Whether you are a dog owner, a dog professional, or work with rescue dogs - understanding the importance of enrichment for dogs/puppies is essential. Learn how it increases problem solving and learning, by exercising the mind while allowing your dog to be the scavenger it naturally is. Being able to apply enrichment for behavioral issues, lowers the hormonal effect (cortisol release) caused by stress and increases serotonin levels. This seminar is filled with video footage of great examples of enrichment as well!
Presentation by: Angie Neal, CDBC
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Angie has over 27 years of experience as a trainer and behavioral consultant. Her long career began as an apprentice under Joan Guertin, founder of Common Sense Dog Training in Sacramento California. After her apprenticeship she opened her own business, Manners by McGuire, and was certified as an instructor for Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael California. After returning to Common Sense Dog Training (which later became 4 Paws University) she spent 7 more years teaching puppy classes, advanced obedience, and doing private client sessions for dogs with behavioral problems. Angie was the first trainer in Sacramento to become a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), making her one of a select group of trainers certified in California, joining the ranks of elite dog trainers Ian Dunbar, DVM and Jean Donaldson. In 2006 Angie moved back to her native Colorado Springs. With her experience in operant and classical conditioning, agility, fly ball, tricks, clicker training, and canine nutrition, she was immediately hired as the Director of Training at Lucky Dog Resorts. At Lucky Dog Angie began teaching basic obedience, puppy classes, family dog agility, and doing private consultations. She developed a canine “levels” obedience course, which allows dogs to work their obedience program at their own pace of learning, and provides more flexibility for her clients’ schedules. Angie also began “Lucky Dog University” which offered an apprenticeship program for those desiring a career in dog training. Her mentorship so far resulted in 6 certified trainers. She was a founding member and part of the Board of Directors of Lucky Dog Rescue, and oversaw the entire training program for the dogs rescued by that organization. In 2011, 2012 (both gold), 2013 (silver) and 2014 (bronze) Angie was voted “Best Dog Trainer in Colorado Springs” by the Colorado Springs Gazette. In 2013 Angie published her first DVD with Tawzer Dog, an in-depth look at Flirtpoles. In July of 2015 Angie joined the team at House of Dog Training (founded by 3 of her mentees), offering Puppy-K, pet dog agility and other fun classes as well as Seminars for Clients, Trainers and the public! Angie is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).
This video qualifies for 2 trainer CEUs