Mental Activation
for Smart Dogs

- facilitated and controlled by smart owners

This K9joy full-day "Mental Activation Seminar" with its workshops is a must for all responsible dog owners! The most common reason of all for problem behavior is under-stimulation. The dog gets bored. Just "hanging around" is not enough for a canine brain that is meant to solve complex problems during hunting. Even though you do not feel like spending lots of time on doing formal training, you can at least give your dog some meaningful work to do! Meaningful for the dog, that is. It is quite simple - and lots of fun, for both you and your dog.

This seminar/workshop will give you a thorough understanding of how mental activity is related to stress - and how stress most often comes from having too little to do... From there, you will understand how you can create balance in your dog's life by providing adequate stimulation for its brain. Just as its body needs exercise, so does the brain.

In order to make the most of your own time and to make your efforts effective, it is important that you understand also how the dog's brain works, what is important to it and what is not. Many human activities make no sense for a dog - and many highly appropriate dog activities may not make much sense to you until you understand what is in for your dog.

In the workshops associated with this seminar, you will get to train with your own dog, both some simple exercises everybody can use and some that specifically exploit your dog's special talents. You will get a lot of inspiration also from simply watching the other students work with their dogs, and you will get ample opportunity to try out all kinds of possible activities with your dog so you will learn what really makes it engage.

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This is what you will get from this K9joy seminar:

  • A layman's understanding of how the dog's brain works, how the senses function, and how this is all used to control the behaviors you can observe.

  • A fundamental understanding of the main instincts of the dog - and how instincts and behavior are connected with each other and with what the dog experiences in its environment

  • Why you should not expect your dog to activate itself.

  • The principles for how your dog will learn - and how you can use it to your advantage.

  • What the prerequisites are for successful training - how you tell if the situation you have is useful or not, and what you need to change to make it work for you so you can make progress with the training instead of wasting your time.

  • How you evaluate your training's efficiency.

  • How you can incorporate "brainwork" for your dog when you are already spending time together with it, even though it might be casual time (like on a walk).

  • How you can start all kinds of trick exercises, just for the fun of it - and gradually make them more and more challenging for the dog, without taking more of your time...

  • How you can use simple daily rituals not only to control the dog's behavior but also to stimulate its brain.

  • How you can incorporate hunting behaviors in your mental activation exercises and take advantage of the huge capacity they have for keeping the dog motivated for working on a problem for a long time.

  • How you can improvise equipment and tools to train your dog to control its body and how its moves.

  • Why nosework exercises are some of the most important and exhausting exercises you can find for you dog - and how you can incorporate them in your "dog schedule", even indoors.

  • How much you need to activate your dog and how you tell when it got enough.

  • How to make any well-learned exercise more challenging.

  • How to judge whether or not you are providing an adequate level of challenge.

  • How you involve your entire family in the mental activation program you design for your dog.

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More information about the seminar/workshop:
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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!

This seminar is based on Mogens Eliasen's e-book "BrainWork for Smart Dogs", which you can order on-line if you want to prepare yourself for getting the most out of this seminar/workshop.

Signing up for a
"Mental Activation for Smart Dogs":

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

If you want to bring your own dog along for us to use you and your dog as examples during the workshop, you let us know when you have registered, and we shall give you further instructions about it.

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/workshop 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/workshop being cancelled!

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If you do not want to pay on-line, you can check the terms for
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Remember our full, one-year, unconditional money-back guarantee: If you, for whatever reason, should not be completely satisfied with your purchase, you simply send us an e-mail at with your payment confirmation, and we shall give you specific instructions on how to proceed, so we can return your payment! We will appreciate if you will let us know your reason, but we will not dispute it! (If merchandise is involved in the purchase, we need it returned. Please note that we do not reimburse shipping costs.)

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

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Unfortunately, no seminar/workshop on the topic "Mental Activation for Smart Dogs" 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.

If you have any questions in regards to this, please contact us!.

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Mogens Eliasen

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