Dog Language and Applications - November 9-11

Location - Washington DC Metro Area.  Phyllis has 30+ years experience training and evaluating dogs.  She bases her training plan for each dog on the dog's individual needs and behavior issues.  Her assessment of the dog at any given time during training must be accurate to give the dog the appropriate training.  During this workshop, Phyllis will teach students her savant-like evaluation process using students' dogs.  Then the students can practice evaluating dogs.  Next we will come up with a training plan for each dog based on our evaluations.  Phyllis will share why she will perform different training techniques including food reward, behavioral downs, building trust and corrections at each stage in training.  Phyllis uses the right technique for each dog at the right time. She combines obedience with relationship based behavior modification to achieve remarkable transformations in her clients' dogs. Learn which technique with what timing works for each dog to get the ultimate training results. 

*Temperament and the connection to behavior problems.

*Puppy behavior and how to curtail probable problem behaviors before they start.

*Train for temperament. How reading dogs correctly can raise effectiveness of training.

*The difference between anxious and fearful, anxious and dominance, and anxious and insecure dogs and how these combinations require different solutions.

*Combining Obedience and Behavior solutions into your training program.

*Select dogs will be used in training and evaluation process.

*Qualifies for 24 continuing education units for the IACP

November 9 to 11, 2018

Exact Location TBD but will be in the Washington DC Metro Area near Leesburg, VA

$300 add $50 for a working spot


Lodging Options:

Gayte House Harpers Ferry Dog friendly  - House - holds 3-5 Must call Dean at 304-279-1672 to reserve

Phagend House - Single Room

Clarion Hotel in Leesburg, VA. $105 night plus breakfast.  $25 dog fee

Reservation must be made by phone and ask for the DLA workshop rooms. 703-771-920



To register for the workshop please fill out this form. Once you submit the form, you will be emailed an invoice from Julie, Phyllis' assistant. You may pay via PayPal to or we can email you an invoice. $300 for a normal spot, $350 for a working spot. Please be advised your spot is not confirmed until you have paid the registration fee.

Canine Counselor Inc

Centreville, Virginia

(703) 906-0479