Narnia Pet Behavior and Training, Inc.

Continuing education is critical to the success of all dog trainers -- not just ours.

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Previous Seminars

Allie Benter

Dog Training and Behavior Basics: Mini Series

Presented by: Allie Bender
September 10, 2017
Seminar Outline | About Allie
Nicole Wilde

Talk to the Paw! Understanding What Dogs are Really Saying--and What We're Saying to Them

Presented by: Nicole Wilde
September 21, 2014
Seminar Outline | About Nicole
Rebecca Cann

Rescuing Without Fear

Presented by: Rebecca Cann
April 27, 2014
Seminar Outline | About Rebecca
Ian Dunbar

Crucial, Cutting-Edge & Common Sense Concepts in Dog Behavior & Training

Presented by: Ian Dunbar
September 8, 2013
Seminar Outline
Karen Pryor
Theresa McKeon
Laura Monaco Torelli

The Dynamic Duo: TAGTeach and Clicker Training
(TAGteach Primary Certification available)

Presented by: Theresa McKeon and Laura Monaco Torelli with guest speaker appearance by Karen Pryor (via Skype)
August 3 - 5, 2013
Seminar Outline | About Karen | About Theresa | About Laura
Sarah Kalnajs

Development of Canine Behavior Problems: Contributing Factors and Real Solutions

Presented by: Sarah Kalnajs
March 23 - 24, 2013
Seminar Outline | About Sarah

12 CPDT CEU's have bee approved.

A Sound Beginning: Setting the Right Tone for Your Newly Adopted Dog

Presented by: Julie Dorsey-Oskerka, Patricia Rattray & Rebecca Cann
March 3, 2013
Seminar Outline

Terry Ryan

Chicken Camp 203 and Chicken Camp 201

Presented by: Terry Ryan
Chicken Camp 203: September 27 - 28, 2012
Chicken Camp 201: September 29 - 30, 2012
Seminar Outline | About Terry
Nicole Wilde

Two Timely Topics: Separation Anxiety & Dog-Dog Play

Presented by: Nicole Wilde
August 5, 2012
About Nicole | Seminar Outline

Terry Ryan

Chicken Camp 101 and Chicken Camp 201

Presented by: Terry Ryan
Chicken Camp 101: April 26 - 27, 2012
Chicken Camp 101: April 28 - 29, 2012
Seminar Outline | About Terry

Want to be a better dog trainer? Learn to train a chicken.

Training a chicken is a stretch and a boost to your mechanical skills. The average chicken is faster than the average dog, giving you a chance to improve your coordination and timing. Chickens will freeze or fly away if they don’t like the way you are training them. Unlike dogs, you will know immediately if you are taking advantage of a chicken or pushing too hard too fast. Chickens don’t give their trainers a second chances as often as our dogs do.

Grisha Stewart

Behavior Adjustment Training for Fear and Aggression

Presented by: Grisha Stewart
September 10 - 11, 2011
Seminar Outline | About Grisha
Kathy Sdao
Ken Ramirez

Using Classical Conditioning in the Treatment of Aggression & Anxiety

Presented by: Kathy Sdao & Ken Ramirez
July 22 - 23, 2011
Seminar Outline | About Kathy | About Ken
Roger Abrantes

The Evolution of Canine Social Behavior & The Brave New World of Dog Training

Presented by: Roger Abrantes
May 27 - 29, 2011
Seminar Outline | About Roger
Nicole Wilde

Alternative Approaches to Healing Canine Health & Behavior

Presented by: Nicole Wilde
May 15, 2011
Seminar Outline | About Nicole

Pat Miller

Solutions for Everyday (& Not so Everyday) Behavior Problems

Presented by: Pat Miller
November 13 - 14, 2010
Seminar Outline | About Pat

Sophia Yin
Sara Kalnajs

Aggression in Dogs

Presented by: Dr. Sophia Yin & Sarah Kalnajs
October 1 - 3, 2010
Seminar Outline | About Sophia | About Sarah
Nicole Wilde

Helping the Fearful Dog

Presented by: Nicole Wilde
September 19, 2010
Seminar Outline | About Nicole

Nicholas Dodman

The Well Adjusted Dog Workshop

Presented by: Dr. Nicholas Dodman, BVMS
April 24 - 25, 2010
Seminar Outline | About Nicholas
John Ciribassi

Feline Aggression and Elimination

Presented by: John Ciribassi, DVM, Dipl. ACVB
February 27, 2010
Seminar Outline | About John

John Ciribassi

Canine Anxiety

Presented by: John Ciribassi, DVM, Dipl. ACVB
October 24, 2009
Seminar Outline | About John

Pam Dennison

Defusing Canine Aggression

Presented by: Pam Dennison
September 12 & 13, 2009
Seminar Outline | About Pam

Ian Dunbar

Dominance, Fighting, Biting, Compliance & Punishment (Day 1)

Constraints on Learning (Day 2)

Raising the Bar in Dog Training (Day 3)

Presented by: Ian Dunbar
July 10, 11 & 12, 2009
Seminar Outline | About Ian

Nicole Wilde

Alternative Approaches to Healing Canine Health and Behavior (Day 1) & Creative Client Coaching (Day 2)

Presented by: Nicole Wilde
May 2-3, 2009
Seminar Outline (Day 1) | Seminar Outline (Day 2) | About Nicole

John Rogerson

Canine Aggression and Other Problems

Presented by: Sue Sternberg & John Rogerson
September 20 & 21, 2008
About Sue | About John

This seminar is being hosted by Narnia through Puppyworks.

On day one of this two-day seminar, Sue evaluated shelter dogs and demonstrated her temperament testing techniques. On day two, John reviewed the temperament test results and determined whether the dog is adoptable.

Kellie Snider
Jesus Rosales-Ruiz

Constructional Aggression Treatment

Presented by: Kellie Snider & Dr Jesus Rosales-Ruiz
June 7 & 8, 2008
About Kellie | About Jesus

This seminar was hosted by Narnia through Puppyworks.

Current consensus in behavioral science labels aggression as a classical conditioning problem, and the treatment, accordingly, is desensitization and counter conditioning. But that might all change in the future. Research done at the University of North Texas suggests that classical treatments for aggression may have us all barking up the wrong tree. Kellie Snider and Dr. Jesus Rosales-Ruiz have devised a shaping-based, operant approach to treating aggression in clients' homes that is producing stronger and much faster results than classical treatments.

Dr. Becker

Functional, Fresh, Fast Food for our Furry Friends

Presented by: Dr. Karen Becker
May 17, 2008
About Dr Becker

Seminar topics include:

  • Be Empowered!
  • 4 Types of Nutrition
  • The Ancestral Lifestyle
  • Components of the Ancestral Diet
  • Nutrients: Macronutrients and Micronutrients
  • Enemies of Nutrition
  • Dry Food
  • Problems and Consequences of Feeding a Biologically Inappropriate Diet
  • Components of a Fresh Food Diet
  • Therapeutic Nutrition
Pia Silvani

Play Time: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Presented by: Pia Silvani
April 6, 2008
Seminar Outline | About Pia

Tellington TTouch™ Groundwork

Presented by: Claudeen McAuliffe
December 2, 2007
Class Outline | About Claudeen

Narnia Pet Behavior and Training, Inc. is proud to host the Tellington TTouch™ Bodywork Class presented by The Animal Spirit Network.

A sense of achievement builds a dog's confidence just as it does a human's. Tellington TTouch™ Groundwork in the Confidence Course develops awareness and confidence as animals work slowly and deliberate through a series of tasks resembling the obstacles on a confidence course. The work enhances focus and concentration, allows behavior patterns such as aggression and timidity to be overcome, and improves physical and mental balance. The Labyrinth , a hallmark of the Tellington TTouch™ method, improves mobility, coordination, cooperation and balance as the dog and human in partnership negotiate a series of serpentine turns.

Tellington TTouch™ Bodywork

Presented by: Claudeen E. Mc Auliffe
June 29, 2009
April 19, 2008
December 1, 2007
September 16, 2007
Class Outline | About Claudeen

Narnia Pet Behavior and Training, Inc. is proud to host the Tellington TTouch™ Bodywork Class presented by The Animal Spirit Network.

Resolve behavior and performance issues, enhance the relationship you share with your companion animal, and create a sense of well-being with Tellington TTouch™ Bodywork. Simple and easy to learn, TTouch™ Bodywork is done with gentle circular, sliding and lifting movements of the hands. These movements, which activate balanced brain wave patterns (the "Awakened Mind" state) and reduce levels of stress hormones, promote whole-brain learning, activate unused neural pathways, and work on a cellular level to help animals release dysfunctional emotional states and movement patterns. Tellington TTouch™ Bodywork is used in veterinary practice to promote healing and rehabilitation.

Throw Your Dog a Turnip

Presented by: Claudeen E. Mc Auliffe
September 15, 2007
About Claudeen

Is Your Fido Feisty? Fearful? Too Frolickson?
Learn the Food Fix!

Patricia McConnell

For the Love of a Dog: The Biology of Emotion in Two Species

Presented by: Patricia McConnell, PhD
September 8, 2007
About Patricia

Ever looked at your dog and wondered how much of her emotional life is like your own? Learn the biology behind emotion in both you and your dog, and why it's reasonable to believe that both species share the emotions of love, fear, sadness, happiness and anger. This day-long seminar includes slides, videos and hands-on work with dogs, all illustrating what emotions really are, and what emotions we might share with dogs and what ones we might not. Included is lots of practical information about how to handle problematic emotions like fear and anger. The day ends with an in-depth examination of our love for dogs, and celebrates the amazing and unique emotional bond between individuals of two different species.

Nicole Wilde

Helping the Fearful Dog

Presented by: Nicole Wilde
March 11, 2007
About Nicole

Much has been written about canine fear-based aggression, but very little information is available about true fears and phobias. What causes fear? What can be done to address it? How do owners sometimes unwittingly contribute to the problem? This seminar answers those questions and more.

We will cover the basics of how to pinpoint triggers, and how to treat fears using desensitization and counterconditioning. You will learn about the Firm Foundation program, upon which a solid behavior modification plan can be built. You will learn specific skills to teach and which complimentary therapies, including pharmacological intervention, can help. Finally, you will learn techniques and protocols to address specific fears. You will leave this seminar with a much better understanding of canine fear issues and how to address them.

Nicole Wilde

Making In Home Training a Success

Presented by: Nicole Wilde
June 10 & 11, 2006
About Nicole

This dynamic two-day seminar focuses on the skills needed to excel at private training. There is much more to being successful at in-home dog training than actually training dogs. You must have good business skills, excellent people skills, and know how to structure and conduct sessions for maximum efficiency. This entertaining, interactive presentation includes lecture, video, role-playing and case studies. Anyone who has seen Nicole speak knows that her high-energy presentations are packed full of information that is not simply conceptual, but immediately useful in real-life situations.

Terry Ryan

Training with Terry

Presented by: Terry Ryan
March 11 & 12, 2006
Class Outline | About Terry

Seminar topics include: Orientation and Head Start Lessons, Identifying and Reducing Stress In Dogs, Lateral Thinking, Critical Thinking, use of gentle leader and the easy walk harness, and Kids & Kanines.

Pia Silvani

Training and Behavior

Presented by: Pia Silvani
October 22 & 23, 2005
Class Outline | About Pia

Seminar topics include: Feisty Fidos, Sibling Rivalry, Petite Pals and Devil Puppys.