Shelly Wood Dog Training and Behavior




Welcome to Foundations for Fun – Your Gateway to Effective Dog Training!

Now enrolling for class beginning Saturday June 8th- Saturday July 20th (no class on July 6th). Classes are on Saturdays from 2:30-3:30pm.

Our group training class is priced at just $230 
What’s Included:
  • Six sessions (five with your dog, with the first class exclusively for humans)
  • A professional photograph of you and your dog from Dog House Studios
  • A handy treat pouch
  • A clicker
  • Online training support, including email assistance and membership in a private Foundations for Fun Facebook group with lots of informative video tutorials.
Class Overview:

Start your dog training journey with a human-only orientation where we’ll cover the foundational concepts you’ll be mastering in class. Teaching your dog takes time, and this class lays the groundwork for a fulfilling lifelong partnership. Whether you’re aiming for better home behavior, leash manners, or exploring fun tricks, understanding the basics is essential.

What’s Next:

Completing Foundations for Fun unlocks access to future classes, including a basic manners class and specialized topics like leash manners and trick training. Our small class size, limited to six teams, ensures personalized attention and a comfortable learning environment at Deer Creek Doggie Day Camp.

Why Choose Foundations for Fun:

Bid farewell to crowded classes! Our venue offers ample space and visual barriers for a stress-free learning environment. With small class sizes, you’ll receive focused attention, making for a rewarding training experience.

Commitment to Your Success:

Success in dog training requires practice between sessions. Rest assured, we’re dedicated to your success. Receive ongoing support through our private Facebook group, where you can share your progress and training videos for tailored feedback. We’re here to provide the resources you need for a successful training journey. 

To Register: 

Click here to complete a brief registration form.

Once I receive the form, I will reach back out with any questions I might have, and with the invoice for payment. Class sizes are intentionally kept very small to best serve you, and this means I require pre-payment to officially reserve your spot. 

**If you complete the registration form and do not hear back from me within 48 hours, or if you have any trouble accessing the registration form, please email me at 

I am transitioning to a new registration system so thank you in advance for your patience if you run into any hiccups!

After securing your spot, I’ll request that you email me your dog’s vaccination records. Dogs participating in the in-person group classes must be at least sixteen weeks old and fully up to date on vaccinations, including Rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parvovirus, and Bordetella. Prior to the commencement of the class, you must provide documentation from your veterinarian verifying your dog’s vaccinations.

While in-person group classes are suitable for many dogs, they may not be the best fit for all. Some dogs require additional support before being ready for group settings. If your dog exhibits overly excited or anxious behaviors around others (such as repeated barking, lunging, growling, excessive shaking, or an inability to take food) or has a history of aggression, in person group classes may not be appropriate. Private sessions may be a better starting point for some dogs. Although the spacious environment at Deer Creek can accommodate certain reactive dogs, it may not always be suitable. If you are uncertain about the most appropriate training option for your dog, please contact me, and I’ll be happy to discuss it with you. To ensure the safety of clients and their dogs, those displaying aggressive or overly reactive behaviors are not permitted in class.

Feel free to email me at with any further questions or concerns. I look forward to assisting you and your dog on the path to a rewarding training experience!



Join me at Busch Pet Products & Care to learn more about your dog and how you can improve life for them, and for you!  Seminars are for people only, your dogs can rest at home while you learn. 

Seminars are on the following Saturdays from 11:00am-12:00pm and are $25 each. 


Almost Magic: How to Change Your Dog’s Behavior With Little to No Formal Training

Registration for this seminar has closed. 

Howling for Help: Living with Dogs Who Have Big Feelings

This seminar on Saturday, June 1st,  is designed for people who live with dogs who have big feelings about other people and dogs, especially when on walks.  Think dogs who bark, lunge, whine, etc when on walks and they see other dogs and/or people.  The information in the seminar may be helpful for dogs who have big feelings about other things as well, but that is who it is designed for.  While the information in this one hour seminar will likely not fix your problems, and will presented in a general way (not specific advice for your unique situation), you should still walk away from this seminar with some practical ideas to help you manage your situation.  

Preregistration is required as space is limited.  To register for a seminar, click here to complete a brief registration form and after receiving the form, I will send an invoice for payment.