Seminars

Movement Matters: A Canine Movement, Training, and Observation Workshop

With Lori Stevens CPDT-KA, SAMP, CPBC, CCFT –

9am-1pm June 24 & 25, 2023

In this workshop, we’ll learn movement skills designed to improve the welfare of animals by improving our teaching and observation skills as well as our learner’s behavior repertoire. Learning these movement behaviors builds confidence for our learners once they gain the ability to control their entire bodies in precise ways. These behaviors are often a foundation for husbandry and fitness and a variety of activities and sports. I’ll use video to illustrate how to teach specific exercises along with specific steps you can follow. This workshop will be interactive, dynamic, educational, and fun. A few of the learning-objectives we’ll be exploring together: Improving our shaping skills Improving our observation skills Setting up movement-training environments for success Understanding the importance of alignment (in ourselves and our learners) Understanding the benefits of movement exercises Why proprioception matters and how to increase it through movement Improving the lives of fearful, reactive, and aging dogs through movement.

SPEAKER BIO:

Lori Stevens (CPDT-KA, SAMP, CPBC, CCFT) is a professional dog trainer, an animal behavior consultant, a canine fitness trainer, and an animal massage practitioner.

Lori continually studies the interactions among animal behavior, movement, learning, fitness, and health. She uses intimidation-free, scientific, and innovative methods, in an educational environment, to improve the behavior, performance, health, and fitness of animals. Lori gives workshops, presents at conferences (e.g. Clicker Expo), teaches online courses (e.g. BehaviorWorks.org), and gives webinars.

Lori gets joy from teaching others how to help their dogs thrive–whether for competition or daily life. Periodically, Lori also coaches for courses taught by Ken Ramirez at “The Ranch”. She is the creator of the Balance Harness®. See SeattleTTouch.com for more information.
Tickets:
WORKING SPOT (8 available) – $420
EARLY BIRD until March 15 (use code TTOUCH) – $240
REGULAR TICKETS (after March 15) – $280
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Why Dogs React

With Cindy Peacock – Coming soon

Does your dog choose fight over flight? Does your dog cower when people approach? This workshop is to help you better understand your dog’s 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 beh reactive to people, dogs, other animals, noises, motion, or any combination of the above. Reactive dogs may be fearful, frustrated, and aggressive or over excited.
Join us for this 1.5hr human only learning event.
Tickets $30/ticket or two for $50 – 50% of the proceeds go to Halo Husky Haven.

SPEAKER BIO:

cindy peacock

Cindy Peacock is the Head of Behaviour at Chasin Tails, she is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP) and has served as Apprentice for the Calgary Humane Society, teaching behaviour classes and working on assessments of incoming animals. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT KA) and has countless hours of first-hand experience working with almost every conceivable behavioral situation. Cindy is also Lead Trainer at the Kicking Horse Grizzly Refuge.

The Art of Dog Language

With Cindy Peacock – Coming soon

Dogs communicate primarily non-verbally, and as humans we other miss or misinterpret these signals. This seminar 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. Join us for this human only learning event.
Tickets $30/ticket or two for $50 – 50% of the proceeds go to the Halo Husky Haven.

SPEAKER BIO:

cindy peacock calgary

Cindy Peacock is the Head of Behaviour at Chasin Tails, she is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner (KPA CTP) and has served as Apprentice for the Calgary Humane Society, teaching behaviour classes and working on assessments of incoming animals. She is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT KA) and has countless hours of first-hand experience working with almost every conceivable behavioral situation. Cindy is also Lead Trainer at the Kicking Horse Grizzly Refuge.