Upcoming Events

Panic to Peace… Overcoming Separation Anxiety

Carmaleta (Carm), M.S., KPA-CTP, CPDT-KA, CSAT, owns Northstar Training Solutions in Eugene, Oregon. Her engagement in graduate school research at the University of Oregon into the human-animal bond with vulnerable populations sparked her career in dog training, behavior, and commitment to helping families and their dogs through difficult times.

Since 2016, Carm has helped improve communication and repair strained relationships between hundreds of people and their dogs. As a certified separation anxiety trainer (CSAT), she specializes in helping dogs overcome separation anxiety and understands its complexities.

We will host Carm for a presentation on working with separation anxiety in dogs and find out why the road to recovery is different than you might expect.

The Details

  • This seminar is for humans only
  • Thursday, May 25th, at 5:30 pm
  • Held at Training Spot, 90 Lawrence Street
  • $35 Pre-registration required

Agility: So Much More Than Bar Hopping!

Join us for a fun agility seminar with Holly K. Krueger and Dara Moser Dudley. Dara and Holly will introduce you to the fun world of dog agility. But beware, you might get hooked!


Holly K. Krueger, Ph.D. Infinity Dog Sports Club, LLC

Holly is a psychologist, teacher and writer who discovered agility in 2005 when her Gordon Setter needed a job. Now a full-fledged agility nerd she’s also competed with her beloved English Cocker Spaniel, MACH Nohea Beatrix Madeline May and is currently competing and continuing her agility education with another English Cocker, Pippin, who is very worried but learning to be brave. In addition to finding fabulous coaches and dog professionals to come to Infinity Dog Sports she offers classes and private instruction for developing skills and building the relationship with your dog. She loves teaching and believes agility should be FUN for both dog and human.

Dara Moser Dudley, Aussie Equine Training

Dara is a mother of two human kids, ages 8 and 5, and four fur kids. She’s also a veterinary technician, dental hygienist, and a horse and dog trainer. She grew up with many animals and enjoyed training her pet dogs, horses and even cows as a child. Dara competed with horses in several disciplines from hunt seat to barrel racing. After high school Dara was Equine 4-H leader, OHSET coach and gave numerous riding lessons.

Dara discovered agility in 2010 with her heart dogs Axel and Kyra. She is now a full time agility instructor teaching multiple classes weekly with a variety of different breeds and skill levels. She is actively training her four dogs and enjoys competing in UKI, USDAA and AKC while continuing to take classes from different instructors to grow and develop her skills.

The Details

  • This seminar is for humans only
  • Wednesday July 19th at 5:30 pm
  • Held at Training Spot, 90 Lawrence Street
  • $25 pre-registration required

Canine Strength and Conditioning workshop with Bobbie Lyons

Day One: Focus on Posture and Building a Strong Foundation

Learning about your dog’s posture and how it affects strength, balance and movement is key to understanding how to help your dog maintain good form and function in everything they do. There is foundation training for everything we do and during this workshop you will learn the basic understanding how reward position, handler position, and overall posture of each exercises affects muscle engagement. A variety of exercises will be taught, demonstrated and practiced by all participants. This workshop is for dogs of any age. It is recommended if bringing a young puppy, to plan to take a lot of breaks or bring another dog so that you can swap out when the puppy needs a break.


Day Two: Cavaletti’s and Core Strength

Learn key exercise that will improve your dog’s stride and strengthen the core muscle groups. We will focus half the day on all things cavalettis. There are so many beneficial exercises that can be done with a simple set of poles and cones. The other half the day will focus specifically on core strengthening. A variety of exercises will be taught, demonstrated and practiced by all participants.

It is helpful to have attended the Focus on Posture and Building a Strong Foundation either as a worker or an auditor. Dog’s 8mo and older are welcome in this workshop.


The Details

  • September 2nd and 3rd 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 
  • Two day and single day registrations available 
  • Working spot (with dog) and audit spot (observation only) registration options
  • Held at Training Spot, 90 Lawrence Street
  • Pre-registration required


Bobbie Lyons, CSCC, CCFT, KPA CTP

  • Lead Instructor and Program Director – Certified Canine Strength and Conditioning Coach Program
  • Certified Canine Fitness Trainer
  • Karen Pryor Academy Faculty

Bobbie owns and operates Pawsitive Performance LLC which offers dog training, fitness training and trick training around the globe. Bobbie is the lead instructor and program director for the Certified Canine Strength and Conditioning Coach program that is offered through North Carolina State University and North Carolina State University Veterinary Medicine. She was also part of the TEAM that contributed knowledge and experience to design the CCFT II Live Lab and was a course instructor for the program. Bobbie completed the certification program for Canine Fitness through the Companion Animal Sciences Institute and she is a Certified Training Partner with the Karen Pryor Academy.

Bobbie has 4 awesome dogs that train a variety of skills for agility, fitness training, trick training, tugging and dock diving. Bobbie enjoys the training process and strives to communicate in the best way she can to help her dogs and clients dogs understand the task at hand. She starts every training session with this question “how can I set the dog up for success and give the dog the best information to successfully complete the behavior”.

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