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Sharen Pearson

Power Packed Essential Oils Seminar

Power Packed Essential Oils SeminarWhen: Saturday August 12, 2017
Time:
 1p – 3p
Where:
Grace Dog Training & Behavior
1930 Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80214

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Discover:

  • The amazing Young Living Pet Care Collection.
  • Learn the application of Therapeutic Grade Essential oils.
  • Huge benefits that can support a new level of happiness and freedom for your pets!
  • Create your own “take home” product infused with oils.
  • One on One 5 min Dog Training Session with Ana Melara, CPDT-KA.

One time Only Price of $35.00

Well behaved dogs are welcome. Crating is encouraged.

Young Living Independent Distributor www.youngliving.com 303 638-9885 Sharen Pearson #1748287

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Ana Melara, CPDT-KA

1/2 Day Dog Training Solution

banner ana A2ZenWhen: Saturday August 19, 2017
Time:
 1p – 5p
Where:
Grace Dog Training & Behavior
1930 Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80214

$50 per audit spot (no dogs)

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This event is for dog owners, novice dog trainers, and dog enthusiasts.
Bring your questions, challenging issues and training conundrums. Ana will address them!

This event will be broadcast on Facebook Live. Login into your Facebook account and go to the Grace Dog Training & Behavior page. The Facebook Live event will start promptly at 1p.

Ana is great at answering your questions with great accuracy and give you great guidance for choosing the best management tools for your family. She will also guide you towards the best methods of training to help you and your family dog achieve great success in training.
In the interest of efficiency, once registered, you will receive an email asking you about your training questions and issues. Please fill that out and return it to us a full 48 hours prior to the event.

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Nando Brown & Jo-Rosie Haffenden

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When: September 16-21, 2017
Time: 9A – 5P each day
Where:
Grace Dog Training & Behavior
1930 Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80214
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Saturday September 16, 2017 – Introduction to Manhunt – $85 (no dog)
Sunday September 17, 2017 – Science of Scent & Practical Workshop – $85 without dog or $115 with dog
Monday September 18, 2017 – Yoga Dog – $85 without dog or $115 with dog
Tuesday September 19, 2017 – Science of Predatory Behaviour – $85 (no dog)
Wednesday September 20, 2017 – Science of Predatory Behaviour – $85 (no dog)
Thursday September 21, Science of Pit Bull Terrier – $85 (no dog)
All 6 days without dog – $475
All 6 days with dog on Sunday and Monday – $515
Saturday September 16, 2017 – Introduction to Manhunt – $85 (no dog)
Sunday September 17, 2017 – Science of Scent & Practical Workshop – $85 without dog or $115 with dog
WSDA is the World Scent Dog Association – an association that aims to train dogs up ready to complete in the ultimate scent competition: Day 1 – The Man Hunt. The Man Hunt is a new sport from the WSDA (World Scent Dog Association) and requires you and your dog to become a crime fighting team, competing at various levels to solve mysteries. At the highest level The Man Hunt competitions are themed and dogs are trained to participate in three areas of nose work, under pressure and with themed distractions.
The introduction course runs for two days and is an entry level course for anyone who hopes to train their dog up to participate in The Man Hunt. The course teaches participants both passive and active search indications as well as scent discrimination. This culminates in a treasure hunt where dog/owner teams have to use their new found skills to find clues and win prizes! This is step one to becoming an official instructor
in the sport.

Day 2 – Science of scent: This 1-day theory based lecture covers olfaction in depth.
Topics include:

• The journey from nose to brain
• How dogs gather and process scent
• How scent behaves
• The process of training the sport scent dog using learning theory and minimally aversive techniques

One day scent work: Scent work is a brilliant ways to make busy dogs tired and teach super smart dogs new skills. Perfect for anyone with a dog – from owners wanting to spice up the life of elderly pets; to troublesome puppies needing somewhere to focus their growing brains: all dogs, no matter how big or small, old or new – this is a great way to bond and to try something a little bit new.
This workshop teaches trainers a vast array of games, tasks and exercises to bring fun scent work into classes or even teach full day workshops if their cliental are interested.

The fun starts with teaching dogs to go under, on and through to find beloved items and culminates in owners teaching their dogs to find an item of their choice (common choices are phones, keys and purses!). With the addition of some exciting equipment and ball pits – fun scent work is a good day out for both owners and their dogs. This sort of workshop is brilliant if your client-base is owners who just want to learn something fun and cool (finding pound notes on cue is definitely cool) without the pressures of tickets, competitions and judges.

Nando has specially compacted this course into a 2 day event for us! 
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Monday September 18, 2017 – Yoga Dog – $85 without dog or $115 with dog
This one day dog yoga introduction invites handlers to put down their egos and strive for perfect, force free training. With the emphasis placed firmly on increasing the dogs motivating to engage this method not only looks to increase focus and reduce the need for handlers to beg their dogs to train; but it also strives to teach dogs physical skills which will ultimately improve their sociability, calmness and general state of mind. Running as a four day course with an assessment in the U.K., Jo-Rosie has designed a special compact one-day version for Grace Dog Training & Behavior!

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All dogs have some form of predatory drive – that is to say they all originated from hunters and many of them are still selectively bred to hunt today. We use elements of the predatory motor pattern to get most natural working behaviours such as herding, guarding, tracking, stalking, flushing and biting. However, sometimes these behaviours can get dogs into trouble. From chasing cars, to stalking other dogs or herding children – many owners struggle to control their dogs predatory drive.
Tuesday September 19, 2017 – Science of Predation and Drive – $85 (no dog)
Day 1 looks at the science of predation – exploring how and why dogs use certain actions, how we breed for those behaviours as well as why some dogs drive to perform an element of the predatory motor pattern can get too much. We will look at the psychology of predatory behaviour as well as the neurobiological factors and delve into which dogs are statistically more likely to suffer and why.

Wednesday September 20, 2017 – Science of Predatory Behaviour – $85 (no dog)

Day 2 explores the practical application of all this theory. We cover how to assess this behaviour safely whilst minimising stress to the dog; how to set dogs up to succeed; client preparation; how to manage and control these desires realistically; as well as how we go about changing the dogs behaviour.

Thursday September 21, Science of Pit Bull Terrier – $85 (no dog)
The science of the pit bull terrier: American Pit Bull Terriers are notorious across the globe. Banned in more countries than any other breed and known to be responsible for the most fatal attacks, there are reasons why this breed are feared by so many.
This seminar looks at the dogs most loved and most hated in a new light, exploring their history and looking at possible reasons behind the statistics. Along with vast personal experience of these dogs, Jo-Rosie’s objective scientific and legal standpoint takes participants on a journey to discover the true dog behind the headlines.

Perfect for anyone working with these dogs via legal work (both experts and solicitors interested in these dogs) dog wardens, kennel staff and anyone working for or with the police to enforce Section one of the Dangerous Dogs act. Jo-Rosie looks at practical ways to use what we know about the dogs to ensure we give the right practical advice to owners, train the dogs properly to prevent problems as well as stress handling advise for law enforcement and kennel staff.

Finally, Jo-Rosie looks at the future of the breed including safeguarding the public and possible ways to change the law to ensure public safety whilst looking out for the future of the breed.

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Ana Melara, CPDT-KA

Rescue and Shelter Volunteer Training Workshop

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When: Saturday, October 14, 2017
Time: 2p – 6p
Where:
Grace Dog Training & Behavior
1930 Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80214

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This event is free for Volunteers and Staff from Shelters and Rescue groups. $25 contribution from all others.

If you are unable to attend, we will stream the event on Facebook Live. Login into your Facebook account and go to the Grace Dog Training & Behavior page. The Facebook Live event will start promptly at 2p. You can also rewatch it at your leisure after the event is over.

We will need a few dogs at the event to work with and to show demonstrations. Please call ahead to reserve a spot for your Rescue or Shelter Dog. If you have not reserved a spot, please do not bring dogs without approval to this event.

This workshop is for “regular dogs” or for the average rescue who has some challenges with impulse control, jumping up, potty training, mild resource guarding or is mildly under socialized. This event is not for dogs that fight or bite other dogs or people. This is not an event for a dog that may be to anxious or over aroused at a seminar or workshop.

Ana will be addressing many questions, so please bring them! Our goal is for you to have more information and useful training tools when the event is over. With great education comes great adoptions that stick. You are the loving strength that helps so many dogs.

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Dr. Amy Cook

The Play Way…for rehabbing stressed, fearful, and reactive dogs

When: Saturday, November 4-5, 2017
Time: 9A-5P each day
Where:
Grace Dog Training & Behavior
1930 Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80214

Dr. Cook will explain the use of various forms of play as a gauge of the dog’s emotional state. And using play in developing a rehabilitation plan that takes into account the dog’s thresholds and enjoyment in the training process. Come learn about The Play Way!

In this seminar you will learn:

  • How to identify stress in dogs
  • About threshold management
  • How to read your dog so you know what to do when
  • About relaxed play, and its important role in the rehabilitation of stress and anxiety –Personal play, food or toys: which one should you use and when?

This seminar is appropriate for owners of dogs with general anxiety, performance or ring stress or over-arousal, as well as insecurity in new environments or anyone interested in how emotions effect learning and performance.

“You spend a lot of time training behaviors, but how much time do you spend training emotions?”
-Amy Cook, Ph.D

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Amy Cook, Ph.D. has been training dogs for nearly 25 years, specializing in the rehabilitation of shy and fearful dogs. She is a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant through the IAABC, and a longstanding professional member of the APDT. She is a graduate of the SFSPCA academy for dog trainers, and has worked for the Berkeley-East Bay Humane Society, the San Francisco Animal Care and Control, and has provided behavioral evaluations for shelters and rescues throughout the Bay Area of California. She currently works with the Anti-Cruelty team at the ASPCA doing behavioral evaluations and psychological enrichment of the dogs seized in dog fighting, puppy mill, and hoarding cases. Amy is also an instructor with the Fenzi Dog Sport Academy, well know for her highly acclaimed “Dealing with the Bogeyman” class on management and rehabilitation of reactive and stressed dogs .

Amy’s research focused on the dog-human relationship and its effect on the problem solving strategies dogs employ. She has also studied causal inference in dogs and toddlers, and currently works with Lucia Jacobs on dog olfaction. She has extensive experience having taught Human Emotion, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Stigma and Prejudice, Statistics, and Animal Cognition.

Her dogs have trained, participated, and titled in Rally, Competition Obedience, Agility, Flyball, Nosework and Barn Hunt, and her young whippet loves agility best!

Click here to read more about Amy!