Online Classes and Training


In this time of social distancing, connect with your dog and our trainers in our online consultations. Thanks to live streaming video and teleconferencing, and tools including FaceTime and Zoom, Joyful Dog is uniquely situated to guide you and your best friend. We help prepare your puppy for a fulfilling life with you and your family, and teach new skills to you and your adult dog. We bring our experience and training working with reactivity, fearfulness, and aggressive behavior to help you address canine challenges.

Have a fabulous dog who’s getting bored staying in the house and yard? Create a freestyle routine using basic skills and your favorite song.

Would rainy day games keep your kids and dogs entertained? Let’s turn your rec room into an ad hoc agility course using things you already have in the house.

Are you dreading that leash tug of war once you’re out and about again? Build leash skills in your house and yard with our favorite Love the Leash™ games!

Let this time of distancing become one of enhanced connection with your canine best friend.

Let us know how we can help you and your dog!
Get in touch with any questions, or schedule a Calendly Discovery Call or Training Session.


Joyful Dog is delighted to offer the six-week Family Dog curriculum!

We know that taking on the mega-job of parenting kids AND a dog together is NOT easy!  Families need specialized training tailor-made just for them.

And that’s EXACTLY what we offer.

Our Family Dog Private Training program is customized to get EVERYONE involved. You’ll get all the tools and support you need to get your kids on board, your dog in check and the whole family playing for the same team! It’s fun, effective and 100% positive!

Get in touch for more information, or schedule a 15-minute Discovery Call!



At present our online group classes are offered through Your Dog’s Friend, a non-profit whose mission is to keep dogs out of shelters and rescues by educating them and their people.

Adolescent Dog Class—Surviving “Teen Years”
Tuesdays from 5:45 to 6:45
Teach your adolescent dog basic good manners; learn how to deal with typical adolescent challenges; and practice training exercises to help prevent future fear and aggression issues.

Basic Manners
Tuesdays from 7 to 8
Build a bond while your dog learns valuable skills like Come, Sit, Wait, Leave It, and loose leash walking.

Cognition Games
Cognition Games gives your dog a chance to show you just how brilliant they are! Recent advances in our understanding of canine cognition, and simple but powerful games, will start you and your dog on a new journey of discovery.

Cognition Games… More Games!
Take your Cognition Games skills to the next level!

Love the Leash—End the Tug of War!
Learn ways to help you and your dog to loosen the leash, and to walk together in harmony.

Love the Leash—Relationship Walking
Join us to create wonderful walks with attention games, patterned courses, free-walking, and sports foundations.

Puppy Kindergarten
Start training your puppy in basic good manners and discuss socialization and typical puppy challenges!

(Advanced) Puppy Class
Strengthen your puppy’s skills and start adding distractions.

Reactive Dog Class
Does your dog lunge, bark, growl, or overreact to dogs, people, or other stimuli? Our online class will teach you how to handle the difficult situations that arise when you live with or walk a reactive dog.

Resource Guarding: Help for Your Dog Who Doesn’t Share
Does your dog guard food or toys? The couch? His bed? You? Learn techniques for peaceful coexistence and successful sharing.