FE170: Building Confidence For All Sports

Instructor: Amanda Nelson

Course Details

Does your dog lack confidence when competing? Or going out for walks?

Maybe they get nervous when company comes over?

In this class, we will be working on different games and mental activities to help boost your dog’s self-esteem and confidence. whether it is just in daily life or competing.

We will play a lot of mental games that will focus on boosting the dog’s confidence and self-esteem, letting the dog “come out of their shell”.

This class will follow along with my dog Ally through the training videos as she builds her confidence with these games as well! 

Games will include; targeting, mat work, cone work, clicker games, hide and seek games, and more!


There are no scheduled sessions for this class at this time. We update our schedule frequently, so please subscribe to our mailing list for notifications.

Registration will begin at 10:00AM PDT.

Enrollment limits: 15 gold, 25 silver, unlimited bronze. If you are interested in a bronze-level spot you can register any time during the registration period.


Week 1:

What is Confidence?

What is Self Esteem?

Food vs. Toy

Week 2:

Build the Click

Fun with Targets

Week 3:

Cones, Cones, everywhere!

Can you find it?

Week 4:

Ready?! Go!!

Week 5:

Ready?! Wait!!

Week 6:

Advanced Target and clicker games

Prerequisites and Equipment


Bath Mat (or rug) 

Road cone (anything the dog can do around. Chair, garbage can, etc.) 

Dixie cups (paper cups,red solo cups, or even plastic bowls) 

Items to target ( flower pots, boxes, plates, etc. We will be targeting to "different" items as well as traditional) 


Course Testimonials


Brand new course starting August 2016.  

Please see the instructor bio page for sample testimonials from other courses they have taught.