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Workshops

Workshops are as little as 1 day or as long as 4 day events.  And are for those who are looking to add more knowledge from professional dog trainers in the industry.  Workshops do not require any prerequisite courses and do not provide any certification to students.

Upcoming Workshops

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Scent/NoseWork

Instruction:
This workshop is fantastic for trainers ready to add a level of training that will help 
clients give their dogs a purpose filled outlet.  Nose work is by far one of the most fun and inclusive activities you can learn and teach.

Dogs of ALL breed, sizes and ages can participate

Dog Owners who require low level activities to do with their dog can enjoy nose work. Rainy day? nose work is perfect  Senior dog? nose work is perfect.  It really is the activity for all dogs and owners.  Trainers adding nose work options to their services can benefit in boosting their clientele, their income and helping owners do more with their dogs - this is the main goal!

What you will learn: 

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Conditioning relaxation Through Massage

This workshop is instructed by William Riddle of Doggissage who is a Certified Canine Massage Therapist.  Will studied human anatomy as well as acupressure and reflexology. His love for dogs lead him to study canine anatomy and complete his education and certification in canine massage.
Note:  Please remember this is not a treatment or diagnosis of any kind. See your veterinarian for any health concerns you are having.


This one day workshop is to help you understand how to relax your dog through simple at home massage techniques that focus on a number of beneficial factors including relaxation and to put that relaxation on cue. 
 

  • Learn how to help your dog relax

  • Learn cycling which will help your dog understand the contrast and difference in relaxing and not being in a relaxed state.

  • Learn the benefits of massage

  • Define & explain purpose of conditioning relaxation - uses/limitations

  • List contraindications of massage

  • Preparing yourself - getting in the right physical/mental state to massage

  • Preparing your dog - getting in the right location/environment (beginning)

  • Massage strokes - explain different massage strokes

  • Application & technique of strokes

  • Assessing feedback - reading visual cues from the dog

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