Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Dealing With Feelings: Applied Counterconditioning and Desensitization (Six-Week Online Course)

April 1 - May 12

Black and white dog with on ear visible and pricked up, standing next to a green surface and peeking out from behind a greek curtain.

Need help with fearful, anxious, or overexcited behavior?

Whether your dog is having problems in the ring or struggling in daily life, the key to addressing problematic behaviour can be understanding and improving the dog’s emotional state. That’s where counterconditioning and desensitization (CC&DS) come in. CC&DS can help dogs get into a better “headspace” – and that can mean more engagement and focus when it really counts.

In this somewhat geeky – but also highly practical – course, we’ll explore the concepts of CC&DS in depth. We’ll look into how emotions drive behaviour, discuss ways to use CC&DS to improve emotional states (and behaviour), and go over best practices and considerations for CC&DS.

The focus in the course will be on how to optimize CC&DS techniques in real life. The theoretical grounding you’ll get in CC&DS will help you get the best results possible as you apply CC&DS today and in the future.

Bottom line: You’ll leave the course with a better understanding of how to apply CC&DS for better performance and a happier pup!

Gold students will create and implement a training plan using CC&DS techniques for a situation they would like to improve with their dog. For example, you could work on:

  • Helping your dog live peacefully with the vacuum cleaner.
  • Grooming tasks such as brushing or nail trims.
  • Reducing barking at things going by your house.
  • Reach your dog to stay calm when the doorbell rings.

Registration is open until April 15, 2024!

Note: There are no Gold spots remaining for this course, but there are Silver spots.  The price listed below is the price for Bronze-level participation.


April 1
May 12


Fenzi Dog Sports Academy
View Organizer Website


View Venue Website
Scroll to Top