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Living with DINOS is now an ONLINE Class!

Holy moly, it’s been so long since my last post! Before I share the big news about the new DINOS online class, here’s the world’s fastest update/excuse, for anyone who cares:

Birdie is really old and has kidney disease now, so I spend all day cleaning up pee pads, but in between mopping, I squeezed in a few more semesters of graduate school, taught a few more compassion fatigue classes, went on a couple hundred walks with naughty dogs, and ate so much vegan ice cream (Thanks Ben. Thanks Jerry.), that I have to do yoga every morning, just so I can still touch my toes. More on that in a later post. 

But guess what else I did? I built an online class for people who live with DINOS!!

It took me 34 years to finish it (I started developing the idea during nap time in pre-school), but it’s DONE and OPEN now!


Here’s the scoop:

Living with DINOS, is an online self-study class designed to help stressed dog owners feel less burned out, so they can enjoy their dogs (and their lives) more. The course addresses the human issues – stress, conflicting emotions, and isolation – that many people who live with dogs with behavioral issues may experience. Tackling these areas helps to decrease caregiver fatigue.

The whole point of the class is to help folks stress less and have more fun.

It’s geared towards people who are new(ish) to living with a reactive, fearful, and/or aggressive dog and feeling lost or overwhelmed. But anyone who’s feeling conflicted or stressed about living with a challenging dog will get something helpful out of the course.

The class contains 12 simple lessons, 7 worksheets, and a bunch of awesome interviews with people like Dr. E’lise Christensen DVM DACVB, Melissa McCue McGrath CPDT, Sara Scott CPDT, and Kristin Buller LCSW.

Plus, you’ll have access to private discussion boards, so you can talk to one another.

To be clear, you’ll hear tons of general tips in my interviews with the pros (which may help you address the practical aspects of living with your dogs), but this is NOT a dog training class or a substitute for working with a training or behavior professional.

The class is about YOU (the human) and your needs. Think of it as a companion to any training or behavioral work you’re doing with a pro in your area.

You can read about the class in great detail here. 

All of your questions will likely be answered if you click on that link (so try that first if you’re scratching your head about something now).

The full price for the class is $38, but for you guys – my sweet readers – it’s just $19.

Here’s the coupon code: EARLYBIRD17

Just go to the sign up page and plug the code in at the bottom to save 50%!

The code expires on 2/15/17, so if you’re thinking of signing up some time this year, do yourself a favor and do it before that date, so you can save some $$.

You can start the class anytime you want after that and it’s self-paced (there are no specific times or dates that you need to be in the course), so there’s no rush to participate after you sign up.

The class never expires, so you can spend just a couple of days exploring it or keep coming back to the lessons and discussions for years.

To recap:

More info here. 

Sign up here. 

Use this code for 50% off through 2/15/17: EARLYBIRD17

High five!

p.s. If you’re a dog trainer, behavior consultant or vet behaviorist who likes the class and wants to share it with your clients who have DINOS, I’d love to offer you a discount code to share with them. Just email me (info at notesfromadogwalker dot com) and I’ll give you a special code for your clients that doesn’t expire.

  1. Loretta #

    This is awesome Jessica. I will always be great for your support with Irish. I miss him everyday! 💛

    January 28, 2017
  2. Hi Jessica. I just started the “Your End of the Leash” course I signed up for through your blog a few years ago. If it weren’t for the current state of things in our country, I’d sign up for yours as well. But I have to save $$ where I can.

    January 28, 2017
    • Totally understand! YEL is a fabulous class. Enjoy it and tell Janet I said hello!

      January 30, 2017
  3. Liz @ Fuzzy Buddy #

    I LOVE it! Here’s to more compassion for owners of reactive dogs.


    Fuzzy Buddy Pet Services 604-763-1475 Find us on Facebook and Instagram >

    February 4, 2017
  4. Meredith #

    Thank you so much for this great post — I’ve already viewed/worked thru some of the offerings and loved them. Also signed up for the DINOS course; that in itself will be medicine for my soul during these turbulent human times…

    February 10, 2017
  5. Will this course cover life with a dog who has indoor reactivity issues? About a year ago I was adopted by a rescued chihuahua of indeterminate age. She is an indoor dog with big time barking issues (she hates our front door).

    February 21, 2017
    • Hi Matt, are you feeling really stressed out or overwhelmed by her behavior? If so, the class might be helpful.

      The course doesn’t specifically cover life with indoor reactivity issues like barking, but there are conversations about life with reactive, fearful, and aggressive dogs that may be of interest. In general, it’s more about the owner’s needs!

      February 24, 2017
      • Mercy (the aforementioned chihuahua) , stresses us out big time! We have in home vet appointments and the first appointment involved routine injections. Mercy is now convinced the front door means shots and other unpleasant stuff. She hasn’t stopped barking and growling at the door since! She’s a lovable snuggler but her constant paranoia regarding the front door is a huge stress factor!

        February 25, 2017
      • I’m definitely stressed out, to put it mildly. Feeling centered again would be enormously helpful.

        March 2, 2017

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