From Basic Training to Competition Obedience...

My goal is for your dog to be the best he can be. With 30 years of experience and a student to teacher ratio of 5 to 1, I can offer you the perfect environment to allow your dog to reach his full potential.

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Train with Rick

Welcome to Rick’s Canine Workshop. My programs have been designed for not only the first-time dog owner but also the serious competitor. Each program is individually tailored to meet the needs of each owner and dog team. I use positive training techniques in all my programs for pet ownership and competition.

I can help you teach your dog to be a joy to live and train with. Dogs want a chance to please and be successful. But they are not born knowing the rules and social graces of humans nor the rules in competition. You have to teach them in a clear, concise, and positive way. 

Location 1

Tuesdays (10am – 2pm), Oakland, CA

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Location 2

Tuesdays (10am – 2pm), Oakland, CA

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Location 3

Thursdays (10am – 2pm), SF, CA

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Professional Dog Training

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Obedience Training

Master the AKC exercises from Novice up!

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Family Manners

Learn how to handle biting, jumping, and more!

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Behavioral Training

Get help with guarding, biting, and more.

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Agility Training

From foundations to competition readiness.

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Puppy Training

Give your puppy a great head start.

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Competition Training

Learn the skills you need to compete in AKC dog sports.

Competition and Pet Classes for a well-trained dog.

No matter what your goals are with your canine companion, we’ve got a class for you! 

Rick offers competition AKC Obedience and AKC Agility classes, as well as pet manners and pet skills classes. 

Small Class Sizes

With an average class size of 5 students per instructor, you get one-on-one help. Help your dog understand the human world and your expectations with one of our training classes.

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– Victor Novak, Califor Agro Ltd.

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– Victor Novak, Califor Agro Ltd.

Mauris porta nulla vitae aliquam luctus. Vestibulum non tempus libero. Sed ultricies diam ligula, vitae vestibulum lectus.

– Victor Novak, Califor Agro Ltd.

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– Victor Novak, Califor Agro Ltd.

Latest from the Blog

Looking for free advice on common training problems — or to see how Rick works with his own dogs on their competition skills? The blog includes useful videos working with real dogs, guiding you through the steps Rick uses to get the behaviors he wants.

How to use a Scratch Board

How to make and use a Scratch Board to maintain your dog's nails.  This is a fantastic alternative to nail clipping. It helps those dogs that hate to have their nails enjoy or tolerate the process. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uKzEsigTiQ

Statics

"Statics" created by Kamal Fernadez of East London Dog Training refers to teaching a dog Heel position with attention in a stand. A sustained hand touch is used to keep the dogs head up in position.  This will become a powerful aid to the dog as you teach heel work....

Leg Chute Fronts

Adjusting a crooked front before it happens can be very useful. This technique requires no props.  Just you and your dog.  It will help your dog to learn how to adjust his body before coming into a sit front. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzSvj0zgk40

Begin your journey to a well trained dog today!

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