ONLINE! Good Dog, Great Pet!

Code: HG42002

Dates: March 4-11, 2021

Meets: 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Sessions: 2

Course Fee: $69.00

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Training dogs is easy -- the tough part is training ourselves! Learn how to motivate your dog to do what you're asking, along with handling specific behavioral issues such as pulling on or biting the leash during walks, jumping on visitors, excessive barking, and what to do with a dog who doesn't like other dogs. Learn practical techniques you can use right away.
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Carin Ford

Carin Ford has loved dogs all her life, but it wasn’t until she got a dog from a puppy mill that she dived into dog training in earnest. Using science-backed positive reinforcement training techniques, she is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT-KA) through the Certification Council of Professional Dog Trainers, the leading independent certifying organization for the dog training profession.“With positive reinforcement, training is both fun and an incredible bonding experience for you and your dog,” Carin says. “I’m a big believer in setting dogs and people up for success. Not only is positive training an enjoyable process, but it really works.”In addition to her private clients, Carin has spent the past several years working with the behavioral issues of shelter dogs, and also has a certificate in Life-Saving Centered Animal Shelter Management from University of the Pacific. She is one of the founders of DogsHome, a nonprofit rescue that has the mission of providing homeless dogs with shelter, quality care, training, re-homing and lifetime support. “The key to working with dogs is learning how to ‘speak dog,’ and that’s what I help my clients do,” Carin says. “Communication is a two-way process, and dogs have an entirely different language from ours – most of which is nonverbal. Many people think their dogs are mind-readers because the dogs know what they’re going to do even before they do it! That’s because dogs have tremendous powers of observation, picking up on all kinds of nonverbal cues.”If you have any questions for Carin, please email her at, Website: Carin Ford is a writer and editor with more than 30 years’ experience in short stories, children’s nonfiction, business writing and journalism. She has written more than 40 juvenile nonfiction books and won Booklist’s Top Ten Nonfiction Series for her six-part Civil War series. Her biography of Helen Keller won the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association Best Selection for Young Adults award. Carin also has had dozens of romantic short stories published in national magazines, and her feature stories have appeared in The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has taught English and Journalism at Villanova University, Cabrini University and other area colleges.


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