Workshops

Dogs & Storks is the trusted program families and professionals have chosen to help prepare families with dogs for life with a baby. If a newborn is expected in your family or entourage you will want to attend!

This 90 minute workshop led by licensed Family Paws Parent Educator, Lindsay Carlson, BS, FPPE, will cover the following topics:
Does my dog know I am pregnant?
Dog body language
Dog senses
Manners that matter
Preparation with our dog
Homecoming and MORE!
Our workshop covers the most commonly asked questions and more! Prepare now for success later!

Parents, expectant parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and anyone with visiting children in their life are welcome to attend.
This workshop is being offered virtually.
Class cost: $35 per person or $50 for two people.

Covid 19 has brought a lot of changes to our world, among them, an apparent increase in the number and severity of intensely problematic behaviors, including aggression and anxiety.

Watch Dr. Jill Sackman, DACVB (www.animalbehaviormi.com) and Jenn Gavin CPDT-KA (www.apleasantdog.com) as they discuss the changing face of behavior, and how you can rise to meet the new challenges presented for trainers and behavior consultants in this time.

Topics covered:
Assessing and Managing Risk in Behavior Cases
Working Collaboratively: How trainers & behavior consultants can work collaboratively with veterinarians and veterinary behaviorists to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.

This is a continuing education seminar for trainers, behaviorists, and veterinary medical staff. If you are a pet owner, we would love to see you in one of our other workshops.
This workshop is now available for download, please contact us for additional information!
Cost to purchase recording: $45
CEU's applied for CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, and KPA.

Please join Alex and Lindsay, former teachers, for a super fun 4-day winter holiday camp for kids aged 8-12! Camp will run from 11:30am until 12:30pm. We will be teaching kids about positive reinforcement, dog body language, how to work on "naughty" behaviors, trick training, and intro to sports! 

We will have time for the kids to collaborate, ask questions, and work with some of our trainers' own dogs on the skills they've learned! This class will be SO much fun! Treats for both kids and pups will be involved of course!
Cost: $150 for all 4 days
Please email us at get@apleasantdog.com to
sign up!

Please join us for some fun nosework practice! We will have 15-minute time slots available to work on your pups skills with multiple different searches. This workshop is for dogs that are advanced enough in their skills to seek out scents that are not visible. This event is reactive dog friendly as the dogs will be running one at a time, but please know that your dog may hear other dogs in the building as we will have daycare dogs & other clients on the premises that day. Space for these events is limited, so reach out today!

-Wednesday, November 23 (9am-11am)
-Saturday, December 17 (11am-1:30pm)

Cost: $15 per time slot
Please email us at get@apleasantdog.com to
sign up!

Setting your puppies up for success at the groomer with cooperative, consent based handling and training.
In this workshop you will:
- Learn foundation training skills for cooperative and consensual care
- Learn foundations of marker training 
- Learn about gentle touch and how to best handle your dog
- Learn what tools to introduce at home to prepare for tools at the groomers
- Learn how often to proactively schedule grooming appointments to set puppies up for a lifetime of success
- Learn how to maintain coat at home between appointments
- Learn foundation training skills for cooperative and consensual care

Space for this event is limited, so reach out today!

-Tuesday, November 29 from 5:30p to 7:00pm

Cost: $45 per student
Please click here to sign up!

Dogs & Toddlers is the trusted program families and professionals have chosen to help prepare families with dogs for life with toddlers. Toddlers change and grow quickly. This can lead to conflict and confusion for family dogs. Join us and learn ways to include your dog as your baby becomes mobile. This workshop is for people only. Please leave your furry friends at home. What are grumble and growl zones? Strengthen your Dog Aware skills, learn how proximity matters along with some fun games to make life easier. This is a must for any dog lovers with kids or visiting kids! This 90 minute workshop led by licensed Family Paws Parent Educator, Lindsay Carlson, BS, FPPE.
This workshop is offered virtually. 
Class cost: $35 per person or $50 for two people.


behavior in the time of covid

nosework practice

intro to grooming workshop