Micaela Frank, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP
Rockstar Dog Training
Shelters and rescues are full of great dogs in need of permanent homes.But how do you know which dog is right for your family and lifestyle? How do you integrate that dog in to your home safely? You may get a dog with an unknown or incomplete history- how do you navigate these unknowns and set your new dog up for success? In this talk, Micaela Frank will answer these questions and more. Come away less worried and more curious about the unknowns as you use what you don’t know about your dog to give them a fresh start in their new life with you.
Carmaleta Aufderheide, MS, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA
Ever had thoughts that you your dog would make a great Therapy Dog? You’re in luck…our very own trainer, Carmaleta Aufderheide, BSN, MS-CRES, KPA-CTP, will discuss the road to therapy as well as sift out the differences between types of working dogs including service and emotional support. Join us for an informative talk on how Spot gets a job. You may even get the chance to meet and greet Training Spots very own ‘career changed’ service dog, Boma, in retirement.
Jennifer Biglan, CDBC, KPA CTP, CPDT-KA
Strengthen trust, your relationship, and good behavior from your dog. Learn how to turn every day interactions into teachable moments! Do you feed your dog every day? Take them for a walk? Throw a ball? Cuddle on the couch? What else do you do with your dog every day that they love?
Debbie Schaefer, CPDT
The Well Mannered Dog, LLC
Teaching your dog tricks is so much fun and should be a part of every dog’s education. But here’s the thing, the fun you have teaching tricks should also be a part of teaching all the serious behaviors and even with resolving behaviors you dislike.
We are going to show you not only how to train some tricks but also how to put the fun into your training. Then watch as the relationship you have with your dog blossoms and good behavior replaces misbehavior
Molly Stewart, DVM
Pacific Magnolia Veterinary
End of life considerations due to age and/or disease are difficult to make for every pet owner. This presentation will address the ‘when” as well as the "how", as you consider assisting your pet to transition through end of life in the comfort of a familiar place like your home.