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Weekend Seminar: Dog Obedience & Rehabilitation

Presented by: Valor K9 Academy

Hosted by: Dog Gone Seattle Rescue

May 5-6th, 2018

Seattle, WA

Do you want to learn from the very best on how to help your dog reach his full potential and be a happy well adjusted family member? This is your opportunity!

Dog Gone Seattle is sponsoring a weekend seminar with the very talented Amy Pishner of Valor K9 Academy, who will be visiting us in Bothell, WA. This two-day seminar (Sat/Sun 9am-5pm) will cover topics including:
Training Philosophy

* How dogs learn
* Foundation training skills
* Obedience and puppy training
* Behavioral rehabilitation
* Problem prevention and problem solving

While this seminar is open to the general public, we are focusing on those in the rescue community. We are offering this seminar to our valued fosters and volunteers to attend to learn how to better help the dogs we rescue. On that note, some additional topics that may be covered include:

* How to bring a shelter dog to your home – the importance of decompression, dog introductions, etc.
* How to read a dog’s body language to prevent problems before they arise
* The importance of structure and boundaries
* Common problems such as dog/human reactivity, fearfulness, separation anxiety, resource guarding, and pulling on the leash
* How to help dogs with poor social skills

This is a seminar you don’t want to miss!

For Dog Gone Seattle Active Fosters and Volunteers, and Adopters (by invitation only) attendance is sponsored. For all other individuals, we are asking for a suggested donation to offset costs of hosting this seminar.

Audit Attendance – $200
Working Spot Attendance – $300

Working spots will be considered by application only, as we are limited to 10 spots and would like to have a variety of “problems” to address at this seminar. To request a working spot, please complete the questionnaire on the Brown Paper Tickets Checkout. To supplement with additional information, you can email jenny@doggoneseattle.org. If your dog is not accepted for a working spot, you can choose to audit the seminar and a difference in the price will be refunded.

Working Spots
We will have room for up to ten dogs for “working spots” in this seminar. You can expect hands on work with Amy to help address the problems you are facing. All dogs will be required to be securely crated or otherwise secured when not being worked during the seminar. You will be required to sign a release form.

For any questions, please email jenny@doggoneseattle.org



March Pack Walk

March 31st 10-11AM

**Meeting at Comstock Park, Spokane**

Pack Walks are an opportunity to get together, socialize and take our dogs on a scenic walk together. Pack Walks are open to the public for clients and non-clients alike, and they’re completely free!

Come join us on March 31st at 10AM for our March Pack Walk. We’ll be meeting at the parking lot at Comstock Park in Spokane at 10AM sharp. The walk will last approximately one hour. We recommend having just one dog per adult. This event is family-friendly, so bring the kids!

Be sure to have a leash, training collar and some treats. Bonus points for wearing Valor apparel!┬áIf you wish to purchase a Valor hoodie or shirt, let us know in advance, and we’ll bring you one!

Please RSVP on the Facebook events page.



K9 First Aid & CPR Seminar

March 17th 9AM-1PM

Come join us March 17th for our first K9 First Aid & CPR workshop. This workshop is designed for dog owners, dog trainers, dog walkers, groomers and rescue groups to give attendees the skills and knowledge to care for their canine companions.

This workshop will be taught by Dr. Gerda McAuliffe (DVM), Justin Pishner (Survival Specialist), Courtney Sims (Licensed Veterinary Technician) and Amy Pishner (Dog Trainer).

Workshop topics include: preventative care, medical kits, homeostasis, physical exams, K9 lifesaving skills, illness/injuries, and Q&A.

Limited spots available. Tickets: $75

((SOLD OUT))



February Pack Walk

Feb 24th 10AM

**Meeting at Kendall Yards**

Pack Walks are an opportunity to get together, socialize and take our dogs on a scenic walk together. Pack Walks are open to the public for clients and non-clients alike, and they’re completely free!



January Pack Walk

Jan 27th 10-11AM

**Meeting at Manito Park**

Pack Walks are an opportunity to get together, socialize and take our dogs on a scenic walk together. Pack Walks are open to the public for clients and non-clients alike, and they’re completely free!