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Howie's Training Hall TailWaggersK9Sport

Cooperative Care Workshop - Working Towards Level 1 Corporative Care Certificate

Cooperative care are training methods that can help dogs understand and feel more comfortable, less anxious about care treatments like nail trims. This series of workshops 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 Corporative Care Certificate
Cooperative Care Workshop - Working Towards Level 1 Corporative Care Certificate

Time & Location

Sep 17, 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

Cooperative care are training methods with a goal to allow your dog to be a willing and able participant in the process and “say no” if they are feeling anxious. As you work through the methods and your dog becaomes more aware of the pattern and there incoclvement they gain more confidence. The techniques always work with dogs below threshold. 

This two hour workshop is set to estableish the requirments of the Level 1 Coperative Care Certificate (https://cooperativecarecertificate.com/rulebook/overview-level-1/) and provide you with the guidance and help needed to achieve this level. We will work through each of the critera.

The second workshop wil review where you are ( you will need to practice in between), and estabilish if you are ready to submit your video for review. We will also look at the requirements of level 2.

The  2nd workshop will take place on Oct 22nd 10am to 12pm 

Pre-Requisties:

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

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). 

Dogs must be over 6 months

Proof of full vaccinations including Bordetella must be submitted to secure place (even once ticket is purchased).

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? How can zoo keeps trim nails of large cats, but still some dogs have problems.

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. By teaching the dog the pattern of the behaviour, the outcome becomes predictable. Predictablility can reduce anxiety.  This coupled with teaching the dog that they have the ability to pause or stop the process, provides the dog with an elemet of control. 

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.

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 $120 Working Spot (4 hours of training)

$60 Audit Spot (no dog) (4 hours of training)

$40 Audit Spot (no dog) (2 hours of training)

Tickets

  • Working Spot (with your dog)

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

    $120.00
    Tax: +$15.60 HST+$3.39 service fee
  • 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

    $60.00
    Tax: +$7.80 HST+$1.70 service fee
  • Audit Spot (Sept 17 only)

    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

    $40.00
    Tax: +$5.20 HST+$1.13 service fee
  • Audit Spot (Oct 22nd only)

    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

    $40.00
    Tax: +$5.20 HST+$1.13 service fee

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