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    *Now available online at no cost!* This seminar is open to the public and will go over the researched and documented science as to why a force free and non-fear inducing approach to dog training and handling is recommended, as well as what the Alberta Force Free Alliance is and does. We will discuss and demonstrate force free ways to deal with common training concerns. This 1/2 day class meets the educational requirement for some applicants shown on the criteria page. Upcoming dates: This seminar is currently only available online. If you would like to view the seminar for educational purposes only, you can do so at this link. If you would like to view the seminar as part of the requirements for AFFA membership, you will need to answer a short quiz as you watch the video in order to demonstrate you have watched the whole thing. To access the quiz, you will need to pay the $20 "On Demand" fee by selecting it from the drop-down menu and adding it to your cart. The download will be available after checkout. We recommend purchasing the quiz before you watch so you can answer the questions as you go.
  • Think treating separation anxiety is a losing proposition? Think again! When: Postponed due to public health concerns. Please use the form below to add yourself to our mailing list. We will notify you when a new date is chosen and we reopen registration. Where: Sherwood Park, AB (Spark Centre) See below for detailed information on the seminar and pricing. If registering multiple people at once, please provide each person's name in the order notes at checkout.

    Separation anxiety wreaks havoc on dog and guardian alike. The suffering the dog endures is apparent in every heart-wrenching howl, yet we cannot forget about the deep worry and frustration that the guardians experience as well. Dogs are destroying their homes, which become quite costly to repair, landlords are issuing final warnings concerning the barking problems, and tension runs high when one more vet bill rolls in after the dog has hurt himself in yet another escape attempt. These are all too familiar scenarios, and there are many others.

    It is estimated that at least 17% of the dogs in the United States suffer from separation anxiety, and we are seeing newer figures that indicate this number is likely an underestimation.

    Separation anxiety is not easy to resolve, but it is simple in many ways and help is at hand for trainers and guardians. Advances in technology, new ways of thinking about support, and a structured approach to creating separation anxiety plans have made the successful resolution of even severe separation anxiety cases attainable.

    Join us for this important seminar to gain a little momentum toward working with separation anxiety.

    If registering more than one person, please enter each person's name in the order notes at checkout.

    Malena DeMartini, CTC, CDBC, is renowned in the dog training world for her work on canine separation anxiety (SA) disorder. Her book, Treating Separation Anxiety in Dogs, has helped countless numbers of dogs and her recent online course for guardians called Mission: POSSIBLE is now out and should prove to be an invaluable resource in the industry. In addition to writing and lecturing worldwide, Malena oversees a team of top SA trainers and runs an internationally accessible certification program for accomplished dog professionals looking to hone their skills. Malena is passionate about furthering education in this field through science-based methods and just happens to be in the process of collaborating on an intensive study with a leading University to help further advance SA knowledge in the industry.

    CPDT-KA: 11.00 CBCC-KA: 10.00 KPA: 11.00 ABVMA (Veterinary Technicians): 12.oo
    If attending both days, pricing is as follows:
    Ticket Type Early Bird (deadline February 29, 2020) Regular (from March 1, 2020)
    General $275 $300
    AFFA Member (coupon code required) $225 $300
    Rescue sending 3+ people (coupon code required) $225/ticket $300
    If attending Saturday only, pricing is as follows:
    Ticket Type Fee
    General $185