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  Title Advanced Dog Behaviour Counselling course.
  Speaker John Rogerson
  Date(s) June 15-16-17, 2013
  Location Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  Fee Early Bird Before March 15th 2013:
2-day registration (Sat+Sun) $330 (plus 5% tax),
3 day registration $420 (plus 5% tax).
After March 15th:
2 day registration $375 (plus 5% tax)
Full 3 day registration $465 (plus 5% tax)
  CEUs CEUs for CPDTs pending.
  Host Organization Wags Unlimited
  Contact Person Annette Young
  Contact Email
  Contact Phone (403) 763-8781

  Description of Seminar/Conference

THIS IS A NEW COURSE ! (Never before offered in North America!)

This course is designed specifically for those already engaged or wanting to be engaged in the fascinating world of the dog behaviour consultant. Subject matter includes:

  • Genetic predispositions, Puppy development, Behaviour modelling, Risk assessment, measuring behaviour
  • Four stages of a dog behaviour modification consultation
    1) Information gathering
    2) Behaviour testing
    3) Constructing a hypothesis
    4) Presenting owners with one of 4 options
  • Practical advice Vs theoretical advice
  • The training approach to behaviour problems
  • Dog behaviour modification programmes including:
  • Fears and phobias, Separation elicited problems, Dog to dog aggression, Dog to people aggression

The two day course will also include some live case histories and exercises that the participants can work on in small discussion groups.

This is a two day course with an optional third day. The third day is Dog Training (what the public want and need). Topics include:

  • Training versus behaviour modification
  • Dog Training as a community service

Sign up Early/ don’t be disappointed! Participant numbers are limited and will be capped!


John Rogerson is the founder and principle lecturer of the Northern Centre for Canine Behaviour. He is widely acclaimed as one of the world's leading trainer/ behaviourists, having pioneered many of the techniques that have now become standard practice in behaviour therapy and training.

John is the author of no fewer than eight books and has produced two DVD's. John has been in great demand as a training and behaviour consultant and in this capacity has run many courses worldwide to impart his skills and knowledge to others. The organizations that he has run courses for and lectured to include: Guide Dogs for the Blind (UK and USA), Central Scottish Police Dogs, US Air Force Canine Section, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf , Dog Aid (Assistance in Disability), Battersea Dogs Home, The National Canine Defense League, The Blue Cross, The RSPCA, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University's College of Veterinary Medicine, Southampton University, Glasgow University, Warwick University, The Indian National Kennel Club, the Canberra Dog Training Club, Bombay Vet School, Defense Animal Centre, Cyprus Defence Animal Support Unit, Australian Central Territories D.T.C., Cuban Ministry of the Interior, Miami Fire Department Search & Rescue Team, The National Animal Welfare Trust, The University of Pisa, Italy, and The Dogs Trust.

John should need no introduction to anyone currently engaged in the study of canine behaviour and training as he is one of the most sought after speakers on the subject in the world today and in 2009 John was delighted when he was awarded his Kennel Club Accreditation at a ceremony at the Kennel Club in London.

John is a founding member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellors, is the founder of Support Dogs and a founder member of the Kennel Club accreditation scheme for dog trainers and behaviourists.

John is looking to retire in 2014, so to all of you who have dreamed of taking part in one (or two) of his famous courses: dream no more! Come and join us – in Calgary, AB June 15-17, 2013 for a lecture course and in Beautiful Banff National Park June 20-23 for a hands-on course….before it’s too late! Participation is limited for both courses so signing up early is recommended to avoid disappointment!


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