A Better Best Friend

Problem Buster Workshops

Take control of your dog’s behavior problems once and for all with these intensive workshops! Guaranteed!

Saturday, Nov 4 (8am – 2pm-ish)
Sunday, Nov 5 (8am – 2pm-ish)
Saturday, Nov 11 (11am – 1pm-ish)

“Leash Demons” – A BBF Problem Busters Workshop for Reactive Dogs

Does your dog bark and lunge “aggressively” at other dogs or people while on leash? Are you embarrassed or scared by your dog’s behavior and not sure what to do in those situations?

Then you and your dog might be perfect candidates for our “Leash Demons” Problem Busters Workshop!

During the workshop we will discuss what is driving your dog’s behavior, what the behavior really means, and why specific techniques work or don’t work.

This workshop is spread out over two weekends. The first weekend will take place at our Behavior Center, where you will learn and practice methods from the ground up – starting with the very basics and building on them step-by-step. Will we use video to analyze technique at all stages and you will be able to see for the very first time exactly how your behavior can influence your dog. The next weekend we will meet for two hours at a public location to apply and practice the techniques in the “real world”.

Problem Buster workshops are limited to six dogs meaning that each attendee receives all the personalized attention they need.

Problem Buster workshops are not for everyone – only those who are truly committed to overcoming their dog’s behavior problems should attend.

To find out if you and your dog are good candidates for a Problem Buster workshop, a Behavior Evaluation (or Private Lesson) is required. Behavior Evaluation fees will be credited back to you when you sign up for a workshop.

* schedule is subject to tweaks/changes

Leash Demons Schedule

Saturday, Nov 4: 8am – 3pm
Check-in, introductions, introduce techniques, practice without dogs, video analysis, practice with skilled dogs, more video analysis, Q & A, and review of exercises to practice that evening.

Sunday, Nov 5: 8am – 3pm
Review, practice with your own dogs, video analysis, new concepts, how to apply in real world, contingency plans, Q & A, practice exercises for the week.

Saturday, Nov 11: 11am – 1pm
Real world practice.

Missing any portion of the workshop will result in you being left behind so please plan to attend for the entirety of all days.

Each day is divided into a morning session and an afternoon session with a one hour lunch break. Coffee and drinks will be provided, but you will need to make your own lunch arrangements.

You will not bring your dog on Saturday of Weekend 1 – instead we will provide dogs that have already learned the skills so that you can focus on your own technique. On Sunday you will bring your dogs and begin practicing the skills learned on the previous day. On Saturday of Weekend 2 we will all meet at a public place for real world practice.

Leash Demons Pricing

Regular Rate: $549

Early Bird Rate: 10% off if booked by Oct 1!

Day School enrollees receive an additional 10% off.


Group Rate:
Got a group of two or more? Get an additional 10% off the Early Bird or Regular Price! Email us to get a coupon code.

A 50% deposit is required to lock in your rate. The balance is due on the morning of the workshop.

Not sure? Problem Buster workshops are guaranteed – if you are unsatisfied with the workshop for any reason, just let us know by the end of the first day, and we will refund the entire fee!