Seminars / Workshops
Why Dogs React – June 20, 2019 @ 6:30pm
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 1.5-2hr learning event (human only, no dogs in attendance).
Tickets $25/ticket or two for $40 (plus GST) – 50% of the proceeds go to the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society (AARCS).
This event has been approved for 2 CEUs for CPDT KA (KSA) trainers
Cindy Peacock is a Certified Professional Animal trainer (CPDT KA, KPA CTP, ABC CMT), the Head of Behaviour of Chasin Tails and the Lead Trainer at Kicking Horse Grizzly Refuge.
For more information and articles visit her website at www.cindypeacock.com
Why Force Free – June 20, 2019 @ 6:30pm
This fun and informative seminar is open to the public and will go over the researched and documented science as to why a force free and non-fear inducing approach to dog training and handling is recommended, as well as what the Alberta Force Free Alliance is and does. We will discuss and demonstrate force free ways to deal with common training concerns.
Tickets $20 per person
Carol Neil has been training for 10 years. She is a CPDT-KA trainer and a behaviour consultant in Edmonton, Alberta with her business, Soul2Soul Dog Training. She is Fear Free Certified and a licensed Family Paws Parent Educator as well as the Founder and President of the Alberta Force free Alliance.
A Weekend Talking About Behaviour—Separation Anxiety, Husbandry/Grooming, and Non-Auditory Communication.. with Terrie Hayward – August 10-11, 2019 – 9am-4pm
DAY 1 – August 10th:
Separation Anxiety is a debilitating condition for both dog and caregiver often confining both to the home for weeks, months, and years. In this talk we’ll explore the myths and dive into protocols which work. We will discuss the options and advantages to remote work and outline the comprehensive approach to helping clients to deal with this stressful situation.
In addition, we’ll address the isolation and talk about the client support and empathetic approach which is vital to establishing a contiguous working relationship for clients dealing daily with the issues associated with a dog who suffers when alone.
Communication is both an art and a science. One primary mode of communication for dogs is body language. This talk will focus on my work with deaf dogs and how improving your non-auditory interaction methods can make you a more effective trainer.
Recognizing and understanding that dogs rely heavily on visual communication can enhance our skills with both deaf and hearing dogs, too. All dogs depend on body language to receive and disseminate information. We’ll address visual and tactile communication options and talk about creating positive CERs.
We’ll also look at different types of deafness and discuss how working with non-auditory cues can prepare dogs for possible hearing loss, can add to our repertoire as trainers, and can help in sharpening our visual timing and skill sets which overall serves to enhance our expertise as trainers.
DAY 2 – August 11th:
Low Stress Grooming: Tips, Trade secrets, Techniques, and Training!
Learn how to set you, the dog, and the family up to succeed. Build a relationship based on trust which will last for many grooming visits to come. Understand how to manage and communicate to more effectively get the behaviors that you need in order to groom faster, easier, and safer. Over the course of the day we’ll cover the following topics in more depth.
Introductions and Shaping Family Relationships: We’ll cover strategies to make your introductions count and communicate for collaboration with human clients.
Stress: What To Do About It: Define stress and its counterpart, “relaxation.” We will talk about improving canine body language reading and interpretation skills and discuss how to react and interact in order to reduce anxiety and thus move more efficiently through the grooming process.
Science, not Opinion: We’ll dig in a bit to the science behind behavior and explore how a better understanding can translate to more effective grooming strategies. Too, with behavioral science on your side you will also be able to better explain to your human clientele how and why you elect certain techniques.
Happy Clients, Happy Business: We will discuss how creating a positive human/animal bond will improve your business and business goals. We’ll talk about translating satisfied, comfortable, and confident customers into dollars and a stellar reputation for groomers!
This seminar has been approved for 12 CEUs for CPDT KA(KSA) trainers
EARLY BIRD (UNTIL JULY 1, 2019):
Both Days: $250
Single Day: $140
Both Days: $275
Single Day: $150
Terrie Hayward is a certified, professional animal trainer and the owner of PAW-Positive Animal Wellness, LLC in Rincon, Puerto Rico. She specializes in working with deaf dogs and with dogs suffering from canine separation anxiety.
Terrie holds a Master’s Degree in Education, is a Karen Pryor Academy Certified Training Partner and Faculty Member. She is also Certified by the Council for Professional Dog Trainers and is an Certified Member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.
Terrie works with families and their animal companions, presents workshops, travels, and consults focusing on positive reinforcement interactions and modifying behavior through applications in behavior analysis. She has authored three books “A Deaf Dog Joins the Family, Training, Education, and Communication for a Smooth Transition” and co-author of the new book, “Grooming Without Stress: Safer, Quicker, Happier,” as well as the now available, “Your 10 Minute a Day Dog” and has written behavior and training articles for Bark’s Magazine, Grooming Business, Pet Business, Deaf Dogs Rock, and the Karen Pryor Academy.