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November Workshops - Registration Opens October 22 - 9:00am Pacific Time

* Registration closes November 30 - 12pm (Noon) Pacific Time 


Workshops beginning Sunday, October 27

WP230: Romping Rovers: Understanding Dog-Dog Play

 For many pet dog trainers, refereeing dog-dog play interactions is an important part of the job! Whether you’re teaching puppy classes, running a doggy daycare, or helpi...

Jennifer Summerfield, DVM (Guest Instructors)

WP470: Sits, Downs, and Stands - Oh My!

In this course, we’ll learn to teach dogs the basic positions of sit, down and stand. And we certainly don't want the dog hitting the ground and getting right back up, so we w...

Nicole Wiebusch (Faculty)

WP885: Zen Focus

 What is Zen Focus? It is a workshop that combines two incredibly important and often overlooked concepts. As an experienced trainer and instructor you know that having a...

Deborah Jones (Faculty)


Workshops beginning Sunday, November 3

WP545: Systematic Solutions for Behavior Problems

This course is designed to take the stress and mystery out of solving common behavioral concerns in pet dogs. It is built on the science of applied behavior analysis and flavo...

Sarah Stremming (Faculty)

WP630: The Puppy Procedure – Setting Up Your Home for Success!

Bringing home a puppy isn’t as simple as it sounds. This workshop will discuss what is needed to have a successful first week with a new puppy. We will look at what equipment ...

Sara Brueske (Faculty)

WP890: Mary Poppins Bag: Dog Trainers and Their Gear

This workshop goes over several types of dog training equipment available on the market. Different harnesses, collars, head halters, muzzles, leashes and their uses, and more....

Tania Lanfer (PPP Instructors)


Workshops beginning Sunday, November 10

WP550: It Was so Nice to Meet You: Calm Greetings for Dogs and People

Over-the-top and out-of-control greetings are high on the list of concerns for pet dog owners and, due to its sometimes frequent rehearsal, the behavior can be a tricky one to...

Casey Coughlin (PPP Instructors)

WP895: Thinking Outside the Classroom: Creative Ideas for Creating Income

This workshop will give trainers tips on how to provide services and get income from non-traditional sources. You will learn about options for earning income beyond teaching c...

Amanda Boyd (PPP Instructors)

WP900: Management for Reactive Dogs

Whatever therapeutic approach you pick for dealing with reactive, fearful, stressed, or aggressive dogs, helping your clients actually avoid rehearsal of those issues is param...

Amy Cook (Faculty)


Workshops beginning Sunday, November 17

WP340: Fixing Fear: Applied Desensitization and Counterconditioning

The idea of “fixing” something as complex as a fear response or phobia might be a tad optimistic … but we can definitely use applied behavior science to help our clients’ dogs...

Jennifer Summerfield, DVM (Guest Instructors)

WP720: Class Formats: Let me Count the Ways!

The format in which basic pet classes are offered has evolved over the last several years. From the traditional model of 6- or 8-week classes to less traditional models of rev...

Julie Flanery (Faculty)

WP905: Be Right Back: Stays for Real Life

Everyone wants their dogs to stay, but teaching a reliable stay isn’t easy! This workshop will teach you how to break down the steps to building a successful stay behavior. Yo...

Nicole Wiebusch (Faculty)


Workshops beginning Sunday, November 24

WP350: Behavior Intervention Techniques

This workshop will cover ways to manage unwanted behaviours using LIMA (least intrusive and minimally aversive) principles. Sometimes the best laid plans do not unfold as expe...

Chelsey Protulipac (PPP Instructors)

WP730: Preparing for Success: Structuring & Organizing Your Class Materials

Learning Objectives: 1) To help you organize your course materials in a logical and systematic way.2) To help you develop the skill of breaking course material into realistic...

Deborah Jones (Faculty)

WP740: The Human End of the Leash: Developing your Client-Centered Skills

You’ve got the knowledge, you’ve got the experience, and you’ve got your ethics all figured out. You quote Pavlov in casual conversations, you’ve got a library full of FDSA cl...

Chrissi Schranz (Faculty)