Dr. Brian Hare
Learn how dogs "see the world." Researchers have learned more about how dogs think and reason in the last ten years than in the past century, and it is an exciting field of research as dogs traditionally have been seen as cute, fun, affectionate and loyal, but perhaps not always as very bright. Researchers have now found that dogs are in fact very smart in many ways, developed from thousands of years of interaction with people. Dr. Hare will also introduce a new service - Dognition - that promises to help YOU understand YOUR dog's unique genius.
Basic guidelines from the APDT that should be taken into consideration when bringing your dog to a dog park.
Looking for some new ideas on how to keep your dog occupied while you're away from home? Or want to find some activities that you can do with your dog during your "off hours?" This webinar will cover how you can keep your dog's mind and body engaged in appropriate activities (rather than destroying your house out of boredom!) as well as the many options available to dog owners today to do with their dog such as dog sports, therapy dog work, and more!
A tired dog is a good dog, and fortunately, there are several fun activities in which to participate with your dog.
Does your dog have what it takes to be a therapy dog? Are you looking for your own service dog? Do you know what the differences are between the two? How about an assistance dog? This webinar will walk you through understanding the differences what each of these terms means, as well as the legal implications and requirements.
Wish your dog was better trained so that you could take him more places? Looking for something else fun to do with your dog? C.L.A.S.S. is a three-level evaluation for students to demonstrate the real-life skills of their dogs, as well as a knowledge assessment of the students' understanding of basic dog handling and care. C.L.A.S.S. advocates the use of reward-based training. Positive, reward-based training minimizes the use of punishment and is fun for both owner and dog! Dog owners can earn a B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. for their dog in this program created by the Association of Professional Dog Trainers.
Treibball is a growing sport, with a number of venues in the U.S. hoping to offer competition Treibball events in the near future. But what does Treibball have to offer those who are not interested in competing? What does it have to offer people who are just wanting to improve their dog's behavior in a way which is fun for both the two and four-legged members of the training team? Treibball is not only a fun sport, but it is a great game to play while teaching your dog more reliable behaviors. This webinar will discuss Treibball as a fun solution to every day training problems faced by many dog owners.