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     SECTION 1: The Dog-Human Relationship 

WP100: BECOME the Cookie! How to be Attractive to a Dog

This workshop will teach you new ways to play using toys, food, eyes, hands, energy, laughter, movement and touch! We’ll look at creative ways to interact with and enjoy our ...

Julie Daniels (Faculty)

WP110: Preventing Common Life Stressors in the Dog

We would all like to think dogs live stress-free lives, but very often that ideal is far from the truth. A pet dog’s life is controlled at every turn, with social time, outdoo...

Amy Cook (Faculty)

WP120: Social Interaction between Dogs and Humans

Every dog owner needs to be not only a proficient reader of dog body language, but a skilled communicator as well! Too often we have the dogs doing the “heavy lifting” in the ...

Amy Cook (Faculty)

WP130: Help! I've got the wrong dog! - Bridging the gap between expectations and realities

In this workshop, you will learn to assess and assist students who seem to have ended up with the “wrong” dog for them. You will receive tips on handling challenging combinati...

Amanda Boyd (PPP Instructors)

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)

WP150: The Power of YES: Consent in Pet Dogs

Class Description: What is consent, as it pertains to dog training? How do we teach our clients to both value consent, and fully embrace that there will be some no-choice mome...

Sarah Stremming (Faculty)

WP160: Seeing Dogs for Who They Are – Emotion, Cognition, Social Structure, and Evolution

The first step to being a dog trainer is understanding dogs for who they are, as a distinct species. Dogs spent thousands of years of history with humans, co-evolving with us,...

Amy Cook (Faculty)

     SECTION 2: Teach Your Clients to Speak Dog   

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)

WP210: Do You Speak Dog? Translating the Effects of Human Actions on Dog Behavior

In this workshop, you will learn how human behavior can help or hinder a dog’s ability to respond confidently and accurately during training sessions. The effects of motion, b...

Amanda Boyd (PPP Instructors)

WP220: The Less-Obvious Signs of Stress: Beyond Body Language

All animals experience stress, and dogs are no exception. Knowing when a dog is feeling pressured, scared, upset, or anxious is an important part of being their caretaker and ...

Amy Cook (Faculty)

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)

WP240: Training Problem or Medical Issue? Red Flags for Veterinary Referral

As a pet dog trainer, you won’t just be teaching basic obedience skills – you’ll also be asked to help with a variety of so-called “problem behaviors” that your clients and th...

Jennifer Summerfield, DVM (Guest Instructors)

 

     SECTION 3: The Science (and Techniques) of Behavior Change   

 

WP300: Shaping, Capturing and Luring! Oh My! Ways to Get Behavior

Behavior is happening all the time. The key to training behavior is knowing how to create and recognize desirable behavior and then reinforce it so the dog wants to continue t...

Julie Flanery (Faculty)

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)

WP330: Management vs. Training: Choosing the Best Option for Your Client

Management and training go hand in hand in all quality animal training and behavior modification plans. Learn how to get early client buy-in by immediately reducing their dog'...

Casey Coughlin (PPP Instructors)

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)

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)

 

   SECTION 4: Foundation Training for Pet Dogs 

 

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)

WP400: “Come!” Relationship-Strengthening Recall Games

This workshop will provide you with a step-by-step training protocol for the kind of recall your clients are looking for – one that is effective at home, at the dog park, and ...

Chrissi Schranz (Faculty)

WP420: Walk with Me! Leash Skills for Pet Dogs

This workshop introduces training-based, equipment-based, and movement-based approaches to leash walking. You will learn how to decide together with your client which method (...

Chrissi Schranz (Faculty)

WP430: The Critical Skill of Connection

"I just want my dog to listen!" "He does just fine at home!" Trainers hear these statements from clients all the time. It can be pretty easy to teach a dog to sit, down, and s...

Nicole Wiebusch (Faculty)

WP440: Settle and Stay – for the Cafe!

One of the most useful behaviors to teach our canine companions is how to settle and stay on a mat. This workshop will explain how to train and proof mat stays for real-life u...

Sara Brueske (Faculty)

WP450: Happy Crating! Crating as a Life Skill

Crate training can be an excellent management solution for pet dogs. A dog who is happy in a crate travels easily, doesn’t have to be trained perfectly when guests are over, a...

Sarah Stremming (Faculty)

WP460: Get on and Stay: Station Training Made Easy

Sitting on things may seem like a simple behavior, but teaching dogs to station can provide clients with some of the best options for alternative behaviors, quick management s...

Casey Coughlin (PPP 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)

  

   SECTION 5: Prevent and Address Common Problem Behaviors 

 

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)

WP505: Dogs on Leashes: Relaxed, Not Reactive!

This workshop will give trainers an overview of how to coach their students on handling their puppies and dogs around other dogs on leash, with the goal that the dog remains r...

Amanda Boyd (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)

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)

WP525: Countering Counter Surfing

This workshop is all about counter surfing and a reinforcing way of training “leave it”! Let’s learn how to teach a robust alternative behavior so families can cook and enjoy ...

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)

WP535: My Ball, My Food, My Space! Handling Resource Guarding

This workshop will give you skills for preventing and handling mild resource guarding cases. There are lots of ways families can manage resource guarding and safely and steadi...

Tania Lanfer (PPP Instructors)

WP540: Cars, Cats, and Kangaroos … DON’T CHASE THAT!!

What do the car-stalking border collie, the pup who terrorizes the family cat, and the critter-hunting hound have in common? Less than you’d think! The chasing issues you are ...

Chrissi Schranz (Faculty)

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)

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)

 

   SECTION 6: Specific to Puppies! 

 

WP600: The Perfect Puppy Class: Scheduling, Structure, and Skills

Okay, so you’re ready to offer your first puppy class – how exciting!  Working with puppies (and their people!) is one of the most fun and rewarding parts of being a pet ...

Jennifer Summerfield, DVM (Guest Instructors)

WP610: Puppy Power! Building Confidence and Optimism

Confidence is a big assignment for a puppy! Most owners have a vague idea about not wanting their puppy to be "afraid of things," but no idea about how to prepare a puppy for ...

Julie Daniels (Faculty)

WP620: Socialization: One Size Does Not Fit All

Socialization is a buzz word in the dog community that places extreme emphasis on a critical window of time in which a puppy should be exposed to many new and different things...

Casey Coughlin (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)

WP640: Puppies: Toys and Building Appropriate Play

Have you ever heard the saying that a tired dog is a good dog? It’s true! In this workshop, we’ll discuss proper toys and how to develop appropriate games for puppies and thei...

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)

 

   SECTION 7: Go Teach Strategies, Lesson Plans & Organizations 

WP700: Show Don’t Tell – Games for Teaching Complex Ideas (without Delving into the Science)

Premack, shaping, quadrants, reinforcement strategies, marker words … for most pet owners, all these words sound a bit like gobbledygook. But the strategies behind them are po...

Melissa Breau (Faculty)

WP710: Managing a Skills Class - Ways to Create Success in the Classroom

How you set up your classroom can have a huge impact on your ability to teach and your students’ ability to learn. It affects the dog’s coming into the classroom in terms of a...

Julie Flanery (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)

WP750: The Home-Field Advantage: Succeeding with Private Lessons

Few things come close to the behavioral impact of well-taught private sessions. Done right, they are incredibly rewarding for the clients and their dogs as well as for the tra...

Chrissi Schranz (Faculty)

WP760: Wait … Treats Forever?? Reinforcement Strategies in Pet Dog Training

It’s common for pet clients to have a fabulous time teaching new skills to their dog, but one day they ask the question – "Will I have hot dogs in my hand forever?" As traine...

Liz Laidlaw (PPP Instructors)

 

   SECTION 8: Electives 

WP800: Matters of Marketing 101 for Pet Professionals

You understand the importance of having a plan when it comes to training a dog … but what about when it comes to marketing your business? If you own your own business and you...

Melissa Breau (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)

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)

WP820: A Place for Everyone: Multi-Dog Households

Are two dogs (or more) double the fun? Having more than one dog can be a great joy as long as the dogs enjoy each other’s company and are easy to live with. However, having mu...

Chelsey Protulipac (PPP Instructors)

WP825: Four on the Floor: Strategies for Reducing Jumping

In this workshop, we will explore why dogs jump on people and what to do about it. You will learn the most common reasons dogs jump, why negative attention doesn’t work, how t...

Nicole Wiebusch (Faculty)

WP830: Social Media and Your Business: How to Use it to Grow Your Impact

The world is at our fingertips with our phones and people are looking to social media now more than ever to learn, to be entertained and for recommendations on which products ...

Jamie & Michael Badial (PPP Instructors)

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)

WP840: The Developmental Stages of Puppies

Everyone knows puppies are cute. I mean, how much trouble can they be with such a cute face? People think they’ll train them to be clean and stop puppy-biting and then everyth...

Eve Laforest (PPP Instructors)

WP845: Double Dog Manners: Tips for Working with Multiple Dogs at Once

This workshop will give trainers tips regarding how to work with multi-dog families with an emphasis that skills must be taught to each dog independently before they can be su...

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)

WP855: Building a Successful Dog Business

Starting your business as a dog trainer doesn’t have to be confusing and scary; all you need is a plan!  In this workshop, we’ll talk about what to consider when starting...

Jamie & Michael Badial (PPP Instructors)

WP860: Bouncing Off the Walls: Dealing with High-Energy Dog Clients

When offering pet training services, a frequent scenario and source of frustration among clients is the case of the mismatched dog: the cute puppy who grew up to be way more d...

Chelsey Protulipac (PPP Instructors)

WP865: Get Tricky! Tricks That Will Keep Them Coming Back for More

Tricks are becoming increasingly popular among dog owners. They offer a chance for continuation of the training and bonding process, give teams unique abilities to show off to...

Sara Brueske (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)

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)

WP880: Fake it 'til you make it: Calming signals for reactive dogs

This workshop will give trainers tips regarding how to put appropriate canine communication signals on cue for reactive dogs. You will learn the common calming and “cutoff” si...

Amanda Boyd (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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

WP915: 7 Days to a Better Website

How good is your website really? In this workshop, we’ll look at best practices anyone can implement on any site to help boost performance, including copy (the words on your s...

Melissa Breau (Faculty)

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)

WP925: Helping Dogs Thrive: TTouch® & Other Useful Calming Techniques

This workshop will give an overview of areas to focus on when working with clients who have dogs they describe as "over the top," "hyper," "wound up," and any number of other ...

Lori Stevens (Faculty)

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)

WP935: Next Level Training: Advancing Distractions

Your students have finished your foundation level class and want more! This workshop will cover concepts you can teach that are both fun to train and that will help your stude...

Chelsey Protulipac (PPP Instructors)

WP940: What the Bark? - Dealing with a Trouble Dog in Your Group Classes

Your new students all arrive to class and you are beaming. What a great session you’ll all have! You’re so happy to be working with them and see their team grow. And then your...

Eve Laforest (PPP Instructors)

WP945: Social Skills 101

The cultural fog and common misconceptions surrounding dog to dog interactions are vast throughout pet owners and professionals alike. In this workshop, you will learn how to ...

Casey Coughlin (PPP Instructors)

WP950: Take The Lead: Running Effective Board & Train Programs

Board and trains can be a great income generator for dog trainers - but where do you start? Focusing on working board and trains into a small training business, this course wi...

Sarah Dixon (PPP Instructors)

WP955: No Kennel? No Problem! Making Day Training Work For You

Day training programs offer many of the same benefits to pet owners as board and trains but don’t require keeping dogs overnight, or even having a facility! These programs can...

Sarah Dixon (PPP Instructors)