Dog Workshops & Events

The Behavior and Training Department is proud to offer fun, innovative and thought-provoking seminars, workshops and events, presenting and testing the latest ideas in the world of animal behavior and training.

We offer seminars with some of the top trainers and behaviorists in the profession, at which both dog professionals and the companion dog owning public alike can learn more about the unique human-canine bond.

Our staff instructors provide workshops on a wide variety of topics including Tricks, Crate Training, Training with Clickers, Agility Skills, Recalls and Leash Walking Behaviors. If there is a workshop topic you are interested in that we don’t currently offer, please contact Behavior & Training or call 415.506.6280.

We promote and organize a wide variety of dog sport events including: Nosework Odor Recognition Trials, Agility Fun Matches, Rally Obedience Fun Matches and Flyball Tournaments, to name just a few.

901 - Workshop: Crate Training

These 1 ½ hour workshops teach you how to crate train your puppy or adult dog. Crates help your dog establish good habits and prevent the formation of destructive habits. They are an excellent house training tool and can be used in many behavior modification programs. Crate training is a “must” for both perfect and problem dogs. Even our advanced obedience, agility, scenting, and several other classes require that dogs be able to be crated for short periods of times. Come learn all about crates with us! This workshop is limited to 10 dog/handler teams and 15 auditors. Pre-registration and payment of the fee - $20.00 to participate or $10.00 to audit - are required to reserve a spot in this workshop.
If you are an auditor (attending without your dog), please enroll via telephone at 415/506-6280.

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5/6/2017 12:30 PM 10 10 View Details Register

901 - Workshop: Odor Recognition Test

Have you been introduced to the sport of Nose Work and are interested in seeing how to go further in the sport? This 2-hour workshop will walk you through the ins and outs of an Odor Recognition Test (ORT) which is the first step in pursuing NW Titles. All three odors will be available for testing and suggestions on improving your handling skills will be offered. Prerequisite is Introduction to Odor. Limited to 10 dog handler teams.

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5/6/2017 10:00 AM 10 8 View Details Register

901 - Workshop: Tricks!

Teaching your dog tricks is a great way to strengthen the relationship with your dog and build your dog’s focus on you – and it’s great fun, too! In this workshop-a teaser for our six week Tricks class- you will learn some fundamental behaviors that can used to develop fun behaviors in your dog. 6 working slots. $50.

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5/6/2017 2:30 PM 6 5 View Details Register

908 - Boundless Junior Agility Camp, Aug 4-6

Boundless Junior Agility Camp Please visit BJACamp.weebly.com for registration application, complete details, and prerequisites. You MUST submit the application before paying a deposit. Payment of deposit does not guarantee a spot in camp. Email bjac.juniors@gmail.com with any questions.

$100 deposit for working spot (30 max), $60 to audit one day (15 max), $150 to audit all three days (15 max).

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8/4/2017 9:00 AM 30 24 View Details Register
8/4/2017 9:00 AM 15 15 View Details Register
8/4/2017 9:00 AM 15 15 View Details Register

909 - Loretta Mueller 1 - Thursday, June 8

Problem Solving & Dealing with Stress
Does your dog have a Jekyll and Hyde personality when it comes to training and trialing? Is your dog unable to perform the skills that they were taught when you are outside of your backyard? This session will focus on providing you with a “diagnosis” and “treatment plan” for behaviors that are hurting your agility runs. This workshop is for all levels of dogs (15 months and older); experienced teams are encouraged to attend. Loretta says, “This is a seminar where amazing things happen!”

$190 for a working spot (10 max), $50 to audit (30 max). If working spots are full, contact Kristin at kherrera@MarinHumaneSociety.org to be put on the wait list.

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6/8/2017 9:00 AM 10 0 View Details Sold Out
6/8/2017 9:00 AM 30 30 View Details Register

909 - Loretta Mueller 2 - Friday, June 9

Advanced Handling with Jumps and Tunnels
We will be working transitions (extension to collection) in this session, to get smooth handling. This workshop is for dogs who are trialing at the Open/Advanced level; experienced teams are encouraged to attend!

$190 for a working spot (10 max), $50 to audit (30 max). If working spots are full, contact Kristin at kherrera@MarinHumaneSociety.org to be put on the wait list.

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6/9/2017 9:00 AM 10 2 View Details Register
6/9/2017 9:00 AM 30 30 View Details Register

909 - Loretta Mueller 3 - Saturday, June 10

Get Ahead/Stay Ahead
You do find that you are always racing to keep up? Do you wish that you could run agility without feeling like you are not going to make it to places? Here is the session for you! We will work on skills needed to get ahead and STAY ahead. Are you sabotaging yourself by making plans that intentionally put you behind? Do you need to leave faster and trust your dog? This workshop is for dogs who are trialing at the Open/Advanced level; experienced teams are encouraged to attend. We’ll be doing Open level courses with some Masters level challenges!

$190 for a working spot (10 max), $50 to audit (30 max). If working spots are full, contact Kristin at kherrera@MarinHumaneSociety.org to be put on the wait list.

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6/10/2017 9:00 AM 10 0 View Details Sold Out
6/10/2017 9:00 AM 30 29 View Details Register

909 - Loretta Mueller 4 - Sunday, June 11

Masters Handling
Masters level courses with an international flair… be prepared to RUN! This workshop is for dogs who are trialing at the Masters level.

$190 for a working spot (10 max), $50 to audit (30 max). If working spots are full, contact Kristin at kherrera@MarinHumaneSociety.org to be put on the wait list.

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6/11/2017 9:00 AM 10 0 View Details Sold Out
6/11/2017 9:00 AM 30 30 View Details Register

909 - Tracy Sklenar 1 - Friday, May 5

How To Get Connection and Be On Time: Connection and timing are the keys to success in agility!
Learn how to connect with your dog on course as well as learn your dog’s timing needs to build speed & motivation or to control the lines of a fast dog. This clinic is open to all levels of dogs (15 months and older) that can do jump and tunnel sequences with focus; experienced teams are encouraged to attend!

$190 for a working spot (10 max), $60 to audit (30 max). If working spots are full, contact Kristin at kherrera@MarinHumaneSociety.org to be put on the wait list.

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5/5/2017 9:00 AM 10 0 View Details Sold Out
5/5/2017 9:00 AM 30 30 View Details Register

909 - Tracy Sklenar 2 - Saturday, May 6

Extreme Commitment: Take your dog’s commitment skills to the next level!
Learn the games to teach your dog the amazing commitment to jumps and tunnels that will make handling seem easy! Commitment is the key to any handling method! These games will teach your dog to commit to lines, turns, jumps and tunnels up close and at a distance, in extension and in collection with the easiest of cues. Get rid of refusals, get to amazing position on course and build terrific teamwork with extreme commitment! This clinic is open to all levels of dogs (12 months and older) that can do jump and tunnel sequences with focus; experienced teams are encouraged to attend!

$190 for a working spot (10 max), $60 to audit (30 max). If working spots are full, contact Kristin at kherrera@MarinHumaneSociety.org to be put on the wait list.

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5/6/2017 9:00 AM 10 0 View Details Sold Out
5/6/2017 9:00 AM 30 28 View Details Register

909 - Tracy Sklenar 3 - Sunday, May 7

The New Normal: International Techniques for Local Courses
“International” handling techniques have are so common on local courses that they are the ‘new normal’! We can use these techniques as part of our normal handling tool box to master courses every weekend – at the local, regional, national and international level! We will explore when and why to use these 'fancy' techniques, as well as when to stick with the "meat and potato" handling. This clinic is open to dogs who are running at the advanced/open level.

$190 for a working spot (10 max), $60 to audit (30 max). If working spots are full, contact Kristin at kherrera@MarinHumaneSociety.org to be put on the wait list.

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5/7/2017 9:00 AM 10 0 View Details Sold Out
5/7/2017 9:00 AM 30 30 View Details Register

909 - Tracy Sklenar 4 - Monday, May 8

Maximize Your Mini: Maximize your handling with your mini dog!
Learn to bring out the best in your small dog on course with new and exciting challenges for 2017! Finally, a class specifically for small (and medium) dogs in agility! Handling small dogs is NOT the same as handling large dogs! Are you slowing your small (or medium) dog down with your handling choices? Do you want to build more speed and drive on lines? Are you struggling to keep up with the tiny blur? This class explores the specific needs of small dog teams, in terms of:

Building Connection
Developing Confidence and Speed
Timing
Choosing the Best Line
Choosing the Fastest, Clearest Handling Tools
Building Commitment
And more!
Join us to explore the differences while strengthening each team! This clinic is open to dogs who are running at the advanced/masters level.

$190 for a working spot (10 max), $60 to audit (30 max). If working spots are full, contact Kristin at kherrera@MarinHumaneSociety.org to be put on the wait list.

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5/8/2017 9:00 AM 10 2 View Details Register
5/8/2017 9:00 AM 30 29 View Details Register

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