Workshops


Reactive Rover Workshop

3-day Workshop – Appoved CEU’s for CCPDT & IAABC. Your workshop tuition is 50% refundable if you cancel 60 days or
more prior to workshop start date, 25% if you cancel 30+ days prior, non-refundable if you cancel less than 30 days out.

Not every dog loves every dog. It’s frustrating, frightening and heartbreaking to share your life with a dog who reacts with aggressive display behavior in the presence of other dogs. If you’re afraid or embarrassed to take your canine pal out in public because he barks, growls, lunges or attacks other dogs, Reactive Rover Workshop may be for you.

Come work with your dog in a controlled, supportive environment with a small group of dog owners who understand your emotions because they share them. Install a conditioned emotional response, practice sub-threshold counter conditioning and desensitization, learn calming and management techniques, coping responses, and emergency escape exercises. Do it all in a pastoral setting on Peaceable Paws’ 80-acre campus. Hike with your dog through trees and open fields, as s/he learns to accept other dogs at a safe distance.

No people-aggressive dogs, please.

Workshop Participant’s Cost: $700
Workshop Auditor’s Cost: $200

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Cognitive Canine Workshop

Instructed by Pat Miller.

This two-day workshop teaches you how to train your dog to imitate HUMAN behavior, as presented by Claudia Fugazza in her “Do As I Do” method. This fascinating new approach to training will KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!

Accepting a limited number of full participants and auditors. Participating dogs must have three behaviors not including “Sit” solidly on verbal cue only without any body prompts. Not even a sideways glance of your eyes. (Trust me, this is harder than you might think!)
This is necessary in order to be able to teach your dog the “Copy” rule and avoid the “Clever Hans” phenomenon.

In addition to Copy That, this workshop will also include:

Choice (including Chirag Patel’s “Bucket Game”)

Object Discrimination

Color Discrimination

Shape Discrimination

Reading

Cognitive Retrieve

Your workshop tuition is 50% refundable if you cancel 60 days or more prior to workshop start date, 25% if you cancel 30+ days prior, non-refundable if you cancel less than 30 days out.

Workshop Participant’s Cost: $200
Workshop Auditor’s Cost: $95

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Canine Aggression Workshop

Instructed by Pat Miller.

Your workshop tuition is 50% refundable if you cancel 60 days or more prior to workshop start date, 25% if you cancel 30+ days prior, non-refundable if you cancel less than 30 days out.

Aggression is probably the most feared and most misunderstood of all dog behaviors. Inappropriate human response to the continuum of *agonistic*  behaviors in dogs is likely the leading cause of escalating aggression in our canine companions. This two-day workshop will give you a deeper understanding of canine aggression – what it really is, and how best to live and work with social conflict behaviors in our dogs. We will discuss and work with a variety of behavior modification protocols.

*Agonistic*: Of or relating to behavior associated with conflict between one animal and another.

Workshop Participant’s Cost: $200
Workshop Auditor’s Cost: $95

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Treibball Workshop

Your workshop tuition is 50% refundable if you cancel 60 days or more prior to workshop start date, 25% if you cancel 30+ days prior, non-refundable if you cancel less than 30 days out.

In Treibball, dogs learn to herd large balls (surrogate sheep) into a pen, handlers learn distance work, directing the dog to go out and around the “flock”, wait for directions, go left or right and drive the ball into the pen.
This two-day workshop will explore the basics of “ball driving” and introduce dog and handler to the skills needed to play Treibball or compete in the sport.
Ball herding or Treibball is for all types of dogs, especially herding dogs and ball crazy dogs. Much like sheep herding, ball herding or “treibball” is perfect for the dog who needs a job.

Prerequisites: Dogs must have good basic skills (minimum of Basic Good Manners or equivalent) to participate. Dogs can be as young as 5 months, assuming they are reliable with their basic good manners behaviors. Dogs may be working off leash together in class, so they must be dog friendly. Handlers will need to bring one 6 to 14-inch hard plastic ball for this workshop. (Hard plastic jolly balls are available at www.entirelypets.com.)

Workshop Participant’s Cost: $200
Workshop Auditor’s Cost: $95

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