By Angie Neal
Whether you are a dog owner, a dog professional, or work with rescue dogs, understanding the importance of enrichment for dogs/puppies is essential. Learn how it improves problem-solving and increases learning, exercising the mind and allowing your dog to be the scavenger he is by nature. Applying enrichment toward behavioral issues lowers the hormonal effect (cortisol release) caused by stress and increases serotonin levels. This videotaped seminar is filled with footage of great examples of enrichment as well!
Running Time: 1 hour, 50 minutes
About the presenter:
Angie Neal has more than 27 years of experience as a trainer and behavioral consultant. Her long career began as an apprentice under Joan Guertin, founder of Common Sense Dog Training in Sacramento, California. After her apprenticeship, Angie opened her own business, Manners by McGuire, and was certified as an instructor for Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California. After returning to Common Sense Dog Training (later called 4 Paws University), she spent 7 more years teaching puppy classes and advanced obedience, and conducting private client sessions for dogs with behavioral problems.
Angie was the first trainer in Sacramento to become a Certified Dog Behavior Consultant (CDBC) by the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC). This made her one of a select group of trainers certified in California, joining the ranks of elite dog trainers Ian Dunbar, DVM, and Jean Donaldson. In 2006, Angie moved back to her native Colorado Springs. With her experience in operant and classical conditioning, agility, flyball, tricks, clicker training, and canine nutrition, she was immediately hired as the Director of Training at Lucky Dog Resorts. In 2011, 2012 (both gold), 2013 (silver), and 2014 (bronze) Angie was voted “Best Dog Trainer in Colorado Springs” by the Colorado Springs Gazette. Angie is a member of the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT).