Konfident Kanines Larry Neilson, RDOC-CCGC Evaluator is pleased to offer the Canadian Canine Good Citizen Test Certification Program. This is a ten step test that assesses a dog’s behaviour in simulated everyday situations in a relaxed atmosphere. It identifies and rewards dogs that have the training and demeanour to be reliable family and community members.
Through education, Responsible Dog Owners of Canada (RDOC) is working to build and support a network of responsible dog owners, raise awareness of dogs and their behaviour and facilitate the restoration and preservation of a dog-friendly society.
All dogs, six months and over are eligible for the test and certification. A vaccination certificate, license, a grooming tool, a plastic bag and a leash with a buckle collar, body harness or martingale collar are required for this test. *A dog straining on its lead or touching anyone with teeth or feet is unacceptable and, therefore, a failure. For complete information on the 10 test stations to be evaluated, please visit www.responsibledogowners.ca.
Saturday June 1st, 2013 from 10am to 2pm
Shaganappi Community Centre
2516 – 14 Avenue SW
COST: $40 per dog evaluation
** Limited Space Available. No-shows on test day are nonrefundable.
If you have ever struggled with understanding your dog and why it does or does not do certain things, then this seminar is for you. The K9 Kounselor (Larry Neilson) has over thirty years of hands on experience working with dogs. Larry has carefully studied canine behaviors and most importantly what he refers to as “behavior drivers”
This seminar is designed to help you become a better leader. A leader your dog will trust and respect.
During the course of this seminar Larry will discuss topics such as ; Philosophy, Equipment, The “Balanced Training” Method, Instinctual Stimuli, Fundamental rules, Phases of Training, Myths, the Dogs Senses, Energy, How Dogs Learn, Teaching vs Controlling, Pack Leaders and Pack Instincts, the Role of Confidence, Respect and How to Earn it, Behavior Drivers, and more. There will also be a live demonstration immediately following the seminar.
During the time I owned a pet supply store that employed 3 dog groomers I was able to observe groomers working with dogs which were relatively unruly for various reasons. Often the groomers would require my assistance to calm them. In doing so I would demonstrate different approaches to managing dogs that were misbehaving out of fear, aggression or just being overly excited.
This two hour presentation will address and explain many of the reasons dogs may misbehave at grooming shops and techniques that can be utilized to control them and make your job safer and easier.
Topics will include but not be limited to the following;
• Introducing a dog to the grooming shop – relaxation tips
• Lifting a dog (what not to do)
• Discipline vs. Punishment
• Managing aggressive behavior (do’s and don’ts)
• The timid dog
• The negative power of “NO”
• Question and answer period.