Seminars

Frank Bonomo and the Best Friends Dog Training staff are frequently asked to present at seminars, conferences and events around the country. Please check back frequently to see if they will be in your area.

There are currently no seminars scheduled for the remainder of 2011. Please check back soon.

Hey Syracuse - Do You Want The Best Behaved Dog In Town? Come to our Remote Collar Training Weekend

Frank Bonomo (Best Friend’s Dog Training) and Lorraine Siena Reid (Happy Paws K-9 Academy) have joined together and created a travelling training seminar series. You are cordially invited to join them in their ultimate Hands-On Weekend Seminar on September 10th and 11th in Syracuse, NY.

This interactive seminar is for people with their dogs who are serious about learning new methods of dog training – whether you are a beginner or an expert, we guarantee you will see results!

In just one fun weekend with your dog, you’ll learn:

      • Selecting And Using a Remote Collar (and why we use them)
      • Maintaining Attention with lots of distractions
      • Communicate with difficult or impaired dogs (blind, deaf, aggressive or shy and sensitive dogs)
      • How to integrate methods you and your dog already know. (Clicker and Leash based training)
      • Off Leash Control
      • Pet Training
      • Sport Dog Training

You’ll be able to STOP -

    • Raising your voice, screaming and yelling
    • Outdated and dangerous dominance exercises
    • Jumping on people
    • Pulling on the leash
    • Unwanted barking
Only $199 for the WHOLE WEEKEND
Thursday, November 11th. 2010 7-9:30 PM NYC, NY

In conjunction with Dog Trainers' Connection, Frank Bonomo will be presenting a classroom seminar for dog trainers: "Fusion Dog Training: Tools and Methods for the Modern Dog Trainer."

Topics Covered:

  • An overview of 4 different remote collar methods.
  • Where does traditional leash training come into play.
  • How clickers and collars live in training harmony.
  • Goal-oriented training vs. method oriented training.
  • What is your dog training company's identity and how does it impact your finances?
  • Top 3 business mistakes professional trainers make that cost them over a thousand dollars a month.

Frank will also share some business secrets that helped him develop a very successful dog training business on Long Island.

There will be a Q&A period after workshop. The seminar will be followed by a hands-on demonstration and seminar in early December. Date to be announced.

The cost for this seminar is $35. For more information about the event and to RSVP, please visit the Dog Trainer's Connection.

Weekend Seminar December 4th &5th 2010 (location pending)Wantagh, NY

Fusion Dog Training- Tools and Methods for the Modern Dog Trainer Hands On

This is a hands on weekend seminar for Trainers that starts Saturday mornning at 10 am, watching a regular group class (average pet owners, not dog trainers) )where off leash training is encouraged. There will be people using remote collars, some prong collars, and food or toys with their dogs. Most importantly, they'll use more than one method for almost all advanced training. There's often friendly dogs, scared dogs, and aggressive dogs in the group.

After the Group class we will jump right into hands on training with Dogs. This is not a sit and listen to someone talk seminar. This is over 80% hands on, doing the physical work that is a dog trainers life for 2 days. Please bring a dog.. or three. Bring a clients dog you haven't had any breakthroughs with. We'll help you. On Saturday night at dinner, and a Sunday Discussion session, we can answer more questions and discuss the training theory AFTER everyone has done it.

The purpose of the seminar for Dog Trainers is to take a step twordes better education start uniting the profession. Many trainers are taught "this is the only way to train", and have difficulty getting out of that. Ususally, the method and techniques they were taught is a valid and perfectly good method, but so are the others. In Fact, over the years we have seen dogs trained with a few methods at once are usually the best trained. If you are a clicker trainer who's never used a remote collar, or a remote collar trainer who's never used a clicker, come experience a hands on difference. It will improve your professional abilities, your demo dog, help you grow your business, and chances are, you'll make a few friends while you're here.

We will expand on the following:

  • An overview of 4 different remote collar methods.
  • Where does traditional leash training come into play.
  • How clickers and collars live in training harmony.
  • Goal-oriented training vs. method oriented training.
  • Using a reward system from the dogs point of view
  • What is your dog training company's identity and how does it impact your finances?
  • Top 3 business mistakes professional trainers make that cost them over a thousand dollars a month.

Prerequsite: we will verify you are currently a professional Dog Trainer.

Cost $350

Have Best Friend's Dog Training speak at your event!

Please contact us to arrange a trainer to speak at your event, seminar or conference. We are happy to provide hands-on demonstrations, discuss dog training techniques, provide insight and consultations on running your own dog training company and advances in training methods. Looking for something else? Just ask!