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.

Join 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 will be held virtually via Zoom
Cost: $45
CEU's applied for CPDT-KA, CBCC-KA, and KPA.

 Starts Saturday, May 7 9:00am-12:00pm 

Do you struggle with a reactive or aggressive dog? Does your dog lunge, bark, growl, snip, snap or bite? Join A Pleasant Dog’s head trainer, Jenn Gavin, CPDT-KA, for a 90 minute workshop for HUMANS of reactive and aggressive dogs. In this workshop, we will talk about how reactivity happens and what to do about it. We will talk about things like managing risk to keep your dog safe; reducing reactivity; treating the underlying anxiety; and teaching coping strategies to reduce stress on both you and your dog. Our 90 workshop includes concrete and managing training tips; real life examples and demonstrations; and a question and answer session so you can ask specific questions about YOUR dog and YOUR situation. This workshop is offered both virtually and in person.

Cost is $45 per person.
Please be advised we will be requiring masks for this workshop if attending in person. We appreciate
 your cooperation! 

Starts Wednesday, August 24th at 6:00pm

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

reactive dog workshop

Starts Wednesday July 13 at 5:30P.M. 

Starts Wednesday July 13 at 7:30P.M.

Do you have a pup who struggles with being left alone? Does your dog pace, bark, whine, eliminate, or worse, try to harm themselves when you leave the room or leave your home? Our Separation Anxiety Workshop is here to help! 

Join head trainer, Jenn Gavin, CPDT-KA, for this informative workshop for HUMAN STUDENTS ONLY. We will discuss the causes of separation anxiety and best practices for treating your dog’s anxiety, so that they can feel happy and confident when left alone; and we’ll open the floor for your questions!!! This workshop is offered virtually and in person, but in person space is limited to 20 participants, so don’t delay!

The cost is $59 for one hour long session.

SEPARATION ANXIETY WORKSHOP