The MSPCA at Nevins Farm presents an exciting seminar:
Trouble Shooting Common Issues with Your Pet Dog
Trainer and author, Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA, will lead an information packed seminar about problem solving strategies for your pet dog. In this 2 hour presentation, she will cover:
- “Help, My Dog is Pulling!” – What works and what doesn’t as well as how to fit various types of equipment.
- “My dog barks and lunges at people. I think I need a behaviorist.” – What issues do professionals see? Who is qualified to call themselves a behaviorist versus a trainer? How do you find the right person to work with your dog?
- “My dog is friendly, his tail is wagging!” – A wagging tail isn’t always a happy tail. How to use your dog’s body language to translate his emotional state.
Additionally, Melissa will demonstrate:
- How to prevent boredom for your pet dog with items around the house.
- How to use sports like K9 Nose Work to make life more enjoyable for your dog and how to use sport techniques to prevent reactive displays in dogs.
When: Sunday, April 7th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: The Rodgers Family Training and Education Room at the MSPCA’s Nevins Farm in Methuen
Cost: $25 / person
NOTE: This seminar is for people only, please leave your dog at home.
About the presenter:
Melissa McCue-McGrath, CPDT-KA grew up in what she lovingly refers to as an “accidental dog sledding family in rural Maine.” She went on to get her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and moved to Boston where she discovered urban dogs and rural dogs have many things in common, but have different kinds of stressors which impact the way we train dogs in cities. As a result of those observations, she wrote the book “Considerations for the City Dog,” published in 2015 and is working on another book now addressing “the things they don’t teach you in dog training school” for people interested in working with animals. She is the current Co-Training Director of the New England Dog Training Club, the oldest AKC obedience club in the country and is one of the only disc dog teachers in the state. Melissa teaches daytime classes; Teen Puppy, Basic Manners and Intro to Dog Sports.