The Dog's Social Instincts

- and how you can use them to build
a rewarding relationship with your dog

The K9joy "Instinct Seminar" is a compressed one-evening version of the big weekend Seminar/Workshop "How to Impact Your Dog's Social Behavior". It contains the bare minimum of what you ought to know and understand about the way your dog functions, mentally.

This seminar will give you a working understanding of how the dog's instincts work, with particular emphasis on the social instincts that control the way the dog interacts with you. As an introduction to more in-depth training, it is a great way of entering into the dog's mental world. Standing alone, it will most probably convince you that you need to dig deeper into this stuff in order to get full value of your relationship with your dog!

The seminar will cover the fundamental "recipe" for how all instincts work. How they are deeply integrated with the dog's behavior and the way the environment impacts the dog. You will understand why your dog does what it does - to a much deeper level that now starts to make sense.

The seminar will explain why you cannot leave it to chance to structure the way you interact with your dog - and why any kind of "democracy" or "let's-talk-about" attitude from your side is doomed to create a very frustrated and very unhappy dog! Human standards for social interaction simply don't work for your dog. You need to know what to use instead. This seminar will tell you.

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This is what you will get from this seminar:

  • The fundamental "recipe" of all instincts.

  • What a key stimulus is and how you can impact the dog's behavior through application of key stimuli.

  • How you can use your understanding of the dog's instinct to predict not only whether or not a behavior will take place, but also how intensive it will be!

  • How you become a key stimulus yourself for the social instincts whether you want it or not...

  • How you can use your own behavior to trigger certain desirable behaviors from the dog's side - and how your ignorance to this is doomed to cause problems for both your and your dog...

  • What Imprinting is and why it is crucial for your dog's ability to interact with you.

  • How you build a meaningful relationship with your dog despite a mediocre Imprinting.

  • What you are supposed to do in order to become a member of your dog's pack.

  • What Socialization is when it is not "socializing"....

  • Why it is crucial for your dog that it went through adequate Socialization when it was 8-12 weeks old....

  • How you make rules and how you get the dog to respect those rules - without instilling fear....

  • How you "write your application" for the Pack Leader position in Dog Language....

  • What the dog is looking for in order to elect its Pack Leader, and how you can make sure that you are the only qualified candidate for that office, seen with the dog's eyes...

  • The 8 main characteristics of a good Pack Leader - and how they compare to human leadership skills...

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This is what you will get from this K9joy seminar:

  • What you should do yourself - and what you should leave to your veterinarian.

  • How you check your dog's health - daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly.

  • How you find out what exercise is good for your dog - and where to be cautious.

  • How you maintain a gorgeous, shiny coat - and why you never use any form of detergent on your dog's coat.....

  • How you can eliminate at least 90% of all skin allergies and skin problems without ever having any testing done...

  • What parasites to worry about - and how you identify them.

  • How you deal with external parasites.

  • How you check for internal parasites - and what you do about them.

  • Why you cannot always rely on official announcements and warnings, even from veterinarian associations and the government....

  • Why you don't need a toothbrush for your dog...

  • How you clean a dog ear with your elbow... (not a joke!)

  • How you determine if your dog need to have its nails done.

  • Why you don't try to protect your dog against the summer heat by shaving its coat off...

  • How you check the dog's temperature....

  • How you protect your dog against hot and cold weather, rain and sun, particularly when you leave the dog alone outdoors.

  • How you deal with accidents and injury.

  • What diseases you need to watch out for - and which ones you can safely ignore....

  • Why you would vaccinate - and why you shouldn't. And why your veterinarian's advice is not necessarily in your dog's best interest...

  • The side effects of vaccines that no veterinarian wants you to know about....

  • Which diseases you should vaccinate against - and how you go about it...

  • Why you should never vaccinate a puppy that is less than 12 weeks old...

  • Why you would never want your vet to use a combined vaccine on your dog, particularly not any of the standard "multi-shots".

  • How you go about giving your dog a decent and respectful end of its life...

This seminar is also available on video in a live recording, with many clips and illustrations added of dogs "in action". The title of the video is "The Dog's Social Behavior". You can order on-line.

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More information about the seminar:
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  • Seminar Description - a detailed description of the seminar and its contents.
    It comes in PDF format, ready for printing. (You need a program that can read this PDF formatted file. You can get a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader here.
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  • Fee Schedule - what it costs to get such a seminar coming to you...

For clubs and other groups, we can put a program together that exactly fits your needs, including practical workshops that also involve demonstrations with dogs. It does not have to fit the standards... Please check the Special Assignments page, so we can discuss what can work for you!

Signing up for
"The Dog's Social Instincts":

To sign up for this seminar, you will need to pay up front with your registration. Until we receive your payment, you are not booked.

On the deadline (or before, if we possibly can), we will decide the fate of the event. If too few people are signed up, the seminar will get cancelled, and those who made a payment will get they money back immediately. In the moment we get enough people to make it worth the while running the seminar, you will be immediately notified, so you can prepare yourself. So, if you miss that crucial confirmation date, you could very well become the reason for the seminar being cancelled!

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Your payment is fully refundable if and only if you sign up after the seminar is over-booked or K9joy cancels the seminar for reasons not related to you.

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Unfortunately, no seminar on the topic "The Dog's Social Instincts" is currently being offered to a public audience.

Since other participants will plan their time and travel based on your commitment, please don't delay submitting your confirmation... If your booking payment is late, the seminar might be cancelled! The sooner you book, the greater the chance will be that the seminar will run and the sooner we can confirm that it will run. With you participating....

If you have not confirmed your participation prior to the deadline, your seat might be sold to someone else.

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