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Sun, Jan 15


Howie's Training Hall TailWaggersK9Sport

Cooperative Care Workshop - Working Towards Level 1 Coopartive Care Certificate

Cooperative care are training methods with a goal to allow your dog to be a willing participant in the process and “say no” if they are feeling anxious. This workshop will help you to learn techniques employed in Cooperative Care with focus on the Level 1 certification.

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Cooperative Care Workshop - Working Towards Level 1 Coopartive Care Certificate
Cooperative Care Workshop - Working Towards Level 1 Coopartive Care Certificate

Time & Location

Jan 15, 2023, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Howie's Training Hall TailWaggersK9Sport, 573 Lubitz Rd, Pembroke, ON K8A 6W6, Canada

About the event

This two hour workshop is set to review the requirments of the Level 1 Coperative Care Certificate ( and provide any guidance help needed to achieve this level and start towards level 2.

Bad Weather Date: should this workshop be canacelled due to inclement weather preventing the instructor from arriving the aletenayive date is Jan 29th 10am to 12pm 


Dogs must be able to work with other dogs in the room (on leash)

Dogs must be over 6 months

Proof of full vaccinations including Bordetella must be submitted in adavnce of class

Please bring a muzzle or a large empty and clean yogurt pot, with cut out for your dog to rest thier chin in.

Text from Intro to Cooperative Care 

Ever wondered if your dog really wants to participate in necessary acts of husbandry and care, like grooming, nail clipping, vet visits? Or is your dog merely tolerating these procedures?

Have you ever heard of Cooperative Care? Co-operative care is a way in which your dog can become a willing participant in the process because they know they can “say no” if they experience anxiety or stress.

Cooperative care involves training an animal to not only tolerate handling and husbandry procedures, but to be an active, willing participant in these experiences. 

Cooperative care techniques are employed throughout zoos, where potentially dangerous animals need to be cared for, preferably without physical or chemical restraint.  Lions, tigers, etc can be taught to offer their tail for a blood draw, and gorillas can be taught to sit still for cardiac ultrasounds. Watch this video to see how zoos employ co-operative care Link

Life becomes far more enjoyable and relaxed when your pet feels they have control over the outcome.

During the workshop you will learn more about co-operative care and how we can work with our pet or sports dogs to ensure they are an active participant in daily husbandry activities.

You're training your dog not just to listen to you; you're also training yourself to listen to your dog.


Your pup must be over 6months.

Please note dogs should be on flat buckle collars or harnesses and have a 4-6 ft leash 

(No shock, e-collar, choke, prongs, martingales, slip leads, head halti or flexi/extendable leads). 

Please provide proof of vaccinations (for your dog), must include Bordetella (Kennel Cough).

Instructor: Nancy Trus is one of our fantastic instructors, Nancy has been working with animals all her life and has over 20 years experience in teaching K9s. Her passion is therapy dogs, she is an active member of Therapeutic Paws of Canada. She regularly teaches Obedience skills at all levels and includes Rally Obedience!

Cost $60 Working Spot

$30 Audit Spot (no dog)


  • Working Spot (with your dog)

    A working spot allows you to bring your dog. Business Number: 709039689

    Tax: +$7.80 HST+$1.70 service fee
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  • Audit Spot (with out dog)

    An audit spot is where you can attend with out your dog. This is useful if your dog is uncomfortable around other dogs or is injured. Business Number: 709039689

    Tax: +$3.90 HST+$0.85 service fee
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