with world renowned master dog behaviorist and trainer Cheri Wulff Lucas


Train the Trainer is a 5-day mentorship program for dog trainers and dog owners.  The workshop takes place at Cheri’s ranch in Templeton, California, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles. Cheri’s twenty acre ranch is nestled among beautiful vineyards and surrounded by mountains.

retreat like setting

This workshop includes a daily catered lunch. There are several beautiful hotel and Airbnb’s within a few miles of the ranch. This intimate course of only 6 students is intense and hands-on. Train the Trainer is designed for both professionals and civilian dog owners who have a deep desire to develop a fair and intuitive style of training. Rather than taking a cookie cutter approach, this intimate environment allows you and Cheri to create unique and effective training strategies for each dog.

interactive training

One of Cheri’s foundational principles is the belief that dogs thrive on leadership and direction. Cheri will teach you how to become relevant to your dog so you can effectively guide them to make the right choices. You’ll leave this course with renewed confidence that you can help your dog, and others, find the balance they so desperately desire. 

How it works

There are only 6 students in each Train the Trainer Mentorship program. Each student will either bring their own dog, a client dog, or one will be assigned to them by Cheri. You will learn from working with your own dog as well as observing how Cheri evaluates and creates training strategies for the other dogs participating in the course.

Each day every dog is worked with individually as the other students observe. Each Train the Trainer Mentorship Program is different based on the unique personality, temperament and issues of the dogs participating. During this 5-day course, you’ll be a witness and participant to each dog’s journey to find balance.

A typical day at a Train the Trainer Mentorship Program begins at 9:00am and ends at 4:00pm. Occasionally class will run late. A catered meal is provided each day during the lunch break from 12:00pm to 1:30pm. On Thursday night, Cheri takes students out to dinner at a local restaurant. Students receive a certification of attendance at the end of the workshop.

We’d love you to join us for this one of a kind experience!


Training Dates
Sept 16-20, 2024
Nov 4-8, 2024
Reserve your spot!

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!