Conference

2020 - Details coming soon!

2021 - Ontario

2022 - Quebec

2023 - Nova Scotia

EDUCATION

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Train Your Dog Month offer the free eLearning courses below. Feel free to share them with anyone who may benefit!

Canine Intelligence – Dr. Brian Hare

Learn how dogs “see the world.” Researchers have learned more about how dogs think and reason in the last ten years than in the past century, and it is an exciting field of research as dogs traditionally have been seen as cute, fun, affectionate and loyal, but perhaps not always as very bright. Researchers have now found that dogs are in fact very smart in many ways, developed from thousands of years of interaction with people. They have developed unique capabilities and strategies that in many cases exceed those of for example dolphins and chimpanzees, which traditionally have been seen as among the smartest animals. Dr. Hare will also introduce a new service – Dognition – that promises to help YOU understand YOUR dog’s unique genius.

Shelter Dogs: Good Choice or Bad? – Trish King, CPDT-KA, CDBC

You want a new dog, but are unsure about where to get one? Shelters can be great choices, just as long as you do a bit of research and spend some time making sure you’re getting the dog of your dreams. During this presentation, we discuss how to choose a puppy or dog, by doing your own quick evaluation.

Socializing Your Puppy Right – Ariana Kincaid, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, OSCT

Did you know that it is equally important to “vaccinate” your puppy against behavior problems as it is to vaccinate him against disease? Help your puppy build resistance to developing fear and aggression in adulthood by learning how to socialize him safely, early and effectively. We’ll break down everything you need to know about puppy socialization.

Choosing a Daycare or Boarding Facility – Robin Bennett

There are some real benefits your pet can receive from attending a good pet care facility, but you have to know how to find a pet facility that is a great fit for you and your dog and one that will keep your dog safe.

Choosing a Pet Sitter – Beth Stultz

This informational webinar will help you decide where, how, and why to choose a pet sitter. Pet Sitters International will guide pet owners through making sure the caretakers they choose to watch their pets are qualified and professional.

Dog Safety: What to Teach Your Kids – Joan Orr

This webinar will teach parents what they need to teach their kids about begin safe around dogs. This will focus on being a dog detective and learning to read dog body language to get clues about what a dog might be thinking. We will talk about the key body language signs that let us know whether the dog is happy or is not in the mood to interact with children. We will talk about how to Be a Tree and stand still if a dog is threatening or bothering a child, and how to meet a dog safely.

The Inclusion of Family Dogs for Success: Building Dog-Child Bonds – Jennifer Shryock, B.A., CDBC

This webinar focusing on how to teach children to be safe around dogs, understanding you dog’s body language, and how to build strong and health relationships between kids and dogs. Learn about grumble and growl zones, common mistakes, hazardous situations, and more as well as tips for keeping the entire family happy and safe.

Setting Dog and Baby Up for Success – Jennifer Shryock, B.A., CDBC

Dog and baby dynamics under one roof can be a challenge for parents. Join us to discuss some ways to help increase safety and decrease stress while you manage your dog and baby. Practical tips from a certified dog behavior consultant and Mother of four 2 legged and 4 legged kids.




 
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