Events & Services

What’s happening? Check this page to find out about special services and upcoming events at our stores.

Past events at Dexter’s have included “Ask The Vet” sessions and presentations with holistic vets, Animal Communication workshops, features on local organizations like the California Wolf Center, and small classes on natural nutrition.


Training Classes in Dexter's Del Mar

Saturday morning modular classes fit your schedule, begin any time.
Puppy Kindergarten – 9:00-10:00am
Good Manners – 10:30-11:30am
Taught by Britta Wilson BA, KPACTP
Britta’s Animal Training & Pet Services

Sign up directly with Britta at britta@batps.com, or check in with us next time you shop and we’ll get you on our “Interested!” list.

Puppy Kindergarten (for puppies 12-20 weeks) – Puppies learn important foundation behaviors and skills including: attention and focus, sit, down, relax on a mat, foundations of loose leash walking, drop, recall, wait at a boundary, and targeting.  Pet parents learn how to train their puppies using positive reinforcement and clicker training and how to address normal puppy behaviors such as chewing, digging, play biting and jumping. In class, I will also discuss dog “calming signals”–the behaviors dogs exhibit which communicate how they are feeling.  Recognizing these behaviors will allow you to create a more peaceful life for you and your puppy.

Good Manners (for dogs over 20 weeks) – Dogs learn important foundation behaviors and skills including: attention and focus, sit, down, loose leash walking, recall, place, targeting, relax on a mat, wait at a boundary, recall, drop, and leave it.  Pet parents learn how to train their dogs using positive reinforcement and clicker training.  In class I will also discuss dog “calming signals”–the behaviors dogs exhibit which communicate how they are feeling.  Recognizing these behaviors will allow you to create a more peaceful life for you and your dog.

Class Fees: $179. Includes 5, one hour personalized classes; online orientation; follow-up email with training plans after each class; email, phone, and text support; one clicker; a framed graduation certificate and a graduation present for your puppy.

Class Sizes: Limited to 4 students and dogs which allows more personalized attention to you and your dog.


Marsha Ruether - Animal Communication

Sunday, May 8th – Del Mar
Saturday, June 11th – Carlsbad
Sunday, June 12th – Del Mar
10:30 – 2:30
$40.00 for a 20 minute session, sign up in advance with the host location.
Have a question you have always wanted to ask your pet? Give your animal a voice!
Bring your animal or a picture to the session. More about Marsha at marsharuether.com

Nancy Kelly - Canine Massage

Saturday, May 14th
Saturday, June 11th

12:30-4:30
The Wellness Room at Dexter’s Del Mar
45 minute session: $25, sign up in advance at our Del Mar store.
Nancy will be offering canine massage. Sessions include consultation, gait assessment, swedish massage, Tellington TTouch, myofascial release, Reiki, and her signature apple cider vinegar sponge bath. More about Nancy (and her animal portraits) at acutelycanine.com


Kerri Lake - All-Species Communication

Saturday, May 14th – Carlsbad, 10:00 – 2:00
Sunday, May 22nd – Del Mar, 11:00 – 3:00
$60.00 for a 30 minute session (regular one-hour fee is $155), sign up in advance with the host location.
Connecting with your animal companions to help you go from “because I said so” to “this works for everyone.” More about Kerri on her website.


Dr. Jon Enyart - Ask The Vet

Saturday, May 21, 12:30-5:00
Thursday, June 16
Dexter’s  Del Mar
$65 for 30 min. consult
In these mini sessions Dr. Enyart of Healing Hands Veterinary Care will do a brief evaluation and discussion of your pet’s wellness by using an integrative approach, drawing from both Western and Eastern medicine with an emphasis on natural health and nutrition.  

Sessions will not include treatment but if you continue your pet’s care with a house call he will discount the cost of the mini-session from your initial house call consult fee of $190. 

Download the health history questionnaire and fill it out before your appointment.


Britta Wilson - Puppy Issues Workshop

Tuesday, May 31st
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Dexter’s Del Mar  (on the patio)
$10. Sign up in advance at our Del Mar store (this is a humans-only event).
Chewing, Play Biting, Jumping, Digging and House Training-Easy and positive ways of handling common puppy issues.


Kerri Lake - Animal Communication Workshop

Saturday, June 25th
12:30 – 5:00
Dexter’s Del Mar
$75. Sign up in advance at our Del Mar store.

“True 2-Way Communication” 
How to go from “because I said so” to “here’s what works for everybody”

Learn how simple it is to live in a communion rather than a dictatorship:

  • Tools and techniques of animal communication
  • Perspectives that bring animals and people together
  • Ideas and guidance for how this kind of communication benefits all of your relationships in life

What people get out of this event:

  • Become more clear in your everyday communication with animals
  • Open or expand your ease with communicating in more etheric realms
  • Experience the sense of total confidence and freedom from guilt or conflict
  • Receive tools to help you stay congruent in your communication throughout life

More about Kerri on her website.

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