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Overcoming the Dreaded Doorbell and Crazy Door Manners Presented by Yvette Van Veen

  • Thursday, June 20, 2019
  • 7:00 PM
  • Monday, June 20, 2022
  • 8:30 PM
  • Recorded Webinar


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Presented by Yvette Van Veen

CEUs: PPAB 1.5, IAABC 1.5

Learn the steps that you can use to teach a dog to go to their bed, not because you say so, but because the dog hears someone at the door. Have the dog stay there until released!  Imagine life with a dog that runs away from the door, not towards it!


  • Learn the breakdown, all the steps required to get this skill despite distractions at the door.
  • Understand how training this problem “when guests arrive” can be the wrong approach.
  • Learn why some dogs snub cookies when guests arrive and how to overcome it.
  • Why some dogs get worse not better even when families think they are reinforcing good behavior.
  • Learn the value of weakening the power of the sound of the doorbell.
  • Why it’s important to cut yourself some slack and decide it’s necessary to focus fully on the dog during training.  You can put your dog away when you’re distracted!

About The Presenter

Yvette Van Veen has two decades of experience training dogs, lives and works in London Ontario. She offers both group and private sessions. She has worked extensively with formerly feral dogs. Yvette’s writing has been a long-standing feature in Ontario’s newspapers, currently appearing in the Toronto Star.  Her life is shared with her son Jordan, her formerly feral dog, “Kipper the ex-crotch ripper”, border collie, “Karma” and Icarus the cat. You can reach Yvette at info@awesomedogs.caor follow her at:  https://www.facebook.com/londondogtrainer/

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