SMALL CLASSES! Don't delay!

For the benefit of all participants, we keep our classes small by capping classes at 6:1 student-teacher ratio. Classes fill up quickly! Reserve your spot now!

Class Description

This class teaches your dog core manners and prepares them for Canine Good Citizen.

Items taught, but not limited to:

  • Stop jumping/sit politely for petting.
  • Coming when called.
  • Mannerly reacting to other dogs.
  • Walking nicely on a leash.
  • Sit, down, stay.
  • Confident reaction to distractions.
  • Handling Exercises for ease when grooming, veterinary care, etc.
  • So much more!

Included in this class

  • Weekly class emails with lesson plans and goals to keep you & your dog on track!
  • Thousands of original photos available for free download, to document your journey with your beloved dog!
  • A multitude of related educational materials beyond what's taught in class!
  • Access to our online library!
  • Gain access to Private Training options, reserved only for current class participants!
  • Graduation photos, including a digital frame option!
  • Core Manners framable certificate!
  • Core Manners RIBBON, upon passing the evaluation!

A glimpse inside our class!


Chris & Sweetness
I have had 30 years of Viszlas and lots of training so I knew what to expect. However Barbara’s classes were more detailed, more informative, and very professional...She sent pictures often [during boarding] and kept in touch while I was away. Sweetness looked so happy! I was afraid she wouldn’t want to come home with me! And, Barbara has the most well trained boxer, Batman, that I have ever seen! She is amazing with dogs!! Highly recommend training or boarding with Barbara!!
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Amazing class with Barbara today! She is amazing with the dogs! I have never learned so much in a short period of time. Highly recommend The Thinking K9 for your dog training needs. Her place of business is so clean and she has so much to offer the dogs. Do not hesitate to take your dog here for training, you will not be disappointed!!!
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Roxanne & Gus
...Barbara taught me techniques I can use with my dog to avoid the leash aggression I was concerned about. ...She provided handouts and lots of positive reinforcement. She made me feel good about what I have done with my dog regarding his training so far, and that I am not a failure.
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Colleen & Teddy
My family was pretty desperate for relief from too much barking, chewed up wood furniture, accidents on the carpet and basically a household taken over by an adorable, out of control puppy! Barbara took Teddy into her home and lovingly taught him some manners...Barbara has continued to train as needed, which included training us how to communicate effectively with Teddy to acheive the desired behavior.
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  • Dogs 6-months old and up.
  • No aggression.
  • No Reactivity (uncontrollably barking and lunging at other dogs).


Non-Members: $198
VIP Club Members: $183!
[What's the VIP Club?]



  • 8-week sessions!
  • FIRST class is a 2-hour Mandatory Orientation WITHOUT dogs at a SPECIAL TIME.
  • The following 7-classes are WITH dogs for 1-hour.

Pre-registration is required.


  1. Click Class Dates button below.
  2. Click INFO button.
  3. Click SCHEDULE button.


OH NO! IF there's only a wait list, now what?

  1. Get on the wait list for the class you wish to attend. * Waitlist doesn't guarantee a spot.
  2. Register for future classes, if available. We WILL allow a transfer, if an earlier class arrises.


TTK9 Training Center located at:
924 N. Parker Dr.
Janesville, WI 53545