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Helping Dogs Thrive: Seminar Details
The seminar price includes morning coffee, lunch and afternoon drinks. There will be an onsite Bonfire ‘Get Together’ on Saturday evening. A small additional fee will be charged for refreshments if you choose to attend ($20). Reservations to be made closer to the date. If you register for a working spot you may bring an additional dog and switch out the dog you are working with. PPG members can make two payments for the workshop over four months but full payment must be made 60 days prior to 28 February, 2015. Please indicate this preference on your registration form. All dogs attending must be dressed according to the PPG’s Guiding Principles, so no shock, choke or prong collars. Lori Stevens recommends all the dogs be in comfortable harnesses for the seminar. No human- or dog-reactive dogs please. No noisy dogs. At registration there will be additional questions regarding any dogs that you plan to attend with. Working spots are $300. Auditor spots are $180. RVs are welcome for $20 per night. There is no power or water hook up. No refunds will be given. Please bring with you a mat for your dog to rest on, a Kong or other mentally stimulating toy and lots of small yummy treats.
Lori Stevens CPDTKA, SAMP is a Senior Tellington TTouch® practitioner for dogs, cats and other animals. Lori uses force-free and gentle methods to improve the health, behavior and performance of animals. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA), a certified Small Animal (dogs and cats) Massage Practitioner (SAMP) with a specialty in rehabilitation and is certified in Canine Massage by the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage. Find out more about Lori here.
Refining Your Training Skills with Emily Larlham A Two-Day Workshop in Tampa, FL 27 - 28 September, 2014; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day Working Spots and Auditor Spots Available
How can we improve our training skills? Emily Larlham created the seminar Refining Your Training Skills as her answer to this very question, based on her own observations, research and insights from her experience training dogs. The definition of ‘refine’ is to remove unwanted elements or to purify. We will dissect our training by pulling apart all the pieces and assessing each piece’s function separately. Emily will cover the importance of proactive training as well as provide solutions to training plans gone awry. This seminar will focus on how we can open our awareness and consciousness to our own actions and those of our dogs. We will investigate how drastic changes can occur from just the simple choice of marker, reinforcer, reinforcement delivery, reinforcement placement and what we do in between training. The majority of the seminar is based not on what to train, but how to train. However, Emily will use workshop exercises like teaching a ‘keep going’ signal and precision heelwork to demonstrate these concepts. More information and online registration: Refining Your Training Skills with Emily Larlham BARKS from the Guild/July 2014
Your BARKS summer edition. The quarterly publication from The Pet Professional Guild