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August Workshops - Registration Opens July 22 - 9:00am Pacific Time

* Registration closes August 31 - 12pm (Noon) Pacific Time 

Workshops beginning Sunday, August 4

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)

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)

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)

Workshops beginning Sunday, August 11

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)

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)

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)

Workshops beginning Sunday, August 18

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)

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)

Workshops beginning Sunday, August 25

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)

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)

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 (Guest Instructors)


September Workshops - Registration Opens August 22 - 9:00am Pacific Time

* Registration closes September 30 - 12pm (Noon) Pacific Time 

Workshops beginning Sunday, September 1

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)

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)

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)

Workshops beginning Sunday, September 8

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 (Guest 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)

Workshops beginning Sunday, September 15

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)

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)

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

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)

Workshops beginning Sunday, September 22 

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)

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)