Workshops & Shadow Program


Dog Psychology shadow program

Our shadow program is perfect for the established professional dog trainer looking to hone in on their skills or the beginner looking to start a career in the world of dog behavior. This intimate program involves following Colleen (very closely) throughout her day of client consultations, rehabilitation work with aggressive and fearful dogs and pack work. But don’t plan on just being her shadow! This is a hands on program, so prepare yourself to be part of the pack!  Colleen will also tailor challenges specifically for your level.

These are full days, generally 9am-5pm.
Please contact us with the dates you would like to book.

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Dog Behavior in the Digital Age

(Next workshop is Jan 2018) 

Learn the fundamentals of the Dogtra Remote training collar or Ecollar as a tool for communication. Former students are professional dog trainers, rescue volunteers, shelter workers, dog walkers and dog owners looking to learn how to use and teach the remote training collar as guidance and motivation, not just for correction. 

Space is limited for this workshop, as we keep the class very small to maintain individual attention.

You may bring a dog to work with, but we will also provide you with many different dogs and behaviors during the course.

You will learn how to train your dog owners on how to use the Ecollar correctly so it becomes a tool they trust and use with confidence. 

Along with student dogs, you will teach rescue dogs the fundamentals of dog behavior.

This is a 4 day course with full 8 hour days. 

Tuition includes one Dogtra Ecollar.  Snacks and drinks will be provided throughout the day and the course ends with a graduation dinner to celebrate. 

Please contact us for available workshop dates.

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If you like to learn something unique, you have to be taught by unique people. Colleen is unique as a person and as a dog trainer! She is very experienced in bringing dogs with behavior issues back in balance and to train people to lead their dogs, so they can follow. She knows solutions if you think there are no solutions anymore. During my shadowing time we were working with her board & train dogs with different techniques & methods and I also joined her at her client’s house visits. Both gave me great insides which I can apply during my work as a dog trainer which has made me and my work here in Europe more unique too! My clients realized straight away my growth as a trainer upon my return from L.A. So it was totally worth it to travel from the Netherlands to the U.S. for this unique experience. And I will for sure return!
— Ulrike Meder, Certified Dog Behaviour Therapist & Trainer, Amsterdam