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Mats Matter!

March 16, 2017 @ 7:45 pm - 8:25 pm

Workshop Details
Working Spots: Limited to 6 dogs and handlers
Dates (2 weeks): Thurs. 3/16 and 3/23/17, 7:45-8:25pm
Length:  Two 40min. sessions
Cost: $55
Prereqs: No prong, choke or electronic collars permitted.
Non-reactive dogs, and graduates of Reactive Rover:
Foundations class, are welcome to register.

Mats Matter!

Did you know that relaxing on the mat (or bed) is one of the most useful behaviors you can teach your dog? This is one of the reasons why we teach it to so many of our clients!

Join us for this two week workshop to teach (or strengthen) your dog’s ability to relax on a mat.

Week 1
We will work on teaching your dog that the best place in the room is their mat!  From there we will look at building and strengthening relaxed behavior on the mat. Once your dog loves their mat, you can use it to build comfort and confidence in a variety of settings.

Week 2
Now we’ll take your dog’s relaxation skills to the next level!  In this class we will focus on the Three Ds (Distance, Duration and Difficulty) of training in relation to your dog’s mat behavior.

You’ll be amazed at the progress you and your dog can make in this two week workshop!

This workshop is open to non-reactive dogs, and is reactive dog friendly. Dogs who have graduated from Reactive Rover: Foundations, or haver permission of instructor, are welcome to attend.

**If you don’t feel your dog is ready to attend this workshop please contact us about auditing options.**


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About the Instructor
Sara McLoudrey is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KSA) and has been teaching people and their dogs for over 15 years. She has a special love for shy and nervous dogs, and enjoys helping clients with reactive dogs through their treatment. She became a Certified Nose Work Instructor (CNWI) in 2012, soon after she was introduced to the sport. Since then she has enjoyed teaching a variety of K9 Nose Work group classes, workshops and seminars. In addition, Sara is a FitPaws Certified instructor, and teaches classes on canine fitness.

Sara currently competes with her American Water Spaniel, Rizzo in NACSW trials. Rizzo has earned her NW3, NW3-I, NW3-C, NW3-E, NW3-C, L1-C, L1-I, L1-E and L2-V titles. Team Rizzo consistently places in individual elements and the overall trials, earning 3rd place overall for her NW2 and 2nd place overall for her NW3. She also titled her Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, Dara for her NW1. Dara came out of her obedience career retirement, and loved nose work since she could participate even though she became deaf due to old age.



March 16, 2017
7:45 pm - 8:25 pm
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Synergy Veterinary Behavior
2127 NW York Street
Portland, OR 97210 United States
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