Canadian Canine Trainer's Group Meetup

  • Jan 13, 2009 · 7:00 PM
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Jan 13 meetup:

Format for this week's meetup is as follows:

7:00 Introductions
7:15 EVOLUTION of dogs
-power point presentation
-video clips
-scientific evidence
8:15 Break
8:30 Discussions
-Q & A
-other theories
9:00 Closing

On evenings when theory presentations are held, we request that dogs stay at their homes until the next

Canadian Canine Trainer's Group meetup for January will be an excellent introduction to the evolution of dogs from wolves and how us humans have modified our lifestyles to accommodate these incredible creatures. With these realizations, we can learn to adjust our environments appropriately so that our canine companions have the most comfortable and successful relationship with us. Knowing the history and evolution of the dog and each breed type, helps us in our selection of the right breed for each family's lifestyle, and selection of the correct training tools for the best results. As we learn about the genetic predispositions of each breed type, we begin to understand why certain behaviours in particular breeds are more challenging to suppress with standard training techniques. Hopefully, with this new awareness, each canine-human "team" will be encouraged to find the appropriate exercises for their dogs and have a healthier relationship and understanding of each other. Following weeks will include a focus on training tools and protocols to follow. The biggest fad in dog training this decade is the use of the Clicker through operant conditioning. A complete series will be dedicated to the CORRECT use and application of the clicker, and MORE IMPORTANTLY: how to get rid of it! Too many trainers end up having a clicker in their pocket FOREVER, and we understand that the goal is to get a TRAINED dog, not have a dog that is in TRAINING forever. (although we recognize that they never quit learning.) Alternatively, individuals who are not interested in operant conditioning and clicker training, we will offer other topics such as:
-PUNISHMENT (how to use and NOT abuse, as presented and published to D.I.N.G.O. , Japan)
-DOMINANCE: does it really exist?
-PACK OR POSER?: why dogs are NOT considered true pack animals (science says so!)

If you are a dog enthusiast, this is the group for you! There will certainly be a topic of interest at one of our meetups... watch our aganeda for weekly updates.

DOGS ARE WELCOME WITH PROOF OF CURRENT VACCINATIONS... remember, sessions are more geared towards training the human end of the leash while giving assignments to work on at home.

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  • Janet

    This was a great event to get out to. There was lots of information and the discussion was interesting and a good way to exchange ideas. The atmoshere was relaxed and friendly, with a chance to express our own thoughts. I am definietly going to more of these meetings. Thanks Leanne

    January 30, 2009

  • Leanne B.

    It was great to have such an interactive group with a versatile background in dogs.

    January 13, 2009

  • Leanne B.

    Hello, Just another quick reminder and request to those who have RSVP'd for this event. If you have not confrimed your registration through paypal or called our office to verbally confirm, please consider doing so today. Accurate counts of registrants GREATLY REDUCES our expenses in planning, printing material and snacks, etc... it also opens seats up for others. We greatly appreciate your consideration, I know sometimes life gets busy and people forget... Thanks for your attention ~Leanne

    January 12, 2009

  • Leanne B.

    Hello Everyone!

    The "EVOLUTION" seminar is coming up this Tuesday already! Please be sure to RSVP and either pay online to secure your spot, or call to confirm your registration [masked]). We'd like to keep any open spots available for interested people, as we do advertise in other areas as well, and the interest is high on this debatable topic.

    Thanks so much~ Looking forward to meeting everyone next week.

    Leanne, AHT, CPDT
    President, Canadian Canine Training Corp. [masked]

    January 8, 2009

  • Leanne B.

    If there is something of greater interest, please submit ideas here.

    Thanks so much,


    December 7, 2008

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  • Leanne B. +3
    Certified Pet Dog Trainer, Veterinary Behaviour Technician, Organizer
    Event Host

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