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Road Tripping with Dogs

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019
  • 7:30 PM (UTC+10:00)
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Presented by Barbara Hodel, Dip.CBST, MDI (CPDT) 

Travelling with dogs can be a fun and enjoyable adventure or an utter disaster.

Join me on a five week roadtrip with my two German Shorthaired Pointers and my husband along the New England Highway NSW to Byron Bay and down the coast to Nambucca Heads and Sydney. We visited country towns, a wildlife refuge, some of the best beaches and a remote cattle farm. We all had fun and came home relaxed and wanted to go again as soon as possible.

Learning Objectives 

  • How to prepare our dogs for a road trip
  • Explain the main behaviours to train and main socialisation challenges
  • Planning is important – choosing the right time of the year and route
  • The importance of suitable accommodation and where to look for it
  • Daily routine and sight seeing
  • Catering for the dogs needs and still have time for culture (real and coffee)
  • Unexpected joys when travelling with dogs

      About The Presenter

      Barbara Hodel

      In 2015 I completed my Diploma in Canine Behaviour Science and Technology at the Companion Animal Sciences Institute in Canada. But I have 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. I have been running Goodog Positive Dog Training on the Northern Beaches Sydney for the last 12 years, running classes on all levels as well as workshops and agility fun classes. We also do in home consultations.

      I compete on excellent and master level Agility and Rally O with Shellbe my 7 year old German Shorthaired Pointer. My young dog Chillax is just starting out at 20 months and is a real teenager.

      I am the president of the Pet Professional Guild Australia.

      I had a life before dogs and hold 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. I have 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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