Workshops Available
Workshops Available

Workshops Available

Advanced Socialization Solutions for Difficult Dogs

This is the workshop that started it all.  The “classic” Pack to Basics workshop has been incredibly successful and continues to grow in popularity each year.  Having been presented in the US and Canada it has been extremely well-received.  In this workshop we teach how to use the dog’s natural instincts to alleviate and in many cases CURE anti-social and aggressive behavior in dogs.  

This workshop is valuable not only for dog trainers and dog owners, but also would be great for anyone who is looking for a better understanding of how dogs communicate with people and each other.  Doggie daycare owners and workers have benefitted from this workshop as have a number veterinarians and everyday dog owners.  
The workshop is entertaining but jam packed with vital information.  This one is not to be missed! While we encourage students to bring a dog with them, those who attend without a dog will not miss out on any of the experience.  

Pack To Basics DOGMANSHIP Workshop:

For those who want to take Pack to Basics beyond socialization”

It’s not about methods, it’s about understanding.

This new workshop, brought to you by Pack to Basics represents a culmination of the countless hours of dog to dog interaction witnessed in the unique Pack to Basics setting combined with nearly 20 years of practical experience solving complex dog behavior problems.

Dogmanship is not dog training nor is it behaviorism.   It is as well suited for the average dog owner as it is for the seasoned professional.

This workshop will reveal a model of behavior and learning that is simple and at the same time far reaching. With this behavior model, you will learn to unravel many complex issues in a short period of time.

There will be combination of lecture, video and hands on work.

Topics include:


  • The roots and causes of aggression (and how to relieve them)
  • The truth about the social nature of dogs, and how it affect us
  • The secrets of de-stressing an anxious dog
  • Gaining and maintaining trust
  • Non-threatening results based handling
  • Listening with the leash
  • Utilizing Constant Communication
  • How dogs teach (how dogs learn)
  • Creating compliance by avoiding resistance
  • Creating a cooperative mind (get the mind and the body follows)
  • The most destructive and common myths about dog behavior
  • Using the right tool for the right job 


Who should come? 

Dog trainers will learn new ways to use familiar equipment, and new ways to explain what they are doing to clients and prospective clients.  They will learn practical ways to instruct their clients to increase their success without increasing their homework.

Groomers will learn the secrets of low stress handling allowing happier dogs and faster grooms

Kennel operators will learn how to safely handle all types of difficult dogs while lowering their stress level, gaining employee morale, healthier dogs, and happier clients.

Dog walkers will learn how to effectively and easily reduce leash pulling and reactivity to distractions

Daycare operators will learn how to read body language and understand when (and how) to intervene before there’s a problem.

Dog owners will be given a new level of understanding of their dog’s behavior the goes far beyond what is readily available from any other source.


Students are encouraged to bring a dog!




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