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The Power of Positive Training

Monmouth County Underdogs

Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

The Power of Positive Training

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Early Bird Special 74 Registrations Ended $180.00 $0.00
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Group Ticket Price
If four (4) or more tickets are purchased together, receive a group discount. (ends August 15th)
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Only able to attend one of the days? No fear! Purchase a one day ticket for Saturday, October 19th.
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Can only attend for one day? No fear! Purchase a one day ticket here for Sunday, October 20th.
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Group Ticket Price
Buy 4 tickets at one time and receive a group discount.
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“The Power of Positive Training” - 2-Day Seminar


Victoria Stilwell, host and trainer of the hit television series It’s Me or the Dog, will be giving a fascinating two day seminar about the Power of Positive Training. Teaching with kindness is her core philosophy, whatever the breed and whatever the problem. Learn how you can increase your understanding and strengthen the bond with your canine companion in a humane and effective way and find cutting edge solutions for any behavior problems that your dog might be having. Space is limited to 150 seats.

Dog Trainers, by attending both days, you can earn 7 CCPDT CE credits or 14 IIBC CE credits.



Day One: The Power of Positive Training

  • Behind the Scenes of It’s Me or the Dog
  • The Bond – Exploring the Human/Canine Relationship
  • What is Positive Training?
  • The Dangers of Dominance
  • How to Make Learning Fun for you and your Dog
  • The Power of Positive Motivation
  • Canine Sensory Education – Learn how your Dog Perceives the World
  • Why is Play so Important?
  • Understand your Dog - Learning Canine Body and Vocal Language and Improve your Communication
  • Solutions to Common Behaviour Issues


Day two: Stress, Anxiety, Fear and Aggression in Dogs

  • What is Aggression? Understanding Aggressive Behaviour
  • Why Do Dogs Become Aggressive?
  • The Dominance Myth
  • Emotional Experience-Stress, Anxiety and Fear-Understanding the Canine Nervous System
  • Categorizing Aggressive Behavior – from Lead Aggression to Resource Guarding
  • Assessing and Changing Aggressive Behaviour
  • Dealing with Aggression in a Shelter Environment
  • Preventing Aggressive Behaviour
  • Children and Dogs - Safety and Responsibility


Cost of seminar includes two day workshop with lunch.



Am I allowed to bring my dog?

We’re sorry, but this is a human only event.


What about my children?

All children must be over the age of 15 and accompanied by an adult.  Both participants must purchase individual tickets.


I can only attend one of the two days. Am I able to purchase tickets for one day only?

Yes. Ticket sales for single day tickets go on sale after September 15th to ensure that those planning to attend the entire seminar have the opportunity to purchase tickets first.


The ticket says the start time is 10am.  What time can I arrive?

Although the seminar begins at 10am, doors will open at 9am for registration.

The start time for both days is 10am with an end time of 5:00pm


Do I have to bring a lunch?

No, we will provide you with a catered lunch both days.  Lunch will be a variety of assorted deli sandwiches served on either Kaiser or sub rolls will include roast beef, tuna, turkey, chicken salad and roasted balsamic vegetables topped with assorted cheeses, fresh lettuce and tomato.  Your sandwiches are complimented with pickles, potato chips, vegetarian pasta salad, fresh garden salad with assorted dressings, fresh baked cookies or brownies and appropriate condiments.  Soda and bottled water are included.

Where can I get directions to Brookdale Community College?

Please visit http://www.brookdalecc.edu/pages/4458.asp for complete directions.


I don’t live locally. Can you provide me with hotel options?

Absolutely! Here is a list of local hotels for your convenience.

Extended Stay America

Marriott Courtyard

Residence Inn

Molly Pitcher Inn


I printed my tickets but misplaced them. Will we still be able to register at the event?

Yes. Although it is quickest to register using your printed tickets, we will have the ability to look up your purchase.  Please be sure you have a current proof of ID.

Have questions about The Power of Positive Training? Contact Monmouth County Underdogs

When & Where

Brookdale Community College, Warner Student Life Center
765 Newman Springs Road
Middletown Township, NJ 07738

Saturday, October 19, 2013 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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