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Intro to Consent in Care Online Class

If your dog struggles with handling, grooming, or veterinary care. This class is for you!


This class is designed for those who wish to reduce fear, anxiety and stress for themselves and their dogs during routine care procedures.

It is a four-week class designed for beginner-level students interested in fostering a deeper understanding of cooperative care principles with a focus on actively seeking the animal's consent in husbandry training. Through a combination of hands-on activities, discussions, and practical demonstrations, participants will learn how to establish trust, communicate effectively, and prioritize the well-being of the animal during care-related activities. This class is suitable for dog owners, veterinary professionals, animal trainers, and anyone interested in promoting positive and respectful interactions with animals.



  • Learn from the comfort of your own home

  • On-demand companion course with video, written and graphic lessons

  • 4 weeks of zoom meetings

  • Access to a private community

  • Small class size for personalized attention and feedback

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Your Skill Set:
  • Gain a deeper understanding of consent-based care principles

  • Develop effective communication skills to solicit and respect animal consent

  • Learn practical techniques for implementing consent in real-life husbandry situations

Your Dog's Skill Set:
  • Increased comfort and trust during handling

  • Build duration into their start button behavior

  • Learn how to opt in and out of handling procedures

  • Develop positive associations with care-related activities

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