with world renowned master dog behaviorist and trainer Cheri Wulff Lucas


Learn to Lead is a 3 day workshop that was created for both professional trainers and civilian dog owners.This workshop is unique as it has both working and audit opportunities for students. You’ll leave this workshop knowing how to properly assess dog behavior as well as how to implement Cheri’s tools, techniques and strategies. You’ll learn Cheri’s foundational principles and how they can be easily integrated into your everyday life. Cheri teaches you how having a healthy relationship dynamic with your dog is critical for understanding their behavior.

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Working spots are for students either bringing their own dog or a client’s dog. Cheri can also assign a dog to you if you have a working spot but can’t bring your own dog. There are a total of 10 working spots in each workshop.

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Learn to Lead also has a limited number of audit opportunities at each workshop. Audit spots are non-working spots for students who are not bringing a dog. If you purchase an audit spot, you will do more than just observe the workshop. You will also be invited to participate in the pack walk before the start of the workshop on Saturday and Sunday. As an audit student, you’ll be allowed and encouraged to ask questions throughout the course.

How it works

Throughout the course of each day, every dog is worked with individually as other students observe. Each Learn to Lead is different based on the unique issues of the dog participants. You will see an amazing transformation of each dog over the course of the three day workshop! A typical day at a Learn to Lead workshop begins at 9:00am and ends at 4:00pm. Occasionally class will run late. Lunch break is from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. You’ll receive a certification of attendance at the end of the workshop. We’d love for you to join us and network with others who are as passionate as you are about dog behavior. Learn to Lead as you’ve never done before! If you are looking for more of an intimate, mentorship program with Cheri, please refer to Cheri’s Train the Trainer Mentorship Program.


July 19-21, 2024 - Knoxville, TN
Aug 23-25, 2024 - Gallipolis, OH
Oct 4-6, 2024 - Templeton, CA
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Naz, Istanbul, Turkey

Naz, Istanbul, Turkey

Cheri’s work goes beyond transforming the relationship you have with your dog. I have gained confidence and learned crucial healthy living basics from a truly physically and psychologically fit guide. Just by observing Cheri’s interactions with her pack and how she meticulously arranges the house, the walks, the socialization, the relaxation and the feeding periods, I have learned more than I could have ever imagined. Investing in Cheri’s Train the Trainer program was one of the best decisions I’ve made in my life.

Marina Del Rey, California

Betsy, Marina Del Rey, California 

I’m so grateful that a true teacher like Cheri made herself available and 100% present for me as a Train the Trainer student. This training is not just for trainers but also anyone who wants to live at their highest potential as a human being and who shares their lives with dogs. As a student you get guidance on the spot that is personally tailored to your needs. I was able to be a part of Cheri’s life and complete the program with so much knowledge as well as an intuitive ability to connect with my dogs.

Cecilia, Los Angeles

Cecilia, Los Angeles, California 

I have known and worked with Cheri over the past 8 years. I’m a dog trainer in Los Angeles and I focus on pack mentality. As soon as I started working with Cheri in the Train the Trainer course my ability to control my packs and lead them improved immensely. Cheri is a true mentor and friend to me and I cherish our relationship deeply. 

Nathan, Omaha, Nebraska

Training with Cheri Lucas was a game changer! Her program includes self development while enhancing your understanding of dogs. It is personalized to your needs and teaches you how to develop your raw intuitive talent. This is the best program I’ve ever trained under!