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Dog Daycare: Beyond The Leash Seminar

2 day in-depth & hands-on seminar for the professional dog daycare worker

specializing  in group dog  behavior unique to doggy daycare


My home in its entirety was lost in the Fourmile Fire on Labor 2010

2011 Beyond The Leash Seminars with be rescheduled soon. Please check back. Thank You.


Register Online Now for  date to be announced shortly ~ 13 CEU credit hours from CCPDT

Doggie Daycare — there is nothing out there like it. As a dog day care professional, you already know a lot about dog behavior. And you also know working with a large group of dogs is much different than dealing with one dog on one leash! Dog daycare and other similar dog care models have formed a new paradigm of dogs playing and interacting in large groups – creating a need for another level of understanding canine behavior.

If you take care of dogs in a pack situation, you need this seminar!                                 Testimonials

At the end of this seminar you will have increased your understanding of dog behavior, your ability to recognize subtle communication and have the tools to effectively manage a large group of dogs comfortably and safely as well as the tools to effectively train staff efficiently and thoroughly. Whether you want to strengthen your skills, communication and understanding, increase the knowledge of your dog daycare staff bringing them to a higher level of understanding dog behavior than ever before or to train new entry-level dog daycare employees providing them the necessary skills needed to manage the dogs like a pro quickly, everyone benefits from this seminar – including the dogs!

Seminar topics accompanied by extensive video footage (well over 100 video clips!) include ethology, dog’s natural instincts, operant and classical conditioning, our influence on the dog’s behavior, assessing and evaluating dog behavior; pack dynamics, canine body postures, calming signals, signs of stress, arousal and aggression, understanding greeting, play, breed specific behaviors, as well as strategies for managing play, introducing new dogs, handling inappropriate behaviors, nap time, barking, toilet issues and more.

  • Identify what a dog is going to do before it happens.

  • Decipher the intricacies of the canine communication system — what one dog is saying to another.

  • Understand the communication of both individuals dogs and packs as a whole.

  • Minimize negative interactions between pack members.

  • Manage large groups of dogs safely and effectively using dog-friendly methods.

  • Monitor play groups so all involved are having fun.

  • Know what appropriate play is, when it is not, and what to do about it.

  • Detect the early warning signals to prevent incidents from occurring.

  • Recognize signs of escalation in stress, play, arousal and aggression.

  • Have a protocol in place to break up a fight safely.

  • Evaluate and introduce new dogs into your pack smoothly.

  • Make appropriate selections of dogs for your play groups.

  • Set up a safe socializing environment.

  • What is needed for puppies, timid, and small dogs.

  • Understand the different play styles and the games dogs play.

  • How breed specific behaviors play into pack dynamics.

  • Track regulars - how & why.

  • Bring your dog care staff to a high level of expertise efficiently and effectively.

  • Incorporate a thorough staff training into your dog daycare program.

  • Use effective dog-friendly training techniques and procedures to keep your dogs safe and happy.

  • Control excessive “pack” barking by your dogs.

  • Create an environment that is calm and quiet – even if you host 50 dogs a day!

  • Make your dog day care facility a behaviorally friendly place.

  • Get the Nuts & Bolts of It — how to integrate it into your facility.

  • Gain the ability to quickly solve situations as they arise.

  • Reality of Logistics — working within the means of your facility.

This two-day seminar is limited to 12 people.

    Dog Day Care: Beyond The Leash

    Boulder, Colorado

    Date to be announced

     Saturday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

     Sunday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

     Cost: $350.00

     $50.00 off each additional registrant from your facility 

Approved for 13 hours of CEU credit by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers


Register Online Now for date to be announced


My home in its entirety was lost in the Fourmile Fire on Labor 2010

2011 Beyond The Leash Seminars with be rescheduled soon. Please check back. Thank You.



Fee Includes: Two-day seminar,  written materials; seminar handouts, charts, diagrams, forms for practical applications, graduation certificate, continental breakfast, snacks & beverages. 

Location: Dog City, 2907 55th St. #6  & the Boulder Inn at 770 28th Street, Boulder CO.

Click on Transportation & Accommodations for information on travel and lodging. Special seminar rates available at the Boulder Inn when reservations are made 30 days prior to arrival.

Click on Dog Day Care: Beyond The Leash for a seminar brochure.

For more seminar info contact: Ellie Storch, Seminar Coordinator, at 720.938.7224 or  dogdaycareseminar@gmail.com



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To learn more about how to host this seminar or other dog daycare seminars & hands-on workshops at your facility, please contact Nana Will at 303.442. 6690 or send an email to: nanawill@adogseyeview.net

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