Friday, May 21, 2010

Seminars, achievements, and other news!

Hello again from Teacher's Pet!

Just wanted to give a news update from April. In April, Brianne and Ana attended multiple seminars. First, on April 10th and 11th, we learned from Sarah Kalnajs of Blue Dog Training. There was quite a bit of review of dog body language, doggy development and socialization, and also some great information on Safety Zones, multi-dog households, and the most important skills to teach your dog(s).

On the 24th, we listened to Pat Miller. She went over body language, myths about dominance, review of learning theory, how to use functional analysis, aggression, and how to utilize play in building a relationship with your dog(s). Both seminars were excellent development tools, and we have more ideas for building our classes.

After a couple years of studying and teaching, Ana completed her CCPDT exam on March 20, 2010, and received her CPDT-KA in April. To maintain her certification, she must complete continuing education credits, such as attending seminars. She is excited to continue learning and teaching!

We are now offering Backyard Agility! The first session will be at Ruffin' It, on the Westside of Madison. This class will go over the "basic" agility obstacles, and have a more laidback, relaxed atmosphere. The equipment will also give you an idea of how to set things up in your own backyard!

Finally, this is the last week to register for 5 drop-in classes and receive a discount! Please see our website for more details: