Workshop Topics

Cooperative Care

Is your dog nervous at the vet or afraid of simple grooming like brushing and nail clipping? This one-hour workshop introduces ways to help your dog be more comfortable with common husbandry tasks. We will introduce:

  • Dog body language and stress signals
  • How to create a Conditioned Emotional Response
  • How to use shaping

Dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people.


Games, Tricks, and More!

This workshop focuses on various fun and easy methods to burn brain calories. Every workshop varies with the following topics offered:

  • Tricks like spin, sit "Pretty," curtsy, etc.
  • Intro to Nose Work and starter games
  • Training techniques: Shaping and Capturing
  • Games like "Go Hunt," "Which Hand," etc.
  • Where is . . ." (these are nose focused games of using scent to find particular items, we do a toy/food item and "lost" person)

Dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people.


Greeting Manners

aka not jumping to say hi

Does your dog jump on you, your neighbors, and/or friends? This one-hour workshops addresses the science behind dogs jumping, attention seeking behaviors as whole, techniques for dealing with jumping and ways to set you and your dog up for future success. 

Dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people.


Leash Manners

One of the biggest issues for dog owners is finding a way for both dog and human to enjoy a walk together. This one hour workshop discusses the behavior into "why dogs pull" and the steps we can take to make our walks more enjoyable, for both dog and human! 

Dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people.


Nail Trimming

The woes of trimming your dogs nails are endless. Join us for a one hour workshop where we address best practices for nail trimming, dog body handling, and fun management tools.

Dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people and have no bite history.


Socialization during Isolation

Join us for this 1-hour workshop that shows you ways to work on socialization in the comfort of your own home. We will cover many different topics including: what socialization is (and is not), introducing novel objects and surfaces, added appendages (i.e. umbrellas and sunglasses!), and what to do when your puppy is uncomfortable.

Dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs.


Surviving Puppy Teeth and "Shark Attacks"

It's a fact, puppy teeth hurt. Sometimes you may think your cuddly pup is possessed. You may even have the puncture wounds to prove it! This one hour workshop discusses the science behind puppy biting and ways to help your household survive this challenging time in their development. 

Dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people.


Hand Targeting and Location Behaviors

Want to add another great way to recall your dog? How great would it be to have your dog go to a spot and hang out while guests are arriving or the delivery person is at the door? This one-hour workshop introduces target training, location behaviors and the skills to do just that. Come explore the many uses for "touch" and "place". 

Dogs attending must be comfortable around unknown dogs and people.

Not sure what fits best for you and your dog? Email us for further recommendations.

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