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    • Wednesday, June 17, 2015
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Monday, June 17, 2019
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    with Tristan Flynn


    CPDT - 1 CEU
    KPA - 1 CEU
    PGG - 1 CEU
    IAABC - 1 CEU

    Dogs who are reactive on leash are becoming a more common problem in our society. Trainers who offer specialized dog reactivity classes can add a special value to their communities

    This webinar will outline how to structure a reactive dog class and will highlight the management tools needed. You will learn how to assess dogs for this special class, and the exercises you can teach clients during the class to reduce their dogs reactivity on leash. It will give you the confidence to offer "reactive dog" classes in your area.

    Webinar Objectives

    • Familiarize yourself with how to structure and teach a reactive group dog class
    • Learn how to manage multiple reactive dogs in a group class setting
    • Learn specific exercises that can be introduced into reactive dog classes
    • Learn how to assess which dogs belong in a reactive dog class and which dogs do not. 

    About The Presenter

    Tristan Flynn, CDBC, CPDT-KA is a certified trainer and behavior consultant. He owns Jollytails, Halifax's largest dog daycare, training, grooming and retail facility.

    Tristan has taught Reactive Dog Classes for several years in addition to Canine Life and Social Skills training, puppy classes and private consultations.

    Tristan is the host of K9 Connections, a Weekly Radio show heard on the Rogers Radio Network in Halifax and also the Host of Dog Talk seen on Global Televisions Morning News.

    Tristan has lectured on Aggression, Reactivity, Dominance and Daycare Operations for numerous organizations including the NS SPCA and The Pet Professional Guild.

    Tristan lives with his 7 year old Bernese Mountain Dog Freyja.

    • Tuesday, November 01, 2016
    • (EDT)
    • Friday, November 01, 2019
    • (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Virtual Summit Recorded Webinar

    (One of 25 webinars that were featured in PPG's August Virtual Pet Care Summit)

    Presented by Tristan Flynn

    CEUs PPAB, 1 IAABC, (Pending) CCPDT, (Pending)

    This presentation will outline the best practices for running a large dog day care facility with a strong focus on both playgroup safety and maximizing profit potential. It will cover how to ask the right questions when assessing new dogs, how to conduct new dog assessments, managing large play groups safely, what your staff need to know and how to set up your facility for success. It will also cover the financial aspect of the business from what should you charge, how to offer discounts and how to ensure your business is successful and profitable.

    Webinar Objectives

    • How to assess a new dog for day care.
    • How to manage a large playgroup of dogs.
    • How your playgroups and facility should be set up.
    • How to price your business properly for maximum profits.

    About the Presenter

    Tristan Flynn is a certified dog trainer (CPDT-KA) and a certified dog behavior consultant through the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants. He hosts a weekly radio show K9 Connection on the Rogers Radio network in Nova Scotia, Canada and appears on Global Television each month hosting Dog Talk. Flynn is the owner of Jollytails, the largest dog day care, training, retail and grooming facility in Nova Scotia with two locations in central Halifax and oversees the assessment and behavior of the nearly 130 dogs per day that attend the facility. Flynn has previously presented webinars for the Pet Professional Guild on teaching reactive dog classes and day care operations, and also presented at the 2015 Association of Professional Dog Trainers Conference. He hosts several presentations a year for pet owners and veterinary students on behavior modification in Atlantic Canada.

    • Thursday, August 24, 2017
    • 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • Monday, August 24, 2020
    • 2:00 PM (EDT)
    • Recorded Webinar

    Presented by Tristan Flynn

    CEUs: PPAB 1, CCPDT 1, IAABC 1

    Dog parks and dog daycare facilities are becoming increasing popular in North America. It is common place for pet owners, daycare workers and trainers to be around large (40+) groups of off-leash dogs.  Larger playgroups result in different interactions, behaviors, potential risks and management strategies than smaller groups.

    This webinar will outline how to manage larger off-leash groups; tendencies of certain breeds to behave in certain ways, for example, herding breeds to herd, terriers to be feisty and energetic, hounds to be aloof and independent; dangerous situations to watch for and avoid, and an overall blueprint for how to successfully manage large playgroups for safe and healthy interactions off-leash.


    • Learn about some of the different breed specific behaviors that may be encountered when managing a large off-leash group
    • Recognize that all dogs are individuals and often display behaviors that are atypical of their breed
    • Identify dangerous situations in large groups and how to avoid and control them
    • Learn how to manage dog play in large play groups
    • Learn about the role of status and dominance in large play groups
    • Understand what body language (canine communication) to look for in off-leash groups
    • Learn how to deal with aggression and conflict in large play groups

    About The Presenter

    Tristan Flynn, CDBC, CPDT-KA is a certified trainer and behavior consultant. He owns Jollytails, Halifax's largest dog daycare, training, grooming and retail facility. Jollytails has roughly 140 dogs between their two locations daily for dog daycare.

    Tristan has lectured for PPG in several webinars and at the 2016 Summit and will be a presenter at the 2017 Summit in Orlando. Tristan has a training DVD, “The Leash Reactivity Blueprint” available through Tawzer Dog and Dogwise.

    Tristan has been featured on a variety of TV segments for Global News, CTV News and hosted a Radio show called the K9 Connection, which was heard in Atlantic Canada from 2013-2016.

    Tristan lives with his 9 year old Bernese Mountain Dog Freyja in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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