Seminar Series starting in January

Training by Tara

Workshop & Seminar Series

All Seminars are located at our center in East Austin. To set up a private seminar/workshop at your location or to reserve a space in any of the seminars listed below, please email us at

We are not a rescue group and do not have fund-raisers, so all the proceeds from our seminars and workshops will be funding our Mobile Community Education Program, as well as the medical and care of the rescue dogs we are asked to take in.

(For more information on this program please email:


January 9th 11:00am   Dog & Child Safety

• This seminar is all about bringing home a new baby, how to prepare for the arrival and child safety with dogs.

• 60 minute seminar with 30 minutes for questions afterwards.

• **People only seminar**

• Cost: $25 per person

January 16th 11:00am Proper Canine Greeting & Social Skills

• This seminar is all about introducing dogs properly, what is inappropriate, and what is acceptable from your dog’s view. As well as how to protect yourself and your dog from free range and “at large” dogs. We will also be discussing how your positioning makes the difference in your dog’s reaction to other dogs. Perfect for shelter staff, rescue groups, and everyday dog owners.

• 60 minute seminar, with 30 minutes afterwards for questions.

• Cost: $25 per person

January 23rd 10:30am Body Language Seminar

• All about what your dog is saying to you in their language. Learn how dogs communicate with each other and the subtle signs that may be causing frustration between you and your dog. We break down different stances, eye contact, actions and myths with real photographs and dogs for easier understanding.

• ** People only seminar**

• 3 hours

• Cost: $50 per person (group discounts available)



February 6th 11:00am Handling & Safety Workshop

• Ideal for anyone interested in or already in the dog profession. We demonstrate how to safely handle dogs in runs, on leash, during grooming and restraining for exams. We will use live dog demonstrations as well as having real photographs and video of extreme situations.

• 3 hour workshop, 30 minutes of questions.

• ***People only Seminar***

• Cost: $50 per person (group discounts available)

February 20th 10:00am Working Mind Program for Shelter & Rescue Dogs

• This is the program we developed for dogs living in a shelter or rescue environment. Dogs that stay in cages for prolonged times need to relieve their stress by getting into a working mind. These simple techniques have been proven to work in our facility with any type of dog. The result is calm happy dogs regardless of how long their stay is. Each participant will receive a copy of the entire Working Mind Program which is broken down into detailed instructions on how to apply every step. Calmer dogs with manners are more likely to be adopted. Video and live demonstrations.

• 4 hour Workshop, 30 minutes for questions.

• Cost: $75 per person (Group discounts available)

February 27th 11:00am Bully Breed Identification Seminar

• Back by popular demand, we will be holding another Bully Breed Identification Seminar to help local shelters, rescues, real estate companies and owners understand the 12 different breeds currently grouped as “pit bulls”. This seminar breaks down specific breed traits and standards of each of the 12 breeds, with photos of champions direct from the breeders and photos of mixed breeds that visually have their breed traits. We also discuss common myths about “pit bulls”.

• 90 minute seminars, with 30 minutes open for questions.

• Cost: $40 per person (group discount available)

• **If you are a TLAC staff member, volunteer or a member of the Austin “Pit Bull” Task Force, this seminar is no charge. You must bring proof of membership, or employment and email us to reserve a space.


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