Positive Training Seminar with Beth Duman and others Mar 14-16, 2014

Would you like to be your dog? Does he worry about whether the sky is falling? Are your handling and training methods causing him unnecessary angst?

This energizing weekend seminar will help you become a more compassionate and empathetic partner with you canine buddy.

Learn how the staff at Wolf Park has perfected gentle handling of the wolves by understanding and dealing with their sensitivities and using science-based training methods.


Beth Duman, CPDT-KA, VSPDT, author of The Evolution of Charlie Darwin: Partner with Your Dog Using Positive Training–Practicing positive non-force training, reprogramming touch-reactive puppies, and exploring how the dominance paradigm fits into modern training methods.

Karen Davis, PhD – Desensitization and counter-conditioning – it’s not a piece of cake, but it really works!  How to prevent future problems by careful puppy raising – wolf and dog puppy raising compared

Chris Albert, DVM, CPDT-KA – “How does it feel?”  – Learning empathy to reduce stress in veterinary visits and daily handling of your dog

Pat Goodmann & Monty Sloan, Wolf Park Staff – “Yes, they have big teeth!” – How Wolf Park has tailored its handling practices to be able to safely handle wolves in potentially stressful situations

Allison Holloway – Trainer and kennel owner – Working with special needs dogs, especially those that are blind/deaf

The weekend experience will include time to get to know and handle Wolf Park wolves, plenty of training ideas, and an environment of community sharing

CEUs available


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