Please join Pretty Good Dog, Fetch Dog Training and Behavior, A Hippie Dog, Paws Abilities, and TCOTC for an amazing collaboration.

The Dog Pro Workshop:
Continuing Education for Rescues, Shelters, Fosters, and Dog Enthusiasts

When:
Sunday, July 19th
10-6pm
We expect each seminar to last approximately 90 minutes
with 20-30 minute breaks between speakers.

Where:
Twin Cities Obedience Training Club (TCOTC)
2101 Broadway St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

Cost:
Suggested donation $10 per talk or $40 for the entire event.
Payment will be collected at the door (cash, check, and credit cards will all be accepted)

Registration:
Registration is requested (but not required). Registered attendees will have priority access should the event fill. As space allows we will allow drop-in attendance but please note that past seminars have filled to standing room only.
LINK HERE FOR REGISTRATION

Directions:
TCOTC is on Broadway St. NE just West of Stinson Blvd. The club is located on the North Side of Broadway, in the back, lower-level of a large warehouse. Watch along Broadway for the building with the large “Brede” sign (and smaller TCOTC sign) and turn into the parking lot. A set of wooden stairs leads to what looks like a loading dock area at the back of the building, and serves as the entrance to the club.

Logistics:

Dogs Of A Good Society will be selling snack/food as a fundraiser for their non-profit, so come hungry.
Please bring your own water bottle.
If you are able – please bring your own comfortable folding chair. TCOTC has a bunch of mental folding chairs but it looks like we may have more people attend than there are chairs.
This is workshop for people only. We love dogs and we know you do too, but please plan to leave yours at home for this event.
Questions? Contact Kate@PrettyGoodDog.com or call 612-208-8840
The workshops:

10am
Advanced Dog Body Language: Observation & Interpretation
You will refine your skills at recognizing even the most subtle of your dog’s signals, and learn an evidence-based strategy for interpreting those signals, as we discuss and dissect photo and video examples. Reading body language is a core skill that requires regular practice, making this seminar valuable to both the novice and advanced dog enthusiast.
Presenter: Kate Anders, CBCC-KA, CPDT–KSA, Owner of Pretty Good Dog, LLC

Noon
Introduction to Temperament Evaluations: An Overview
Temperament evaluations or assessments are valuable tools for both the professional and hobbyist. They play a critical role for the everyone from the dog lover looking to find her next pup, the placement coordinator trying to make life-long matches, and the intake volunteer who is thinking about safety. Join us for an overview on this often undervalued and misunderstood resource.
Presenter: Inga From, CDBC, CPDT-KSA, Owner of A Hippie Dog & Positive Gun Dogs of Minnesota

2pm
Managing your Pack: Handling dog-dog introductions and juggling multi-dog households
Whether you are adding another dog to your home, balancing the dogs you already have, or working with foster pups that come and go, these days there are fewer one-dog households. Learn skills to help reduce stress and increase safety during dog-dog introductions, and strategies for managing life with multiple hounds in the house.
Presenter: Katie Grillaert, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CBATI, Owner of Fetch Dog Training and Behavior

4pm
Enrichment: Strategies for Stress Reduction and Physical/Mental Exercise
All dogs benefit from an enriched environment. We will discuss simple strategies to channel a dog’s energy, encourage calm behavior, reduce anxiety and stress, and tap into natural breed instincts. Learn skills useful in both a home and shelter environment and that can be passed along to adopting owners to help a newly placed dog get off to a great start.
Presenter: Sara Reusche, CPDT-KSA, CVT ANWI, Owner of Paws Abilities