Ready for real training?

Whether we’re your first choice or a last resort, Koru K9 will ensure that your canine companion is the perfect addition to your pack.

How can you develop a stronger rapport with your dog? Join experienced Koru K9 trainer Heather Lowell in San Francisco for a certified dog handling seminar that will teach you the essentials of dog ownership and advocacy. Spaces are limited so register today!

You’ll learn how to read your dog, understand the nuances of dog body language, communicate with a nonverbal animal, and so much more!

Key Notes:

  • No dogs allowed
  • Seminar will run for 6 hours with a lunch break
  • Lunch will be provided
  • We will have an open “Ask the trainer” at the end and give out a certificate of completion to each attendee

What you need to know

Topics Covered

How do we communicate with a nonverbal animal?
What are the basics of animal behavior?
What is operant conditioning?
What is classical conditioning?
Reading your dog and understanding the nuances of dog body language.
Is my dog happy?
Is my dog healthy?
How can I build a stronger rapport with my dog? What does advocacy look like?
The role of genetics in behavior modification.
What are drives and how can I safely fulfill my dog’s drives?
Why does my dog need communication tools?
Basics of dog husbandry: good exercise vs bad, grooming, healthy vs unhealthy habits, downtime with our dogs, nutrition.
Playing with your dog and using play as a way to bond with your dog.
Does my dog need friends?

About The Instructor

Heather Lowell

Heather’s work with animals began at a young age. She began training her rescue German Shepherds how to herd and help with ranch work. In high school, her bond with animals continued to grow as she began competing in ranch horsemanship, reining, trail competitions and dog agility. Her love for science and animals lead to Heather pursuing her degree in Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior at the University of California Davis. During her time at UC Davis, Heather worked for the UC Center for Neuroscience as an Animal Behaviorist. While at Davis she continued her work with dogs and started a dog rehabilitation program for dogs sanctioned to be euthanized for aggression issues. This led Heather to move to become a balanced trainer. Heather and her dog Quigley have also piloted a program to give emergency therapy dog services to those in need.

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