Mogens Eliasen will be giving seminars and courses for the general public in the Ottawa area from May 19 till May 27, 2005. Mogens' unique training concepts build on a thorough understanding of the dog's instincts and needs. It is focused on developing the dog's ability to use its instincts and natural behaviors in a useful way instead of curbing and restricting them, as traditionally is the case in standard obedience training. The result is a much happier and well-behaved dog - and owner.
Mogens' dog training concepts are unique and have never before been offered in the Eastern part of North America. They are based on a thorough respect for the dog's nature and always have an answer to the question, "What is in it for the dog?". In sharp contrast to standard obedience training, Mogens' methods focus on developing the dog's natural behaviors, not restricting them or prohibiting them. "Dogs are not meant to be robots - they are intelligent animals that need mental stimulation and challenges in order to stay in harmony with themselves and their environment - in my experience, 90-95% of all behavioral problems originate in inadequate mental stimulation", says Mogens.
"Most people do not comprehend that dogs need more than food and shelter and some petting. They need to be appreciated as valuable members in a pack with competent human leadership, and they need to work their instincts. Instincts are like a river. If you try to stop the flow, then, sooner, or later, it will break the dam and do a lot of damage. Instead, if you redirect its flow into some meaningful and useful purposes, it becomes a treasured pal and valuable ally, not an annoying nuisance or a threat."
Through his studies in Europe with famous mentors like Konrad Lorenz and Eberhart Trumler, and his own extensive experimenting with training concepts during his many years in competition training and Search & Rescue training, Mogens has developed a very simple and very practical model for how instincts work and control behavior, "The Need Barrel" model. Applied particularly to the dog's social instincts, it provides some very powerful insights into how a person can control the dog's behavior through positive motivation of fundamental mechanisms that are more effective and reliable than food...
The key to results with this approach is to build a relationship with the dog - with the dog's terms of communication, but under the human's control and guidance.
Mogens Eliasen's background is very diversified. In addition to all his dog training and studies of dogs, it includes a high-level scientific degree in analytical chemistry, service as Intelligence Officer in NATO headquarters in Europe during the "Cold War", a business career in hazardous waste management, and public speaking and publishing. He has been involved with training of dogs, dog owners, and dog trainers since 1972, and he has developed many training programs and education systems, including the Search and Rescue Dog training and deployment manual for the Danish Government. He enjoys public speaking and practical work with dog owners. His is the author of several books, e-books, and videos on dog training, feeding, and healthcare for dogs, published through K9joy®.
A more detailed bio is available at http://k9joy.com/mogensbio.html.
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The Ottawa tour includes the following events:
Free instruction/training/coaching to teach the dog to not pull on the leash, without any pain or punishment or other abuse.
The participants that show the most improvement in their dog's leash manners during the class will be allowed to pick prizes of value up to $250 each, in the form of free tickets to courses/seminars on this page, including the 4-day training course!
Seminar: "Food & Nutrition for Dogs"
- an introduction to the dog's biology and digestive system, how it differs from the human system, and the conclusions we can draw from this in regards to appropriate feeding.
The seminar will further discuss what you can read on labels and why your standard vet is not very likely to tell you the truth.
Students are encouraged to bring the labels of the dog food they feed.
After this seminar, you will be able to make your own diligent decisions about what and how to feed your dog a healthy diet.
Seminar: "The Dog's Social Instincts"
- an introduction to a new way of understanding the dog's behavior and what it takes to influence it. This seminar gives the core foundation of all Mogens Eliasen's training concepts. Mogens makes this seminar mandatory for all students in his practical classes, for very good reason - the valuable insights you get about your dog's behavior are simply not to be without, if you take your dog seriously!
This seminar will open a new door for you to your dog's world. The questions, "why does my dog do this?" will take on a completely new meaning...
Friday, May 20
Max. 16 students with dogs,
4-day Course "Bonding with Your Dog"
A practical training course for dogs with their owners, using the Mogens Eliasen's training concepts. If you have found that standard obedience training doesn't give you much, this training is for you!
In this course, you will learn how to put a training method together that works. And you will learn to apply the principles for a large variety of practically useful exercises that matter for your relationship with your dog.
The course is based on your either attending the seminar "The Dog's Social Instincts" (Thursday), or watch the video "The Dog's Social Behavior" prior to the training.
Workshop: "The Basics of Dog Language"
- an introduction to effective communication with dogs; learn how to interpret the dog's body signals - and to use them yourself! The majority of the time will be devoted to practical demonstrations with selected dogs in typical day-to-day situations.
This knowledge should be mandatory for all dog owners - and less than 10% know it well enough to make sense to a dog...
The workshop will refer to Anders Hallgren's book "The ABC's of Dog Language".
Workshop: "Mental Activation for Smart Dogs"
- an introduction to the number one reason for problem behavior: inadequate mental stimulation - also known as boredom! The seminar explains the reasons behind - and the ways the problem can be prevented or solved through just 15 minutes of fun per day.
The majority of the time will be devoted to practical training of selected dogs in practical exercises from the e-book "BrainWork for Smart Dogs", which will constitute an excellent reference.
Seminar: "How to Choose a Puppy"
- a dog represents a 15-20 year commitment. Yet, 99% of all people who buy a dog do so without knowing what to look for and what to test... But not all dogs become "man's best friend"; the vast majority of dogs are permanently incapable of it, because of ignorance or lack of knowledge from the breeder's side!
The seminar is based on your either attending the seminar "The Dog's Social Instincts" (Thursday), or watch the video "The Dog's Social Behavior" prior to the training, as extensive reference will be made to the dog's social instincts and how they develop.
More information about the events, including specific locations and times, is available from
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