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January Workshops - Registration Opens December 22 - 9:00am Pacific Time

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

Workshops beginning Sunday, January  5

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)

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)

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)

Workshops beginning Sunday, January 12

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)

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)

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)

Workshops beginning Sunday, January 19

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)

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)

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)

Workshops beginning Sunday, January 26

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)

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)

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)


February Workshops - Registration Opens January 22 - 9:00am Pacific Time

* Registration closes February 29 - 12pm (Noon) Pacific Time 

Workshops beginning Sunday, February 2

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)

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)

Workshops beginning Sunday, February 9

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)

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)

Workshops beginning Sunday, February 16

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)

WP945: Social Skills 101

Instructor: Casey Coughlin The cultural fog and common misconceptions surrounding dog to dog interactions are vast throughout pet owners and professionals alike. In this work...

Casey Coughlin (PPP Instructors)

Workshops beginning Sunday, February 23

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)

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)