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 learn and communicate.
Serious behavior issues are my specialty. Get the help you and your dog need to move on to enjoy your lives together. I am a veterinarian recommended ‘do no harm’ certified dog behavior consultant and certified professional dog trainer.
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 Sundays, Aug 10 – Sept 21 10-11am
Adolescent Dog Sundays, Aug 24 – Sept 28 11-12pm
Good Dog Sundays, Aug 17 – Sept 28 12-1pm
Prefer a one-on-one session? You will get a customized training plan to help you meet your goals in training your dog. Private and semi-private lessons are available in single sessions as well as multiple session packages.
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 Tuesday, Aug 12th 7:30-9:00pm
Puppy Head Start Seminar Tuesday, Aug 19th 7:30-9:00pm
Foundation Seminar Tuesday, Aug 26th 7:30-9:00pm
Separation Anxiety Seminar Sunday, Aug 24th 4:00-5:30pm
Dogs & Storks Seminar Tuesday, Sept 2nd 7:30-9:00pm
Reactive Dog Seminar Tuesday, Sept 9th 7:30-9:00pm
Puppy Head Start Seminar Tuesday, Sept 16th 7:30-9:00pm
Foundation Seminar Tuesday, Sept 23rd 7:30-9:00pm