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CTDI Instructor Certification Workshop
presented by Do More With Your Dog!® founder
Kyra Sundance

2 day workshop: Sat.12/7/13 - Sun.12/8/13
Richmond, VA

Do More With Your Dog! Dog Sports CampBecome an Officially Certified Trick Dog Instructor
In this 2-day workshop taught by Do More With Your Dog!® founder Kyra Sundance, you will learn the academic knowledge and hands-on techniques necessary to become a CTDI certified instructor. Many trainers choose to work toward their CTDI certification by using the at-home study materials and submitting a video. By attending this workshop you will not have to film a video, and you will have the opportunity to work out any problems right there on the spot with Kyra.

Do More With Your Dog! Dog Sports CampLearn over 30 Tricks from the Worldwide Bestselling Dog Tricks Author
While teaching training concepts, Kyra Sundance demonstrates the teaching of actual tricks to illustrate each technique. Immediately following each demonstration you will try teaching this trick to your own dog, and troubleshoot any problems on the spot.

A Little Nervous?
Don't be! You will not be singled out or forced to come on stage. You will not be judged on the performance of your dog (in fact, many trainers choose to bring their more difficult dog). Our goal is to help each person at the level that they are at.

Your Dog is With You the Entire Time
Your dog is allowed by your side during the entire workshop; sitting or laying next to your chair. How fun is that!

Test Your Dog for his Trick Dog Title (optional)
Certified Instructors will be on hand to test your dog for his Trick Dog title if you wish.

Can't Bring Your Dog?
Our staff is providing their own, stable dogs as "loaner dogs" for you to practice with.


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Working Spot (WAIT LIST AVAILABLE) $399
Auditing (no dog) $299
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13.5 CEUs for trainers
TBD CEUs for trainers
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CTDI Instructor Certification Workshop

All Dog Adventures
4111 W. Clay St,
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 355-7737

  • Indoor plus outdoor facility
  • 5 acres
  • Warm and toasty!
  • 3 warm indoor restrooms
  • Crates provided


6pm-7pm: Optional, cocktail hour meet & greet with Kyra Sundance at hotel.
8:30-9:00am: Check-in, receive instructor packet and gift bag, coffee and pastry
9:00-12:30: Pack walk, about DMWYD, Timing, Luring, Marker Training, Prompted Shaping, Progression/Regression
12:30-1:30: Free lunch, paw painting contest
1:30-4:30: Review, Re-evaluation, Build-on Behaviors, Signals & Cues, Hints, 5 Ways to Elicit a Behavior, Free-Shaping, Review
9:00-12:30: Pack walk, Review of tricks from yesterday, Targeting, Remote Reinforcement, Scent Games, Nose-Work, Motivation, Pedestal Training, Egg Timers, Bucket Games
12:30-1:15: Free lunch
1:15-3:50: Eye contact, Praise-Touch-Treat, Chaining, Back-Chaining, Schedule of Reinforcement, Review, Teach Physical Precision by Cheating, Be a Tree, Review of tricks from today, Teaching your first tricks class, Q&A
3:50-4:30: Graduation, photo and certificate presentation
Workshop Instructor:

Kyra Sundance
Kyra Sundance

KYRA SUNDANCE is a world-acclaimed Stunt Dog Show performer, celebrity dog trainer, and internationally bestselling author.

Her acrobatic Sundance Dog Team starred in thousands of live shows including a command performance for the King of Morocco; Disney’s Underdog stage show; Bravo TV's Showdog Moms & Dads series; circuses and halftime shows; co-host of Worldwide Fido Awards; and performances on The Tonight Show, Ellen, and more.

A world-renowned training expert, Kyra authored 7 books including the international bestseller 101 Dog Tricks, and hosts an award-winning DVD series.

She is nationally ranked in competitive dog sports, works as a set trainer for dog actors, and lectures on positive training techniques. 

Founded by Kyra Sundance, “Do More With Your Dog!®” encourages the integration of your dog into more areas of your life through training, dog sports camps, and the All-Star Performance Dog Team.

Kyra is a UCLA alumnus and an ultra-marathon runner.


Cindy Briggs, CTDI
Owner, All Dog Adventures

Kyra will be assisted by Cindy Briggs. Cindy has been training dogs for 30 years. Her dogs have competed in Obedience, Rally, Agility, Freestyle, Tracking, as well as performed for TV commercials and print ads. Currently her Golden Retriever is the mascot for Villiage Bank in and around Richmond, VA.

Cindy uses shaping, positive methods for her own dogs as well as her philosophy for all the instructors at All Dogs Adventures.

Cindy is the owner of All Dog Adventures, a unique dog daycare with SMART PLAY and a different style of positive training, agility, competition obedience, fun & games with your dog.


You will learn the academic knowledge and hands-on techniques necessary to become a CTDI certified instructor.

  • Marker Training
  • Rewarding in correct position
  • Optimal success ratio
  • Schedule of Reinforcement
  • Jackpot
  • Incrementally greater Hints with less familiar cues
  • Building on known behaviors
  • 5 Ways to Elicit a Behavior
  • Free-Shaping vs. Prompted Shaping
  • Chaining Behaviors
  • How we teach Physical Precision (we cheat!)
  • How to teach 30 tricks
  • Pedestal Training to improve focus, distance, and work ethic
  • Building Drive to increase Motivation
  • Non-Food Rewards
  • Structuring your training session
  • Teaching eye contact
  • Stress Indicators
  • Teaching a class: How to be an effective teacher
  • 7-Week Teacher's Guide
  • Overview of Dog Sports



Residence Inn (Preferred Hotel)
Richmond West End
2121 Dickens Rd
Richmond, VA 23230

We reserved a block of rooms for 12/6-12/9. Tell them you are with the group "Do More With Your Dog" to get a discounted rate of $79. This offer is good if you reserve a room before Nov.15. After Nov.15, ask for Tishana to approve the discounted rate.

Free Breakfast.
Pet stations throughout the facility.

Days Inn
2100 Dickens Rd
I-64 and WEst Broad st exit
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 282-3300
RV parking available
Americamps RV Park
11322 Air Park Rd
Ashland, VA
Working Spots / Auditing:

Working spots. Includes the two-day workshop, your CTDI application fee, the entire CTDI instructor packet, lunch, snacks, and a gift bag.

Auditing spots. Auditors are not eligible to become certified at the end of class. You will receive the instructor packet, lunch, snacks, and a gift bag.

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Arriving / Parking

All Dog Adventures
4111 W. Clay St,
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 355-7737

We have a few parking spots available in front of and on the side of our building. Feel free to park in the street, or in the lots of neighboring buildings. The only place that you CAN NOT PARK is in front of #4108 (brick building with a green awning).

Check-In When you get here, come in the green door and proceed to check-in at the front table. You'll be given your gift bag. We'll also have our Camp Store set up for shopping (we'll be selling treats, toys, etc.) and some fruit and coffee for breakfast.
Crates We have plenty of crates available if you'd like to use one. If your dog is more comfortable on a bed or mat, you are welcome to use that instead.
Pottying your dog There is a small grassy area in front of our building, next to our parking lot that you can use to potty your dog. Pickup bags and a trash can are located in this area. Please pick up after your dog.
Doggie Manners Please keep your dogs under control and on a leash (no flexi leads). Keep a close eye on your dog when near other dogs to avoid the possibility of a fight.
Temperature / Weather The facility is kept nice and toasty, but it's best to wear layers
Restrooms Three indoor, clean restrooms
What to Bring

For the dog:

  • Lots of treats. Soft, easy to eat ones that don't crumble work best: cut up hot dogs, cheese, sandwich meat, cooked frozen meatballs, etc.
  • Flat collar
  • Leash
  • Dog crate, bed, or mat
  • Pickup bags
  • Dog food
  • If your dog has a special motivator toy that he loves, bring that

For you:

  • Camera
  • Treat bag
  • A big smile :)

Some items will be for sale at camp:

  • Dog treats
  • Clickers
  • Apparel
  • Books
  • Much more
Nearby vets and pet stores

Pet Smart - 1/2 mile away

Emergency Vet - Dogwood veterinary emergency and specialty center - 804-716-4700

Emergency Vet - Veterinary emergency and specialty center - 804-353-900

Waiver At the start of the workshop you will need to sign a liability waiver covering the event and the facility.

Lunch (sandwiches) drinks, and snacks will be provided both days. We have a list of local restaurant recommendations for dinner. Homemade cookie for dessert.

We will have bottled water, hot/cold water dispenser, and coffee free of charge all day.





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