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Upcoming events

    • Tuesday, June 12, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • live webinar

    Presented by Louise Ginman

    Enrichment for Dogs

    From puppies, to adolescents to rescues to adults - all dogs need something to do and this can be particularly so when we leave them alone while we go off to work or out for extended periods. If every time you come home, you wonder as you step through the doorway what destruction you'll find today – then your dog needs enrichment.

    So what is enrichment and how do you give it safely to your dog when you are not home? Or maybe you give some enrichment already but it doesn't seem effective.  This webinar will teach you everything you need to know to set up an effective enrichment program for your dog (or cat or bird), including monitoring and a whole life plan. Make enrichment a part of your dog's life – you won't regret it.

    Learning Objectives

    • What is enrichment?
    • How can enrichment be incorporated into a home alone plan
    • What items are safe to leave with your dog and what aren't
    • Learn how to teach your dog to use enrichment
    • Understand the types of enrichment items available from free to expensive
    • Learn how to develop and monitor an enrichment program
    • Learn strategies for multi dog enrichment

      About The Presenter

      Barbara Hodel is the president of PPG Australia. In 2015 she completed her Diploma in Canine Behaviour Science and Technology at the Companion Animal Sciences Institute in Canada ( But she has been involved in dog training for the last 15 years and completed a Certificate IV in Companion Animal Services as a Delta-accredited instructor in 2007. She has been running Goodog Positive Dog Training on the Northern Beaches Sydney for the last 10 years, running classes on all levels as well as workshops and agility fun classes. She also does in home consultations.She competes on excellent and master levels Agility and Rally O with Shellbe her five year old German Shorthaired Pointer. Zorbas a Kelpie/Ridgeback cross is retired now but enjoys it at almost 14 years of age. Barbara had a life before dogs and holds a Master's Degree in Modern European History and Economics from the University of Bern (Switzerland) and a MBA (Master of Business Administration) from Southern Cross University Australia. She has in-depth experience in adult education and training, having taught high school and university students in Bern, college students in Sydney, as well as middle and top management employees of a large public corporation in Switzerland.


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