TRAIN YOUR DOG TO FIND LOST PETS!
Are you looking to give your dog (or your cat!) a new job? Many volunteer lost pet recovery groups on Facebook are forming teams that include a dog trained to find lost pets. Come learn about the fascinating field of training dogs to find lost pets from the industry’s top expert! This 2-day seminar will demonstrate the step-by-step process of training dogs to detect the scent of cats and to trail (track) the scent of lost dogs and other species.
* How to evaluate a dog for MAR (missing animal response) work
* How to step-by-step train a MAR Cat Detection Dog
* How to step-by-step train a MAR Trailing Dog
* How to obtain animal decomposition and train your dog to “push” on decomp
* How to evaluate and train a “Target Cat”
* How to utilize a “Magnet Dog”
* How long does scent survive?
* Ethics and MAR K9 certification
* How to become involved in lost pet recovery work
Day one will be lecture and demonstrations by trainer Kat Albrecht-Thiessen.
Day two will include a 30-minute evaluation / consultation with MAR K9 trainer Kat Albrecht-Thiessen. Only 15 evaluation spots are available, so claim your space soon. All seminar participants who do NOT plan to have a dog evaluated can still attend to observe the day two evaluations at no additional cost.
CCPDT & IAABC CEUs pending
TRAINER BIO – Kat Albrecht-Thiessen is a former police detective-turned-pet detective and founder of both the nonprofit Missing Pet Partnership and the newly launched Missing Animal Response Network (MARN). Kat started training cadaver dogs and police bloodhounds in 1989 and led a successful career in training and handling search dogs. In 1996, Kat’s police bloodhound escaped and was lost in the woods. After using another search dog to track down her missing hound, Kat began to pioneer “pet detective” services. Since 1997, Kat has been working to train both humans and search dogs to find lost pets and she is widely known as the leading authority in lost pet recovery training. In 2018, Kat launched her online MAR K9 training program and currently has dogs in training across North America and Europe. Due to an increase in demand for MAR K9 services plus a rise in unethical and poorly trained dogs, Kat is committed to seeing the development of standards and independent certification of MAR K9 teams.
Attendees who sign up for the dog evaluation session on Sunday should NOT bring their dog to the seminar on Saturday!
Date: Saturday & Sunday, August 3 & 4, 2019
Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm
Light breakfast and snacks available throughout the day
BADDogsInc Family Dog Training & Behavior,
170 N Maple St,, Suite 109, Corona, CA 92880
Registration fee: $195 for seminar only, $250 for seminar and evaluation of your dog
Cancellation Policy: Cancellations up to 45 days prior to the seminar will be refunded in full. No refunds given within 45 days of the workshop