Dog-Dog Aggression: Tools & Resolution, Including Aggression & Reactivity Towards Household and Non-Household Dogs | Two Hours
$45 per household (limit two people per household may attend)

Who: You! Please note that this is a dog-free seminar

When: Click here to see the schedule and to register. These seminars will be held without dogs at the Olympia Center. You’ll receive additional details once you register.

Why: For many years our clients have been asking for us to teach more behavior seminars and classes. We’re finally doing it! This seminar will address common questions and problems that arise within multi-dog households, as well as behaviors we see on and off leash with unfamiliar dogs outside of the house. See details below.

What: Are your dogs fighting? Are you noticing signs of “sibling rivalry”, aggression or bullying and you’re not sure what to do? Do you want to prevent something before it becomes an issue (you’re so smart!)? Is your dog reactive or aggressive to unfamiliar dogs on or off leash? Bringing a new dog or puppy home and you’re not sure how to do it? Then this seminar is for you! We’ll provide written materials and we’ll see some video as well as have time for Q&A and some discussion. We’ll cover the following topics in this two-hour seminar:

  • Influential factors of dog-dog relationships within the household, including: brain development, breed, age, temperament, health and social behavior
  • Key behavior and learning theory concepts, including: how dogs learn, early signs and taking a history
  • Prevention and management, including body language and social behavior, calmnatives/medications, what to do when things go south
  • Working the dogs together: what works and what doesn’t, setting appropriate expectations; how to change behavior; introducing a new dog to your household including desensitizing, managing, acclimating and play styles.

Addressing Anxiety-Related Behaviors & Building Confidence | Three Hours
$60 per household (limit two people per household may attend)

Who: You! Please note that this is a dog-free seminar.

When: Click here to see the schedule and to register. These seminars will be held without dogs at the Olympia Center. You’ll receive additional details once you register.

Why: For many years our clients have been asking for us to teach more behavior seminars and classes. We’re finally doing it! This seminar will address preventing, addressing and working to resolve anxiety- and fear-based behaviors in our pups, including behavior modification and building confidence. See details below.

What: Is your dog anxious? Are they generally nervous, afraid of noises, new people, new dogs, the vacuum cleaner, insert-trigger-here? Do they resort to “fighting or fleeing” too often? Do you want to help them boost their confidence and be happier in general? Then this seminar is for you! We’ll provide written materials and coffee! We’ll see some video and have time for Q&A and some discussion. We’ll cover the following topics in this three-hour seminar:

  • Influential factors of anxiety and fear-based behaviors, including: brain development, breed, age, temperament, health and socialization
  • Key behavior and learning theory concepts, including: how dogs learn, early signs and taking a history
  • Prevention and management, including body language, de-stressing, calmnatives/medications, exercise and what to do when things go south
  • Working your dog: what works and what doesn’t, setting appropriate expectations, how to influence behavior, working to reverse “flight or fight” responses, reduce anxiety and build confidence

Help With Your Over-Active, Over-Stimulated Dog: Tools, Games & Training | Two Parts
Early Bird Pricing (thru April 12th, 2018): $55 for Part 1, $95 for Part 1 & 2. Pricing is per household (limit two people per household/clinic may attend). 

Who: You! Please note that this is a dog-free seminar

When: Click here to see the schedule and to register. Please note that there will be a few smaller breaks and a 30 minute break between Part 1 and Part 2 for lunch. These seminars will be held without dogs at the Olympia Center. You’ll receive additional details once you register.

Why: For many years our clients have been asking for us to teach more behavior seminars and classes. We’re finally doing it! This seminar will address common questions and problems that arise when we have very active, over-stimulated or over-excited dogs and struggle to help them calm down, relax and “self-soothe”. See details below.

What: Of course we love our dogs. But sometimes they are just so hard to manage! Maybe you take them on a twelve mile hike and they’re just as wild as they were before you left? Maybe they won’t let you take a minute to sit down or focus on something else because they are ALWAYS needing interaction? Or maybe they’re angels at home but as soon as you leave the house all bets are off. Maybe, you’re just looking for some strategies for your working dog. If any of these ring true, then let’s chat! Our upcoming seminar will address the following topics:

Part 1: The Basics, Two Hours 

  • Influential factors over-stimulation and over-excitement, including: brain development, breed, age, temperament, health and social behavior
  • Key behavior and learning theory concepts, including: how dogs learn, mental and environmental stimulation tools and problem solving
  • Clicker and marker training: games, tricks and training tools

Part 2: When the Basics Won’t Cut It, Two Hours

  • In-Depth: Beyond the basics: diet and veterinary care; temperamental factors, video review and Control Unleashed strategies.