Welcome to The Cooperative Dog
The Cooperative Dog is me, Vera Wilkinson CDBC, CPDT, KPA CTP. I am passionate about helping you to bring out the very best in your puppy or dog. Regardless of whether you have a puppy in need of socialization, are looking for basic to advanced training or have a dog with serious behavior problems, the dog training and behavior consulting help you need is here.
I will teach you not just how to train your dog but to understand your dog’s behavior and world view. You will learn why your dog does or does not do what you ask and know exactly what to do about it using proven, positive reinforcement dog training methods.
Your dog will become a willing partner as a result of your understanding of how dogs communicate and learn.
Sunday School For Dogs
Looking for a group class? From puppy foundation to off-leash, rowdy rovers, nose work and more! Positive reinforcement training for fast, fun and lasting results! Proactive training & socialization with real world distractions built in.
Upcoming Classes in Brookline
Puppy Foundation II – Sundays, Oct 26 – Nov 30 9-10am
Puppy Foundation I – Sundays, Nov 23 – Dec 28 10-11am
Puppy Foundation I – Sundays, Nov 23 – Dec 28 4-5pm
Adolescent Dog – Sundays, Nov 23 – Dec 28 11-12pm
To build truly deep bonds with dogs, we must understand dogs as dogs. Come learn all about dogs, dog training, dog behavior, how dogs learn and communicate. I offer seminars to help with a specific behavior problems to cut down on costs to you.
Reactive Dog Seminar Sunday, November 16th 5:00-6:30pm
Speaking Engagements & Workshops
Would your group like to learn more about dog training and dog behavior? I can speak on a variety of topics. Below is a list of my upcoming speaking engagements.
Puppy Head Start Seminar ~ What To Do With A Puppy?!
Thursday, October 30th at 7:00pm at The Sherborn Library which is located at 4 Sanger Street in Sherborn, MA 01770
The Foundation Seminar
Thursday, November 6th at 7:00pm at The Sherborn Library which is located at 4 Sanger Street in Sherborn, MA 01770
Thursday, November 13th at 7:00pm at The Sherborn Library which is located at 4 Sanger Street in Sherborn, MA 01770
Outdoor Skills Workshop
Saturday, November 8th at the Mass Trails Association Conference in Leominster, MA