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 TBA – Due to health recommendations regarding COVID-19 in Alberta we have made the decision to reschedule this course
Dogsafe Dog First Aid 101
Would you know what to do if your dog choked on a toy? Got hit by a car? Cut their paw?
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 ten students
- $155 per student
- Hyper Hounds (Unit 104 1135-64 Ave SE, Calgary, AB)
- Next session TBA
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.