When: August 31 – September 1, 2024 (9-5 each day)

Where: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (8720 130a Ave NW, Edmonton, AB)

In this seminar, Simone Mueller will present on new ways of managing predatory behaviour in dogs.

Is hunting your dog’s favourite hobby? Instead of being the nagging factor who spoils the fun, start hunting together and grow as a team! Is your dog’s prey drive getting on your last nerve? Are you looking for enjoyable walks and lasting relief for your everyday life together? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could find a way to use the huge amount of motivation and pleasure that our dogs find in predatory behaviour for our training and to intensify our relationship with our dogs?

Most conventional training programs aim to interrupt and stop the dog’s predatory behaviour, either by a recall or by conditioned pain or fear. The problem common to both methods is that they work against the dog’s nature and what they actually want at this moment: go for a hunt!

This seminar is suitable for:

  • Professional trainers or instructors looking for professional development and tools to support their students (CEUs available)
  • Dog sport enthusiasts or keen dog owners looking to grow their understanding of their dog’s behaviour, improve their relationship, and work through their dog’s predatory behaviour.

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About Simone

Simone Mueller is a certified dog trainer and behaviour consultant (ATN) from Germany, specializing in force-free anti-predation training. She helps owners of high prey-drive dogs all over the world to harness their dog’s predatory chasing with fair and friendly training methods.

Simone is a proud member of The Initiative of Force-Free Dog Training, the Pet Professional Guild (PPG) and the Pet Dog Trainers of Europe (PDTE).

Details

When: August 31 – September 1, 2024 (9-5 each day)

Where: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada (8720 130a Ave NW, Edmonton, AB)

In our workshop, we are going to focus in theory and practice on:

  • What is predation, why do dogs love to prey, and why is predatory behaviour so hard to interrupt?
  • How to stop uncontrolled chasing and help your dog control their urge to chase in a healthy and force-free way.
  • Finding ways to practice predatory sequences together with your dog in a controlled and safe environment?
  • Structuring your walks to set your dog up for more focus and engagement outside.
  • Discovering a variety of games and exercises to express your dog’s predatory energy through Predation Substitute Games and grow as a team.

The games and exercises are instructed live and backed up with video material and several live demo dogs. Your dog may be eligible to participate. If you would like to bring a dog, please see the criteria below to apply. There are limited demo spots available. Only approved demo dogs may attend.

This is a 2-day seminar.

Continuing Education Units

CPDT: 14.00

KPA: 14.00

Demo Dog Spot Information

There are a small number of demo spots available. The dogs selected will need to spend both days on-site.

To attend, dogs must:

  • not exhibit aggression or fear toward people
  • be generally comfortable in the presence of strangers and other dogs
  • be comfortable in an unfamiliar environment
  • be able to tolerate lengthy down time in a crate quietly, potentially in a separate room (with appropriate breaks)
  • have a good amount of prey drive

If approved, you will need to bring a suitable crate for your dog, as well as a water dish, harness, and treats.

Once registered, those interested in a demo dog spot can email us at info@goodboydogtraining.ca with their dog’s name, age, breed, and confirmation that they meet the above criteria.

Pricing & Registration

Pricing

Ticket Type Investment
Early Bird (Deadline: May 3, 2024) $349
Regular (Deadline: July 31, 2024) $399

Flexible payment plan options are available at checkout.

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