Reactivity in herding breeds

understand your reactive herder!

Over 100 years of selective breeding to create breeds specifically designed for movement control has resulted in many significant problems in pet dog households.  The most common issue is reactivity, which is characterized by an undesired response while on a leash.  Whether your dog reacts to other dogs, people, cars, bikes or novel items such as garbage cans, this webinar will provide valuable information for you. 

We will delve into the causes of your dog's reactivity and offer insights into their mindset.  The webinar is tailored for novice pet dog owners and experienced trainers who wish to learn more about working with herding breed clients.  Whether you are new to pet ownership or an experienced trainer, this webinar is for you!


Herding breeds- a user manual

Herding breeds, while trained similarly to other animals, often exhibit complex behaviours that can make working with them difficult. These dogs are prone to compulsive disorders, reactivity, body handling issues, resource guarding, high exercise and enrichment requirements, "spookiness", and breed instincts that may not always be suitable for pet dog homes.  As a result, they are often misjudged.

This webinar aims to provide a deeper understanding of what makes these dogs tick.  We will discuss common issues, ways to help them, what is considered "normal" and what is not, and how to enable them to flourish in their urban environments.  Get ready to dive into the inner workings of these fantastic dogs!


Cooperative Care

Gone are the days of forcing dogs through unpleasant procedures and handling.  Whether you're starting a puppy off on the right foot or looking to improve the handling and veterinary experience of your adult or senior dog, this webinar is for you.  

Join us to learn how to work with your dog like a professional and understand the science behind making husbandry procedures more comfortable for them.  This webinar is ideal for both pet dog owners and trainers who wish to gain additional insight into supporting their clients!  It is also a great primer for vet clinic staff looking to improve their client's experience.  

This webinar will be recorded and provided for those who can't attend live! 


Car Chasing, 101

Many dogs struggle with car chasing.  Not only is this behaviour frustrating and challenging to manage, but it also poses significant risks!  In this webinar, Emily will guide you through the underlying causes of this behaviour and provide strategies for managing it effectively.  You will also learn ways to work towards resolving the issue using force free and up to date methods!

The webinar will be recorded and provided to those who can't attend live!

Talking to clients about euthanasia and pet loss

Pet loss, euthanasia and grief are difficult subjects that can be uncomfortable for many people.  As trainers, we often focus on the happy and fun aspects of puppyhood and adulthood, but don't spend much time addressing the challenges of the senior years or guiding clients through the loss of a pet, whether it's due to unexpected medical issues, accidents or behavioural euthanasia. 

It's important to approach these conversations in a supportive and informed manner, but many of us lack the experience and knowledge to do so effectively.  It can lead to awkwardness and leave everyone feeling uncertain and unsupported.

Emily, a certified death doula  with experience guiding clients through pet loss and performing euthanasia, will provide a safe, supportive and interactive exploration of what to expect in these situations.  This webinar will equip you with the tools you need to approach these sensitive conversations with confidence and support your clients through their loss with the informatio and resources to feel prepared.  It will also guide you in dealing with your own grief that you could experience due to the loss of a client dog.  

For those who can't attend live, the recording will be provided. 

Dates coming soon!