A training membership and support community dedicated to building the confidence of your fearful dog. Have your own team of dog trainers on-call when you need them,
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IS CONFIDENCE BUILDERS CLUB FOR YOU?
Do you have a dog who is afraid of the outside world? Or maybe even afraid of family members? Terrified of loud noises, or of being touched?
Do you want to build your dog's confidence and improve their quality of life? Help them live in our human world more happily?
Then Confidence Builders Club is for you.
Learn how to help your dog feel safer, and teach them skills they can use to cope more confidently with the people, places, and situations they encounter on a day-to-day basis.JOIN THE COMMUNITY
I think I learned more from this than any other live training courses that I have taken! You learn a step-by-step method to modify your dog’s behavior!
I was hesitant to try online dog training, but I was very satisfied with this course. The material was stimulating. It provided a systematic approach to look at my dog’s (and my own) behavior. I feel that it pushed our training forward. Kelly and her team offered great additional support as well. - Joey’s Mom
Kelly has been training dogs and their people professionally for 10 years. She holds a B.S. in Zoology and a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and is completing a masters degree in Applied Behavior Analysis. She is an honors graduate of The Academy for Dog Trainers where she earned her Certificate there in Training and Counseling (CTC). She loves working together with people and their dogs to find solutions that they are both happy with.
When she’s not training or pursuing continuing education, Kelly enjoys hiking with her dogs, mountain biking, skiing, and curling up to watch TV with her husband.
Lauren attended The Academy for Dog Trainers, where she earned a Certificate in Training and Counseling (CTC).
Prior to dog training, she worked as a software engineer while volunteering on the weekend at a local animal shelter and fostering dogs. She continues to work with shelter dogs as a volunteer and especially enjoys working with newly adopted dogs.
She lives in the Portland, Oregon area with her husband and three adopted dogs: Bane Buttercup, Bodhi and Baloo.
Rachele has been training professionally with Dogkind since 2019. She is a UC Davis graduate with a BS in Animal Science and a minor in Communications. She was a lead Animal Behavior intern with the Yolo County SPCA for 3 years and gained extensive experience with fearful and reactive dog behavior in that role.
In her free time, Rachele likes to teach her dog Coco new tricks, bake, or perform in musical theatre productions. Her favorite training to do is cute tricks like “spin” or “high five,” which her dog has mastered. But she especially loves to train fearful dogs because it is so exciting when a dog makes progress towards leading a happier, fear-free life."
Rachelle has been training professionally with Dogkind since 2019. She is also known as dog mom to the internet famous Billie! Rachelle graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Animal Biology, with an emphasis in domestic animal behavior, as well as a minor in Professional Writing.
She fell in love with dog training after serving as a lead Animal Behavior intern at the local animal shelter and then at the Yolo County SPCA. On top of being an excellent trainer and teacher, Rachelle is Dogkind’s social media expert. When not working, she can be found cuddling with Billie watching nature shows, or hunting for more houseplants to add to her apartment turn jungle.
I enjoy being a part of the (membership). Not only do you get individualized attention/advice from a great dog trainer(s), but I love how there are weekly lives to address the "right now" issues of their members. I feel like the Q&A answers are so in-depth and helpful. For me, as a person, I love learning about the science and why things are done a certain way. The enrichment workshop last weekend was such a treat as I was hoping for demos and workshops. I look forward to what’s coming in the near future.
This membership and the reactive dog course has been such a savior! I enjoyed taking the reactive leash walking course and learned some great tools to help us on our walks. We did a really fun enrichment class that my dogs absolutely loved. I have two nervous/reactive rescues pups and their confidence has increased so much. The FB community is a great group of people that are so helpful and ready to answer questions. I have really learned a good deal from the Saturday Q & As. I look forward to them every week. I truly appreciate a positive place to go, with people who have similar experiences.
Q: Can online training really work for fearful dogs?
A: Yes! In fact, online training is often preferable for dogs who don’t do well around strangers or in a group class setting. We’ve been training remotely for several years, and exclusively online for two years now, with excellent results.
Q: Will I be able to talk to a trainer when I have a question?
A: Yes! Our training team monitors the communities and email daily. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions ‘in person’ during our live Q&A sessions via Zoom.
Q: Do I need to be really technology savvy to participate?
A: No. If you can navigate a website and use Zoom, you can participate in the membership. If you’d like to share videos with us for review, you can simply take video on your phone and upload it to Facebook, Youtube, or a Dropbox link we’ll provide. If you get stuck, our Client Care team is on call to help.
This and the reactive dog course has been the most beneficial thing I've done as I've worked with Tucker over the last two years. He's made more progress with your instruction in a couple of months than he did with a year and half of private training. And, I feel so much more positive about taking him out and understanding what to do.