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Should I Take My Puppy to Training Before Their Vaccinations are Finished?

Veterinary Behaviour Specialists Recommend Puppy Socialization -NOT Quarantine until Vaccines are Complete!

What Kind of Training Should I Look For?

Canadian Veterinarians Recommend Humane Training

Choosing a Humane Hierarchy for Training - Using The Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive (LIMA) Approach

Why Won't My Dog Do What They Do at Home or In Class in the Real World?

But They Do It So Nicely at Home!

What about....?

Dogs, Babies and Baby Equipment

Understanding Departure, Confinement and Separation Anxiety


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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.

Hooligans! Living with Canine Teenagers – Teoti Anderson, CPDT-KA

What happened to that cute, obedient little fluffball you brought home? The one who aced his puppy class, was housetrained in minutes and listened to your every word? If your little sweetheart has turned into a hooligan, you’re probably dealing with a canine teenager. Learn what is normal and what to be concerned about, tips for making life easier with a rambunctious adolescent dog, and how to get help if needed. Your little sweetheart is still in there … you just have to find him again!

House & Crate Training – Teoti Anderson, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP

A crate, if introduced and used properly, is a wonderful tool. It can help keep a puppy safe and shelter an injured dog from additional harm. It can also significantly help with housetraining. Housetraining is a common frustration for dog owners. No one likes to clean up messes! Your dog isn’t trying to be difficult, he just has no idea you want him to eliminate outside. In this live webinar we’ll cover the basics of crate training and how to achieve housetraining success. Bring your questions!

Housetraining Basics – Teoti Anderson, CPDT-KA

Housetraining is a common challenge for dog owners, so if you’re having trouble teaching Fido to eliminate outside, you’re not alone! This webinar will cover practical solutions you can use to housetrain your dog, whether it’s a puppy or an adult dog. We’ll also go over typical challenges, and warning signs that your dog may have a physical problem and not a housetraining problem.

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.

Fun Activities for Dogs – Mychelle Blake, MSW, CDBC

Looking for some new ideas on how to keep your dog occupied while you’re away from home? Or want to find some activities that you can do with your dog during your “off hours?” This webinar will cover how you can keep your dog’s mind and body engaged in appropriate activities (rather than destroying your house out of boredom!) as well as the many options available to dog owners today to do with their dog such as dog sports, therapy dog work, and more!

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