Fostering Freedom Workshop with Guest Speaker: Duke Ferguson (UPK9.CA)
30% of the 3.9 million dogs given up to shelters or rescues each year is done so based on perceived behavioral issues. As with any relationship, communication is the key. Most behavioral issues are the result of a lack of clarity, or a communication issue between the owner/handler and the dog. By helping dogs learn basic life skills that will significantly increase their desirability for adoption, Rescues, fosters, shelter volunteers, trainers and others who are in the line of saving dogs lives can massively improve the rate of finding suitable, adoptive homes in a quicker time frame. Imagine the impact that could be made by teaching and training ourselves, our dogs and others how to effectively communicate and understand one another.
This seminar has been created on this notion. It is designed to make drastic improvements in the relationships and communication skills for all who are involved in the rescue world. We can teach those who are struggling with fostering dogs how to communicate with the canine, foster less dogs with behavioral issues and increase the adoption rate by finding more forever homes and drastically reducing the return rate.
Focusing on the betterment of our communication skills with these dogs and getting them to a more adoptive state in weeks, the key elements of this seminar will be:
- Understanding Dog Training Philosophy and Dog Psychology.
- Teaching the dogs that we are relevant to their well being
- Creating a strong relationship that will translate to a calmer home life with owners/new adopters
- Getting solid, focused attention in the face of distractions
- Counter conditioning and desensitization using Positive Reinforcement with marker training
- Creating calmness
- Crate training
- Loose leash walking and manners
- Basic behavioral problem solving
-Solving digging, chewing, counter surfing, trash digging, excessive barking, marking in the house, resource gaurding, etc
- Transferring training to owners/new adopters
- Dealing with multi dog households
- Setting the dog up for success
Training the dog to integrate into new environments
This seminar will cover how to work with dogs of varying personalities, such as:
-hyper and over excited
-pushy and bratty
Working (Bringing a problem dog) Spots and Audit Spots are available. Working Spots are limited and will fill fast.
Please contact Info@K9GTI.com for registration.
***All payments are non-refundable***
Hyatt Place Fair Lawn Paramus-$159/night-2.2miles away
Residence Inn by Marriott Wayne - $159-8 miles away
Saddle Brook Marriott - $120 - .46 miles away
*Not dog friendly