Introducing choice in training contexts is a simple way to enhance the wellbeing of dogs you work with.
We know all animals need to feel they have some control or agency over what they do and when they do it.
We know that the right amount of choice reduces stress, improves optimism, supports emotional self-regulation and builds connection between dogs and their people.
We know that having agency empowers dogs and humans.
The only problem: Knowing this to be true does not always mean we can implement it effectively with our clients and their dogs.
This is what you'll learn in the Masterclass...
How to practically introduce choice into your training sessions. When choice is important and what to do when it is not possible.
How to get your clients excited by the idea of choice for their dogs. Enrolling your clients in a wellbeing-centred approach to training.
How to create a business you love around the values you hold. Choose you and what lights you up without sacrificing success!
A note from your hosts
We are Michelle Dart and Janet Finlay, founders of HeartDog. We are committed to fear- and force-free training but we believe that we need to go even further and prioritise the emotional, physical, mental and social wellbeing of dogs, their people and the canine professionals who support them.
We have found that including choice in training, as a way of enhancing wellbeing, unlocks so much more freedom and connection. But we also know that many of you struggle to get your clients on board with this and so feel you can't adopt this approach in your business.
That is why we have put together this Masterclass - to look at how we can introduce choice for dogs, how we can get clients to join us in our vision and, ultimately, how we can build a business based on our values of wellbeing for all.
We can't wait to share this with you. Please come live if you can as you will get much more out of the experience and we would love to see you.
Looking forward to it!
Michelle and Janet x
Frequently Asked Questions
- HOW LONG WILL THE MASTERCLASS LAST?
We'll run from 5pm to about 8pm to allow plenty of time. Gift yourself these 3 hours to invest in you - it will be worth it.
- WILL YOU ANSWER QUESTIONS?
Absolutely. You'll be in Zoom with us so can ask questions as we go. The Masterclass will be interactive so we'll be asking you things too!
- IS IT LIVE?
Yes. We are meeting in Zoom which is why we are asking you to register. We want this to be interactive and we know that when you are engaged you retain more. But don't worry if you just want to sit back and listen - that is OK too - your choice! Register either way as there will be limited space.
- WHAT TIME IS IT IN MY TIMEZONE?
The Masterclass is 5pm UK time (BST) which translates to 12 noon Eastern and 9am Pacific. For other locations please use https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html to find your time zone.
- I CAN'T MAKE IT LIVE. WILL IT BE RECORDED?
Yes we will record the Masterclass and make it available to everyone who registered later. So if you are interested but can't make it please still register - then we can make sure you get the recording promptly.