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Let's Be Brave

Confidence building for

puppies and timid dogs.

Does your pup flatten at the sound of a truck coming by or an unexpected noise?  Is he afraid when something new suddenly appears in the home or along his usual walk? 

Do you have a new puppy that you'd like to help grow their confidence? 

In Let’s Be Brave you’ll learn how to read your dog’s body language, how scent work, teaching tricks, and interacting with obstacles, will build your dogs confidence.  

You'll also learn elements of cooperative care – teaching your dog to take part in his care.
In Let’s Be Brave your dog will learn that that you’ve got his back and being brave makes good things happen.

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.

Class times:  

Mondays @ 7:00pm Feb 19 - Mar 11

Class is 4 weeks 

Each class is 60 minutes long. The cost is $160.

Lisa Arant is the trainer.

If you have any questions, please email.

Lisa Arant -

Missed classes and refunds:

We will miss you if you are unable to attend a class or classes after registration.  Unfortunately,  we are unable to offer make up classes . 

If you have paid and are unable to come to class at all, we will refund your money with advance notice.

No refunds after the first class. 

"My recently adopted border collie, Jinx, and I attended Canine Prep Academy’s “Let’s Be Brave” class in the fall.  Jinx is friendly, but is timid about new people, sounds and new situations.  I’ve enjoyed all my classes with Lisa, but “Let’s Be Brave” was specially geared toward the timid dog.  ....  

Everything was designed so that the dogs could investigate each new stimulus at their own pace and with lots of encouragement and rewards.  Each dog blossomed during the class, learning that tunnels, wobble boards, and boxes are not nearly as scary as they first appeared!  They learned some cooperative care skills as well, which will help with future grooming and vet visits.  Finally, and most importantly, everything was designed to help reinforce the bond between the dog and their handler.  Jinx learned enough for us to start agility training, and I’m thrilled at her (new) willingness to try new equipment.  I would recommend “Let’s Be Brave” to anyone looking to help their dog approach the world with more confidence."  Marci S. - Student

Brave testimony
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