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 email@example.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.
Celebrating 20 Years - Del Mar
Saturday, July 16th
9:00am to 12:00pm
Dexter’s Del Mar
Celebrate our 20 years in business at our very first store in Del Mar. Festivities begin at 9:00am. Mastiff Sausage Company will be there from 9 to 11 serving a special breakfast. Happy Howlers Mobile Dog Grooming will be special deals on grooming services, and launching their Food Delivery program. Goodie bags will be given away to the first 50 customers.We’ll have vendor samples from The Honest Kitchen, Orijen/Acana, and more. Plus our “spin to win” prize wheel, and of course TREATS!
Celebrate 20 Years - Carlsbad
Saturday, July 23th
9:00am to 6:00pm
Celebrate our 20 years in business at our Carlsbad store. Festivities begin at 9:00am. Goodie bags will be given away to the first 50 customers. Throughout the day we’ll have vendor demos, our “spin to win” prize wheel, and of course TREATS!
Britta Wilson - Calming Signals Workshop
Tuesday, July 26th
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).
Learn about your dog’s emotional state. By understanding your dog’s calming signals you can create a happier, more peaceful life for you and your dog.
Dr. Jon Enyart - Ask The Vet
Thursday, July 28, 10:00-5:00
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.