Events

Training Spot Events put our expertise and training to work for you and your pet, teaching you how to reinforce good behavior, and quickly mitigate unwanted issues.


“Take Your Dog Everywhere!”: Secrets from Certified Trainers

Join Training Spot and REI at Wildcraft to learn the Secrets of the “Go Everywhere Dog.” Certified trainers will teach exercises that help dogs learn how to calm down when excited and direct them to do something acceptable instead of jumping or barking. You will learn how to recognize body language, signs of stress and ways to set your dog up for success. These skills come in handy for roasting marshmallows around the campfire, eating lunch on the trail, relaxing while you dine at outdoor restaurants and having the dog that can go everywhere! This talk is hosted in partnership with Girls on the Run Willamette Valley. WildCraft Ciderworks will donate $1 from every cider sold to Girls on the Run. Their mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident; using a fun, experience based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Be sure to register for this free (consider a $5 suggested donation) event, as spots fill up quickly. To register, visit the REI Eugene Store webpage REI.com/Eugene. Seating begins at 6:30pm so you can get your seats and ciders in time for the 7:00pm presentation. 

  • Tuesday, March 10th
  • 6:30pm-8:00pm
  • WildCraft Ciderworks
  • For pet parents only, demonstration dogs will be present
  • Cost: Free
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Advanced Canine Conditioning w/Maddy Turner

Infinity Dog Sports and Training Spot are proud to present Maddy Turner L.M.T, CSAMT and official massage therapist for the AKC/USA World Agility Team.

What is canine conditioning? Canine Conditioning is a specially designed workout which improves muscle mass and strength, increases flexibility and range of motion as well as coordination and balance. It helps prevent injuries during activities including training, competing, working or just fetching balls and playing with other dogs. And as a bonus, it provides mental enrichment which leads to a happy relaxed dog.

Whether you have a companion dog or a performance partner these workshops will help you maintain the level of conditioning you need to keep your dog strong, fit and fabulous!

This session will be geared towards dogs and handlers who have some experience with core conditioning and fitness/balance training but would like to take it to the next level.

  • Sunday, March 1st
  • 1:30pm-5:00pm
  • Training Spot, 90 Lawrence Street
  • Cost: Working Spot (Dog & Handler) $85
  • Cost: Auditor (No Dog) $35
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Introduction to Canine Conditioning w/Maddy Turner

Infinity Dog Sports and Training Spot are proud to present Maddy Turner L.M.T, CSAMT and official massage therapist for the AKC/USA World Agility Team.

What is canine conditioning? Canine Conditioning is a specially designed workout which improves muscle mass and strength, increases flexibility and range of motion as well as coordination and balance. It helps prevent injuries during activities including training, competing, working or just fetching balls and playing with other dogs. And as a bonus, it provides mental enrichment which leads to a happy relaxed dog.

Whether you have a companion dog or a performance partner these workshops will help you maintain the level of conditioning you need to keep your dog strong, fit and fabulous!

This session is for dogs and handlers of all skill level.

  • Sunday, March 1st
  • 9:00am-12:30pm
  • Training Spot, 90 Lawrence Street
  • Cost: Working Spot (Dog & Handler) $85
  • Cost: Auditor (No Dog) $35
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When Spot Gets Nippy: Hands on Learning

Join us and learn about the human end of the leash, what can accidentally create frustration and aggression, how you can help prevent it, and how you can help your reactive dog.

Participants will learn:

  • What causes leash reactivity
  • Leash handling skills
  • Defensive handling techniques
  • How to prevent and treat leash reactivity
  • Connect with other “midnight walkers” and get training support
  • TBD, 2020 Classes Coming Soon!
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Training Spot (90 Lawrence Street)
  • For pet parents only, demonstration dogs will be present
  • Cost: $35
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Spot Gets a Job

Ever had thoughts that you your dog would make a great Therapy Dog? Curious about the difference between Therapy, Emotional Support and Service work?

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.

  • TBD: 2020 Classes Coming Soon!
  • 6:00-8:00pm
  • Training Spot (90 Lawrence Street)
  • For pet parents only
  • Cost: $25
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New! DogBiz Dog Walking Academy

Start a new career
Trade in your stressful, stale, or unsatisfying work for a living doing something you love—spending time with dogs.

Already walking?
Learn a few new dog tricks, gain a marketing edge, solve pesky problems, and grow your business to new heights.

By completing the Dog Walking Academy you:

  • Earn a professional dog walking certification that sets you apart!
  • Will learn about canine ritualization and body language.
  • Will learn the ABC’s of running a business.
  • How to screen dogs and create safe walking groups.
  • About walk management and safety.
  • Basic Positive Reinforcement and dog training techniques.
  • Emergency Planning
  • Car Safety
  • And more!
  • 3 Days (May 29th-31st)
  • Class limited to 16 students
  • Training Spot (90 Lawrence Street)
  • Approved for 21 CEUs
  • Cost: $850
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Sarah Owings hits the Spot!

Sarah Owings, KPA CTP, is passionate about reaching the difficult dog, and specializes in using clicker training principles to help transform the lives of fearful or shy dogs. As the owner of Bridges Dog Training, co-creator of Cyber Dog Online, and a regular contributor to online training forums, she is known for her innovative approaches to tough behavior problems, and her compassionate and insightful teaching.

  • Training Spot (90 Lawrence Street)
  • Time and Details TBD

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