ONLINE WORKSHOPS

We offer many of our workshops online. An online workshop is a great way to get the coaching you need at an affordable price. Using our Zoom platform, our workshops allow you to talk, work your dog and ask questions of your instructor in real time. We are pleased to be offering many of our most popular workshops in this format.

We offer both working and auditing spots. With a working spot, you will put up your phone or computer and work your dog, getting instruction and feedback. With an auditing spot, you will not have your camera on, but will be allowed to watch participants and ask questions.

All registrants will receive an email approximately one day before the workshop with all the information you will need for the workshop including login link, what you will need for the workshop for those with working spots and any other necessary information. 

All participants are sent a recording of the workshop which they may view on YouTube for 60 days.

NOTE: Workshop working spots and webinar spots may also be purchased through our Facebook page!

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.

Mastering Your Dog’s Movement Zoom Workshop
Sunday, May 9, 10:00am-11:15am PDT
Have a new puppy to start training for the show ring? Train them to gait with confidence properly from the beginning!

Maybe you are working with a dog who is experiencing gaiting issues such as pulling on the lead, pacing, rushing other dogs or moving with their head down. We can help with all these issues too!

This popular workshop will cover how to start training a dog to move properly on a show lead and how to address problems with your dog’s movement.

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LIVE WEBINARS

Our live webinars are a great way to learn from the comfort of your own home. Our webinars are attended via Zoom and include a 15 minute Q & A at the end of the .

All registrants will receive an email approximately one day before the webinar with all the information you will need for the workshop including login link, what you will need for the workshop for those with working spots and any other necessary information. 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE ARE NO REFUNDS.

Show Stopping Supplements – The Top Supplements for Show Dogs with Anna Bettina
Saturday, May 22, 11:30am-12:45pm PDT

Are you interested in using supplements with your dogs but unsure where to start?

Maybe you have heard about supplements but aren’t sure of where to get them or the best ones to use for your dog’s particular issue.

Join us for an informative webinar on the best supplements for show dogs. Canine nutrition expert Anna Bettina will discuss the best supplements for a variety of things including coat and skin, anxiety, healthy gut and much more!

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Crates are Great! Crate Training with Chelsea Murray, ATDI, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP
Friday, May 14, 4:00-5:15pm PDT

Do you have a young puppy you want to show and travel with? Do you have an adult dog who tolerates the crate more than loves it?
Learning to be confident and relaxed in crates is an essential life skill for shows, trials, travel, multi-dog households, and health emergencies!
Join Chelsea Murray ATDI, CPDT-KA, KPA-CTP for a workshop on crating! Learn how to go from avoiding the crate to loving it with easy and fun games.

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Litter Evaluations with Vicki Ronchette
Sunday, May 30, 10:00am-11:30am PDT
Vicki Ronchette is the Co-Author of Litter Evaluations – The Planning, the Process, the Picks and a breeder of Dachshunds and Lowchen. She has graded many litters of a variety of breeds to continue to hone her skill of litter evaluation.
In this webinar you will learn:
-What to look for in the puppies
-The process of grading a litter
-Deciding which puppy to keep and where to place the other puppies
-How to determine your breeder dealbreakers
-How to look at the structure and movement of puppies
And much more!
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Introduction to K9 Nosework with Hannah Pemberton
Saturday, June 5, 10:00am-11:15am PDT
Are you interested in the sport of K9 Nosework but have no idea how it works?
Are you looking for a fun, relaxing activity for your dog that promotes confidence and burns energy?
Do you have a dog with a great nose who could use an outlet for all that sniffing?
Then, K9 nosework may be the sport for you. Whether you want to compete or just want to have fun with your dog, this webinar will give you all the information you need about the sport. If you are interested in pursuing more K9 Nosework instruction, you may choose to take Hannah’s online K9 Nosework course afterwards!
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Laura Reeves’ Dogmanship for Juniors and New Exhibitors Webinar Series

We are thrilled to be offering Laura Reeves’ Dogmanship program. This program is geared towards Juniors, but is absolutely applicable to anyone getting started in the sport of dogs. This comprehensive program is the heart and brainchild of second generation breeder who has been involved in breeding, training, grooming, showing and judging purebred dogs for 40+ years. Additionally, Laura was a professional handler for nearly 25 years. She is also the owner of the highly regarded Pure Dog Talk podcast and incorporates her 450+ interviews of the legends of the sports, experts and other professionals who she has interviewed over the years.

This unique learning opportunity is available as individual live webinars or as a discount bundle of all 5 of the webinars included in the complete Dogmanship program. Each webinar includes helpful links to Laura’s podcasts that correlate to that specific topic.

Webinar 5: Showmanship Part Two
Wednesday, April 28, 5:00pm – 6:15pm PST

In the final component, Laura will delve into the practical and performance piece, also geared towards juniors and new exhibitors. This piece will include presentation, including exhibitor skills , presenting table dogs, sportsmanship, ring awareness and following directions and patterns.

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Host a Seminar or Workshop

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS WE ARE CURRENTLY NOT BOOKING ANY WORKSHOPS OR TRAVELING OUT OF CALIFORNIA.

Bio

Vicki Ronchette is a Certified Professional Dog Trainer and has been working with dogs professionally since the early 1980s. She has worked with animals as a veterinary assistant, pet groomer, dog and bird trainer, raptor handler and behavior consultant. She has competed in conformation, obedience, rally, field trials, earth dog, agility, freestyle, barn hunt, and nose work. Vicki is the author of Positive Training for Show Dogs – Building a Relationship for Success and From Shy to Showy – Help for Your Shy Show Dog. She is the owner and moderator of the Positive Training for Show Dogs Facebook group, the Positive Training for Show Dogs website and the Clickershowdogs Yahoo group. Her passion is helping people train their show dogs using positive reinforcement methods. Vicki teaches people locally in group classes and workshops and offers webinars which have been attended by people from all over the world. Vicki has finished many dogs of her owns and of friends and clients. She has handled dogs from all of the AKC groups and her clients have attained many high-level accomplishments including championships, grand championships, best in specialty show wins, group placements, All Breed Best in Shows as well as national breed rankings including multiple No. 1 rankings in competitive breeds.

Seminar Information

Vicki can speak on different subjects, but generally speaks on conformation training. There are different ways to structure a seminar and we can tailor one to meet the needs of your group. Some ideas are:

One full day seminar for dog owners on using positive reinforcement training for show dogs and problem solving issues with show dogs

One full day seminar on problem solving specific show ring issues

One half day seminar of Vicki’s From Shy to Showy which focuses on working with shy or fearful show dogs

Two and a half hour mini workshops for Show Stopping Stacks and/or Mastering Your Dog’s Movement

One full day seminar for dog trainers on teaching conformation and offering conformation classes

One full day seminar for dog owners and one half day for dog trainers

One full day seminar for dog trainers and/or owners and one full day of private sessions

One to three hour presentations for breed clubs or training clubs for various conformation topics

This can all be tailored to meet your needs

Half day seminars are offered only with one full day seminars for out of state hosts

My Style

Vicki enjoys doing a combination of lecture/powerpoint and working with seminar dogs. Dogs can be set up in the area with their owners as if they were at a dog show (dog’s crate by owner’s chair) so they can work on crate skills during the lecture pieces. Vicki welcomes relevant questions throughout the seminar.

Expectations

Depending on what the presentation is on, attendees should expect to leave with a clear understanding of how a dog show works, what equipment is available, what behaviors a show dog needs to be taught, how to problem solve issues with show dogs, helpful tools to use with training show dogs and much more. Seminars for professional trainers will help them have a clearer understanding of how dog shows work, how to support their show dog clients and how to offer show dog classes and training.

Speaking Fees

$1000 per day (approximately 6 speaking hours, 7 hours total, for up to 14 working teams, plus auditors) Additional working teams $75 per team.
$125 per hour for private lessons

$600 for half day (approximately 4 speaking hours, 5 hours total, for up to 14 working teams plus auditors) Additional working teams $60 per team kamagra oral jelly rezeptfrei.

$300 for 2.5 hour workshops (2.5 speaking hours, up to 14 teams, Northern California ONLY)

$100 for 1 hour for breed club or training club workshops or clinics

$85 for one hour breed club presentations (presentation only, not workshop with working dogs, Northern California ONLY). Plus, travel expenses, lodging expenses and two meals per day as well as any printing costs

Filling the Workshop

When you book the workshop you will be sent a speaking contract. Please know that you will be able to cancel or postpone if you cannot fill the workshop as we get closer.

Venue

Seminars have been held in very large training buildings and as small as 800 sq ft. As long as there is enough space to accommodate the dogs and people it works for us.

Lodging

Host is responsible for providing lodging. Vicki is happy to stay in a hotel or to stay with the host in order to save hosting costs. She enjoys spending time with other dog trainers and behavior geeks.

Travel

Host is responsible for booking and paying for airline expenses to the location from Northern California. If the seminar is within 3 hours she will drive and the other expenses will be added to the total.

Charging for the seminar

We have been hosting other speakers for years and understand that it can be intimidating to try and put a workshop or seminar weekend so here is a breakdown to give you an idea of possible this can be to do. Hosts may set the fees for the seminar based on averages in their area. Generally, $125 a day is the average and many hosts will offer an early bird registration discount as well as auditor spots for people who won’t be bringing a dog.

Hosts, have the opportunity to make a significant profit if they have space. Here is an approximate hypothetical breakdown of costs for a one-day seminar. Speaking fee to Vicki – $1000

Airfare – $500

Hotel – $0 if Vicki stays with host

Meals – $50

Printing – $100

Total – $1650

In this scenario you would need 13 attendees to attend one day to break even and any extras would be 100% profit for the host.

“It was a real pleasure to have Vicki Ronchette present Polishing Your Performance and From Shy to SHOWY at UCLA Dogs. Her information was informed and in-depth and clearly comes from a place of passion. She has a dynamic presentation style and truly engaged our students, helping them develop skills specific to their and their dogs’ needs. Not only does she know dog shows inside and out, but her training information is backed by behavioral science.

Speaking as a host, Vicki was wonderful to work with. She is flexible and down to earth making the somewhat daunting task of putting on a seminar so much easier. It was a lot of fun having her out and we look forward to making it happen again soon! Thanks, Vicki!”

–Andrea Stone CCD CDW UCLA Dogs trainer and co-owner

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