PPG Summit 2020 Sessions: Building Positive Boundaries for the Refined Suburban Canine – Teaching Dogs to Enjoy Their Yards without the Need for Electronic Devices

BARKS presents session details from PPG’s 2020 Summit and Workshops in Phoenix, Arizona
*Early bird discount available if you register before January 31, 2020!

© Niki Tudge
© Judy Luther

Session Details:
Presenters: Judy Luther and Niki Tudge
Session Title: Building Positive Boundaries for the Refined Suburban Canine – Teaching Dogs to Enjoy Their Yards without the Need for Electronic Devices
Session Type:  Lecture (1.5 Hours)

Electric fences as containment tools are very common in our residential communities. Many locations restrict or ban the use of physical fences leaving pet owners with little choice but to install underground electronic containment tools. However, discerning pet owners are misguided in the level of protection these tools offer and the potential for them to cause untold physical and mental discomfort and damage to their pets.

This session will provide a step-by-step standard operating procedure (SOP) you can offer through your business as a much-needed service. The presenters will break the SOP down into individual skills and required knowledge, giving you the perfect program to help you support your clients with their containment needs in a positive and empowering manner. The session will cover the prerequisite skills for both dog and owner, the supplies you will need, and how the training program can be delivered over several lessons.

The session will also include a troubleshooting guide and suggest systems you can implement to help you convert electronically contained yards into a positive environment for pets who were previously conditioned to an electric fence.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the SOP in its format and style so you can implement the service in your business.
  • Grasp the step-by-step process to teach dogs to stay in their yards without the use of electric fences or, in fact, any designated location.
  • Learn how to overcome any hesitations about using this method from a safety aspect.
  • Understand how the procedure can be implemented over several lessons with the support of the presenters’ training curriculum and lesson plan.
  • Be comfortable with the supporting tools, videos and client handouts to assist you in your delivery.

PPG Summit 2020 will take place in Phoenix, Arizona and offer two unique programs:

Program 1: The Four-Day Summit
Program 2: The Four-Day Summit + Daily Off-Site Workshops at the Arizona Humane Society

Dates: Friday, September 18 – Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Event theme: Collaborative Care and Enrichment – Creating Partnerships for Positive Results

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