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Donna Hill

Shaped Retrieve Webinar

Screen Shot 2017-01-06 at 8.21.10 PMWhen: Saturday, April 29, 2017
Time: 2p – 5p MST
Where:
Grace Dog Training & Behavior
1930 Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80214

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This event is $35 for an audit spot (no dog) or $45 for a working spot. Space will be limited to 20 auditors and 10 working spots in house. If your dog is not comfortable in space with other dogs, you can participate with your dog at home.

Donna Hill will be teaching the webinar. Please note that she will not be present at the training.

Donna Hill B.Sc. B.Ed. CHI is best known for her two Youtube dog training channels supernaturalbc2008 and supernaturalbc2009. She has competed in fly ball, agility, and Rally with her dogs, past and present and loves figuring out training challenges using shaping.

She is the founder and head instructor at servicedogtraininginstitute.ca, does Skype consults for service dogs and trainers and teaches online at Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. She is the owner of “Observation Skills for Dog Training” Facebook group.

She loves teaching both humans and animals and believes it is a process, not the destination that we should aim for and the process should be fun for both! She has degrees in zoology in animal behavior and in teaching as well as more than 25 years experience delivering workshops to children, teens, adults and seniors in nature, history and dog training. She authored two service dog DVD’s and an audiotape on training dogs (all out of print).

Shaping is a skill every trainer and keen dog owner should have! It works especially well for behaviors that can otherwise be difficult to train. Find out what shaping is and how we apply it to a retrieve.  We will look at breaking criterion down to help our canine learner succeed at each step of the process.  Did you know that a retrieve has at least 8 parts? That makes it an advanced skill to teach! Those are chained together backwards to give a solid reliable retrieve. Since the hold is often problematic for many dogs, we will cover 7 different ways to teach a hold as well.

Who is this class for: Ideal for trainers who want to teach a retrieve to hand for competition obedience, hunting, service work or play. The approach works across the disciplines and with dogs with no natural retrieving skills!

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Ana Melara, CPDT-KA

Rescue and Shelter Volunteer Training Workshop

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When:
Saturday, May 6, 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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Michael Shikashio CDBC and Trish Loehr CPDT-KA, ACCBC, CDBC
Aggression Cases – Applied Behavior Modification, Safety, and Defensive Handling – Two day workshop

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When: Saturday, June 3, 2017 and Sunday, June 4, 2017
Time: 9a – 5p each day

Where:
Grace Dog Training & Behavior
1930 Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80214

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Saturday, June 3, 2017 – Day One – Dog to Human Aggression
Single day fee – $130

Day One – Dog to Human Aggression

* Presentation includes hands-on practice of defensive handling and leash skills

Understand the ramifications for dog bites

What to know before taking aggression cases

Canine body language including precursors to aggression

What to do BEFORE meeting with client

Additional safety measures to have in place

Safety and management equipment

How to set up an assessment room

How to take dogs in and out of kennels safely

Initial greetings in aggression cases with video examples

Defensive handling and leash skills including leash locks, muzzle wraps, back ties, accordion leash holds, and more

What to do if attacked by a dog

Presentation of “resource guarding” case in shelter environment

Presentation of case studies with video of dog to human aggression and how to choose appropriate tools and techniques

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Sunday, June 4, 2017 – Day Two – Dog to Dog Aggression
Single day fee – $130
Fee for both days – $225

Day Two – Dog to Dog Aggression

* Presentation includes hands-on practice of defensive handling and leash skills

Dog-dog interactions with video examples

Canine body language in dog-dog interactions including precursors to aggression

How to introduce dogs to each other in shelter and home environments

How to break up a dog fight

  • “Slash and dash” fight
  • “Gripping” fight

Leash handling skills when working dog-dog cases

Shelter dog playgroups

What to do with off leash dogs that approach the dog you’re handling

Presentation of case studies with video of dog to dog aggression and how to choose appropriate tools and techniques

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Kyra Sundance
Intro to Stunt Dog Competition

When: Friday, July 21, 2017
Time: 9a – 5p
Where:
1930 Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80214
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Jorgi Martin, workshop coordinator:
Email: jorgi@domorewithyourdog.com
Kyra’s temporary cell phone for this weekend: 661-491-5972
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Kyra Sundance
Games & Canine Conditioning Workshop 

When: Saturday, July 22, 2017 and Sunday, July 23, 2017

Time: 9a – 5p
Where:
1930 Wadsworth Blvd.
Lakewood, CO 80214
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Jorgi Martin, workshop coordinator:
Email: jorgi@domorewithyourdog.com
Kyra’s temporary cell phone for this weekend: 661-491-5972
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Ana Melara, CPDT-KA

Rescue and Shelter Volunteer Training Workshop

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When: Saturday August 5, 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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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

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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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