Seminar Services

Peaceable Paws is proud to offer Workshops and Seminars on a broad range of subjects for a wide variety of dog owners, trainers, and animal shelters.  We can also custom-design a seminar to meet your needs. For our complete seminar package of information, contact us at:, or call 301-582-9420.


Basic Clicker Training
Learn about this dog-friendly training method that utilizes scientific principles of behavior and learning. Know why your dog works, not just how.

Advanced Clicker Training
Use your clicker skills to go beyond basic training with your dog. Teach complex behaviors such as Retrieve, Advanced Targeting, Advanced Shaping, 101 Things To Do With Just About Anything…

Multi-Species Clicking
If it has a central nervous system, you can clicker train it. Learn how to apply this fun and effective training technique to cats, small companion animals, reptiles, birds, livestock and more.

Clicks for Tricks!
It’s all tricks! Have buckets of fun teaching dogs to Commando Crawl, Take A Bow, Play the Piano, Skateboard, Say Your Prayers, Pigs in a Blanket, High Five, and many more!

The Shape of Things to Come (1-3 day Shaping Workshops)
Shaping simply means breaking a behavior down into little pieces so the dog can succeed, and building the pieces into the final behavior. It’s great fun! Pick a behavior – any behavior, decide if it’s most appropriate for free shaping, micro shaping, lure shaping, prompt shaping – and be amazed by the complex behaviors your dog can do. Explore Karen Pryor’s 10 Laws of Shaping, practice object discrimination, improve competition Rally and Obedience scores, and teach your dog tricks to amaze your friends.

Brain Candy Learn about the incredible cognitive abilities of the canine brain with exercises such as Object, Shape, and Color Discrimination; Reading; Match to Sample and more.

Copy That!  (2 day workshop) Yes, dogs *can* learn to imitate humans! This is an invigorating full two-day workshop teaching the imitation concept.


Body Talk
Our social structures are similar, but our body languages are very different. Discover how to send the right messages to your dogs, and how to use body talk to your best advantage for training and relationship purposes.

Beware of the Dog
Dogs who bite are a risk to families, visitors, and the community at large. – and tend to have short lives. You can use gentle, positive training methods and management to reduce, sometimes even eliminate the risks presented by an aggressive dog. Learn about different types of aggression, what causes aggression, and various protocols to modify aggressive behavior. Discuss actual Pat Miller cases.

Solving and Managing Behavior Problems
Apply the principles of behavior and learning to resolve problem behaviors without the use of force. It’s easier than you think…!

Shelter from the Storm                                                                                            Despite recent controversy over the use of behavior assessments, many shelters and rescue groups continue to evaluate their adoption dogs before making them available tot he public in order to avoid unnecessary risks and to make the best adoption matches.  Learn how to use an important tool that can help you make the best adoption choices.  A shelter is stressful for dogs.  With this program you can reduce kennel stress, provide enrichment and actually help your adoption dog behaviors improve while they are at your shelter or rescue home.

Custom Seminars
Talk to me about your training needs – we can design custom seminars that focus on your specific area of interest.