2 Day  B.A.T. Workshop with Grisha Stewart  MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP
Sep
7
to Sep 8

2 Day B.A.T. Workshop with Grisha Stewart MA, CPDT-KA, KPACTP

  • Friends for Life; Holistic Pet Training and Canine Educational Facility (map)
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BAT℠ helps animals gain confidence and social skills. BAT is a natural method that creates an emotionally safe interaction with minimal intrusion. BAT is especially useful when the “triggers” for frustration, aggression, or fear are living beings, for example when dogs bark at or bite other dogs or people.

Here are some benefits of BAT 2.0,  book and other resources.

  • BAT gives animals maximum control of safety and other significant events in their lives.

  • BAT arranges safe scenarios where animals can socialize naturally and interact with triggers in socially acceptable ways.

    ~ This is a humans only workshop, there will be hands on and lecture. Snacks and drinks will be provided along with breaks for stretching your legs and lunch. There are several amazing places to eat around Evergreen, CO and we will provide a list of nearby restaurants with addresses. There are also beautiful parks to have picnics at including the beautiful Evergreen Lake. If you need to make arrangements for overnight stay, please ask for a list of local B&B and Hotels.

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6 - Hr. Resource Guarding Workshop w/ Ana Melara CPDT-KA
Aug
31
10:00 AM10:00

6 - Hr. Resource Guarding Workshop w/ Ana Melara CPDT-KA

  • Friends for Life; Holistic Pet Training and Educational Center (map)
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Topic: Resource Guarding in Dogs: Positive, Gentle, & Effective Ways to Help Your Dog!
Trainer : Ana Melara CPDT-KA

One Day Workshop for Dog Trainers and Owners (humans only)

6 - CCPDT CEUs available for CPDT-KA and CPDT-KSA

Aug. 31st 10AM $110 per person

Drinks and Snacks will be available

What Is Resource Guarding? Resource guarding refers to a dog displaying behavior (growling, snapping, etc.) intended to convince other dogs or humans to stay away from a particular treasure or “resource.” The resource can be food, treats, toys, a place (a bed or favorite chair), or occasionally a person. Basically, a resource is anything that is considered by the dog to be of high value. Ana has an extensive background in helping families with dogs who resource guard. Ana will help you with positive steps to resolve these issues safely and gently. This course is eligible for 6 CCPDT CEUs for CPDT-KA and CPDT-KSA .

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2 Hr FitPAWS Conditioning Workshop
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

2 Hr FitPAWS Conditioning Workshop

  • Friends for Life; Holisitc Pet Training and Educational Center (map)
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Maureen Stevens is a Certified Canine Fitness Trainer (CCFT), FitPAWS Master Trainer, Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CDTI), Canine Conditioning Coach, Certified Stunt Dog Judge and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.

Whenever you work with your dog through Basic Training, Tricks Training and Canine Conditioning, Therapy or Service Dog Work you build a stronger bond with your canine companion.  I teach group classes as well as in home private sessions.

Canine Fitness

I am passionate about helping dogs keep their minds and bodies strong, whether your dog is a canine athlete, service dog, working dog, weekend warrior, couch potato, puppy, adult or senior they all deserve fitness to keep their bodies toned and working properly to prevent injuries. 

Fitness exercise programs can help your dog live the best life from puppy hood through their senior years.  Group classes and private sessions are available.

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Flirt Pole Build n Play Workshop : 2 hr. Humans Only
Aug
2
5:00 PM17:00

Flirt Pole Build n Play Workshop : 2 hr. Humans Only

  • Friends for Life; Holisic Pet Training and Educational Center (map)
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Using a Flirt Pole to play with your dog can be a fun and exciting! In this workshop taught by Friends for Life Trainers Natalie and Jenn, will show you how to build your own flirt pole, and demonstrate the many ways they can be used to provide controlled, safe play with your dog. Better then just throwing a ball, you can use the flirt pole for training as well as exercise . A toy is a wonderful substitute for treats and it keeps your dog fit and healthy.

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Loose Leash Walking : 2 Hour Workshop
Jul
26
5:00 PM17:00

Loose Leash Walking : 2 Hour Workshop

  • Friends for Life; Holistic Pet Training and Educational Center (map)
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Does your dog take you for a “drag”? Is walking a chore, not the glorious relaxing event you had dreamed about? Well, it is time to change all of that! In this short 2 hour workshop you and your dog will develop skills that will change the “Drag” of a walk into a delightful stroll. Friends for Life trainers Natalie and Jenn will teach you the practical skills you can use to teach your dog how to walk with you on a loose leash. No more sore arms, or frustrating walks, just harmony and relaxation.

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Fundamentals of Animal Communication Workshop (Any species) with Kelly Krueger
Jun
25
4:00 PM16:00

Fundamentals of Animal Communication Workshop (Any species) with Kelly Krueger

  • Friends for Life; Holistic Pet Training and Educational Center (map)
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Kelly has been a practicing Animal Communicator (sometimes referred to as pet psychic or animal intuitive) since 2005 and launched Articulate Animals, LLC, in 2007. To supplement her animal communication skills Kelly has taken courses and seminars in the topics of grief support, animal nutrition, flower essences, Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT), and administering homeopathic remedies.

Kelly enjoys working with a network of clients nationwide and internationally. She has communicated with a variety of animals including dogs, cats, horses, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, bears, fish, and gecko, helping identify sources of physical pain, reasons for fears, preferences for foods and play, and reasons for behavioral issues. She gives informational programs on animal communication around Denver.

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R+ Rattlesnake Avoidance Workshop
May
5
10:00 AM10:00

R+ Rattlesnake Avoidance Workshop


It’s that time of year again. The birds are chirping the sun is shining and it’s time to get out with your dog and enjoy the great outdoors. Unfortunately, this also means that you’ll be joined by all sorts of other critters some of which can be quite dangerous to you and your pet. 

In this workshop we’ll address:

  • Why training your dog works

  • What behaviors to teach your dog to do to have a great, safe summer

  • How to train your dog to avoid snakes (as well as other dangers) without the use of pain or fear.

  • Snake behavior

  • Snake Safety

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