an imageWelcome to Canine Behavior Training where we make learning happen via games and fun and play using Canine Game Theory (TM).  The learning curve is almost non-existant for both the human and the dog.  All you ever do is play simple games.  Each of those games builds one upon the other until you have an obedient dog that knows all the basics - sit, down, stay, come, heel, stand, leave it, go to your place, go say hi - and a host of other things that have never been taught in an obedience class before for lack of time.

Here is Piri, a 7 month old Boxer mix, playing It's In The Bowl.  This game teaches several things at once.  To stay in a sit until released (break), to not dive for food just because it's there, and to come to the human first instead of investigating the bowl.  This is representative of the games we play.  We mix a basic behavior (stay), distraction proofing (food in a bowl), self-control (wait for the "break") and attention to the handler (sit), all in one easy to play game.

  • Homework becomes easy and fun and more fulfilling. 
  • Homework is never more then 5 minutes a day.
  • Everyone has fun. 
  • Games help develop plans to address behavior issues.
  • Games build strong relationships.
“Play is often talked  about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children, play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”


I would love to learn how to see all the things Jamie sees in the dogs, and why these games work on those issues. Why are simple looking games so powerful with dogs?

Jamie's approach is different from anything I have done before. I was impressed at how quickly we made progress. There are a lot of games and exercises but she helped narrow it down by what she saw in our baseline videos. She tweaked things based on what we did or said. She does not give all the steps right away because it is tailored to each team and their needs and their journey. I am still processing all of her material.

This is the best class I have taken. I have learned so much about how my dog thinks and behaves, and this class gave me the tools to address everything from body part sensitivity to reactivity. I have seen dramatic improvements already, sometimes within a day of doing the games in the class, because I am finally understanding my dog better and working on her terms.