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Off Leash Dog Park….What you should know if you’re gonna go – June 17, 2018

Join us for an informative afternoon focused on off leash dog parks and gain a solid understanding of what the effects on your dog can be by exposing them to a dog park environment.  Explore the many elements of off leash parks including safety, when and where you are most likely to run into challenges, how to handle and manage those challenges to prepare your dog for the best dog park experience, and understanding which dogs may or may not be good candidates for the dog park.  This seminar will have live footage of dog to dog meets and off leash park experiences showcasing the good, the bad, and the ugly of off leash parks and includes a Q & A session with the presenter!

Tracy Keith offers this seminar to help reduce reactivity in dogs caused by inappropriate interactions at off leash dog parks and to help keep dogs and people safe while in the dog park environment.  Live video and photos aid in teaching participants how to read and monitor dog body language and when and how to safely interrupt dog interactions.  The seminar includes a focus on the benefits of a solid recall and strong name attention achieved through positive reinforcement and the pitfalls of positive punishment at the dog park, in training, and in general.  Participants will gain a solid understanding of canine play styles, what an appropriate dog to dog meet looks like vs. a rude greeting, and will gain a clear understanding of how dog parks can affect their dogs.

This seminar has been approved for 3 CEUs for behaviour consultants CBCC-KA and 3.5 CEUs for IAABC

About Tracy Keith

Tracy is the Executive Director of the Cochrane & Area Humane Society and head of our behaviour department responsible for developing the society’s canine education programs. She is a Certified Behaviour Consultant Canine – Knowledge Assessed (CBCC-KA) through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) which is an advanced certification in canine behaviour modification, and is also a Certified Pet Dog Trainer – Knowledge & Skills Assessed (CPDT-KSA), also through the CCPDT. She holds a Professional Membership with the Canadian Association of Professional Pet Dog Trainers and is certified in Pet First Aid.

In addition to being our co-founder and dedicated and collaborative leader, Tracy has demonstrated achievement in the creation and management of a charitable society from inception through to a thriving operation with a focus on animal health & behaviour rehabilitation. Tracy is a passionate animal lover with a sincere desire to see pets remain in good homes and to ensure that homeless pets are successfully rehabilitated and placed in forever homes. Tracy has been training and rehabilitating dogs in a shelter environment for 20 years and is committed to using only positive methods with both humans and animals. In her spare time she thoroughly enjoys and keeps active with her own three dogs and four cats. Tracy emphasizes helping people open the lines of communication between their pets and themselves in a fun and positive way that seals that human/animal bond!


This seminar runs June 17, 2018 from 1:00pm – 4:30pm at the Cochrane & Area Humane Society Rehabilitation & Education Centre (located behind the main building)
62 Griffin Industrial Point Cochrane, AB


Early Bird (up to and including May 15th): $40.00 + GST

Regular (after May 15th): $50.00 + GST


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Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made on or before June 1, 2018 will receive a full refund minus a $10.00 cancellation fee. There are no refunds on or after June 2, 2018. Refunds will not be given for partial seminar attendance.


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Maisy is doing wonderful (we kept her name since I thought it suited her). She is such a sweet-natured girl, and loves cuddles and belly rubs! She is starting to purr now when she is happy and around my boyfriend and I. The only time I’ve ever heard her meow though, was when we took her to the vet. Other than that, she doesn’t make a sound. I thought it was a little strange because I’ve always had chatty cats growing up, but I guess that’s just how Maisy is!
We could not have found a better cat to fit into our lives. Thank you so much once again.

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