Puppy's first class! This class is appropriate for puppies up to 5 months old. We will cover foundation skills such as attention to name, sit, down, stay, go to place, leash manners, and come when called. During this class, your pup will socialize with people and other puppies. This class meets for one hour every week for six weeks. The first night is orientation, so please do not bring your puppy on the first night. Please do bring your vaccination records or feel free to email them. Enrollment in this class entitles you to six free Supervised Puppy Playtime sessions.
Duration: 6 weeks (first week is orientation only--no puppies!)
Supervised Puppy Playtime
For puppies 8 weeks to 5 months old. Socialization with other puppies is critical at this stage in their lives. Supervised puppy play teaches puppies how to play with other puppies appropriately and helps them develop bite inhibition. Plus, it's just good fun! Puppies must be vaccinated, so please bring your vaccination records with you or email them. Limited to 10 puppies.
Cost: $10 or free with enrollment in KinderCanine class.
The Fundamental Canine
Description: For dogs 6 months and older. The Fundamental Canine focuses on core skills your dog needs to be a well-behaved member of your family. This course teaches the basics, including attention to name, sit, down, stay, come when called, go to mat, and leash manners. This class meets for one hour every week for six weeks. The first night is orientation, so please do not bring your dog on the first night. Please do bring your vaccination records or feel free to email them.
Duration: 6 weeks (first week is orientation only--no dogs!)
The Comprehensive Canine
Description: For dogs 6 months and older. The Comprehensive Canine takes your training to the next level. Build a better bond with your dog through exercises designed to increase your dog's focus and attention on you. This course will emphasize improving basic skills with distractions and off-leash work. Your dog must be friendly with people and other dogs. This class meets for one hour every week for six weeks. We will be working with your dog beginning on the first week. Please bring your vaccination records or feel free to email them.
Prerequisites: KinderCanine or The Fundamental Canine (or by instructor approval).
Duration: 6 weeks
Can't find a class that matches your schedule? Prefer to work in the comfort of your own home? Is your dog too aroused around other dogs to work in a group class? We've got you covered. We offer private online or in-person training sessions tailored to fit your dog's needs. From basic manners to minor behavior problems, we would be happy to work with you at a time that's convenient for you. Basic manners include but are not limited to: attention to name, sit, down, stay, leave it, come when called, and leash manners. Behavior problems we address include reactivity to other dogs or people, shy or fearful dogs, jumping up on people, and pulling on leash.
$15 surcharge for travel greater than 15 miles from training center at 265 White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN 37209.
Package discounts available.
About The Cooperative Canine
At The Cooperative Canine, we know that your dog is an important member of your family. We treat every dog with respect, using positive reinforcement whenever we communicate.
Our encouraging interactions build strong, lifelong bonds!
Our coaching style equips dog owners with science-based, force-free training methods. With these helpful tools, we know you’ll be able to meet your training goals! Let us join you on your training journey!
Exciting News & New Classes
The Cooperative Canine is excited to announce our partnership with Premier K9 of Middle Tennessee to offer a Foundations for Dog Sports class, beginning in February.
This 6-week class will teach your dog the foundation skills needed to succeed at dog sports such as obedience, rally obedience, agility, scent work, and more. Even if you are not interested in competing in sports with your dog, this class will provide many useful skills and improve your human-canine connection. Classes are limited to 5 participants, so enroll early to ensure your spot.
PetTech Pet CPR & First Aid Class Now Available.
This PetTech Pet CPR & First Aid class will help give you the skills to perform pet first aid & CPR with confidence. Topics covered in this class include:
• Importance of Pet First Aid
• Pet CPR (3 Styles)
• Rescue Breathing
• Choking Management
• Heat and Cold Injuries
• Bleeding Management
• Insect Bites and Stings
• Snake Bite
• Snout-To-Tail™ & Wellness Assessment
• Assessing Your Pet’s Vitals
• And More!
Upon successful completion, each participant will go home with their
PetSaver 40-page handbook & a certificate of completion.
Sometimes the unexpected happens… Will you be prepared to take action when it does?
There will be two dates people can sign up for.
The first date is February 27, 2021 from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
The second date is March 27, 2021 from 2:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Meet The Cooperative Canine’s proud owner, Telani!
I became passionate about dog training in 2001 as an owner of a dog-reactive dog.
I was searching for a mentor to help me and my dog build a better relationship with each other, and the world around us. My mentor walked me through the science behind dog training, and together, we overcame the fear-based reactivity in my own dog. I was inspired by the positive reinforcement techniques I had learned and wanted to give others the gift of effective, force-free dog training.
Over the last decade, I have had the privilege of interacting with dogs through my role as a dog trainer, assistant trainer, dog walker, doggy daycare group handler, and Nashville Humane Association volunteer. My goal is to strengthen the bond between pets and their parents through positive training experiences.
and seminars around the country. I also hold a certificate in applied animal behavior
through the University of Washington.