunge at other dogs while out on leash walks? Are you embarrassed by your dog’s behavior and find yourself hiding and avoiding dogs altogether? We can help.

This class teaches you skillful handling of your leash-reactive dog, as well as learning to read your dog’s body language so that you can respond before he reacts. We will teach you environmental awareness and management, plus expert leash skills so that you can be a relaxed team out on walks.

** Note: This class does not FIX leash aggression. This class teaches YOU how to manage your dog’s behavior and your dog to associate other dogs with Glorious Things.

Safe & Supportive Atmosphere

The class is set up in a very controlled environment where we gradually expose your leash-reactive dog to other neutral dogs at a distance (including some very realistic-looking fake ones) so that you can practice together and develop your leash handling skills.

This is NOT a class to teach your dog social skills with other dogs and we are very careful to keep the dogs calm and totally separate from each other. Our bigger goal is to help your dog change his emotional response when seeing other dogs while out on walks. Plus we want to give you to the tools for ongoing work since this issue often requires consistent work for a length of time to see lasting results.

This class is 6 weeks long. The first class is held without your dog so that you can practice handling skills with neutral dogs, which will make you feel ready to take the next steps. For the following 5 weeks you’ll practice handling skills with your own dog in a safe group setting. There will be at least 2 trainers in each class.

Requirements:

  • Proof of current vaccinations for Rabies, Distemper, and Parvo
  • We recommend vaccination against Canine Flu for all dogs: Canine Influenza Virus H3N2/H3N8. Please consult your veterinarian. 

  • Dog must be friendly with dogs and people.
    • If you are concerned about your dog’s behavior around other dogs and/or people, we strongly recommend that your dog receive a professional evaluation with a BravoPup trainer prior to enrollment. This will help us determine if a group class is the best environment for you and your dog to begin training together.
  • Dog must not be reactive to other dogs on leash. 
    • Even if your dog is friendly while OFF leash, on leash reactivity is not appropriate for a group class setting.
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  • This class is for dogs who lunge and bark at other dogs while on leash
  • Must be friendly towards people.
  • Must complete registration questionnaire before signing up. If we deem that your dog is not appropriate for this group class, we may suggest private lessons first.
 

$350

  • Number of classes: 6
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Duration: 50 minutes
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Teach Your Dog to Walk Nicely & Greet Politely

Real Life Manners 101

Want to really enjoy your dog on a walk? Want your dog to greet people so politely? Imagine friends, family, and even total strangers saying to you:”Wow, what a Good Dog you have!” This 5 week course focuses solely on two of the most common concerns thatdogs owners face every single day: jumping up on people and pulling on leash.

You’ll learn effective techniques to keep your dog attentive to you when out in the world on leash, including greeting people by sitting politely. Using fun and engaging exercises, you’ll practice skills that you can put to use immediately as you build your dog’s foundation of public manners. Classes are held indoors at the Oakland Zoo. Weekly class summaries are included.

** This class is NOT for dogs that lunge and bark wildly at other dogs while on leash.

Recommended for:

  • Dogs that have challenges walking on a leash either because they get too excited, or because they have not been properly leash trained.
  • Dogs that jump up on everyone because they are SO friendly and have a hard time controlling themselves, or because they are seeking attention.

Requirements:

  1. Current on vaccines for Rabies, Distemper, and Parvo.
  2. Due to a Recent Outbreak of Canine Influenza in the Bay Area, 
    we are strongly recommending vaccination against Canine Flu for all dogs. Please consult your veterinarian regarding the Canine Influenza Virus: H3N2/H3N8 (CIV) series of vaccinations.
  3. Handler must be physically able to move about the classroom quickly.
  4. Dog must be friendly with dogs and people.
    • If you are concerned about your dog’s behavior around other dogs and/or people, we strongly recommend that your dog receive a professional evaluation with a BravoPup trainer prior to enrollment. This will help us determine if a group class is the best environment for you and your dog to begin training together.
  5. Dog must not be reactive to other dogs on leash. 
    • Even if your dog is friendly while OFF leash, on leash reactivity is not appropriate for a group class setting.
  6. Dog must be able to be handled by a friendly stranger.
  7. Dog must be able to work safely around people and dogs on & off leash.
  8. Please review our refund policy prior to registration.
  9. Make-up classes: See our FAQ section.
 

$225

  • Number of classes: 5
  • Frequency: weekly
  • Duration: 50 minutes
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Nosework for Fun

Teach Your Dog to Search For and Find Hidden Scents

Fun Nose Work:

Does your dog like to sniff everything, all the time?  Then this will be a superbly FUN class for both of you that involves your dog’s amazing sense of smell! We Introduce a scent to your dog and then pair it with reinforcement. Second, we teach the dog to find that scent despite distractions. Lastly, we teach the dog to seek and find the scent that has been hidden!

Whether you just want to participate in the activity or decide that competition is in your future, you will have lots of fun!!

Recommended for:

  • Dogs that LOVE to sniff everything
  • Dogs that need a new challenge
  • People who LOVE to watch their dog have a BLAST

Requirements:

  1. Current on vaccines for Rabies, Distemper, and Parvo.

  2. We recommend vaccination against Canine Flu for all dogs: Canine Influenza Virus H3N2/H3N8. Please consult your veterinarian. 

  3. Dog must be friendly with dogs and people.
    • If you are concerned about your dog’s behavior around other dogs and/or people, we strongly recommend that your dog receive a professional evaluation with a BravoPup trainer prior to enrollment. This will help us determine if a group class is the best environment for you and your dog to begin training together.
  4. Dog must not be reactive to other dogs on leash. 
    • Even if your dog is friendly while OFF leash, on leash reactivity is not appropriate for a group class setting.
  5. Handler must be physically able to move about the classroom quickly.
  6. Dog must be able to be handled by a friendly stranger.
  7. Dog must be able to work safely around people and dogs on & off leash.
  8. Please review our refund policy prior to registration.
  9. Make-up classes: See our FAQ section.
 

$240

  • Number of classes: 6
  • Frequency: weekly
  • Duration: 50 minutes
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Obedience + Agility = BravO-bility!

It’s Like Cross-Training for Dogs!

BravO-bility is a Bravo-inspired specialty class that combines agility, tricks, and obedience in a novel and fun way. This intermediate to advanced class is a continuation class for pups that have completed a Bravo! or equivalent basic course.

Each week we will introduce new concepts and build a ‘routine’ that you can showcase with your pup (or dog) on the final week of class. We offer 2 levels of BravO-bility so that you can keep practicing and building your dog’s skills.  Weekly class summaries and support documents included.

In this class we cover:

  • Agility Equipment
  • Jumps (safely through, not over the jumps for young growing bones)
  • Tunnels
  • Tables / Platforms (your dog will learn to stay on)
  • Pivoting on a Bucket
  • Teaching dog to switch from left to right side of your body
  • Hand Target
  • Crate Games
  • Sending dog around objects
  • Heeling

 Requirements:

  1. Completion of at least one basic BravoPup Class (this is not an entry-level class).
  2. Pre-approval if you have taken classes elsewhere.
  3. Current on vaccines for Rabies, Distemper and Parvo.
  4. We recommend vaccination against Canine Flu for all dogs: Canine Influenza Virus H3N2/H3N8. Please consult your veterinarian. 

  5. Dog must be friendly with dogs and people.
    • If you are concerned about your dog’s behavior around other dogs and/or people, we strongly recommend that your dog receive a professional evaluation with a BravoPup trainer prior to enrollment. This will help us determine if a group class is the best environment for you and your dog to begin training together.
  6. Dog must not be reactive to other dogs on leash. 
    • Even if your dog is friendly while OFF leash, on leash reactivity is not appropriate for a group class setting.
  7. Handler must be physically able to move about the classroom quickly.
  8. Dog must be able to be handled by a friendly stranger.
  9. Dog must be able to work safely around people and dogs on & off leash.
  10. Please review our refund policy prior to registration.
  11. Make-up classes: See our FAQ section.

What To Bring:

  • Crate (a portable soft crate is best)
  • Lots of bite size treats
  • Wearable treat pouch
  • Your dog should wear a Harness (no-pull or back clipping)
 

 $240

  • Number of classes: 6
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Duration: 50 minutes
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Prepare Your Dog for the Canine Good Citizen Test

Welcome to Prep School!

In this class we’ll work on all of the test items to prepare your dog for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test. We will practice for 5 weeks and have a mock test on the 6th class. Then, BravoPup will conduct the actual CGC Test at a different location at a later scheduled date. Dates of other upcoming tests will be discussed in class. Whether you decide to take the test or not, this class is full of Real Life Skills for all urban dogs. Weekly class summaries, training handouts, support documents and CGC TEST included.

Becoming a Canine Good Citizen

The CGC Program is a national program created by the American Kennel Club. It has become a highly regarded and accepted test of a dog’s ability to be out in the public and be well mannered. It is widely used to test dogs for many community programs such as therapy dog and service dog programs. Some landlords request a CGC certificate before allowing a dog to move into a home or apartment.

In order to become a Canine Good Citizen and receive a CGC certificate, a dog must pass the following 10 test items:

  1. Accepting a Friendly Stranger The dog must allow a friendly stranger to approach and speak to the handler.
  2. Sitting Politely for Petting The dog must allow a friendly stranger to approach, touch and pet it.
  3. Appearance and Grooming The dog must permit a stranger to lightly examine him, to pick up each front foot and lightly brush the dogs coat.
  4. Out for a Walk (walking on a loose leash) The dog must show he can walk politely on a loose leash with owner.
  5. Walking Through a Crowd The dog and handler walk around and pass close to several people (at least three) to demonstrate that the dog can move about politely in a crowd
  6. Sit and Down on Command/Stay in Place The dog will respond to the handler’s commands to 1) sit, 2) down and will 3) remain in the place commanded by the handler (sit or down position, whichever the handler prefers).
  7. Coming When Called Dog must be able to come to the owner when called.
  8. Reaction to Another Dog Dog must demonstrate he can see another dog and behave politely. A new dog approaches the testing dog and handler, the handlers will exchange pleasantries and then walk away.
  9. Reaction to Distractions Dog must be able to demonstrate that he can remain calm in distracting situations. There will be a noise and a visual distraction. Common distractions used are dropping a chair and walking past the dog with a dolly.
  10. Supervised Supervision The dog must remain calm and polite while left with a friendly stranger for a period of 3 minutes with the owner out of sight.

 Requirements:

  • Dog must be a graduate of Pup1 and Pup2 (or the equivalent)
  • Must be able to be handled gently by a friendly stranger.
  • Must be able to work safely around people and other dogs while on leash.
  • Current on vaccinations for Rabies, Distemper, and Parvo.
  • We recommend vaccination against Canine Flu for all dogs: Canine Influenza Virus H3N2/H3N8. Please consult your veterinarian. 
  • Dog must be friendly with dogs and people.
    • If you are concerned about your dog’s behavior around other dogs and/or people, we strongly recommend that your dog receive a professional evaluation with a BravoPup trainer prior to enrollment. This will help us determine if a group class is the best environment for you and your dog to begin training together.
  • Dog must not be reactive to other dogs on leash. 
    • Even if your dog is friendly while OFF leash, on leash reactivity is not appropriate for a group class setting.
  • Dog must be able to be handled by a friendly stranger.
  • Dog must be able to work safely around people and dogs on & off leash.
  • Please review our refund policy prior to registration.
  • Make-up classes: See our FAQ section.
 

$250

  • Number of classes: 6
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Duration: 55 minutes
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Teach Your Dog Tricks & Performance Skills

Hollywoof Here We Come!

TALENT (def): “A skillful act performed for entertainment or amusement.” Okay, we pulled that from the dictionary, but everybody knows what a tricks class is right? FUN, FUN, FUN! But in this class we practice more than just tricks. We introduce basic performance skills in a safe and highly supportive environment–Everyone gets an ovation!

Weekly class summaries are included.

You and your dog will learn:

  • Wave
  • Take a Bow
  • Hoops
  • Crawl
  • Bang! (play dead)
  • Roll Over
  • Sit Pretty
  • And Much More!

Requirements:

  1. Current on all vaccinations for Rabies, Distemper and Parvo.
  2. We recommend vaccination against Canine Flu for all dogs: Canine Influenza Virus H3N2/H3N8. Please consult your veterinarian. 
  3. Handler must be physically able to move about the classroom quickly.
  4. Dog must be friendly with dogs and people.
    • If you are concerned about your dog’s behavior around other dogs and/or people, we strongly recommend that your dog receive a professional evaluation with a BravoPup trainer prior to enrollment. This will help us determine if a group class is the best environment for you and your dog to begin training together.
  5. Dog must not be reactive to other dogs on leash. 
    • Even if your dog is friendly while OFF leash, on leash reactivity is not appropriate for a group class setting.
  6. Please review our refund policy prior to registration.
  7. Make-up classes: See our FAQ section.
 

$195

  • Number of classes: 5
  • Frequency: Weekly
  • Duration: 50 minutes
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Private In-Home Training For You & Your Dog

The At-Home Training Solution

Does your dog have a specific issue that you need help with? Are you unable to participate in a group class due to your schedule constraints or your dog’s behavior? Would you prefer one-on-one coaching from a qualified professional so you can make more rapid progress with your dog?

With private lessons you and your dog have the undivided attention of a professional BravoPup trainer. We focus exclusively on your goals, teaching you how to effectively work with your dog. Private sessions last an hour and are highly customized with expert client coaching and written follow-up reports. Training can be in-home or in outdoor environments (or both) depending on your individual needs.

The Process:

We start with an Initial Evaluation to gain a full understanding of your dog’s behavior issues and your training goals. Then we recommend a training plan and appropriate package e to help you achieve those goals.


INITIAL BEHAVIOR EVALUATION:

A comprehensive behavior evaluation that may last up to 90 minutes. We collect a complete case history on your dog’s behavior and discuss your training goals in depth. Based on our findings, we’ll recommend a training plan and package that fits your needs.

  • Fee: $150
  • If you’ve already attended one of our classes the cost of the Initial Evaluation may be reduced to $125 at the trainer’s discretion.

STANDARD TRAINING PACKAGES:

Single session: $125

  • We spend an hour with you and your dog to review a skill and/ordiscuss a behavior issue.
  • Good for situations where you just need a little help or fine tuning.

4-Pack: $425

  • We coach you with your dog once a week for for an hour for 4 weeks.
  • This is the DIY (Do It Yourself) package: We teach. You learn. Then you practice, practice, practice.
  • A good choice if you want to expand on skills learned in class, such as recall or polite leash walking.

8-Pack: $825

  • We coach you with your dog twice a week for 4 weeks.. This schedule helps keep you focused and motivated to achieve behavioral change within one month.
  • Popular for single issue cases that require you to do a lot of repetitionsuch as leash reactivity, repairing broken recalls, pulling and jumping on leash,

DAY TRAINING PACKAGES:

This is the cost-effective solution for busy owners who don’t have time to devote to training but want a well-behaved dog. We come to your home and train your dog on the weekdays while you are at work. Then on the weekend we coach you and the dog together in a “transfer session” so that you stay in step with what your dog is learning.

12 pack: $1230

  • Three times a week for 4 weeks; 2 days with dog, 1 day with you and dog.
  • Recommended for installing multiple basic obedience commands or addressing complex behavior issues.

16 pack: $1600

  • Four times a week for 4 weeks; 3 days with dog, 1 day with you and dog.
  • Recommended for extensive behavior modification plans or multiple issue cases.'

HOW TO REGISTER:

If you are interested in private training, please fill out the Private Training Intake Form. We’ll match your needs with one of our professional trainers and put them in direct contact with you for scheduling. Our trainers are very busy! The trainer may need to schedule 2-4 weeks in advance. For further questions, feel free to contact us at 510-621-3630 OR  info@bravopup.com

*Private training and class fees are non-transferrable

Varies

  • Requires 90 min Initial Behavior Evaluation
  • Duration: 1 hour/session
  • Frequency: 1-4 times/week depending on package
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