2017 Training Workshops & Seminars
                            
Leave it! - Impulse Control -  September 10, 2017. 3:00-6:00   Cost: $59 for a Working Spot with dog; $29 audit (observe)
Does your dog have difficulty controlling his impulses?  Does he dive for everything on the ground?  Lunges at other dogs & people?  Leave it is the most valuable obedience cue that you can teach your dog.  It could literally save their life from grabbing toxic trash on the ground and ingesting it.  Learn how to teach your dog to make better choices by using self-control.

Reliable Recall: Building a Responsive Dog
October 22, 2017 - 3:00-6:00pm Cost: $59 working; $29 audit
Does your dog run the other way when you call him?  Appears to have selective hearing? Learn how to mesmerize your dog and be a dog magnet.  Thru reinforced repetitions of rewards based training games, your dog will learn to come not just at home, but anywhere! Learn what successful trainers know about recall and learn how to avoid pitfalls of poisoning a recall word. Whether you are just starting out or wanting to improve your dog's responsiveness and reliability, this workshop is for you.  Click for Registration Form
Reactive Rover - Reducing Leash Reactivity - October 1, 2017 3 -5:00pm Cost: $29 (Lecture- Humans Only)
Does your dog pull, lunge, bark, snap at other dogs, strangers, bicyclists, skateboarders?  Learn why this happens and the simple, positive reinforcement methods to reduce the reactivity and teach your dog valuable coping skills.  We'll give you strategies that will soon have your dog walking experience a pleasurable one.  Please leave your dog at home, as we will use a carefully screened dog during our presentation.  Click for Registration Form
Shy/Fearful Dogs:  Freeing the Fear - October 29, 2017 3:00-5:00pm Cost:  $29  (Lecture for Humans only)
Topics include Why Dogs are Afraid, What fear/stress looks like, How to work with Fear Based Behaviors, Understanding the Effects of Reinforcement & Punishment with Fearful Dogs.  Learn the most effective and humane techniques to work with shy, fearful & anxious dogs.  This is a lecture only, no working spots available.  We will use a carefully screened dog during our presentation

2 on 2 off Contacts for Agility - Fall TBA 2017 8:30-11:30am  Cost: $59 Working Spot with Dog; $20 audit/observe
Want your dog to never fault a contact again?  Learn the 2 on/2 off method that insures a successful contact performance.  This is for all levels of agility, whether you are a beginner or a master level handler.  We will shape this behavior in increments to gain independent obstacle performance for course running using inspired One Mind Dogs (OMD) Methodology.

Wicked Weaves for Agility  - Fall TBA 2017   Cost: $59 Working Spot with dog - $20 audit/observe only
For dogs & handlers of all levels.  If your dog pops out or needs babysitting thru the weaves, this seminar is for you.  We'll make completing weaves extremely rewarding, even with distraction and distance.  Thru inspired One Mind Dogs (OMD) Methodology, your dog will soon have Wicked Independent Weave Performance!

How to Teach your Dog to Listen - Winter TBA 2017, 3:00-4:00pm  Cost:  FREE (Lecture for Humans)
Does your dog have selective hearing?  Do they come when called?  We'll explore strategies for developing better communication between you and your dog.  Learn some of the top training techniques that trainers use to cultivate great obedience. 

Canine Communication: Body Language Explained - Winter TBA 2017 3-4:00pm FREE (Lecture Only)
Do you speak Dog? Are you interested in learning how to understand your dog better?   Come and explore the depths of canine body language and discover the hidden communication that you are missing. You'll learn strategies to be proactive around dogs that are fearful, anxious, aggressive, and over-excited.

Fitness & Nutrition for Canines & Felines -  Fall 2017 TBA  Cost: FREE  (Lecture -Humans Only)
Learn the latest in optimal nutrition for your pet's individual needs.  Skin & Coat, Sensitive Stomach, Weight Management, Limited Ingredient Diets, High Protein and more will be explored.  Does your pet need more activity to decrease boredom? Rowdiness? Destructive Behaviors?  We've got some great strategies to help you provide the best enrichment activities for your dog or cat!

Future Topics:
Separation Anxiety                                                            TBA 2017
Jumping for Agility Success                                               TBA 2017
Modifying Behavior in Canines                                            TBA 2017                            
Intro to FitPaws Equipment & Fitness                                  TBA 2017                                                       
 

INSTRUCTOR:  Laura Bussing, CPDT-KA, CCFT, FP-MT
                                          
                                                          

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Workshops are held at Gone to the Dogs, 235 W. Rainbow Blvd, Salida, CO 81201

Interested in a Workshop for your organization? Laura travels to conduct workshops & can address a variety of topics in 
Obedience, Agility, Nosework, Flyball & Fitness Conditioning.  1/2 day, 1 day or 2 day workshops are available.
Reward Based Training in all disciplines and inspired OMD Methodology in Agility.

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