Online Dog Behavior Classes

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Everyone learns best in their own special way.  If going to classes is inconvenient or just not your thing, you can still get quality behavior knowledge in your own home.


Options are important — you can choose whether you want to take the information and work on your own, get feedback and questions answered in a community group or get specific feedback online live.

About the classes

All courses offer three options of increasing price with increasing participation so you can choose the approach that best balances your budget with your need for ongoing assistance. See table below.  

Audit Plan

The audit version of the courses gives you unlimited access to all the course content.  You can start when you want and take as long as you need to get through the course material or use it as reference material.

This is perfect for the person who has some experience with training dogs and just needs some additional information, focus, and structure.

Community Plan

Made for people who are pretty good at following course directions but want to have the ability to ask questions specific to the course content in an online discussion forum.  You can get feedback from others who are progressing through the course and Randi Rossman and other behavior experts.

There are no time limits for participating in the community:  take as long as you need.

Participation Plan

For this plan, you can access the course content, the community PLUS attend up to two online webinars a week, and get feedback/coaching on one-minute video clips.

This is great for people who want to have guidance throughout the process.

The How Dogs Learn course is free and forms a foundation for all other courses.  It is highly recommended to add this course to the library.

Other online courses often refer back to the How Dogs Learn course.

This course can be taken by itself or be used as reference material for other courses.

These courses are developed with best practices in behavior change, instructional design, online course design, and communications.  

All courses provide:

  • Short (10 minutes or less) topic discussions and instruction so you can easily fit them into your schedule.  
  • Workbooks and templates that support the course content and help you be more successful.  
  • All content is presented both in video and written format to learn in the format that works best for you.  
  • Understanding checks along the way to make sure what we teach is what you are actually learning.  These learning checks can be used for you to see what content you need to re-review.  Canine Behavior Science also reviews what content is being misunderstood often so we can improve the content continuously.
  • No time limits.  We know that life gets in the way, and sometimes we can work with our dogs more than others.  No problem.  Take as long as you need.  

Randi Rossman canine behavior expert with black dog stellaAll classes are developed and designed by Randi Rossman, who has graduate-level academic certification in:

  • Applied Behavior Analysis from Florida Institute of Technology,
  • Online Instructional Design from Duke University.

Additionally, Randi’s “previous life” involved developing educational programs for corporations, including employee training, sales training, and curriculums for children and adults on science and general consumer topics.

You can find out more about Randi’s expertise in dog behavior on our ABOUT page.  

Q: What if I purchase the audit version and find I need additional help?

A:  No problem!  You can do one of three things in this situation:

  •  Upgrade to a community or participation plan.  In the community plan, you will have access to a private Facebook group to ask questions.  In the participation plan, you can attend a course webinar up to twice a week to ask questions and/or send one-minute clips of videos for feedback and review.
  • Attend a free Livestream and ask your question there.  Please note there is no guarantee that we will get to your question, that depends on the topic being covered and the number of people present.
  • If you want a one-on-one opportunity for discussion, you can schedule a 30 or 60-minute online coaching session.