The Toronto Centre for Canine Education has various seminars, webinars, and courses to help people better understand dogs and various behaviour challenges.
We strive to educate not only dog-owners, but pet professionals too. We have developed a series of programs geared toward:
- Pet professionals (dog walkers, boarders/pet sitters, daycare staff, veterinarians and technicians)
- Anyone interested in a career with dogs
- Volunteers and fosters with rescue organizations or shelters
- The general public
Some events are virtual webinars and others are "humans only" events - please leave your dogs at home unless otherwise noted.
Separation Anxiety & Isolation Distress
Does your dog vocalize when left alone or separated from you? Are you receiving complaints from the neighbours or are you coming home to a new disaster every day? Tired of being told to exercise your dog and leave a stuffed Kong? We hear you. You’ve probably tried everything.
Caryn Liles was the first Certified Separation Anxiety Trainer (CSAT) in Canada and co-taught the internship program for other Certified Trainers to receive their certification in Separation Anxiety training.
Crack the code when it comes to your barking, snarling, lunging, leashed dog. The focus of this seminar will be on leash-reactivity - dogs who make embarrassing displays on leash, when they come face to face with another dog or a person.
Handle with Care
A fear-free approach to handling dogs for basic grooming and health care. Learn how to create a training plan and execute a training program to help your dog get comfortable (and even anticipate) handling for veterinary care and basic grooming such as nail clipping, tooth-brushing, and ear cleaning.
Resource Guarding in Dogs
Dogs naturally guard resources that are valuable to them. This could include food, toys, bones, dirty Kleenex, a bed, or even a person. While this is an evolutionarily advantageous behaviour, it is not a safe practice.
There are varying degrees of severity but it's best to nip this one in the bud whenever possible. Learn all about resource guarding, how to prevent, manage, and modify this complex behaviour challenge.
Sound Sensitivities & Phobias
Learn all about sound sensitivities and phobias in dogs - why they happen, what they look like, how to manage and modify, and lastly, to what else they are connected. Useful tips on environmental management and science-based training will also be included in this talk.
Grow up, Already!
Is your rebellious teenager driving you nuts? Not that one - your dog! Adolescence is a challenging time for all species - dogs go through “the change” as well. In this seminar we’ll give you coping mechanisms for those moments when your dog blows you off after a recall, chews your furniture when you’re at work, steals food off the counter, starts barking at other dogs while on leash, and gets into the occasional scrap at the local dog park.
Grab a pint of ice cream and sit back with this webinar - you’ll feel better soon.
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Interested in booking Caryn Liles for a speaking engagement at your location or event? Email us directly to enquire about 2017 & 2018 availability.