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The Dog End of the Leash - Core Topics


WP140: How does it feel to be trained by you?

There are many training techniques out in the world of dog training, and in your journey to become a dog trainer, you will be exposed to a lot of them! You need guiding princi...

Amy Cook (Faculty)

WP200: Canine Communication – Reading Dog Body Language

When people ask me what they need to know to become a dog trainer, I tell them the most important thing is to learn to read canine body language accurately. The subtle things ...

Trish McMillan (PPP Instructors)

WP410: Can You Handle It? Preparing for Grooming and Vet Visits

Learning Objectives:1. To introduce physical handling to dogs in an effective and respectful manner.2. To establish in dogs a strong positive conditioned emotional response to...

Deborah Jones (Faculty)

WP515: Preventing and Handling Mild Noise Sensitivity

Fear of sudden or loud noises is a common problem facing dogs and their owners, and is an issue you’ll likely be called on to address. What may start out as a little startle r...

Amy Cook (Faculty)

WP520: Hounds in the House! Working with Clients to Develop Appropriate Indoor Manners

This workshop will give an overview of how to help your clients set their dogs up for success in the house. Focus will be on general good manners and appropriate choices re: w...

Amanda Boyd (PPP Instructors)

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)

WP650: The Puppy Procedure: Creating Good Habits

In the previous workshop, we talked about how to set up puppies for success within the home. This workshop will continue to focus on puppies, taking a deeper look into how to ...

Sara Brueske (Faculty)

WP835: Surviving the 9-5: Real Solutions and Prevention Strategies for Clients with a Work Week

Leaving dogs home during a 40-hour work week is a fact of life for the average client, and living within that schedule is the driving force behind most of the common behaviora...

Casey Coughlin (PPP Instructors)

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)

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)


The Dog End of the Leash - Electives


WP500: Before Baby! Setting the Stage for a New Baby in the Family

This workshop will explore the topic of dogs and babies! A new baby can bring sometimes challenging conversations about the dog’s real abilities to cope with stressors that ac...

Tania Lanfer (PPP Instructors)

WP510: After Baby! Promoting Safe Parallel Play and Coexistence

This workshop picks up where Before Baby! left off and will explore the topic of dogs and babies successfully coexisting in the same household. You will learn how and when to ...

Tania Lanfer (PPP Instructors)

WP530: Can You Dig It? A Survival Guide to Yard Behaviors

Complaints about nuisance backyard behaviors are one of the most popular client dilemmas; whether it is a new puppy eating mulch or adult dogs digging up the garden, there are...

Casey Coughlin (PPP Instructors)

WP815: Won't You Be My Neighbor? Suggestions for Reducing Fence Fighting with the Dog Next Door

This workshop will give trainers tips to decrease fence fighting between neighboring dogs and when walking by fenced dogs. You will learn management strategies to prevent fenc...

Amanda Boyd (PPP Instructors)

WP850: Service Dogs: The Laws and Training Guidelines for Public Access

The service dog world is a huge industry with a wide range of assistance dogs and required skills. Some individuals choose to get dogs from organizations, but there are many w...

Laura Waudby (Faculty)

WP870: Keeping Safe: Handling Aggression Cases

This workshop will lay a roadmap for trainers to safely handle aggression cases, from how to identify whether the case is right for you to keeping records of the training sess...

Jamie & Michael Badial (PPP Instructors)

WP930: Housetraining for the Hard Cases

Housetraining can be hard! We all want our dogs to learn, as quickly as possible, where they should go when nature calls. Sometimes this process goes fairly smoothly, and in o...

Deborah Jones (Faculty)


The Human End of the Leash


WP320: Learning About Learning

Learning Objectives:   1. To introduce current and future pet dog instructors to the basic concepts of classical and operant conditioning. 2. To provide a refresher cou...

Deborah Jones (Faculty)

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)

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)

WP810: The Legal Aspects of Launching Your Business – The Basics

No matter how good a dog trainer you are, there are risks involved in running your own business. If you spend some time and effort to set your business up correctly, you will ...

Christina Schenk-Hargrove, Esq. (PPP Instructors)

WP875: Legal Aspects of Launching Your Business - Advanced

What started out as just you, your client, and their dog has grown.  With success comes increased complexity; maybe you have leased a space or are ready to add employees....

Christina Schenk-Hargrove, Esq. (PPP Instructors)

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)

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)

WP910: Running and Growing Your Dog Training Business

With your business now official, it’s time to start planning how to operate efficiently and successfully. We’ll cover how best to determine your service area, program offering...

Jamie & Michael Badial (PPP Instructors)

WP920: Handling Difficult Communications with Clients

"I love dogs but their owners sometimes … Uugghhh!!! The problem isn’t their dog … it’s THEM!!!” As dog trainers, we take a lot of pride in how well we communicate with our f...

Eve Laforest (PPP Instructors)