Free Webinars

We offer many free webinars for dog parents throughout the year. They are presented by our favorite positive dog trainers and other dog-related professionals in the area.  Our webinars are a great way to learn a lot about dogs quickly, and they’re free!  

All webinars are EASTERN TIME. 
We also offer CLOSED CAPTIONING, click on CC during the webinar to activate.

Advice for Adopters & Puppy Parents

Learn how to make life with your new dog easier and more fun! Come hear a trainer discuss dog training and behavior, helpful pet products, and the many common issues that new dog parents face. There is also time to discuss your individual concerns. Although designed for new dog and puppy parents, this webinar will also help those of you who have lived with your dog longer. Potential adopters and foster parents are also welcome.
Speakers: Susan Sanderson, PMCT3, KPA-CTP, Joyful Dog; Marnie Montgomery, PMCT4, CPDT-KA, Joyful Dog; Angie Madden, CPDT-KA, CCUI, DogSpeak; or Amie Glasgow, CDBC, IAABC-ADT, CSAT, FSG-I, Oscar Winning Behavior

The Dominance Controversy – with behavior specialist Dr. Meaghan Ropski
Saturday, October 1, 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Dominancea theory based on a flawed study of wolf pack behavior, has been applied to the relationship between humans and our domestic dogs. It describes interactions of force and submission to determine access to resources. This outdated theory can be detrimental to our dogs’ learning, our relationship with our dogs, and the safety of both us and our pets.  Fortunately, though, there are alternatives – whether teaching skills, preventing behavior issues, or dealing with problems that already exist. Speaker: Meaghan Ropski, DVM; Friendship Hospital for Animals
Please register in advance so that you receive the info you’ll need to join the webinar. Thanks!

Learning How to Raise a Happier, More Confident Puppy – with trainer, author, and co-founder of The Socialization Project
Saturday, October 22, 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
For this webinar, we have a speaker with vast puppy experience who is also co-founder of The Socialization Project and co-author of Puppy Socialization: What It Is and How to Do It.  Marge Rogers has learned that to successfully train and socialize a puppy, you need to understand both puppy body language and the principles of positive training. So, she will discuss these concepts, as well as common puppy issues, like puppy biting, housetraining, and the right way to socialize a puppy.  Speaker: Marge Rogers, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA; Rewarded Behavior Continues
Please register in advance so that you receive the info you’ll need to join the webinar. Thanks!

Here Comes the Boom – when triggers stack
Saturday, November 5, 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
What do a missed alarm and burnt tongue have to do with dog training?  A lot! Find out in this webinar. Speaker: Amie Glasgow, CDBC, ADT, CSAT; Oscar Winning Behavior
Please register in advance so that you receive the info you’ll need to join the webinar. Thanks!

Help, My Dog is Reactive! – advice from veterinary behaviorist & trainer Dr. Leslie Sinn
Saturday, November 12, 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Does your dog bark and lunge when seeing another dog? Our speaker will offer insights into what’s going on with our dogs in these dramatic moments, as well as handling techniques, behavior modification, and the long-term effects of reactivity. Although she will focus on leash reactivity to dogs, she will mention reactivity to people, things, and off-leash as well. This talk has information that has been updated since Dr. Sinn’s 2016 webinar. Speaker: Leslie Sinn, DVM, DACVB, CPDT-KA; Behavior Solutions
Please register in advance so that you receive the info you’ll need to join the webinar. Thanks!

Enrichment to Meet Your Dog’s Specific Needs – with the owner of What Dogs Want Academy, an enrichment center in Phoenix
Saturday, December 3, 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
We know that mental enrichment games are important for all dogs, but did you know that you can use games specifically to build confidence or improve impulse control? Help your dog focus or problem solve? Keep your senior dog’s mind active and engaged? And what about finding games that meet the needs of herding dogs, terriers, bully breeds, etc. Our speaker runs an enrichment center that addresses all of these needs, and she has a lot of great information to share. Speaker: Stefanie Strackbein, CFDM; What Dogs Want
Please register in advance so that you receive the info you’ll need to join the webinar. Thanks!

“My Dog Won’t Listen to Me” – Building Focus & Attention For The Real World
Saturday, January 7, 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Let’s start with the good news. It’s easy to teach your dog focus and attention, and that’s the basis for teaching anything else. So, next time you think your dog is being stubborn, remember that the problem is probably “human error”. That’s the bad news.☹ Your dog may not understand what you want, especially in a new context; skills may not be reliable; you moved too quickly into a distracting environment; or reinforced the wrong behavior. Learn how to teach your dog attention and focus and see how much easier training your dog for the real world can be. Speaker: Lisa Lyle Waggoner, CPDT-KA, CSAT, PMCT2,  Faculty, Victoria Stillwell Academy for Dog Training and Behavior; Cold Nose College
Please register in advance so that you receive the info you’ll need to join the webinar. Thanks!

Life With Small Dogs – The Joys & Challenges
Sunday, January 22, 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Small dogs have some special needs and issues – housetraining, nutrition, health problems, safety, grooming, training methods, and a tendency to bark … a lot. As a small dog mom and trainer, our speaker can advise you from real-life experience. Speaker: Juliana DeWillems, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, CDBC; JW Dog Training
Please register in advance so that you receive the info you’ll need to join the webinar. Thanks!

Caring For Your Dog Through 5 Stages of Your Dog’s Lifespan – Things You Can Do Along the Way to Facilitate Lifelong Health & Comfort
Saturday, February 4, 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
It can be difficult for us to notice our dogs’ changing needs as they pass through various life stages. But no matter what life stage your dog is in, there are simple things you can do now to facilitate long-term health and happiness. And if your dog is already a senior, we’ll discuss techniques you can use to deal with various aspects of the aging process, as well as how to anticipate and respond to the challenges ahead. Speaker: E. Kathryn Meyer, DVM; Peace & Comfort
Please register in advance so that you receive the info you’ll need to join the webinar. Thanks!

Family Dog Mediation®
Saturday, February 25, 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Trainer and author Kim Brophey created Family Dog Mediation®, teaching that understanding our dogs is the key to helping with “behavior problems”. Once you see how your dog’s L.E.G.S.® (Learning, Environment, Genetics & Self) has created the dog in front of you, you can set up realistic goals, management protocols, and, when necessary, teach new behaviors. Speaker: Kerrie Hoar, CPDT-KA, IAABC-ADT, FDM, FFCP; Crimson Hound
Please register in advance so that you receive the info you’ll need to join the webinar. Thanks!

 

Questions? 
New webinars are added regularly, so bookmark this page and come back to check out our new listings. You can also join our mailing list to get new workshop announcements and other valuable tips for living a great life with your pets. Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions. We’re happy to help!