Individualized Dog Training

Dog Training for your Individual Dog

Individualized Training is all about you and your dogs

Yellow Lab pup looks into the eyes of her owner.
Search and Rescue Dog learns alert.

Individualized Training is all about you and your dogs

Yellow Lab pup looks into the eyes of her owner.
Search and Rescue Dog learns alert.

We use personalities and learning styles to create a custom training plan that's comfortable, effective and fits into your budget and lifestyle.

You get credit for life experience! The more you know the less number of sessions you'll need. We start with your knowledge base and move forward. No group classes. The entire session is for you. Our clients get a lot out of Individualized Training. Plus you get free phone support between sessions.

What do we do?

Mixed breed Service Dog with vest.
Service Dog gets a few tips.

What do we do?

Mixed breed Service Dog with vest.
Service Dog gets a few tips.
  • We teach good behaviors to all dogs of any age. Training for all dogs.
  • We train and teach you how to change behavior. Glitch Camp.
  • We teach you how to train your own Service Dog.
  • We teach dogs to find lost family members and pets.
  • We help you socialize your dogs so they are successful in our society.

What are the methods?

10 week old puppy looking through wood fence.
Reward training for dog children.

What are the methods?

10 week old puppy looking through wood fence.
Reward training for dog children.

To train a dog to "do" something, we use positive reinforcement or better described as reward based training. Your dog gets what she wants after doing what you want her to do.

To teach a dog to "stop" doing something, we still use reward based methods. ABA, Applied Behavior Analysis is a natural scientific approach for teaching children; and adults; and animals. For more information see the Brainy Dog Beliefs tab. Methods and Beliefs

How much time does it take?

Individuals learn at their own pace.
Individuals learn at their own pace.

How much time does it take?

10 week old puppy looking through wood fence.
Individuals learn at their own pace.

The amount of time depends on: How much time you have to practice the exercises? How many weeks, months or years has the issue presented itself? Answers to these questions and a few more will determine the approximate length of duration. Don’t worry, this is Individualized Training, we find a balance between money, time, schedules and energy. One session at a time.

Where does it happen?

Individuals learn at their own pace.
Training in Sonoma and Marin county.

Where does it happen?

10 week old puppy looking through wood fence.
Training in Sonoma and Marin county.

Place is determined by what's most effective for your dog at each phase of training.

  • In your home.
  • My training area in Cotati.
  • Out on the town. We train where you like to go.
  • Where ever your dog needs manners, socialization and training.

No time to train? I take a few dogs home for 10 day training camps. Schedule early for this special training.

Who do we work with?

Individuals learn at their own pace.
Training in Sonoma and Marin county.

Who do we work with?

10 week old puppy looking through wood fence.
Training in Sonoma and Marin county.

You don’t need to be a super human to train your dog. You don’t even need to be “smarter” than your dog (chuckle). I prefer to work with the whole family, but I know sometimes it's not possible. The more the merrier. Got a dog sitter or dog walker? They're welcome. Got kids? I love working with children. Creating a child/animal connection now, can make caring intuitive adults later.

We also work with your Veterinarian. Medical issues can contribute to behavior issues. We must make sure everything is okay on the nutrition and medical front to be successful changing behavior.

How much does it cost?

Individuals learn at their own pace.
Training in Sonoma and Marin county.

How much does it cost?

10 week old puppy looking through wood fence.
Training in Sonoma and Marin county.

It costs per week what you want it to cost.

Stretching training out over a few months reduces weekly price. Condensing training, costs more up front but we finish sooner. We consider:

  • Your goals.
  • Your level of experience.
  • Your dogs cooperation level. Don't judge this until after session one.
  • The time each week or month you have to practice lessons.
  • How quickly you want or need the training to be complete.
  • The amount of training your dog needs, which is most important.

Start now with the Quick Start tab or see Pricing and Pay Here to learn more.

When can we start? Now?

Individuals learn at their own pace.
Sherry and the Brainy Dog fleet.

When can we start? Now?

10 week old puppy looking through wood fence.
Sherry and the Brainy Dog fleet.

Depends on when you want to start. Now is a great time!

Private sessions can start anytime. Call (707) 992-6344 to schedule.

Training Camp usually starts on the first of the month. If you schedule early it can coincide with your family vacation, that is if you can't take your dog with you. Actually dogs enjoy their own vacation. It builds confidence and independence.

Day Training in Cotati starts with an interview. Schedule your dogs interview now, no obligation to continue. Don't worry, this is training. Your dog doesn't need to be perfectly behaved to start.

Pick up and delivery available for Day Training and Training Camp.

Find out more about Sherry: Who is Sherry Clark?

Now, tell me about your dogs

Individuals learn at their own pace.
Animals can communicate with us. Lets learn to listen. Brandi, pet goats and pet turkeys.

Now, tell me about your dogs

10 week old puppy looking through wood fence.
Animals can communicate with us. Lets learn to listen. Brandi, pet goats and pet turkeys.

I answer the phone and return enquires quickly. If you don't hear from me, please call again. Communication devices are not perfect.

Phone: (707) 992-6344
Email: info@brainydog.com
Text: (530) 566-1966
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