As part of on-going education and professional development all the instructors at C.L.E.A.R Dog Training - present, past (and future!) - attend as many workshops, seminars and conferences on modern training and behaviour modification as possible.
C.L.E.A.R Dog Training has also organised several seminars and workshops in Brisbane with interesting and knowledgeable presenters. These have included Dianna Cooper in 2007, Debbie Calnon 2008, Cyn D Fisherand Debra Millikan 2009, Theresa McKeon (USA) 2010 and Terry Ryan (USA) 2012.
September 2010: “Teaching with Acoustical Guidance” 2 day primary accreditation workshop in Brisbane with Theresa McKeon (USA), Co-founder and Vice President of TAGteach International
June 2010:Kay Laurence's workshop ("What’s new in clicker training ?") for established clicker trainers to keep abreast of new developments at her internationally famous 'Learning About Dogs' centre in Gloucestershire, UK.
October 2009: Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia's 3 day conference in Sydney with Dr Pamela Reid (Canada) 'The Stages of Exel-erated Learning' ,'Training on the Cutting Edge', 'Canine Cognition', and Sarah Kalnajs (USA) 'Serious Aggression in Puppies', 'Living and working in a Multi-Dog Household' and 'Guarding: Food, Bones, Toys and Beyond'. March: Kay Laurence's workshop ('Teaching with reinforcement - for every day and in every way') for established clicker trainers to improve their micro-shaping skill at her internationally famous 'Learning About Dogs' centre in Gloucestershire, UK.
February - September 2009:Brisbane Veterinary behaviourist Dr Cam Day's monthly "Help! PetFix'" seminars on 'My Dog is Aggressive to Other Dogs', 'My Dog is Aggressive to Other People', 'My Cat is Aggressive to People and Other Cats', 'My Dog Has Separation Anxiety' ,'Getting good behaviour from delinquent dogs' ,'MyDog is Bored, Escaping, Destructive and Barking' and 'My Dog Has Noise Fears''.
2008: Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia's 3 day conference in Sydney with Dr Roger Abrantes (Denmark), Pamela Dennison (USA) and Dr Jennifer Messer (Canada) - "The Evolution of Canine Social Behaviour, Redirection and Desensitization for Aggressive Dogs, Striving for Puppy Wellness'. 2008:Mary Ray UK (the originator of the Sport of Freestyle and Heelwork to Music and three times winner of Crufts Obedience Championship) workshop at Coolangatta on puppy training and junior obedience.
2007: Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia's 10th anniversary 3 day conference in Sydney with Ian Dunbar and Nicole Wilde Nicole Wilde ('Needs of the modern dog owner, in-home training, treating canine fear issues, growing your business and the future of dog training').
Nicole Wilde, Oliver Beverly, Ian Dunbar, Sandra Lawrence
2006: Kay Laurence's 3 day Seminar at the Learning About Dogs Centre in Gloucestershire, UK where many world experts gathered to raise their clicker trainings skills a notch or two and to share their extensive cutting edge knowledge.
2006: The Delta Society Australia's 2 day 'Current Best Practice' update seminar in Brisbane for Delta Accredited Canine Good Citizen Instructors with veterinary behaviourist Dr Gaille Perry from the Sydney Animal Behaviour service. 2006: Hills Dog Club, Sydney, 3 day seminar with internationally renowned Terry Ryan from USA, below with C.L.E.A.R instructors, on 'Coaching People to Train Their Dogs'.
From left: Tina Quinn, Danielle Dickinson, Eliza Borlace, Oliver Beverly, Emma Riches
2005: Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia's annual 3 day conference in Sydney, with Sue Sternberg ('Bite-O-Meter' and temperament testing for shelter dogs prior to adoption).
2005: Steve Martin's 'Parrot Behaviour and Training Seminar' at the University of Queensland. This half day seminar was a challenging eye opener for all the dog trainers and trainers of other types of animal, vets and veterinary behaviourists in attendance. Click HERE to read notes taken at the seminar
2004: Delta Society Australia's "Anxiety and Aggression" 2 day seminar in Brisbane with veterinary behaviourists Drs Kersti Seksel and Gaille Perry from the Sydney Animal Behaviour service. 2004: Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia's annual 3 day conference in Coffs Harbour with Dr Suzanne Hetts(Raising behaviourally healthy dogs and pet behaviour protocols').
Kate Meadows, Tina Quinn, Rose Kefford, Oliver Beverly
2004: Kayce Cover from USA (exotic animal trainer and consultant to Taronga and other leading zoos) 2-day bridge and target seminar in Sydney.
2003: The Fourth International Veterinary Meeting, a 3-day animal behaviour conference held for the first time in Australia - at Caloundra on the Sunshine Coast.
2003: Association of Pet Dog Trainers Australia's annual 2-day seminar in Sydney with Dr Patricia McConnell (Canine psychology and aggression).
2002: Dr Ian Dunbar's 3-day seminar on the Gold Coast (behavioural problems, temperament problems & motivational training).