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  • 01 Mar 2016 10:45 AM | Deleted user
    Presented by Jean Wise, RN

    This class is designed to introduce safe essential oil application in homes with pets and kennels.  Animal-owners and guardians will learn natural methods to enhance well-being in their animals.  This class is perfect for individuals new to essential oils and those who have already integrated oils into their lives.

    Support animals with aging or performance challenges and enhance training capability.  Great for owners of family dogs, sports competitors, rescue personnel, and more!

    1-1/2 Hour Presentation about Essential Oils

    1/2 Hour Presentation about Urban Mushing

    Preregistration is required.

  • 01 Feb 2016 10:42 AM | Deleted user
    HEART News & Announcements
    Feb 1, 2016

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  • 31 Jan 2016 10:38 AM | Deleted user
    HEART Presents Diane Garrod: Canine Emotional Detox
    Registration Open

    Join HEART as we learn about stress release for the challenging dog from the creator of Canine Emotional Detox, Diane Garrod.  In this two day workshop, Diane will lecture and demonstrate Days 2 & 3 of this protocol with 6 Working Teams consisting of a handler & a behaviorally challenged dog.  Each day will include lecture and 3 working labs. Participants will have the opportunity to explore this amazing program that incorporates a whole health approach to training by using multiple tools including low-stress training and exercising, bland diets, massage, TTouch, nosework and simple puzzle games.

    Registration is now open.

    Event Dates: Sat & Sun, April 23 & 24

  • 19 Jan 2016 10:40 AM | Deleted user
    HEART Kicks Off 2016 With Sheldon!
    A Good Dog That Dislikes Strangers

    HEART Teams Assess & Recommend Training Approaches


    For their first meeting of 2016, HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance hosted Sheldon, a 7+ year old Chihuahua mix, and his humans.   Sheldon’s mom & dad, both former members of the U.S. military who heard about HEART through the Pets for Vets program, have struggled to help Sheldon overcome growling and biting strangers and others who “get in his space”.

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  • 01 Dec 2015 10:33 AM | Deleted user
    HEART News & Announcements
    December 1, 2015

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  • 30 Nov 2015 10:31 AM | Deleted user
    2016 Weekend With Ken Ramirez
    Feb 6 & 7, 2016
    West Des Moines, IA
    Presented by Puppy Jake Foundation

    The Puppy Jake Foundation is hosting renowned biologist, animal behaviorist and trainer, Ken Ramirez.   The two-day event will be at the Holiday Inn Suites in West Des Moines, IA.  Early registration closes December 1, 2015.

  • 21 Oct 2015 10:28 AM | Deleted user
    Suzanne Clothier Sees the HEART Of Kansas City Positive Dog Trainers

    HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance hosted award winning author and pioneering animal behaviorist Suzanne Clothier for two wonderful days of lecture and hands-on workshop on October 17 & 18.  Through stories, videos and masterful demonstrations, Clothier taught the importance and techniques of patiently and accurately observing a dog’s actual behavior, assessing environmental and physical factors that might be influencing that behavior, and only then prescribing a behavior plan.  On Day 2, she worked with 4 dogs to demonstrate techniques for assessing behavior and as case studies for behavior modification techniques. 

    While HEART members learned much from Suzanne, we were humbled and heartened by Suzanne’s own words about her time with us in Kansas City, and she graciously agreed to have her Facebook post shared here.

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  • 30 Sep 2015 10:26 AM | Deleted user
    Chicken Training Is No Picnic... Except At A HEART Picnic!
    Melissa Laub Demonstrates Clicker Training With Chickens And Hosts The Annual HEART Potluck

    Melissa Laub, owner of KC K9 Coach, demonstrated use of clicker training techniques with chickens to HEART members at the September 27 meeting of the HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance (HEART).  Laub, a member of HEART, hosted the meeting as well as the annual member potluck picnic at her Kansas City area farm.

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  • 01 Aug 2015 10:20 AM | Deleted user
    See The Dog: The Elemental Questions
    A Seminar By Suzanne Clothier
    Presented by HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance

    HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance (HEART) is excited to welcome Suzanne Clothier who will present her seminar See the Dog: The Elemental Questions on Saturday and Sunday, October 17th and 18th.    Suzanne is widely respected for her holistic Relationship Centered Training approach to dogs and the people who love them.  She is an award winning author and her book Bones Would Rain from the Sky:  Deepening Our Relationships With Dogs has received wide spread praise from every corner of the dog world, including twice being included in the Wall Street Journal’s list of Top 5 Dog Books.

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  • 21 Jul 2015 10:14 AM | Deleted user
    Kansas City Area Pet Professionals Learn About Dog Scouts of America
    Heddie Leger Presents at July HEART Meeting

    Heddie Leger of The PawZone! was the featured speaker at the July 20 meeting of the HEARTland Positive Dog Training Alliance (HEART).  Leger, a longtime member of HEARTand a well-known member of the Kansas City area training community spoke to fellow HEART members about the Dog Scouts of America (DSA).  Dog Scouts of America provides excellent opportunities for training professionals and pet owners to spend quality time with their pets in structured situations to develop new skills for both dog and handler.   HEART members from around from around the Kansas City metro area attended.

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