The Pet Professional Guild
The Association for Force-Free Pet Industry Professionals

Guild Seminars & Workshops



The Pet Professional Guild in the second half of 2014 and going forwards has access to ten acres of land and indoor training areas and classrooms in Central Florida. We are making this facility available for members to host and hold seminars and workshops to support our mission of spreading the word about Force-Free Training and Pet Care.

 If you are interested in hosting a seminar or workshop at the Training facility then please complete this short form

Upcoming events

    • Monday, January 05, 2015
    • 8:00 AM (EST)
    • Friday, January 09, 2015
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Live Workshop Tampa FL
    • 0

    Level Two Dog Training Workshop

    Back to Basics - A Five Day Force-Free Dog Training  Workshop. 

    Polish Your Dog Training Mechanical Skills & Dig Into The Theory!

    5 Days of Force-Free Canine Fun in the Sun

    with Niki Tudge & Angelica Steinker

    Limited Spaces!

    Continued Education Units

    CCPDT - 21

    IAABC - 36


    Come to PPG Headquarters (The Force-Free Zone) in Sunny Florida and enjoy five action packed days of creative, fun, force-free dog training activities. 

    Join Angelica Steinker & Niki Tudge for this fun-filled fast-paced adventure and polish your dog training mechanical skills. We will cover operant conditioning, reinforcement protocols, differential reinforcement, dog training methods,trainer mechanics and much more.   

    You will enjoy eight hours daily of classroom tuition and hands-on training in this beautiful and tranquil setting. The training center is on 12 acres of land located on "King Lake". 

    This five day program is suitable for the newbie dog trainer or the rusty professional. 

    Learn from veteran dog trainers the best and easiest way to teach the key pet dog obedience skills using fun force-free methods.  

    Daily Schedule

    Your day will commence at 8 AM with a two hour mid-day break for lunch and relaxation. Activities will resume in the afternoon from 2 PM until 6 PM. The hours will fly by as you are challenged by your mentor and your two-legged companion. 

    During the week you will also have an opportunity to visit the Dog Sports Center at Courteous Canine, The DogSmith of Tampa. You will have fun trying out Dock Diving, Agility and Lure Coursing. 

    We Guarantee Fun!

    Our training programs are packed full of games and fun exercises for both you and your dog. 

    Your Weekly Schedule


    Day

    AM Session 8 to 12

    Mid-Day Break

    PM Session 2 PM to 6 PM

    Monday

    Mechanics of Luring, Shaping Targeting & Capturing

    12 to 2 PM

    Practical Skill Training

    4 skill refresher

    Tuesday

    Reinforcement Types & Reinforcement Schedules

    12 to 2 PM

    Practical Skill Training

    4 skill refresher

    Wednesday

    Shaping & Differential Reinforcement

    Practical shaping sessions

    12 to 2 PM

    Practical Skill Training

    4 skill refresher

    Thursday

    Shaping Exercises

    12 to 2 PM

    Practical Skill Training

    4 skill refresher

    Friday

    Mechanical Exercises

    12 to 2 PM

    Summary & Certification


    Two Types of Registrant

    1. Off-site accommodation organized by you.  Program Cost is $550.00. Cost per day = $110.00
    2. On-site accommodation, shared room. Program Cost is $680.00. Cost per day = $136.00.

    Payment Terms & Conditions

    • Payment terms are available for PPG Members, DogSmiths and DogNostic Students. Register first and then email Rebekah King.
    • Three Payments accepted with the full program cost due 60 days prior to the course start date.
    • Sorry, we won’t be able to offer refunds.
    • Limited RV parking is available at $20.00 per night.
    Contact Rebekah King for more information. 



    • Monday, February 16, 2015
    • 8:00 AM (EST)
    • Friday, February 20, 2015
    • 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Live Workshop Tampa FL
    • 4

      Level 1 - Five Day Dog Training Workshop

    Calling  Newbie Dog Trainers,  Pet Enthusiast and Pet Dog Owners,


    Enjoy 5 Days of Force Free Canine Fun In The Sun

    with Niki Tudge & Angelica Steinker

    CEUs

    CCPDT - 21

    IAABC - 36



    February is a great time to come to sunny central Florida and enjoy 5 action packed days of creative fun dog training activities.

    Join Angelica Steinker & Niki Tudge for this fun 5 day adventure learning the skills of a professional dog trainer while your pet dog learns some new skills and tricks. You will enjoy 8 hours a day of classroom tuition and hands-on training. This program is suitable for the pet dog owner, pet enthusiast or individuals exploring the pet industry. 

    Daily Schedule

    Your day will commence at 8 AM with a two hour mid-day break for lunch and relaxation. Activities will resume in the afternoon from 2 PM until 6 PM. The hours will fly by as you are challenged by your mentor and your two legged companion. During the week you will have an opportunity to visit our Dog Sports location and try out Dock Diving, Agility and Lure Coursing. 

    We guarantee fun, our training programs are packed full of games and fun exercises for both you and your dog. For those of you who are interested the program will close with fun competitions and "Canine Good Citizen" Testing. 


    Your Weekly Schedule

    Day

    AM Session 9 to 12

    Mid-Day Break

    Training

    PM Session 2 PM to 6 PM

    Monday

    How Dogs Learn

    Practical session

    12 to 

    2 PM

    Practical Skill Training

    4 skills covered

    Tuesday

    Dog Training Mechanics

    Reinforcement Schedules


    Practical Skill Training

    4 skills covered

    Wednesday

    Obedience Skills

    Practical Shaping Session

    12 to

    2 PM

    Practical Skill Training

    4 skills covered

    Thursday

    Training Tricks

    12 to 2 PM

    Practical Skill Training

    4 skills covered

    Friday

    Training Games

    12 to 2 PM

    Fun Competitions


    Two Types of Registrant

    1. Off-site accommodation arranged by you.  Program Cost is $550.00. Cost per day = $110.00
    2. On-site accommodation in a shared room. Program Cost is 680.00 Cost per day = $136.00



    Payment Terms & Conditions

    • Payment terms are available for PPG Members, DogSmiths and DogNostic Students. .
    • 3 Payments accepted with the full program being paid for 60 days prior to the course start date
    • No refunds will be processed
    Contact Rebekah King our membership manager with any questions. Click here

    • Saturday, February 28, 2015
    • 9:00 AM (EST)
    • Sunday, March 01, 2015
    • 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Live Workshop Tampa FL
    • 11

    Helping Dogs Thrive: Tellington TTouch® and Other Life-Enhancing Techniques with Lori Stevens

    A Two Day Seminar in Tampa, FL

    February 28th & March 1st 2015

    9am until 4 pm each day

    Working &  Auditor Spots Available

    Financing Available. Pay Over Three Months.

    Register for the event, when you receive your invoice contact Rebekah King to set up your payments

    CEU's

    IAABC 16 CEUs, CCPDT 16 CEUs, KPA 16 CEUs

    If you would like to finance this event please contact Rebekah King
    PPG Membership manager. PPG can accept three payments


    Your Invitation To Join Us 

     

    Join Lori Stevens, presented by The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and sponsored by The DogSmith, for this fabulous two-day workshop in Tampa, Florida.


    The event is being hosted by The DogSmith, home to PPG and DogNostics Career College. The training center is set on 23 acres of fully-fenced training areas against the backdrop of Kings Lake, a 500-acre inland water feature hosting some of Florida’s richest bird species, yet only minutes away from restaurants, malls and interstate facilities, the location is a paradise for both canines and humans. Learn more about the facility here

    Seminar Description

    This workshop will introduce you to force-free, humane, and gentle techniques for improving the life of your dog. You will be introduced to TTouch® bodywork, movement, and leash-handling techniques. You will also learn how to recognize when your dog is stressed or fearful and what to do about it. And you'll learn about how your own body posture and movement patterns can affect your dog’s behavior.

     

    TTouch is a method of working with animals that was developed by animal expert Linda Tellington-Jones as a result of her experience as a Feldenkrais practitioner.  As an experienced horsewoman she realized that some of the Feldenkrais rehabilitation exercises linking body and mind that were used with people could be used to help animals as well. She found that an animal's posture influences its behavior and that physical, mental, and emotional balance are inextricably linked.

    TTouch is a holistic approach, which includes the following:

    • Bodywork which is gentle and non-invasive
    • Equipment and techniques which bring awareness and changes to animals
    • Movement or ground work which builds confidence and improves focus
    • Philosophy which is one of respect for animals

     

    The combination of TTouch movement exercises and bodywork improves concentration, coordination, behavior, and athletic ability in many animals. TTouch is used widely around the world by trainers, pet owners, and veterinarians.

     

    Other topics in this workshop include: canine body language, observation skills, analyzing behavior, enrichment, fear and stress, and hind-end targeting.  We will also discuss the importance of building a trusting relationship and what that involves.


    This workshop will provide you tools and techniques to help with the following issues:

    • Fear and stress
    • Inability to focus
    • Lack of confidence
    • Over-activity (unable to easily be calm)
    • Touch sensitivity
    • Lack of body awareness, especially hind-end awareness
    • Pulling on lead
    • Behavior issues

     

    You will learn how to do the following:

     

    • Utilize TTouch bodywork
    • Incorporate TTouch wrap
    • Recognize signs of stress
    • Build skills in a fearful dog
    • Re-think your relationship and how to build on what you currently have
    • Approach behavior challenges
    • Hind-end targeting
    • Apply movement exercises
    • Walk in balance with your dog
    • Assess harness fit

     

    Workshop Testimonials:

     


     
    “Lori's workshop "Helping Dogs Thrive" is a wonderful and progressive melding of TTouch and force-free training.  As the workshop ended I left feeling excited and inspired!  I walked away with a variety of new tools and ideas that will assist me with continuing to build a stronger and deeper connection with my dogs.  This workshop will make you want to go home and renew your working relationship with your dog!” --Julee A.


    Presenter Bio

    Lori Stevens (CPDT-KA, SAMP) is a Senior Tellington TTouch® practitioner for dogs, cats, and other animals. Lori uses force-free and gentle methods to improve the health, behavior, and performance of animals. She is also a Certified Professional Dog Trainer - Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA); a certified Small Animal (dogs and cats) Massage Practitioner (SAMP) with a specialty in rehabilitation; and is certified in Canine Massage by the National Board of Certification for Animal Acupressure & Massage. You can learn more about Lori by clicking here


     

    Supplemental Information

    • The seminar price includes morning coffee, lunch and afternoon drinks.
    • There will be an onsite Bonfire ‘Get Together’ on Saturday Evening. A small additional fee will be charged for snacks and refreshments if you choose to attend, ($20.00). Reservations can be made closer to the date.
    • If you register for a working spot you may bring an additional dog and switch out the dog you are working with.
    • PPG members can make two payments for the workshop over four months, but the full event must be paid for 60 days prior to February  2015. Please indicate this preference on your registration form.
    • All dogs attending must be dressed according to the PPG’s Guiding Principles. No shock, choke or prong collars.
    • Lori Stevens recommends all the dogs be in comfortable harnesses for the seminar
    • No human- or dog-reactive dogs please.
    • No noisy dogs.
    • At registration there will be additional questions regarding any dogs that you plan to attend with.
    • Working spots are $300.00
    • Auditor spots are $180.00
    • RVs are welcome for $20.00 per night. There is no power or water hook up.
    • There will be no refunds given.
    • Please bring with you a mat for your dog to rest on, a Kong or other mentally stimulating toy and lots of small yummy treats.

    Sponsored & Hosted by The DogSmith.

    • Saturday, March 28, 2015
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sunday, March 29, 2015
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • Workshop
    • 10

    A Two Day Workshop


    Can a Canine Recall be Both Force-Free & Fast? You bet!

    Rocket Recall:  If you BUILD it they will COME!

    Workshop presenters are Lisa & Brad Waggoner with Cold Nose College.  28th and 29th March, 2015.

    Hosted by PPG and The DogSmith at

    The Canine Event Center in Wesley Chapel, FL



     

    Workshop Description

    Join Lisa & Brad Waggoner from Cold Nose College for this two day workshop to be held at PPGs HQ - The Force Free Zone in Wesley Chapel, FL.

    Class Size:  12 working teams &  20 observers

    Cost:  $295 working teams; $160 observers

    CEUs: 15.5 for CPDT-KAs

    Learning Objectives

     
    • Does your dog have “selec­tive hear­ing” or only com­es “when he feels like it”?
    • Imag­ine call­ing “Come!” and hav­ing your dog RACE back to you – it CAN be done!  Let us show you how.
    • You’ll learn the Cold Nose Col­lege method­ol­ogy for teach­ing and train­ing a reliable, Rocket Recall using the 12 rules of Rocket Recall which we’ve devel­oped over 10 years from work­ing with our own dogs and our client dogs
    • Learn the com­mon mis­con­cep­tions, the mis­takes made when training, how to cover come them and how to always set your dog up for opti­mum suc­cess in the learn­ing process.


    Once you register though the PPG website you will then receive an email with the links to pay and register for this workshop.

    About Your Workshop Presenters


    Brad & Lisa Waggoner are both Certified Professional Dog Trainers - Knowledge Assessed and are passionate advocates for humane, force-free training.


    Brad is a graduate of the Karen Pryor Academy of Animal Training and Behavior and Lisa is a Pat Miller Certified Trainer, Level 2.


    Lisa and Brad enjoy providing behavior consulting and training solutions to clients in the tri-state area of North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee. They also offer educational opportunities for dog trainers and dog hobbyists throughout the U.S.



    • Monday, April 13, 2015
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • Friday, April 17, 2015
    • 5:30 PM (EDT)
    • Live Workshop Tampa FL
    • 10

    Level 2 Five Dog Training Workshop

    Back to Basics - A Five Day Force-Free Dog Training  Workshop. 

    Polish Your Dog Training Mechanical Skills & Dig Into The

    5 Days of Force-Free Canine Fun in the Sun

    with Niki Tudge & Angelica Steinker

    Continued Education units

    CCPDT - 21

    IAABC - 36


    Limited Spaces!

    Come to PPG Headquarters (The Force-Free Zone) in Sunny Florida and enjoy five action packed days of creative, fun, force-free dog training activities.


    Join Angelica Steinker & Niki Tudge for this fun-filled fast-paced adventure and polish your dog training mechanical skills. We will cover operant conditioning, reinforcement protocols, differential reinforcement, dog training methods,trainer mechanics and much more.   

    You will enjoy eight hours daily of classroom tuition and hands-on training in this beautiful and tranquil setting. The training center is on 12 acres of land located on "King Lake". 

    This five day program is suitable for the newbie dog trainer or the rusty professional. 

    Learn from veteran dog trainers the best and easiest way to teach the key pet dog obedience skills using fun force-free methods.  

    Daily Schedule

    Your day will commence at 8 AM with a two hour mid-day break for lunch and relaxation. Activities will resume in the afternoon from 2 PM until 6 PM. The hours will fly by as you are challenged by your mentor and your four-legged companion. 

    During the week you will also have an opportunity to visit the Dog Sports Center at Courteous Canine, The DogSmith of Tampa. You will have fun trying out Dock Diving, Agility and Lure Coursing. 

    We Guarantee Fun!

    Our training programs are packed full of games and fun exercises for both you and your dog. 

    Your Weekly Schedule


    Day

    AM Session 8 to 12

    Mid-Day Break

    PM Session 2 PM to 6 PM

    Monday

    Mechanics of Luring, Shaping Targeting & Capturing

    12 to 2 PM

    Practical Skill Training

    4 skill refresher

    Tuesday

    Reinforcement Types & Reinforcement Schedules

    12 to 2 PM

    Practical Skill Training

    4 skill refresher

    Wednesday

    Shaping & Differential Reinforcement

    Practical shaping sessions

    12 to 2 PM

    Practical Skill Training

    4 skill refresher

    Thursday

    Shaping Exercises

    12 to 2 PM

    Practical Skill Training

    4 skill refresher

    Friday

    Mechanical Exercises

    12 to 2 PM

    Summary & Certification


    Two Types of Registrant

    1. Off-site accommodation organized by you.  Program Cost is $550.00. Cost per day = $110.00
    2. On-site accommodation, shared room. Program Cost is $680.00. Cost per day = $136.00.

    Payment Terms & Conditions

    • Payment terms are available for PPG Members, DogSmiths and DogNostic Students. Register first and then email Rebekah King.
    • Three Payments accepted with the full program cost due 60 days prior to the course start date.
    • Sorry, we won’t be able to offer refunds.
    • Limited RV parking is available at $20.00 per night.
    Contact Rebekah King for more information. 



    • Saturday, April 25, 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 9122 Kenton Road, Wesley Chapel, FL 33545


    Canine Injury Prevention

    Workshop & Seminar

    April 25th 2015 AM Session

    Learn the Components of a Proper Strength and Conditioning Program & How To Screen Your Own Canine Athlete For Issues.


    Presented by Shari  Sprague MPT, CCRT, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

    CEUs 

    CCPDT 3 CEUs

     KPA 3 CEUs 

    IAABC 3 CEUs

    Workshop Description


    Join Sheri for a  3 hour workshop on April 25th 2015.

    This workshop/seminar will include a 3 hour  interactive lecture on injury prevention a proper conditioning program including appropriate warm-up and cool-downs followed by a hands-on lab.

    The lab will teach the attendees how to quickly screen their own dogs using movement patterns to learn what is normal for a dog versus something that may indicate an issue or be a risk of injury.

    After the lab individuals who have signed up for the screening spots will get a 15 minute private 1-1 hands-on assessment of their dog. Sheri will also provide specifically recommended exercises for each dog.

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this workshop attendees should be able too

    1. understand evidence based concepts regarding injury prevention for their canine athletes
    2. Identify modifiable extrinsic and intrinsic factors that may increase or decrease the risk of athletic injury in canine athletes
    3. List the components that make up a proper and safe strengthening and conditioning program for the canine athlete
    4. Identify normal movement patterns in their dogs to assist in recognizing abnormal movement patterns that may arise in the future that may contribute to an increased injury risk
    5. Perform a quick movement screen on their own dogs for presence of movement dysfunction currently, or that may arise in the future


    Pet Dog owners who have a “Screening Spot” will also receive a basic home program designed specifically for their dog based on the findings during the session.

    Your Workshop Presenter

    Sheri is a physical therapist in South Florida. She practiced human physical therapy for nine years, specializing in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. Her love of animals led her to change her career focus and apply her passion towards rehabilitating canines. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education in 1994 and received her Master of Science in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 1998. Shari was certified in canine rehabilitation by The Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2008. She is on faculty at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and is also a Certified Clinical Instructor. Shari lives with her husband and their four dogs. She competes with her dogs in agility, rally obedience, and conformation.

    There are three tiers of registration

    1. Auditor Spots - Auditing the seminar only.
    2. Working Spots - There will be a maximum of 8 Working Spots available. (Persons attending with their dogs who will have them for the lab portion)
    3. Screening Spots. There are four screening spots available. (The opportunity for 4 people to attend a 15 minute hand on screening with their dog at the end of the seminar)

    Refreshments

    The following refreshments will be available
    • Tea & Coffee
    • Water
    • Sodas
    • Cookies


    • Saturday, April 25, 2015
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • 9122 Kenton Road, Wesley Chapel, FL 33545


    Canine Injury Prevention

    Workshop & Seminar

    April 25th 2015 PM Session

    Learn the Components of a Proper Strength and Conditioning Program & How To Screen Your Own Canine Athlete For Issues.


    Presented by Shari  Sprague MPT, CCRT, Certified Canine Rehabilitation Therapist

    CEUs 

    CCPDT 3 CEUs

    KPA 3 CEUs

    IAABC 3 CEUs

    Workshop Description


    Join Sheri for a  3 hour workshop on April 25th 2015.

    This workshop/seminar will include a 3 hour  interactive lecture on injury prevention a proper conditioning program including appropriate warm-up and cool-downs followed by a hands-on lab.

    The lab will teach the attendees how to quickly screen their own dogs using movement patterns to learn what is normal for a dog versus something that may indicate an issue or be a risk of injury.

    After the lab individuals who have signed up for the screening spots will get a 15 minute private 1-1 hands-on assessment of their dog. Sheri will also provide specifically recommended exercises for each dog.

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this workshop attendees should be able too

    1. understand evidence based concepts regarding injury prevention for their canine athletes
    2. Identify modifiable extrinsic and intrinsic factors that may increase or decrease the risk of athletic injury in canine athletes
    3. List the components that make up a proper and safe strengthening and conditioning program for the canine athlete
    4. Identify normal movement patterns in their dogs to assist in recognizing abnormal movement patterns that may arise in the future that may contribute to an increased injury risk
    5. Perform a quick movement screen on their own dogs for presence of movement dysfunction currently, or that may arise in the future


    Pet Dog owners who have a “Screening Spot” will also receive a basic home program designed specifically for their dog based on the findings during the session.

    Your Workshop Presenter

    Sheri is a physical therapist in South Florida. She practiced human physical therapy for nine years, specializing in orthopedic and sports rehabilitation. Her love of animals led her to change her career focus and apply her passion towards rehabilitating canines. She graduated from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education in 1994 and received her Master of Science in physical therapy from Nova Southeastern University in 1998. Shari was certified in canine rehabilitation by The Canine Rehabilitation Institute in 2008. She is on faculty at the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and is also a Certified Clinical Instructor. Shari lives with her husband and their four dogs. She competes with her dogs in agility, rally obedience, and conformation.

    There are three tiers of registration

    1. Auditor Spots - Auditing the seminar only.
    2. Working Spots - There will be a maximum of 8 Working Spots available. (Persons attending with their dogs who will have them for the lab portion)
    3. Screening Spots. There are four screening spots available. (The opportunity for 4 people to attend a 15 minute hand on screening with their dog at the end of the seminar)

    Refreshments

    The following refreshments will be available
    • Tea & Coffee
    • Water
    • Sodas
    • Cookies


    • Friday, May 01, 2015
    • 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sunday, May 03, 2015
    • 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • Live Workshop Tampa FL
    • 39


    Master The Skill of Teaching & Achieving Loose Leash Walking with Daniela Cardillo

    A Three Day Seminar for Dog Training & Dog Walking Professionals

    &

    A Two Day Seminar for Pet Owners

    Tampa, FL

    May 1st 2nd & 3rd for Pet Professionals

    May 2nd & 3rd for Pet Owners

    9am until 4 pm each day

    Working &  Auditor Spots Available

     Registration opens June 15th 2014

    CEUS

    CPDT - 21 CEUs

    IAABC - 24 CEUs

    KPA - 21 CEUs

    Your Invitation To Join Us

    How can we possibly enjoy a relaxing walk with our pulling dog? Which skills do we need to teach the dog to walk with us politely?
    Daniela has been working for many years with hundreds of pulling dogs, she has made many observations and tried many methods. Daniela has researched effective protocols for Loose Leash Walking  using only safe and comfortable equipment. From this research She developed an easy to use protocol, reward based, force free and pain free method. Daniela is now teaching this protocol in Europe and in US, during weekend
    courses structured for dog owners (2 days) and dog trainers (3 days)

     

    Join  Daniela Cardillo, presented by The Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and sponsored by The DogSmith, for this fabulous three or two-day workshop in Tampa, Florida.

    The event is being hosted by The DogSmith, home to PPG and DogNostics Career College. The training center is set on 23 acres of fully-fenced training areas against the backdrop of Kings Lake, a 500-acre inland water feature hosting some of Florida’s richest bird species, yet only minutes away from restaurants, malls and interstate facilities, the location is a paradise for both canines and humans. Learn more about the facility here

    Seminar Description

    The definition of ‘loose leash walking’ has nothing to do with eye contact or heel-work. These are great behaviors for competition heeling but not for relaxing, longer sustained walks around our community. We want to teach our dogs how to relax during walks in the park, along the street. We want to walk with our dogs as we would all our other best friends, spending time enjoying the environment, looking around enjoying all the signs and sounds. Walking with our pets should be fun, safe and stress free

    This workshop will focus in particular on the loose leash walking protocol that includes:
    1. The study of the initial problem (dogs can pull for a wide variety of reasons.
    2. Developing the dog skills and body awareness

    3. Building the dog's muscle memory
    4. Using the new skills to teach the dog easy exercises to be used as workouts in the learning environment.
    5. We will transfer all new skills and abilities into the “real world” environment
    6. Trainers only: You will experience the protocol from a coaching and guidance  perspective so that it can be practically used with clients.

    For Pet Professionals Only

    Pet Professionals will attend Friday, Saturday & Sunday. On Friday you will learn the science behind this loose Leash Walking System. On Saturday and Sunday you will then be working alongside a pet and their parent, coaching and finessing your skills. On Friday you will be working with your own dog. There will be room on site to safely house and exercise your dog on Saturday & Sunday while you work in a team with a pet parent

    Program prerequisites.

    • An understanding of respondent and operant conditioning
    • An understanding of Canine Communication & Social Behavior
    • Clicker experience is beneficial
    • Strong and effective client coaching abilities


    Pet Owners 

    Pet owners will enjoy the individual attention and guidance of their own coaching partner as they learn and practice these new skills on Saturday & Sunday.


    Presenter Bio

    You can read a full bio for Daniela by clicking here

    Daniella has a Bachelor Degree in “Breeding and Dog
    Training” from the University of Pisa, Italy. She is a VSPDT (Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Trainer) Certified by Victoria Stilwell and Daniela is a member of the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe. Daniela has a  CAP2 (Competency in Clicker Training by Kay Laurance.

    Daniela Cardillo lives and works in Italy as professional dog trainer  She is an accomplished clicker trainer, not only with dogs, but also with horses, birds and some exotic animals.
    Daniela has hosted various seminars and speaks  frequently on aggression and other topics.  Daniela was a guest speaker at the Victoria Stilwell Positively Dog Training Conference in 2013  held in Atlanta, GA. She is speaker in multiple-day workshops in Italy and the  US. Daniela is passionate about teaching GEENWALK © the force free loose leash walking method she developed in Italy

    Supplemental Information

    • The seminar price includes morning coffee, lunch and afternoon drinks.
    • There will be an onsite Bonfire ‘Get Together’ on Saturday Evening. A small additional fee will be charged for snacks and refreshments if you choose to attend, ($20.00). Reservations can be made closer to the date.
    • If you register for a working spot you may bring an additional dog and switch out the dog you are working with.
    • PPG members can make two payments for the workshop over several  months, but the full event must be paid for 60 days prior to the event date.  Please indicate this preference on your registration form.
    • All dogs attending must be dressed according to the PPG’s Guiding Principles. No shock, choke or prong collars.
    • We recommend all the dogs be in comfortable harnesses for the seminar
    • No human- or dog-reactive dogs please.
    • No noisy dogs.
    • At registration there will be additional questions regarding any dogs that you plan to attend with.
    • Working spots are $300.00
    • Auditor spots are $180.00
    • RVs are welcome for $20.00 per night. There is no power or water hook up.
    • There will be no refunds given.
    • Please bring with you a mat for your dog to rest on, a Kong or other mentally stimulating toy and lots of small yummy treats.

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