Canine Scholars Behavioral Training Center

We Train Owners and Pet Parents to train their Dogs
Our mission is to bring to you the best updated non-aversive training methods so that you can train your dog.

Hi  I'm  Shellie. Though  I am no longer around  I am one of the  inspirations for the creation of this training center.   Along with  Bodie and others we would like to welcome you to our family.




I am a dog trainer and I lead a double life. Of sorts. Behaviorally speaking. I am the Director of SIRIUS Puppy Training, a San Francisco Bay Area puppy training school. Our mission is to teach new puppy owners how to best communicate with and manage their brand new puppy in order to prevent common and predictable behavior problems from becoming lifelong annoying or even dangerous habits. Let me rephrase that… In puppy school we [...]
Fri, Aug 23, 2019
Source: Dog Star Daily Category: DOG BLOGS
photo credit: Dawn Elberson Goehring The world that we live in, especially in the United States, is a scary world for many dogs but none so much as the exceptionally fearful dogs out there. The expectations placed on dogs here can be exhausting to their emotional state. The amount of fear/anxiety that dogs who are worried about people/things/animals in their environment experience varies with each dog. Some dogs are so fearful that they shake and hide, [...]
Tue, Aug 20, 2019
Source: Victoria Stillwell Category: DOG BLOGS
I recently did some foundation puppy raising and training with a lovely little dog I'll call Bob. (His name has been changed to protect the pup and his people's privacy.) It's joyful and gratifying work. I truly love raising puppies, they are so malleable and unencumbered with previous, often competing habits and ideas. Starting a young pup off on the right paw is by far the most efficient way to produce a trained, well mannered [...]
Thu, Aug 15, 2019
Source: Dog Star Daily Category: DOG BLOGS
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Wed, Aug 07, 2019
Source: Clicker Training Category: DOG BLOGS
Owners and their new puppies are still getting the short end of the stick. Dog problems are invariably blamed on “irresponsible dog owners” BUT they are simply at a loss for what to do, and, no one is telling them. Consequently, their puppies develop predictable and preventable, relationship-destroying, behavior, temperament and training problems and sadly, many are surrendered to shelters in search of a “second chance”. has recently embarked on a new program to educate [...]
Fri, Aug 02, 2019
Source: Dog Star Daily Category: DOG BLOGS
Teaching your dog what you want them to do is just the first step in training. The second step is motivating your dog to WANT to do what you want them to do, and this actually represents the vast majority of the time and energy that it takes to train a dog, The key to motivation is harnessing the activities that your dog enjoys, and using them as rewards in training. As your dog's owner, [...]
Fri, Aug 02, 2019
Source: Dog Star Daily Category: DOG BLOGS

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 We recently got word that our 2nd CCI puppy we raised,  Ms. Bordeaux,  will be rotating through team training in California in May 2017 for the Hearing Dog Program!!!!  Our fingers are crossed she makes a match.  We are so proud of her!!!

Young Bordeaux

Ms. Bordeaux Always working!!

Pretty Girl Bordeaux!

A Mature Ms. Bordeaux



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