Frequently Asked Questions

Fundamentals I gave you a thorough introduction to Cesar’s approach and methods. In Fundamentals II, you will undertake a deeper exploration into energy and intention and put your understanding into actual practice in a series of increasingly challenging situations

Answer:To ensure that each student receives personal guidance and experience, Fundamentals II is limited to only 32 participants.

Yes, of course. Cesar will be particularly active during the experiential activities of Fundamentals II, providing his unique insights and mentoring you through the exercises.

No. To accelerate your learning experience, you will work hands-on with dogs at the Dog Psychology Center.

As with Fundamentals I, we have reserved a block of rooms at a nearby hotel. We will provide you with more information about accommodations when your registration is approved. We host four delicious hot lunches at the DPC, plus the celebratory meal on Sunday evening. All transportation, lodging costs and other meals are your responsibility.

Sorry, no. Fundamentals II builds upon the foundation of your learning and experience in Fundamentals I. When you register, we will verify your completion in Fundamentals I.​

In keeping with the highly interactive and personal emphasis of Fundamentals II, you will be required to complete two important assignments before you attend: (1) Prepare and submit a video showing a behavior issue with a dog; (2) Prepare a two to three minute speech from a list of provided topics that you will present to your fellow students. We will provide complete details about the pre-work when your registration is approved.

Your videos do not have to be polished productions. All we need is about five minutes of video (shot with a smartphone) showing a dog’s behavior issue or problem. You will send it to us before your attend. We will edit it to show the dog’s most important behaviors. Each afternoon during the program, Cesar and all participants will watch several of the edited videos, identifying and discussing the dogs’ behaviors. It’s a powerful experience. We will provide you with more instructions about the video after you register.

Yes. Your presentation is one of a series of challenging exercises that will stretch your abilities and build your confidence. Through these, you will learn how to how to manage your personal energy to remain calm and assertive in all situations.

No. Fundamentals II starts bright and early on Thursday mornings. We will meet you in the lobby of the host hotel to be sure everyone has a ride to the DPC. Once at the DPC, we will provide a brief orientation and get right to work.

We offer the same payment schedule as Fundamentals I. If you register more than 90 days before the course, you will pay $500 at confirmation of registration, $2000 at 90 days before the course start date, with the remaining balance due at 45 days before the course start date. If you register between 90 and 60 days before the course start date, you will pay $2500 at confirmation of registration with the balance due 45 days before course start date. And if you register 60 days or less before the course start date, you will pay the entire course fee at confirmation of registration.

Refunds (minus a processing fee) are available up to 30 days before the course begins. If you must cancel within 30 days of the course, we will work with you and schedule you for another session. Please see our terms and conditions for more information.

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