Classes with Amy Cook, Ph.D.

Amy offers online classes through the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy.

Online classes are a great way to work on rehabilitating fearful, shy, and reactive dogs because they allow you to work at the dog’s pace and expose the dog to new situations as they are ready for each new stage of learning.

All of Amy’s group classes are currently online classes hosted by the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy.


How do online classes work?

Online classes are composed of lectures, videos, and images created by Amy for that specific course. Students can join each class as either a Gold, Silver, or Bronze student. Each level includes a different amount of participation.

All levels have access to all lectures, videos, and images.

Gold members receive their own forum, where they post videos and receive direct instructor feedback. Other students can follow along by watching videos submitted by Gold students and reading the instructor’s responses. Both Gold and Silver members can also participate in the student forums and ask questions.

Bronze members receive read-only access (you can read everything, but can’t comment).

About the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy

Amy offers classes through the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy (FDSA).

FDSA is an online school dedicated to providing high-quality instruction for competitive dog sports using only the most current and progressive training methods.

FDSA offers 6 sessions each year, each of which consists of 6 weeks of classes with short breaks in between sessions.

Sessions start in February, April, June, August, and December.

Registration for each session begins a few weeks before class and closes 15 days after the class begins — however, classes often sell out at higher levels, so if you’d like personal feedback from Amy, be sure to register early.

Upcoming Online Classes for Fearful, Shy, and Reactive Dogs

Dealing with the Bogeyman

Is your dog brilliant at home but shuts down at the show? Does he bark and lunge at people or dogs? Is she afraid of the teeter? Does he seem generally stressed out?

All of these common behaviors can be addressed through understanding basic rehabilitation principles!

For a pet dog, dealing with behavior challenges is a good idea. For a competition dog, it is non-negotiable. Our goal is to make your dog enthusiastic about performance (and life!) so he can enjoy himself!

In this class, Dr. Amy Cook will address the issue of fearful and reactive competition dogs.

Management for Reactive Dogs

This class teaches strategies for managing and controlling dogs that are reactive to dogs and people.

Helping them get over their fears is best done when you can set up ideal conditions, but real life means you have to take your dog for a walk outside, and even when you do your best to set things up, surprises happen!

You need management strategies that help you get through daily life that support your larger goals of reducing reactivity in your dog.

In this class you’ll learn skills for managing your dog both in public and at home.

Class Schedule for 2017

  • Management for Reactive Dogs starting on February 1, 2017
  • Dealing with the Bogeyman starting on April 1, 2017
  • Management for Reactive Dogs starting on June 1, 2017
  • Dealing with the Bogeyman starting on August 1, 2017
  • Management for Reactive Dogs starting on October 1, 2017

Please note registration opens a few weeks before the class begins and closes 15 days after class begins.

To learn more, visit the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy website.

The FDSA website offers a full description, syllabus, requirements, and more for each class Amy offers, as well as the most up-to-date information on class enrollment.