Video learning series
2014-2015 Fall/Winter/Spring Video Learning Series
Join us in learning more about the human animal bond through video learning. Some topics include more than one DVD, thus we are breaking them up into weekly viewings. Each DVD is approximately 1.5-2 hours long.
The video is free, however, to help cover the cost of our facility, we ask for minimal gratuity. Bottled water will be available for sale.
This fall/winter/spring we're featuring training videos from Patricia B. McConnell:
[Click here for a printable schedule]
Lost in Translation? How Dogs Use Sight, Sound and Smell to Communicate
PART ONE: Monday, September 15, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
PART TWO: Monday, September 22, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
PART THREE: Monday, September 29, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
Become fluent in all things dog by joining Patricia in her newest seminar on the sensory life of dogs. Learn how they use scent, sound and vision to communicate with their best friends, whether human or canine. You can look forward to:
• Understanding what it’s like to “see” the world with your nose
• Knowing how to “talk dog” so that they REALLY understand you!
• Becoming an expert at reading visual signals
• Being knowledgeable about some of the field’s most exciting research on canine behavior
• Enjoying a happier dog!
The Art & Science of Canine Behavior
PART ONE: Monday, Oct. 6, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
PART TWO: Monday, Oct. 13, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
PART THREE: Monday, Oct. 20, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
PART FOUR: Monday, Oct. 27, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
This full-day seminar, taped in Madison WI October 2011, provides an in-depth understanding of who dogs are and why they do what they do. It includes up-to-the-minute discoveries about genetics, development, physiology, communication and cognition. From it you’ll learn:
• Why dogs aren’t wolves (and why they are!)
• New information about the effect of “nature” and “nurture” on your dog’s behavior
• Exercises to help dogs adapt to change and stress
• How in-utero experience and early development can affect personality and behavior
• What new research is telling us about canine cognition, communication & training methods
Treating Dog-Dog Reactivity
PART ONE: Monday, November 3, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
PART TWO: Monday, November 10, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
PART THREE: Monday, November 17, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
Do you have a Jekyll and Hyde dog at the other end of the leash? Is she wonderful with familiar dogs but barks and lunges at unfamiliar ones? Through slides, videos and live demonstrations, Treating Dog-Dog Reactivity will show you how to:
• Make neighborhood walks enjoyable again!
• Use Classical and Operant Conditioning like a pro
• Match the training method with the dog
• Turn away from trouble before it starts
• Stop other dogs from charging at your own dog
PART ONE: Monday, December 1, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
PART TWO: Monday, December 8, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
PART THREE: Monday, December 15, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
Is your dog a bit rude to other dogs, whether on walks in the neighborhood or within your own home? This day-long seminar focuses on dogs who are aggressive to unfamiliar dogs and dogs who live together, but don’t necessarily get along. This DVD will help you:
• Enjoy neighborhood walks again!
• Use enjoyable and humane methods to help your dog think “Oh Boy” instead of “Oh No!” when he sees another dog
• Understand why dogs within a household don’t always get along, and know how to handle it
• Think through each case as the unique situation that it is, and evaluate what methods are most applicable
Lending a Helping Paw: A Guide to Animal Assisted Therapy
PART ONE: Monday, January 19, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
PART TWO: Monday, January 26, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
Looking for an activity to strengthen the bond with your dog, while helping others? Learn how to become involved in Animal Assisted Therapy and Activities, and cherish your dog in an entirely different way. In this half-day seminar DVD, you’ll learn:
• What research tells us about the value of AAT/AAA
• How to know if your dog is a prospect
• What makes a good handler
• Ways to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls
• How to ensure that your dog is enjoying himself
Dog Play: Understanding Play Between Dogs and Between Dogs and People
PART ONE: Monday, February 2, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
PART TWO: Monday, February 9, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
Taped at one of Patricia’s half-day seminars in 2009, Dog Play bridges the natural history of canine play with every day interactions involving our best friends. This DVD includes invaluable information about play between dogs and play between dogs and people. In it you’ll find:
• What scientists know about play itself
• Up-to-date research on the development of play in dogs
• How to identify appropriate and inappropriate play between dogs
• How to tell your dog you want to play (most of us aren't very good at it!)
• Why play can enhance or destroy your relationship with your dog
(and how to ensure the former occurs rather than the latter!)
Lassie Come! How to get your dog to come every time you call.
Monday, February 16 , 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
Does your dog come every time you call? If not, this is a great place to start, complete with demonstrations of different dogs learning the fun of running like Lassie whenever you call them to come. After using the methods in this DVD, you'll:
• Have a dog who loves to hear you say "Come!"
• Understand how your actions can encourage (or discourage!) your dog from running to you
• Know how to use positive reinforcement correctly
• Be ready when your dog has "selective hearing"
• Love that a trained dog doesn't need treats to come when called
Feeling Outnumbered? How to manage and enjoy your multi-dog household
Monday, February 23, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
Full of clear demonstrations and practical ideas for keeping life fun in houses with two or more dogs, this DVD is a great resource for all multiple dog owners, whatever their level of training experience. After watching Feeling Outnumbered?, you’ll have:
• A canine pack that is patient and polite instead of demanding and pushy
• A variety of tools to create calm out of chaos
• Peaceful mealtimes, with each dog waiting his or her turn
• Management skills to stop trouble before it starts
• The ability to read the early warnings signs that suggest trouble might be brewing
For the Love of a Dog: The Biology of Emotion in Two Species
PART ONE: Monday, March 2, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
PART TWO: Monday, March 9, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
PART THREE: Monday, March 16, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
PART FOUR: Monday, March 23, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
If you cherish your dog but are often baffled by his behavior, For the Love of a Dog is a revelation—offering you a new understanding of the emotions that sometimes bind, and other times damage your relationship with your dog. This book is:
• Entertaining and moving, including compelling stories about dogs and their humans
• A fascinating explanation of what emotions really are, and why we share basic ones with our dogs
• A source of practical insights about dog behavior
• A visual guide to “reading” your dog’s emotional state
• A delightful representation of Patricia’s unique combination of “science and soul"
Both Ends of the Leash
PART ONE: Monday, March 30, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
PART TWO: Monday, April 6, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
PART THREE: Monday, April 13, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
Spend a day with Patricia, watching slides, videos, and demonstrations focusing on fun and effective ways to influence your dog's behavior. Based on the classic book, The Other End of the Leash, this seminar brings to life why dog training is as much about training us as it is about the dog. You'll learn:
• Why common training mistakes are so common (and how to fix them)
• How to stop talking "primate" and start talking "dog"
• Why play between people and dogs goes so well . . . until it doesn't
• How to use small, subtle changes in body posture to influence your dog's behavior
Dogs Have Owners, but Cats Have Staff!
PART ONE: Monday, April 20, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
PART TWO: Tuesday, April 27, 7-9 pm [$5 gratuity appreciated]
Would you like to love and appreciate your cat even more than you do already? This DVD of a half-day seminar takes the mystery out of feline behavior while celebrating that cats will always have their secrets. In it you'll find:
• How understanding feline ethology can improve your relationship
• Why the social system of cats makes them especially interesting
• How a cat's love of pleasure means you CAN train him or her!
• Methods for introducing new cats together
• How to evaluate a cat at a shelter
Domesti-PUPS Canine Learning Center
2325 Kimarra Place, Suite 1
Click here for directions.
Patricia McConnell, Ph.D.,
a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist, (CAAB) has made a lifelong commitment to improving the relationship between people and animals. She is known worldwide as an expert on canine and feline behavior and dog training, and for her engaging and knowledgeable dog training books, DVDs and seminars. Patricia has seen clients for serious behavioral problems since 1988, and is an Adjunct Professor in Zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, teaching "The Biology and Philosophy of Human/Animal Relationships." For fourteen years she dispensed advice about behavior problems, and information about animal behavior research, on Wisconsin Public Radio's Calling All Pets, which was heard in over 90 cities around the country.
If you're interested in one of Patricia's books or videos for your own library, visit http://www.patriciamcconnell.com/