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Deaf Blind and Amazing!
International Seminar on living with and training blind, deaf and blind deaf dogs

Each of the 7 Sessions costs £25 (which is approx. 30 Euro or $30) or the equivalent in your currency

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You can get a Pass for all 7 Sessions for £100 (which is approx.100 Euro or $100)

This is a 40% discount!

Payment is by card via secure website or PayPal

A proportion of the income will be donated to support blind and deaf dogs charities.

Get yourself the Pass covering all 7 sessions by clicking the button below or go to each of the Sessions to book them individually

Online International Seminar led by some of the world's top experts specialising in training blind, deaf and blind deaf dogs and some of the most inspirational owners sharing with you practical insights, common challenges and solutions, ideas and lots more.

This seminar will inspire and help you to realise that blind, deaf and blind deaf dogs can achieve anything and will show how!

 

The Seminar includes 7 Sessions, all of which you can join from the comfort of your home. Each session is practical, based on insight and years of experience, includes many case studies, real dogs, lots of videos and Q&A. You can purchase the sessions individually or  get a Complete Seminar Pass.

 

The Seminar includes over 14 hours of learning lead by some of the World's top experts in this area.  Each session is a very high quality material that you'll refer for many years to come. It's practical, engaging, and specific. 

The seminar will be of great interest to:

- Owners of deaf, blind, and deaf blind dogs;

- Charities which re-home deaf, blind and deaf blind dogs;

- Professional dog trainers;

- Trick trainers;

- Those who would like to compete with their deaf, blind or deaf blind dogs;

- Those who are considering adopting deaf, blind, or deaf blind dog;

- Anyone whose dog is starting to lose hearing or vision and who would like to help their dog to continue living it's best life!

Session 1: Deaf, blind and totally amazing!

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Session 1 lead: Dr Olga Jones, United Kingdom

Olga Jones, Director of the Dog Talent Association. Olga has many years experience in trick training and has been instrumental in organising and running of the International Trick Dog Competition which annually attracts some of the top trick teams worldwide. The competition is always open for deaf and blind dogs and every year we have deaf, blind and deaf blind dogs achieving top results.

Session 1 covers:

1. Blind, deaf or blind deaf dog- what you can achieve together? 

Some inspirations and experiences of people from around the world 

2. Outline and objectives of this Seminar

- Your brief guide to the Sessions and the speakers

- How to get most from each of the Sessions

3. Causes of deafness and blindness in dogs, types and their impact on training

4. Teaching your blind and deaf dogs tricks- why does it matter?

5. Some practical homework before the next session

The presentation is about 1 hour long followed by Q&A

Session 1 is a mixture of presentation, videos and a follow up discussion with Q&A

The session is over 1.5 hours long. You'll receive the full recording of the session that you will be able to refer to as many times as you'd like.

Session 2: Training a deaf dog 

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Session 2 lead: Simone Paulyn, Germany

Simone offers a unique perspective on successful training a deaf dog due to her range of professional and personal experiences. Simone is a Certified Trick Dog Instructor, Canine Conditioning Fitness Coach and Physiotherapist. She is also the owner of an amazing deaf dog Omari who came 4th overall in the International Trick Dog Competition 2022. Omari became deaf at the age of 4.

Session 2 covers:

1.Noticing new deafness in a dog- first signs and our journey with Omari;

2. Communicating with a deaf dog;

3. Clicker training for a deaf dog;

4. Common challenges with training a deaf dog and how to overcome them;

5. Motivation and rewarding your dog

6. Tips and tricks

7. Recall

8. Targets

9. Fitness and fun

Session 2 is a mixture of presentation, videos and a follow up discussion with Q&A

This session has a very wide appeal and will be particularly useful to anyone who has an interest in training a deaf dog or in teaching any dog tricks.

The session is over 1.5 hours long. You'll receive the full recording of the session that you will be able to refer to as many times as you'd like.

Session 3: Training a deaf dog to compete at a top level 

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Session 3 lead: Jenisa Myers, USA

Jenisa is a very highly regarded professional dog trainer. Jenisa also competes with her deaf dog Jedi at a high level in obedience, dog diving, agility and tricks. Jedi has a number of titles including International Trick Dog Champion. Jedi is a double merle border collie who was born deaf. In addition to Jedi Jenisa has another dog and has a lot of experience in running a mixed dog team (dog with normal hearing and deaf dog working together)

Session 3 covers:
- Jenisa and Jedi - introductions and our journey together. Our achievements with Jedi so far
- Training a deaf dog for high level competitions- where do I start? 

- Communication, markers

- Touch conditioning

- Developing focus

- Motivation

- Other key components of your foundation training for future competitive success

- Advanced tricks with a deaf dog

- Competing with a deaf dog 

- Where you can compete

- Practical considerations and adjustments you need to make to help your dog to succeed

- Communicating with your dog in a competition environment

- Other practical tips

Training and running a mixed dog team - deaf and normal hearing- what works for us.

- Other resources that we found useful

The session is over 1.5 hours long. You'll receive the full recording of the session that you will be able to refer to as many times as you'd like.

Session 4: Training a blind dog to achieve anything and to live it's best life 

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Session 4 lead: Aleesia Chow, Canada

Aleesia and her blind dog Peekaboo are totally unstoppable!

They compete at a high level in anything from obedience to rally and have Trick Dog Grand Champion and Rally Master Champion Titles under their belt too- and that's in addition to painting and reading tricks!

If you would like to be inspired and enthused by a team who are full of energy, positivity and have a very pragmatic and practical way of tackling any challenges- join this session! Aleesia is also a fun and very engaging presenter who is able to break down everything into easy actionable steps.

Get inspired to achieve anything with your dog!

Session 4 covers:

- Introduction and success

- Getting started- it’s the hardest part

- Understanding your dog’s memory & perception

- Effective communication 

- Expanding your vocabulary

- Maximizing your clarity

- Methodology that is and isn’t the same between seeing dogs & blind dogs

- Challenges of competing with a blind dog

            - Internal Team Challenges

            - External “The Other Guy” Challenges

- Q&A

The session is over 1.5 hours long. You'll receive the full recording of the session that you will be able to refer to as many times as you'd like.

Session 5: Empowering what's possible!

Uncovering the potential of blind/deaf dogs 

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Session lead: Deb Bauer, USA

Deb is one of the best known dog trainers specialising on training blind, deaf and blind deaf dogs with classes and clients from all over the world attending in person and virtually Deb is a very supportive, enthusiastic and knowledgeable trainer with many years of experience. Deb is also an author with several books written about living with and training deaf, blind and deaf blind dogs. Deb also achieved a huge deal with her own deaf blind dogs and regularly do demos, talks and performances.

Her website has a wealth of great information that any deaf, blind and deaf blind dog owner will find helpful: www.YourInnerDog.com

Session 5 covers:

- Communication

- Initial steps (where do I start?)

- Safety

- Training blind and deaf dogs:

    - Why trick training is beneficial

    - Markers

    - Touch cues

    - Developing confidence and motivation

    - Working with props

    - Working in unfamiliar environments and outside home-  how to prepare your dog for that

- Common training challenges and solutions

- Opportunities, including many competition opportunities 

- Resources and further available support

- Q&A

The session is over 1.5 hours long. You'll receive the full recording of the session that you will be able to refer to as many times as you'd like.

Session 6: Living with deaf and blind dogs 

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Session 6 panel: Erin Marion (lead), USA

                       Kathy Busam, USA

                       Miriam Scheinblum, USA

You are in for a real treat with this session! It's fun, lively, very practical and super informative. It will be of a huge interest to anyone who is living with or working with deaf and blind dogs- from owners to dog trainers. The panel members each bring their insight, challenges and solutions into a well-structured and insightful discussion. The session is centred around a presentation with lots of videos, great practical ideas and solutions.

Erin, who is leading this session, is an inspirational lady and a highly regarded professional dog trainer who is specialising on training deaf, blind and deaf blind dogs. She offers online and face to face sessions to clients worldwide and has a very informative and though provoking blog on her website alongside with lots of other useful resources: www.DowntoEarthDogLady.com

Session 6 covers:

- Introduction

 - Living with a deaf or deaf blind dog at home

       - Common challenges with day to day life at home and how to         overcome them

       - Deaf and/or blind dog outside 
       - Deaf and blind dogs socialisation and building their confidence

       - Enrichment activities for deaf and blind dogs both at home and outside

        - Sensory exploration

       - Playing with deaf blind dogs
       - Deaf and blind dogs and other dogs- at home and outside

- Training deaf, blind or deaf blind dog - dog trainer’s perspective

- What every deaf and blind owner needs to know when looking for training opportunities.

- Common training challenges and how to overcome them

- Q&A

The session is over 1.5 hours long. You'll receive the full recording of the session that you will be able to refer to as many times as you'd like.

Session 7: Practical case studies 

Session 7 presenters: 

                       Jessica Banks, USA

                       Kathy Busam, USA

                       Angela Hobday, UK

                       Miriam Scheinblum, USA

4 different experienced owners of deaf, blind and deaf blind dogs will each talk about their journey, challenges they faced and solutions.Their advice will help you to boost your relationship, find solutions to many of the challenges you are facing as well as will uplift and inspire. 

Each of them are bringing their own perspective and together they are covering a vast range of different aspects of living with and training a deaf, blind or deaf blind dog. 

This session will inspire and will be of a huge practical help to you and a reference point for years to come.

Session 7 builds on the learning from the previous sessions and will cover many different subjects including:

- Bringing deaf, blind, or deaf blind dog home- helping to settle in

- Introducing your deaf, blind or deaf blind dog to another dog at home

- Helping your dog with sensitivities and overcoming reactivity

 - Huge number of ideas for enrichment activities 

- Busting common myths about living with and training deaf, blind and deaf blind dogs

- Effective ways to calming down your dog

- Looking for a dog trainer who actually understands deaf and blind dogs

- Challenges with going to a puppy class

- Safety

- Activities you can do together

- Communication that works

- Developing your bond and learning from each other

- Competing with your dog and amazing things you can achieve together!

- Q&A

The session is over 2.5 hours long. You'll receive the full recording of the session that you will be able to refer to as many times as you'd like.

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