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Instructor Certification Workshop
presented by Do More With Your Dog!® founder
2 day workshop: Sat.12/7/13
Become 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.
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
Your dog is allowed by your side
during the entire workshop; sitting or laying next to your chair. How fun is
Test Your Dog for his Trick Dog Title
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
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|Working Spot (WAIT LIST AVAILABLE)
|Auditing (no dog)
|13.5 CEUs for trainers
|TBD CEUs for trainers
|CTDI Instructor Certification Workshop
4111 W. Clay St,
Richmond, VA 23230
- Indoor plus outdoor facility
- 5 acres
- Warm and toasty!
- 3 warm indoor restrooms
- Crates provided
||Optional, cocktail hour meet & greet with
Kyra Sundance at hotel.
||Check-in, receive instructor packet and gift bag, coffee and
||Pack walk, about DMWYD, Timing, Luring, Marker
Training, Prompted Shaping, Progression/Regression
||Free lunch, paw painting
||Review, Re-evaluation, Build-on Behaviors,
Signals & Cues, Hints, 5 Ways to Elicit a Behavior, Free-Shaping, Review
||Pack walk, Review of tricks from yesterday,
Targeting, Remote Reinforcement, Scent Games, Nose-Work, Motivation, Pedestal
Training, Egg Timers, Bucket Games
||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
||Graduation, photo and certificate presentation
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
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.
learn the academic knowledge and hands-on techniques necessary to become a CTDI
- Marker Training
- Rewarding in correct position
- Optimal success ratio
- Schedule of Reinforcement
- Incrementally greater Hints with less familiar cues
- Building on known behaviors
- 5 Ways to Elicit a Behavior
- Free-Shaping vs. Prompted
- 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
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.
Pet stations throughout the facility.
2100 Dickens Rd
I-64 and WEst Broad st exit
Richmond, VA 23230
|RV parking available
Americamps RV Park
11322 Air Park Rd
|Working Spots / Auditing:
Working spots. Includes the two-day workshop, your
CTDI application fee, the entire CTDI instructor packet, lunch, snacks, and a
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
Feel free to call us! Abbey will be happy to assist you:
661-942-2429. Email us at email@example.com
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FOR REGISTERED ATTENDEES
|Arriving / Parking
4111 W. Clay St,
Richmond, VA 23230
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
||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.
||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
|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.
||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
||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
- Dog crate, bed, or mat
- Pickup bags
- Dog food
- If your dog has a special motivator toy that he loves, bring that
- Treat bag
- A big smile :)
Some items will be for sale at camp:
- Dog treats
- 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
||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.