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Ayoka (she/they)

Ayoka is a BA, CPDT - KA, CCUI and an approved Canadian Association of Rally Obedience (CARO) Judge. She has been a dog training instructor since 2008. Training and showing in a variety of performance venues including agility, tracking, herding, and rally obedience and conformation has really helped her understand the way breaking things down and seeking clarity in instruction and competing can lead to success. You may have heard her on Cog-Dog Radio or Drinking From the Toilet podcasts too. Rottweilers are her passion and her two beautiful girls are herding, and playing other sports with joy and success.

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About this course

About This Course

Reactive, barky, lungy, zoomy.

Distracted, slow, shut down.

If this describes your dog (or if you are looking to prevent these issues) come join Ayoka for this Big Feelings Foundations class. 

Inspired by Leslie McDevitt's CU program, this class will walk you through a series of exercises designed to help you and your dog learn how to live and play in an overstimulating world. 


6 Weeks

Exercises covered

Take a breath, mat work, default behavior,  off switch game, reorienting, whiplash turn, look at that, up/down, ping pong, 2 step, and 1-2-3.

Class Delivery

This class includes video demonstrations, exercise handouts, feedback on submitted videos and weekly Zoom calls (Thursdays @ 6pm Central Time) to help you along the way.


None. This is a foundation/introductory class. 

Supplies Required 

Food rewards, clicker (optional), camera/tripod for recording video.