Frequently Asked Questions

How is Fundamentals II different from Fundamentals I?
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
How Many students may attend Fundamentals II?
Answer:To ensure that each student receives personal guidance and experience, Fundamentals II is limited to only 32 participants.
Is Cesar personally involved in Fundamentals II?
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.
Do I bring my dog to Fundamentals II?
No. To accelerate your learning experience, you will work hands-on with dogs at the Dog Psychology Center.
What about lodging and meals?
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.
Can i attend Fundamentals II if I have not completed Fundamentals I?
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.​
I have heard that there is pre-work to complete before Fundamentals II. What is it?
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.
Tell me more about the video assignment. How will it be used?
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.
I'm nervous about public speaking. Is that required?
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.
Is there a welcome orientation before Fundamentals II begins?
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.
Do you offer a payment plan?
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.
What is the refund policy?
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.
I have other questions. How can I contact you?
We’re always glad to hear from you. If you have any other questions, please email us at [email protected] and we’ll get right back to you.