Hours8 am - 10 pm

Confidence Building for Scaredy Dogs


This class is not currently scheduled. We suggest Nose Work or Active Dog instead! Both of these activities are wonderful for building confidence in fearful dogs.

4 weeks

Trainer: Donna Savoie, ACDBC, CPDT, CBATI, ABCDT

Learn how to help your frightened, timid or shy dog build self-confidence and teach him to enjoy new experiences.


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Our Confidence Building courses are packed full of innovative, easy-to-implement techniques to help your dog overcome their issues with fear and anxiety. Don’t miss out!

Is your dog Afraid? Fearful? Lacks Confidence?

Most pet behaviorists agree that training is essential for building the confidence of insecure dogs. A dog’s ability to act confidently often comes from their own belief that they will know how to act in a given situation or in their ability to adapt to a multitude of different situations.

Does your dog:

  • Cower at people or other dogs or other things in his environment, even inanimate objects?
  • Appear to be scared either in his own home or out in public?
  • Whine, shake, bark & retreat, hide?
  • Act afraid of someone in your home? guests? other dogs?

Our Confidence Building for Scaredy Dogs course is designed to help your dog build self-confidence and will give you the tools to help your fearful dog cope with — and ultimately enjoy — new experiences.



Not for aggressive dogs. If you are uncertain about which class to take with your Scaredy Dog, please give us a call.

Things to bring:

  • Your Dog
  • Mat or blanket
  • Familiar toy
  • Treats: Lots of yummy very high value cut up small treats
  • Water Bowl
  • Patience & a Sense of Humor

Dog should be wearing:

  • Flat Collar or Front Hook Harness (Note: if any dog on a flat collar needs more control, a Freedom Harness will be provide at your cost)
  • 6 ft leash (NO retractable leashes please)

2 Handlers Maximum per dog – All handlers must be immediate family and living in the home with the Scaredy Dog.

Class size is limited to 6 dogs

Donna Savoie is a certified behavior consultant with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, and served on the Board of Directors.  Donna has spent over a decade studying, and rehabilitating fearful and reactive dogs and has an amazing success record.

PLEASE NOTE: Do not feed your dog their regular meal immediately before your training session. If your lesson interrupts your regular feeding schedule, please feed your dog only a small portion of their regular meal.

Payments for all services must be made directly to Pack of Paws Dog Training.
All services are non-refundable. See Terms of Service for details.

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