Seminars

Dogs communicate primarily non-verbally, and as humans we other miss or misinterpret these signals. This workshop will teach you the subtle ways dogs communicate with each other and with you. Understanding this language will help you with every aspect of dog guardianship. If you can only make one workshop, this should be your #1 priority.

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Puppies develop and solidify their impression of the world in their first 20 weeks of life; the 'critical socialization window'. What they experience in this period determines how adaptable, calm and confident they’ll be as adults. This makes a puppy foster home have an incredible responsibility for the long term well being of the dog. Learn how to encourage appropriate behaviour and set boundaries. Learn the most important skills a dog needs, such as bite inhibition, recall, house training, appropriate dog-dog skills and more. 

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Does your dog choose fight over flight? Does your dog cower when people approach? This workshop is to help you better understand your dogs behaviour and give you the skills to better manage it. While it can present in many  forms, reactivity is a common behaviour issue. Simply put, reactivity can be defined as an overreaction to external stimuli. Dogs may be reactive to people, dogs, other animals, noises, motion, or any combination of the above. Reactive dogs may be fearful, frustrated, aggressive or over excited. 

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Do you have kids and/or dogs in your life? Do you plan on having children sometime in your dogs lifetime??

Did you know children are most likely to be bitten by a dog they know?

This workshop was created to help parents and guardians better understand what their dogs are trying to communicate to you and your children. It is designed to give you the tools to ensure your children maintain a safe and fun relationship with the dogs in their lives. Having this knowledge empowers everyone to foster healthy and rewarding relationships with all family members, 2 legged and 4!

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Did you know that every living creature learns the same way? Dogs or cats, fish or elephants, humans or horses.... even bacteria; we all learn using the same basic principles. This seminar will help you understand how to best teach and motivate anyone! It includes an introduction to science behind training in a way anyone can understand.

Join certified professional animal trainer and former zookeeper Cindy Peacock to explore how the mind works and the best ways to teach anyone or anything. 

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