Learning Seminars

We want you to learn as much as pawsible about your canine friend so we offer these seminars so you can do just that.

 

Pawsitive K9 coaches are always attending learning seminars to keep you informed of all things doggy! And of course we love to bark!

 

These seminars are for you so please leave your 4 legged friends comfortably at home.  

 

 

If you would like one or more of the seminars below to come to your school's Community Education Program, let them know.  We will travel to any St. Croix and Pierce county school districts.

If there is a subject or behavior in particular you would like us to bark about, drop us an email.

Canine Enrichment

Enrichment in the form of games and activities that are of moderate to high intensity lowers stress in dogs and encourages them to learn more efficiently, increases their problem solving abilities and leads to a more emotionally balanced and confident dog.  DIY games and puzzles for your dog from items you find around the house.  Your dog will appreciate your creations on those "not walkable" weather days. 

Hudson Library       Feb 18, 2020

Coming Hudson Library 2/18/20

Bite Prevention & the Family Dog

To reduce the number of injuries from dog bites, both adults and children should be educated about bite prevention.  It is the responsibility of all  dog owners to practice responsible dog ownership.  Learn about prevention and management and why it is so important.

Topics covered are:

  • Know and understand the risks 

  • How to prevent bites

  • Understanding and recognizing your dog's body language to help avoid being bitten

  • Understanding triggers that can cause your dog to feel anxious, afraid, threatened, aggressive

  • What to do if your dog "shows his teeth" to a family member

  • Answers to your questions

Coming Soon

What Are Assistance Dogs

Learn the differences of Emotional Support, Therapy, and Service Dogs.  There are legal rights for each type of assistance dog.  Find out what the personality and qualifications are for such a dog.  Can any dog or your dog qualify and train for an assistance job? 

Dog-gone Responsibility

Dogs and kids go together like peanut butter and jelly. Caring for a dog creates a sense of empathy and a respect for life. It teaches commitment and consistency, and it builds self-confidence. Your encouragement, along with the tail-wagging gratitude of the dog, will create a lasting feeling of self-esteem that will follow the child through life. 

Chew on This

Face it, your puppy or adult dog is going to chew - it is the nature of the animal.  Chewing on household items can be dangerous for your pup.  Grabbing your pant legs or nipping you is definitely a no no. 

We will discuss:

  • Why your pup is so obsessed with chewing, grabbing, or nipping

  • What to do when

  • Management solutions

  • Chewing alternatives

  • How to stop your pup’s destructive chewing in 9 Easy steps

  • Answers to your questions

Potty Train Any Age Dog in 7 Days

If you want a dog that doesn’t poop or pee in the house, goes on command whenever you want him to and achieve this in days from now, then this will be the seminar for you. 

  • Using a crate or not

  • Are potty pads the solution

  • How to get your pup or adult dog to tell you he has to potty with a door chime

  • Answers to your questions

The Collar Vs. Harness Debate

Having control of your dog on walks is essential for a happy dog and a happy owner, and the right type of walking equipment can help.  Are harnesses more safe for you and your dog?  Pros and cons of walking your dog with a harness.   How to choose the best harness for your dog breed.  What walking equipment is best for pulling dogs.

Silence is Golden

Barking is a very natural form of communication for dogs, but is your dog vocalizing to an annoying excess? 

You will learn:

  • The 7 reasons why dog's bark

  • Understanding what triggers the behavior can provide insights into what you can do about it

  • The good, the bad, and the ugly of bark collars

  • Learn how to master the simple approach to stop barking (it doesn't come naturally to everyone) 

  • Answers to your questions

Can You Stop Digging It?

My yard looks like a minefield!  Help.... Tips for regaining a hole-free yard without going to war with your dog.  Once you determine his reason for digging, you can stop the excavation.

  • ABCs of his excavating behavior

  • Reasons your dog digs

  • Ways to address the antecedent of digging

  • Ways to address the consequence of digging

  • Answers to your questions

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