Seminars and Workshops

 

Sarah is a dynamic speaker and loves teaching groups of dog trainers and dog sport enthusiasts across the country and internationally. She offers a variety of topics; her most popular workshops are listed below. Contact her via email at training@thecognitivecanine.com 

Upcoming Seminars:

  • February 2018
    • 16-17 Sydney, AUS–Jumping Gymnastics
    • 18-19 Sydney, AUS–Worked Up
    • 24-25 Wellington, NZ–Worked Up
  • March 2018
    • 16-18 Midland, TX contact: catclif@gmail.com
  • April 2018
    • 27-30 Machester, CT–Clarity Rules, Worked Up, and Worked Up Alumni Day, contact: inspirationcanine@gmail.com
  • May 2018
    • 19-20 Sumner, WA–Worked Up Sign up HERE
  • June 2018
    • 1-3 Wilmington, OH–Fenzi Dog Sports Camp information HERE
    • 18-19 Mt Vernon, WA–Hidden Potential, contact: megan@synergydogsports.com
  • July 2018
    • 20-22 Dallas, TX information HERE 
  • September
    • 27-28 Port Orchard, WA Worked Up contact: cogk9info@gmail.com
    • 29-1 Port Orchard, WA Worked Up Camp contact: cogk9info@gmail.com

Worked Up! Addressing arousal-related issues in sport dogs:
This workshop is all about dogs that are over-stressed, over-aroused, over-adrenalized, and just plain over the top. Help your dog give his true performance in the ring by helping him be in a healthy state of arousal at trials. Part lecture, part hands-on, this workshop addresses everything that comes with problems of arousal: handler-biting, broken start lines and contacts, lack of focus, knocked bars, and more.

Got a Problem? Throw a Cookie at It!: Reinforcement Scenarios for Sport Dogs
In this interactive workshop handlers of sport dogs learn to apply the art and science of the strategic reinforcement to solve performance issues in their sport dogs. Everything from handler biting, broken start lines, inattentive heeling, and more! Sarah splits this workshop into a lecture portion and a working portion, allowing participants to present their issues and see solutions. Depending on participant numbers Got a Problem? can be presented in a one or two day format. 

101 Things NOT to Do With a Box: Getting Dogs and Handlers “Clicker-Savvy” 
Sarah covers clean training principles as a way to jumpstart dogs and handlers on the path to clicker-savviness.  Training should not be frustrating for the dog or handler, and the skilled application of a few solid concepts will help transform struggling teams into do-it-all teams. This two day workshop involves both lecture and the opportunity for teams to try out the concepts under Sarah’s guidance.

Jumping Gymnastics
Co-taught with Leslie Eide DVM, CCRT this jumping clinic works off the idea that jumping problems in healthy dogs are always related to training, conditioning, or both.  Sarah covers the training aspects of this one day workshop, while Dr. Leslie addresses the conditioning side.  All participants attend lecture portions taught by both instructors, and working teams address individual problems from whichever side they need it!