Wouldn’t it be amazing to have people in your home without your dog (or guest) thinking the sky is falling?

How great would it feel to walk your pup in your neighborhood without worrying you’re going to run into someone else? If you’re ready to make that dream a reality, then this is the class for you!

Six Weeks


Who: Dogs who have a fear of humans. (Those with a bite history or a tendency to lunge will need to be desensitized to a muzzle.)

When: Schedule varies, please click here to see upcoming offerings.

Where: About 8 miles South of Tumwater via I-5. We will email directions once you’re registered and as class gets closer. Please note that there are not bathrooms at this facility, so please plan accordingly.

Why: It’s almost impossible to avoid being around people when you have a dog. That’s why it’s so important to be able to invite friends over, or take your pup for a walk, or just visit the vet without worrying about how your dog is going to react. And when your dog is happier being around people, so are you. It’s a win-win!

What: Choosing a semi-private class rather than a private consultation has many benefits. It saves you money, is a whole lot of fun, and provides you with a mini-support group of understanding, non-judgmental people who are facing the same issues you are. And at the end of the six-week course, you’ll have all the tools and information you need to continue working and progressing with your dog on your own. Please note that you are required to bring a human “buddy” to every class with you. Please also note that this class is not well-suited for dogs who are reactive or aggressive towards other dogs, on-leash. If you have any questions about this please contact us.

Before registering for class, PLEASE be sure to read the class FAQs (click here). There are some unique aspects to this class (for example, you need to bring a human “buddy” with you to every class).

“We have some [guests] this weekend. Oliver has already warmed to them. Acting interested. Asking for attention…progress!!”

—Gerry & Oliver

Human and Stranger Fear Questionnaire