Fostering Rescue Pups

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The Whys, Hows, and Whens of Fostering

Have you ever thought about opening your home to a rescue pup? Maybe you're not ready for another dog, but a temporary canine visitor sounds like fun. Or maybe you'd like to help out but can't take in a dog full-time. If you're interested in the details of fostering, this seminar will give you all the information you'll need. We will discuss:

  • What exactly does fostering mean?
  • What are my responsibilities as a foster?
  • What should I do to prepare my home and family for my foster pup?
  • What if I have another dog (or kids or cats or birds ...) and how do I introduce them?
  • What are some commands that I can teach my foster pup to help him/her get successfully adopted?
  • And more!

This seminar will be presented by 2SpeakDog's Master Trainer and Behavior Specialist, Jennifer Kyzer, and 2SpeakDog's Large Breed Advisor and Trainer Specializing in Behavior, Kasey R. Herrera. 2SpeakDog will present details on the practical, real-life aspects of fostering. Seminar is lecture only, no pups, please. A question-and-answer session will follow the seminar presentation.

This seminar is only $25 per family/couple! Rescue organzations please contact us for group discounts. Enrollment is required.

Sunday, June 11, 2017
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Located at 2SpeakDog Training Facility
7320 Capehart Road in Henrico
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**When enrolling, only one person per household needs to sign up and pay. If we start to get tight on space, we'll reach out to confirm how many people from your household are attending.

Dogs & Babies: Fostering a Happy Pack Part I

Posted in Seminars

Concerned about how your dog will react to your impending arrival? Join 2SpeakDog’s Master Trainer and Behavior Specialist Jennifer Kyzer as she discusses the transition to parenthood as it pertains to your dog(s). She will highlight how to prepare your dog for baby's arrival, how to introduce your baby to your dog, the new relationship your dog will have with you, and how to work with your dog when your child becomes mobile. You'll learn not only good dog-and-baby skills, but good general training basics in the process.

NOTE: This is a Lecture only. No dogs at this session. An opportunity to practice new skills with your dog will take place in Part II of Fostering a Happy Pack.

Cost: $25 per couple

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
at Johnston Willis Hospital
1401 Johnston Willis Drive
Stalker Auditorium
Richmond, VA 23235
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
at Johnston Willis Hospital
1401 Johnston Willis Drive
4th Floor Atrium Auditorium
Richmond, VA 23235
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Managing Dog Behavior for Canine Professionals

Posted in Seminars

Rescues qualify for a discount

2SpeakDog is offering a unique opportunity to canine care professionals in the Richmond area. Our seminar, “Speaking Dog” is specifically designed for dog daycare owners, staff, rescue groups, humane societies, and other dog care specialists. This 2-hour interactive learning session includes an open question-and-answer session, and covers the following topics:

  • Canine warning signs/signals
  • Calming escalated behavior
  • Diffusing tension/fights
  • Overall body language
  • Dog-people greeting
  • Door/gate etiquette
  • Crating etiquette
  • Working with 'untrained' dogs

“Speaking Dog” is presented by 2SpeakDog's Master Trainer and Behavior Specialist, Jennifer Kyzer. Jennifer holds a Master's Degree in Education and has been training dogs for over 10 years. She specializes in behavior issues, and has worked with dogs of all breeds and ages in a wide variety of training areas.

Along with basic obedience and behavior training, Jennifer has tackled problems such as dog-dog and dog-people aggression, separation anxiety, destructive behaviors, resource guarding, leash aggression, extreme fear/shyness, severe leash pulling, ‘pack’ (multiple dog household) issues, improper greetings, crating and potty training. Jennifer also assists new parents in learning the proper steps to introducing family dogs to new babies, and works with families to successfully integrate adult rescue dogs into the household.

Jennifer is a certified evaluator for the S.T.A.R Puppy Program, K-9 Good Citizen through the American Kennel Club and Certified Mentor & Trainer for Animal Behavior College.