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We are sad to say that Canine Prep School will be closing, as our building was sold. We will be vacating the facility March 31.

Thank you for the support you've given us since we've opened. We have met so many wonderful people and dogs, and we're grateful for all of you!

We will still be operating our separate dog training businesses. Lisa Arant with Small and Tall Dog Training, and me, Beth Joy, with Unleashed Joy Dog Training,


Please reach out, we're still here to help you with private training and some group classes.


Note:  Our final class of Dogs Around Town will take place as scheduled.

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Canine Prep School

Dog Training Classes for All of Your Puppy or Dog's Needs

Our Mission

Canine Prep School's mission is to educate humans how to help their dogs

learn and understand what they need to do in order to live in our human world.

There are no bad dogs.

There are only dogs that aren't certain of what we want them to do, so they just do what comes

naturally to them. Unfortunately, what comes naturally to them isn't always acceptable to us.

Dogs naturally bark, chew on things, jump and pull on leash. Not because they are bad, but

because we, as the human, haven't taught them what we want them to do. They aren't

born with this knowledge.  If we don't guide them and help them, they will never be

able to do the things that we want them to do. They can't do it without you. 

  Our mission is to teach you how to guide your dog to learn the behaviors necessary to live well

in your world and to do this in the most ethical and humane way. We do not advocate the

use of any aversive techniques such as prong collars, choke chains, shock/e-collars or 

anything else that might scare or hurt a dog. The use of these tools can ruin the

canine-human bond. We strive to strengthen this bond by imparting our knowledge 

of dog cognition and emotion and through the use of science-based,

proven training with the focus on how dogs learn and why they do what they do. 

It's never necessary to train your dog with something that

scares or hurts them, no matter what breed or behavior.  

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