For Dog Pros & Enthusiasts
Learning is the cornerstone of caring
Good as Gold owner and expert dog trainer Barbara Walmer
seeks to help more dogs by supporting fellow dog professionals and enthusiasts with a wide variety of workshops, seminars, and private shelter consulting.
The dogbiz U Dog Walking Academy
Don’t just walk dogs, be a professional dog walker
This fast-paced, engaging 3-day course for both professional dog walkers and those interested in a career switch to dog walking delivers the most comprehensive education available to today’s modern dog walker. You’ll study canine learning theory, body language, aggression, and basic training. You’ll learn why dogs make the choices they do—and how you can influence those decisions to get the behaviour you want. You’ll learn how to recognize early, subtle warnings of trouble, and how to respond to avoid incidents and dog fights. You’ll learn canine first aid and emergency protocols for a wide range of situations. You’ll come away able to create plans to change or manage unwanted behaviour like leash pulling, leash reactivity, resource guarding, jumping, and many more “project” behaviours. And you’ll learn the most effective, ethical business practices to help you make a great living doing what you love.
- Starting at $650 USD
- Next class April 10th to 12th, 2020
Janice Gunn’s Positively Powerful Competition Obedience Workshop
March 7 & 8, 2020
During this two-day workshop you will learn how to actively engage your dog to want to be a willing participant when training and showing. Janice will demonstrate a variety of techniques including touch pad training, food chase game, impulse control, on off switches, her unique disc game, remote reward, target plate training, the value of platforms, how to get your dog’s focus and keep it, value transfer, proper play techniques, engagement, explain and discuss ways to use shaping for a stronger connection, are just some of the topics that will be covered.
- Working Spot (limit of 20) $300 (incl. GST)
- Auditing Spot $160 (incl. GST)
- Hyper Hounds Dog Training (104 1135 64 Ave SE, Calgary, AB)
- 9am to 5pm both days
Dogsafe Dog First Aid 101
Stay tuned for more dates!
This comprehensive full day course is designed to teach responsible dog owners and dog professionals the knowledge and skills required to respond to a sick or injured dog until veterinary care is available. A 118-page training manual included with registration.
- Limited to twelve students
- $155 per student
- Hyper Hounds (Unit 104 1135-64 Ave SE, Calgary, AB)
- More dates coming soon!
Seminars for Dog Professionals
Join Good As Gold owner Barbara Walmer and guest speakers for periodic seminars and workshops on a wide range of topics, such as puppy & adolescent development, competition obedience, Tellington Touch, Cooperative Care, animal learning theory, body language, and more.
Barbara and the Good As Gold staff share insights into canine cognition, training, and care with Calgary’s dedicated dog lovers. Topics run the gamut from canine learning theory to reading dog (and cat!) body language, Tellington Touch, cooperative care, understanding aggression, canine first aid, and more.