Building a Great Pet Dog
April 17-18, 9:00am-4:00pm each day 
Terry Ryan is a world-renowned speaker who specializes in making life easier for dogs and their families. She’s known for her creative, simple, easy-to-implement solutions to common behavior problems. You are guaranteed to leave with lots of new ideas that you’ll be eager to try right away.

Dog trainers and everyone involved in shelter and rescue work should not miss this entertaining and practical seminar.

What Others Have Said . . .
"Terry is awesome! She provides trainers with practical information we can put to use right away with our clients. She takes the science of canine behavior and training and breaks it down into manageable pieces, sprinkled with her wonderful sense of humor." Teoti Anderson, Pawsitive Results
"She is one of the most creative people around. Games or things to inspire dog owners to train the tough stuff like walking on leash, jumping, etc." Cindy Briggs, All Dogs Adventures
"Terry is a gem! She's incredibly knowledgeable and experienced, yet she's completely approachable and user-friendly. :-) She's a genuinely giving and caring person who will share her insights and ideas clearly and thoroughly. You can't be around her without soaking in some new ideas." Janet Velenovsky, Premier
"The best thing about seeing Terry speak...hummm...she freely distributes the wealth of wisdom she has acquired...and when you say something stupid, she 'corrects' you without you realizing you're being corrected." Michelle Douglas, Refined Canine
"A seasoned, knowledgeable, and polished professional not to be missed!" Diane Garrod, Canine Transformations Learning Center
"Terry is truly a treasure to our profession! I think of her more as a superb teacher rather than just a speaker. She has a wealth of practical experience and knows how to communicate it at all levels - from dog guardian to the professional that's been training for years. She does it with humor, enthusiasm and great kindness. I would recommed Terry Ryan highly!" Don Hanson, Green Acres Kennel Shop
"The best thing about seeing Terry Ryan speak is, well, seeing Terry! It's a no-brainer!" Ali Brown, Great Expectations
Do not miss the opportunity to go to a Terry Ryan seminar. She is a wealth of excellent education in the field of animal behavior and training...with the main focus on positive approaches with positive results. Alta Tawzer, Tawzer Dog Videos


Saturday, April 17, 2010

  • English Is A Second Language - Think Human, Speak Dog and Think Dog, Speak Human. Miscommunications between dogs and people are common. Learn what you can do to bridge the gap. Includes footage of a study done of dogs living in a Mexico City dump.
  • Puppies: A New Awareness Of Sensitive Periods - What’s The Practical Application To Puppy Owners? In the last decade, many exciting new discoveries have been made about the onset/offset of "critical" periods of puppyhood. Learn about the variables that affect development and what you can do to help puppies grow up to be happy, healthy, social adult dogs.
  • Taking The Lead Out Of Leadership? Relationship Foundation Exercises. Many dog behavior problems can be fixed simply by changing the way the family interacts with the dog. Terry's program is used by several professional puppy-raising programs. This is a relationship program, not about "dominance."
Sunday, April 18, 2010
  • Identifying Stressors In Your Dog’s Life - Pet Dog Enrichment Ideas. Learn how to recognize and reduce stress in three common pet dog situations: social interactions, training exercises, and staying home alone. Participants will make a "green" toy and learn home-alone enrichment ideas.
  • The Toolbox For Remodeling Dog Problems. A review of basic principles of nonviolent behavior modification followed by an explanation of Terry's YES TRAIN strategies for behavior mod. Discussion will include problems raised by audience members.
  • The Bark Stops Here - Behavior Modification For Noisy Dogs. Barking dogs frustrate many people. Learn the six main reasons that barking occurs and the best strategies for eliminating it. Programs presented will consider the individual dog's predisposition, temperament, and environment plus the owner's ability, inclination, and lifestyle.
There is something for everyone here, from the professional dog trainer designing behavior modification programs, to the dog instructor seeking fresh ideas for classes, to the adoptions counselor helping new families adjust to their dog, to the owner looking for simple solutions to everyday annoyances. The beauty of Terry Ryan's programs is that everyone will take away practical tips that can be implemented immediately with a minimum of hassle and maximum effectiveness. This seminar will change the way you work with dogs.
Ernst Cultural Center
Annandale Campus, NVCC
8333 Little River Turnpike
Annandale VA 22003
This location is just minutes from the Capital Beltway and there's plenty of parking available.
COST:  $255 for both days or $150 for one day

Early-bird price until March 1: Only $235
Lunch and snacks are included both days
Recommended Hotel:  Comfort Inn, University Center, 11180 Fairfax Blvd, Fairfax, VA 22030

Cancellation Policy.  All cancellations must be in writing (email or fax)

•    No fewer than 30 days prior to the start date, full refund.
•    Between 29 and 7 days prior to the start date, 50% refund.
•    Cancellations 6 days or less before the course, no refunds.

Terry Ryan is the president of Legacy Canine Behavior & Training, Inc. Through Legacy, Terry writes books, presents national and international seminars and workshops, instructs pet dog classes, hosts interns and consults.

Terry has been a community dog training class instructor since 1968, specializing in pet dog classes using motivational exercises presented as games. She was the Coordinator of the People-Pet Partnership, College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University from 1981 until 1994.

Terry Ryan Seminar