Educational seminars and workshops are periodically held at Best Friends Dog Academy.
Thursday, July 19, 2018
6 - 8 pm
Liz Ford and Sara Bright presented "Canine Body Language", a 2 hour workshop discussing the ways that dogs communicate with us and with one another. There was no cost to attend this workshop, but registration was required, as it is limited to 20 attendees. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR OWN DOG(S) AT HOME. More information here.
Thursday, August 23, 2018
6 - 8 pm
Liz Ford presents "Shaping - Using a clicker to shape behavior". This 2 hour workshop will introduce you to the why and how to using a clicker. Learn to capture and shape your dog's behavior. There is no cost to attend this workshop, but registration is required, as it is limited to 24 attendees. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR OWN DOG(S) AT HOME. More information here.
Friday, September 14, 2018
Have you always wanted to take your dog to a movie? Here's your chance. Liz and Sara will be watching dog training videos on the big screen at Best Friends Dog Academy. Bring your dog, a chair or picnic blanket and join us for popcorn and a movie. Dogs must be comfortable being in the presence of other people and dogs. Limited to 20 dog/handler teams. It's a great opportunity for your dog to practice good manners in a controlled and safe environment, surrounded by other dogs and dog lovers. Register here.
Saturday, October 20, 2018
9 am - 5 pm
Nosework is a sport that was inspired by the real life model of working detection dogs. It was created to provide an opportunity for dogs to have an outlet for their natural hunting and scenting abilities. Dogs working in this activity use their nose in order to locate a target scent odor. Nosework can be done anywhere allowing for dogs living in any setting to participate in this wonderful activity! In this seminar, you will learn the basic concepts in searching for odor, proper use of equipment, how to handle odor, how to make and place hides, and how to teach your dog the important of odor obedience. You will also learn how to make the search for scent extremely important to your dog.
November 13, 2018
This presentation will cover a variety of ways in which to keep your dog busy indoors during the winter months. Work his mind, add enrichment to his days, and you can avoid having a high energy stir crazy wild child racing around your home. Specific products will be discussed, as well as DIY ideas. Leash on Life will have samples at the event, so you can explore the options. Register here.
Sat, June 22, 2019, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CDT & Sun, June 23, 2019, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
Michael Shikashio & Trish McMillan present:
"Aggression in Dogs: Safety, Defensive Handling and Training"