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Nicole Wilde

Saturday, July 21: Helping Fearful Dogs

Sunday, July 22: Two Timely Topics:
Separation Anxiety and Dog-Dog Play


Saturday, July 21 and Sunday, July 22, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  
Burbank, CA


SEMINAR DESCRIPTION: Helping Fearful Dogs, Saturday, July 21

Many dog owners, shelter/rescue workers, trainers, and other canine professionals find anxiety, fears, and phobias to be among the most challenging behaviors to treat. This information-packed workshop combines lecture, photographs, and extensive video footage to explore the art of working with fearful dogs, with some overlap into fear-based aggression. Topics include:

- Causes and prevention
- How fear manifests
- Recognized and lesser-known stress signals
- How to work with fearful dogs in the home
- Suggestions for group classes
- A Firm Foundation program on which dogs can build confidence
- Skills owners should know
- Skills to teach dogs
- What training equipment is (and is not!) appropriate

Interactive exercises include participation in solving a fear-related case history. You will also get an overview of how complementary therapies can make your treatment plans even more successful.

Approved for CEUs: CPDT-KA 6.5, CBCC-KA  6.5, IAABC 6.5

SEMINAR DESCRIPTION: Two Timely Topics, Sunday, July 22

Separation anxiety is a challenging problem for dogs, owners, and sometimes even for trainers. It may not be life-threatening, but it can certainly be lifestyle-threatening. In extreme cases, separation anxiety can even cost a dog his home. Get the best and latest cutting edge advice from the author of Don’t Leave Me! Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety, the award-winning book on the subject!

Dog-dog play may seem a lighter topic, but it is crucial to understand the subtleties of play in order to prevent aggressive incidents and to keep dogs healthy both physically and psychologically. Both segments of this full-day seminar are packed full of invaluable information that will be applicable whether you are an owner, trainer, rescue/shelter worker, or other canine professional or enthusiast.

Separation Anxiety: Both Sides Now (Morning)

Many owners become frustrated and overwhelmed living with a dog with separation anxiety, and some even give up. While most trainers are aware of standard protocols and approaches, some dogs just haven’t read the game plans, and outside-the-box solutions are needed. Living with Sierra, a shelter dog who came with a deeply entrenched case of separation anxiety, has given Nicole an insider’s perspective on separation issues and has emphasized the fact that a cookie-cutter approach does not work for every dog. Nicole’s twenty years of experience as a canine behavior specialist, along with her newfound empathy for owners, allowed her to develop outside-the-box, creative ways to address separation problems and to support owners.

This presentation includes lecture and video. Topics include:

Whether you are a trainer, owner, or shelter/rescue worker, you will come away from this seminar with a better understanding of separation issues and how to modify them in order to lessen stress for both owners and dogs, and to give dogs a better chance at a forever home.

Dissecting the Dynamics of Dog-Dog Play (Afternoon)

In the fluid dance we call play, dogs leap, spin, chase, pounce, and wrestle together. Their interactions range from joyful romps based in camaraderie and fun, to cautious “discussions” born of over-arousal and tension, and sometimes even to skirmishes that can result in bodily harm. If we are to make accurate behavioral assessments and keep dogs safe psychologically and physically, we must understand play’s subtle dynamics.

Through entertaining lecture and extensive video footage, we will explore the nuances of dog-dog play. Viewing slow motion playback will reveal split-second body language, signals, and maneuvers that would otherwise be missed, and will improve your skills when watching dogs interact in real time. Even if you are an experienced trainer or owner, you’ll be amazed at how much is revealed. One thing is certain: you’ll never look at dog-dog play in the same way again.

Topics include:

Approved for CEUs: CPDT-KA 6.5, CBCC-KA 3, IAABC 6.5

Nicole’s seminars are always upbeat, fun, and packed with immediately useful information. You’ll come away from this full-day presentation with new knowledge, plenty of great new tips and techniques, and the enthusiasm to implement them. 


Nicole Wilde is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer (CPDT-KA) and an internationally recognized, award-winning author and lecturer. Her nine books include So You Want to be a Dog Trainer, Help for Your Fearful Dog, and Don’t Leave Me! Step-by-Step Help for Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety (www.phantompub.com). In addition to working with dogs, Nicole has worked with wolves and wolfdogs for over fifteen years and is considered an expert in the field.

Nicole is the recipient of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers’ prestigious Ian Dunbar Member of the Year Award for 2006, and a popular speaker at the organization’s conferences. She is on the Advisory Board of the Companion Animal Sciences Institute, the educational branch for the International Institute for Applied Companion Animal Behavior, and an Advisory Board member for the Association of Animal Behavior Professionals. Nicole writes an “Ask the Expert” column for Modern Dog Magazine.

Nicole lives in southern California with her husband and two northern breed mixes, and runs Gentle Guidance Dog Training. Her blog, Wilde About Dogs, can be found at wildewmn.wordpress.com. You can also find Nicole on Facebook at https://facebook.com/NicoleWildeAuthor and Twitter @NicoleWilde.


Nicole is a popular speaker and her seminars fill quickly, so register early!

Dates: Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$120 per person per day or $220 for both days
Non-profit rescue and shelter groups (specify group when paying): $80 per person per day or $150 for both days

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Single Day Registration: Helping Fearful Dogs, Saturday, July 21
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Non-Profit Single Day Registration: Helping Fearful Dogs, Saturday, July 21
Non-Profit Single Day Registration: Two Timely Topics, Sunday, July 22
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Courtyard by Marriott Burbank
2100 Empire Avenue
Burbank, CA 91504

The hotel is just off the 5 freeway near the Burbank airport. For maps and directions click here: http://bit.ly/zFJlb6

Lunch: There are restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. A full list will be sent out in advance of the seminar.

Refund policy:
If requested by July 1, entire fee will be refunded with the exception of a $25.00 administrative fee.
If requested by July 8, 50% of fees will be refunded with the exception of a $25.00 administrative fee.
After July 15th, 50% of fees will be refunded ONLY IF YOUR SPOT CAN BE FILLED with the exception of a $25.00 administrative fee.

Please direct any questions to info@phantompub.com.