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 US EASTERN TIME
We also offer CLOSED CAPTIONING, click on CC during the webinar to activate
Other than “Advice for Adopters & Puppy Parents”, you can view PREVIOUS WEBINARS here

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; Laura Sharkey, KPA CTP, WOOFS! Dog Training Center; and Amie Glasgow, CDBC, IAABC-ADT, CSAT, FSG-I, Oscar Winning Behavior

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!

At-Home Canine Fitness
Saturday, March 11, 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Fitness can increase your dog’s lifespan, reduce injury, and help prevent disease and behavioral problems. Plus, it’s a fun way to bond with your dog! Learn from DC’s only Certified Canine Fitness Trainer how to implement canine fitness at home, with little to no equipment. Speaker: Liana Burgoyne, CPDT-KA, CCFT, CCFC; Liana Fit Canine Conditioning
Please register in advance so that you receive the info you’ll need to join the webinar. Thanks!

PTSD in Pets
Saturday, March 25, 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
What if your pet was tied outside and left defenseless, was abused, or attacked? Could that explain the sudden rage we see in some dogs? One minute, we have the sweet, friendly dog we share our homes with, and the next, our dog seems like a ferocious animal. As a captain in the Army Veterinary Corps, Dr. Amy Pike saw military working dogs returning from deployment. She is now a Board certified veterinary behaviorist. So, who better to explain how PTSD can affect our pets and how best to help them? Speaker: Dr. Amy Pike, DACVB; Animal Behavior Wellness Center
Please register in advance so that you receive the info you’ll need to join the webinar. Thanks!

Helping Your Fearful Dog Navigate the World
Sunday, April 23, 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Some of us have dogs that are afraid of strangers or other dogs or vacuum cleaners or balloons or trucks… We could go on and on. Just like humans, dogs’ reactions vary. A few hide. Others look away. Some growl. What they all have in common is that they depend on us for help. Come learn what signs to watch for, how to help your dog feel safe, and what you can do to reduce your dog’s fears. 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!

Why is My Dog Like This? And What Can I Do About it Now?
Saturday, April 29, 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Factors that influence your dog’s behavior start in the womb and continue every day. Although some causes can’t be changed, there ARE methods to help your dog cope with behavioral issues.  Speaker: Esther Eng, DVM, Clinical Behavior Resident with Dr. Amy Pike; Animal Behavior Wellness Center
Please register in advance so that you receive the info you’ll need to join the webinar. Thanks!

Targeting –  the most useful skill you can teach your dog
Saturday, May 13, 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Learn about one of the simplest and most versatile skills you can teach your dog and how to use it in so many different ways – from calling your dog to walking on leash to tricks and sports…and so much more. Plus, your dog thinks it’s fun! Speaker: Colleen Campbell, CBCCC-KA, CPDT-KA, PMCT1, CCDT; Positive Interactions Dog Behavior and Training
Please register in advance so that you receive the info you’ll need to join the webinar. Thanks!

Building Reliable Behavior
Saturday, May 20, 2:00 – 4:00 PM ET
Do you feel like your dog has selective hearing? Does all training go out the window around distractions? Or are there some skills your dog just can’t seem to learn? Our speaker has tips on how to build reliable behaviors that will be there when you need them.Speaker: Laura Sharkey, KPA CTP; WOOFS! Dog Training Center
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!