Speaking Dog




Webinar:  “Speaking Dog”

October 7, 2019 / 7:00 PM E.S.T. / $24.95

Dogs are our children, best friends, and teammates. We have a strong tendency to communicate with them in human terms. However, English is not our dogs’ native tongue. They do an admirable job learning our language and navigating the human world.

We are not as good at speaking dog. We tend to interpret dog behavior in human terms. This often causes confusion, stress and anxiety in our dogs. Humans are, after all, a temperamental, inconsistent and confusing lot. When dogs do not respond to our commands, we typically think they are naughty, stubborn, independent, distracted, etc. In truth, they likely don’t understand what we want. Or we have inadvertently taught them that our commands are somewhat meaningless, especially in certain situations. Learning to speak “dog” is only fair! It will deepen your relationship and you will see positive changes in your dog’s behavior. More importantly, your dogs will be calmer, happier and less anxious. You will see a significant improvement in your dog’s confidence in both in training and in the ring. In this webinar we will cover:

How to Recognize when our dogs are trying to tell us something

How to Interpret and Understand what they are actually saying

How to provide Clear and Consistent information that our DOGS understand

Looking at the Environment and Ring from a Dog’s perspective when training and trialing

Understanding Pressure (environment, judge, handler) from a dog’s perspective

Analyzing Errors our dogs make in training and in the ring

Accurately Reading your dog’s Body Language

How Drive State impacts communication

Creating Trust, Confidence and a Powerful Relationship


This webinar is presented by Petra Ford, a two-time National Obedience Champion and winner of the World Cup.  More importantly, Petra is known for her dog’s style and animation in the ring.  The connection she has with her dogs when training and trialing are her hallmark.

Webinars are, on average, 45 to 90 minutes long. All of Petra’s webinars contain video clips demonstrating the techniques discussed in the presentation. Webinars are available for purchase up until 1 hour prior to the Release Time. Webinars are pre-recorded, thereby greatly reducing potential audio and video technology issues.

If you purchase a webinar, it will be available in your Dashboard on your Account Page for 4 months. When you sign up for the webinar, it becomes available on the Release Date and you will have access to it for four months after the Release Date. However, if you do not watch it during the live airing, you will not be able to participate in the Q&A portion. Questions can be submitted using the “Question Box” while viewing the webinar live and for half an hour after the webinar ends. Within three days, Petra will record the “Questions and Answers”. That recording will then become available to everyone that purchased the corresponding webinar.


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