Lectures

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


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
  • Sunday, September 8th
  • 10:00am-12:00pm
  • 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.

  • Sunday, October 6th
  • 10am-12pm
  • Training Spot (90 Lawrence Street)
  • For pet parents only
  • Cost: $25
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Stress Free Mani Pedis

If you and your dog both duck and cover when someone says “nail trim,” this talk is for you. Trainer and veterinary assistant Katie Holland (KPA CTP) will teach ways to make the nail trimming process comfortable and easy for you and your dog.

  • Sunday, November 3rd
  • 10am-12pm
  • 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 certification that sets you apart!
Will learn about dog behavior and how to read dogs better
Will learn the ABC’s of running a business

  • 3 Days (August 2nd through 4th)
  • 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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