Peaceable Paws is proud to offer seminars on a broad range of
subjects for a wide variety of dog owners, trainers, and animal
shelters. We can also custom-design a seminar to meet your needs.
For our complete seminar package of information, contact us at:
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 301-582-9420.
Basic Clicker Training
Learn about this dog-friendly training method that utilizes
scientific principles of behavior and learning. Know why your dog
works, not just how.
Advanced Clicker Training
Use your clicker skills to go beyond basic training with your dog.
Teach complex behaviors such as Retrieve, Advanced Targeting,
Advanced Shaping, 101 Things To Do With Just About Anything…
If it has a central nervous system, you can clicker train it. Learn
how to apply this fun and effective training technique to cats,
small companion animals, reptiles, birds, livestock and more.
Clicks for Tricks!
It’s all tricks! Have buckets of fun teaching dogs to Commando
Crawl, Take A Bow, Play the Piano, Skateboard, Say Your Prayers,
Pigs in a Blanket, High Five, and many more!
Teaching Clicker Classes
Learn how to structure a beginning clicker class and use your
training skills to teach others to Click!
Clicking for Competition
Use clicker training to refine your dog’s performance for the Rally
or Obedience arena – add points and half-points to your scores by
shaping straighter sits and fronts, tighter finishes, faster recalls
and better attitudes.
The Shape of Things to Come (1-3 day Shaping Camps)
Shaping simply means breaking a behavior down into little pieces so
the dog can succeed, and building the pieces into the final
behavior. It’s great fun! Pick a behavior – any behavior, decide if
it’s most appropriate for free shaping, micro shaping, lure shaping,
prompt shaping – and be amazed by the complex behaviors your dog can
do. Explore Karen Pryor’s 10 Laws of Shaping, practice object
discrimination, improve competition Rally and Obedience scores, and
teach your dog tricks to amaze your friends.
Reactive Rovers (1-3 day Reactive Camps – appropriate
Why are we seeing so many reactive dogs these days? More
importantly, how can we make life with these Reactive Rovers easier,
for us and for them?
Our social structures are similar, but our body languages are very
different. Discover how to send the right messages to your dogs, and
how to use body talk to your best advantage for training and
Dogs who bite are a risk to families, visitors, and the community at
large. You can use gentle, positive training methods and management
to reduce, sometimes even eliminate the risks presented by an
Solving and Managing Behavior Problems
Apply the principles of behavior and learning to resolve problem
behaviors without the use of force. It’s easier than you think…!
Working With Shelters and Shelter Dogs, and Rescue Groups
This can be the most frustrating and yet rewarding work you’ve ever
done. Learn how to approach shelter administration and staff to
improve your chances of having your training and behavior program be
accepted and successful. Learn what not to do and say to avoid
pushing shelter buttons. Discuss philosophies about euthanasia,
hoarders, rescues, and limited admittance (“no-kill”) versus
full-service shelters. Share feelings about euthanasia, and your own
past experiences in shelter training work.
Personality Profiles: Making Shelter/Rescue Dogs More Adoptable
All good shelters and rescue groups evaluate their adoption dogs
before making them available to public in order to avoid unnecessary
risks and to make the best adoption matches. Learn how to use an
important tool that can help you make the best adoption choices.
Good Manners/Color Coding for Shelter/Rescue Dogs, Staff and
A shelter is stressful for dogs. With this program, originally
developed at the Marin Humane Society, you can reduce kennel stress
and actually help your adoption dog behaviors improve while they
stay at your shelter or rescue home.
Talk to me about your training needs – we can design custom seminars
that focus on your specific area of interest.